Gove’s vision for the environment is undoubtedly ambitious but it is at odds with much government action – making it real will be a gargantuan task
Who knew? Environment secretary Michael Gove, arch Brexiter and seen just months ago grinning and thumbs up in eco-villain Donald Trump’s lair, turns out to be – in words, at least – a deep green.
His first major speech railed against “corporate greed and devil-take-the-hindmost individualism”, “extractive and exploitative political systems” and the “selfish agenda” of vested interests.
Palm oil plantations on illegally deforested land in Sumatra – home to elephants, orangutans and tigers – have allegedly been used to supply scores of household brands, says new report
Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé have been accused of complicity in the destruction of Sumatra’s last tract of rainforest shared by elephants, orangutans, rhinos, and tigers together in one ecosystem.
Plantations built on deforested land have allegedly been used to supply palm oil to scores of household brands that also include McDonald’s, Mars, Kellogg’s and Procter & Gamble, according to a new report.
A pod of pilot whales, nesting storks and a clan of hyenas are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world
While we can celebrate the North Sea cod’s revival we can only achieve sustainability with fishing methods that are less destructive to the ecosystem• Callum Roberts is professor of marine conservation at the University of York
News that North Sea cod has made a comeback has been welcomed by fishermen, environmentalists and fish and chip lovers. After decades of overfishing, cod reached its nadir in 2006. By then, stocks were less than a fifth of levels seen in the early 1970s, and only a third of the size needed for long-term sustainability. This year stocks finally climbed back above the threshold for maximum sustainable yield, which means cod should be back on the menu for good.
Drivers who fail to give cyclists enough space when overtaking will be pulled over, and officers will explain how to overtake cyclists safely
London’s police force has launched a new initiative to tackle drivers who pass cyclists too closely, using plain clothes officers.
From Friday, the Space for Cyclists initiative will be carried out by UK’s only cycle-mounted police command, the Met’s cycle safety team, after months spent adapting the tactic for London’s roads from a West Midlands Police initiative, introduced last year.
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