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Scottish Power, one of UK’s six biggest energy companies, just sold off its last remaining gas power stations to Drax for a sum exceeding £700 million. With this move, the company has completely gotten rid of fossil fuels for energy generation. Iberdrola, Scottish Power’s Spanish parent company, said the move was part of its strategy […]

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In a move that has left motoring groups stunned, UK government announced that it will no longer be offering incentives to buy new plug-in hybrids while discounts on all-electric cars have been slashed from £4,500 to £3,500. The RAC and AA motoring groups said the change was a backward step, and the SMMT trade body called it “astounding”. […]

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UNICEF has expressed its concern over poor air quality in the UK and stressed that children in the country are facing long term ‘health crisis’ after being exposed to toxic air while commuting to school. The leading children’s charity further added that the kids are being denied their basic human right to breathe clean air. The organisation, […]

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It is estimated that UK’s annual food waste bill stands tall at a whopping £20 billion. Supermarkets in the country have been regularly criticized by environmentalists for contributing to this already serious problem and have been urged to redistribute edible items to the underprivileged through food banks or charities. Now UK’s biggest supermarkets as well as […]

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A long-term study undertaken by the the Center for Ecology & Hydrology and the RSPB, Scotland, has found that the number of mountain hares on moorlands in the eastern Scottish Highlands has fallen dramatically to less than 1% of the levels recorded in 1950s. From 1954 to 1999, the mountain hare population on moorland sites decreased […]

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According to the Local Government Association in UK, only one-third of plastic food containers bought by households can be recycled in the recycling facilities. The remaining two-third usually ends up in landfills or gets incinerated. The analysis revealed that out of the 525,000 tonnes of plastic pots, tubs and trays used by UK households annually, just 169,145 tonnes […]

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With ever-increasing levels of air pollution, asthma-related deaths in England and Wales are at an all time high. It is being reported that asthma claimed 1,320 lives last year, which indicates more than 25% rise over the last decade. The findings come amid growing concern about the air pollution crisis in the UK and mounting […]

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Solar power generation is reaching new highs in the UK, thanks to the recent warm weather and sunny days. In fact, over the weekend, solar power briefly overtook gas as the country’s top source of electricity. For about an hour on Saturday afternoon, solar panels across the country’s rooftops and fields were the number one source […]

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Despite being a country with mostly hilly terrain, Scotland is motivating its people to ditch their cars for electric bikes to sustain their health and the environment. The Scottish government has allocated around 1.3 million pounds in funding for electric bicycles and pedal-assist cargo bikes. The Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity Fergus Ewing […]

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People in the UK and Ireland will no longer be getting plastic straws with their beverages at McDonald’s. The fast food giant will instead be giving paper straws to its customers in a bid to fight the plastic pollution menace. It should be noted that McDonald’s currently uses 1.8 million straws each day at its 1,361 […]

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