50 simple ways to make your life greener

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Clean up your kitchen Love your leftoversLook at what basics you’re binning. “Chefs talk about what to do with carrot tops or whey from cheese, but that’s not where we need to make changes,” says Feast food writer Anna Jones. “It’s the milk poured down the sink and stale bread – the items we don’t…

Campaigners celebrate Heathrow ruling as ‘beginning of the end’

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In the bar of the Five Bells pub, campaigners against a third runway at Heathrow were celebrating. The 400-year-old establishment in Harmondsworth has been at the centre of the fight against the airport’s expansion for nearly 20 years. Under the plans, half of the ancient village would be destroyed, including a number of listed buildings…

Heathrow third runway ruled illegal over climate change

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Plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport have been ruled illegal by the court of appeal because ministers did not adequately take into account the government’s commitments to tackle the climate crisis. The ruling is a major blow to the project at a time when public concern about the climate emergency is rising fast…

Flooding crisis is under control, minister tells struggling farmers

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The government has rejected calls for a public inquiry into the UK flooding disaster, arguing that it has the crisis under control. The environment secretary, George Eustice, came under sustained attack at the National Farmers’ Union annual conference, but said the government had already saved thousands of homes from flooding and would be spending “record”…

How a no-take zone revived a Scottish fishery devastated by dredgers

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After the government allowed trawlers to come closer to Scottish shores in 1984, the marine ecosystem around the Isle of Arran steadily collapsed, as bottom-trawlers and dredgers intensively combed the seabed with their vibrating spikes. Now, more than 30 years later and following the interventions of local residents, there has been a dramatic revival in…