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In yet another milestone for wind power generation in Scotland, the wind turbines generated enough power in the month of October to meet 98% of the country’s electricity demands. The amount of renewable wind energy produced by the turbines was enough to power almost five million homes. WWF Scotland’s senior director Dr Sam Gardner said: “What […]

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Heatwaves gripping the UK in the past few years proved to be deadly for people who were not prepared for the sweltering conditions. Now a Met report has revealed that heatwaves in the UK are lasting twice as long as they did 50 years ago. Not just that, ice days are disappearing and tropical nights are […]

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Fracking restarted after a hiatus of seven years in the town of Blackpool less than a week ago, and its impact is already being felt in the form of five small earthquakes that hit the area. Although four of them were unnoticeable by residents, a 0.3-magnitude earthquake recorded on Friday hit amber on the government’s monitoring scale. […]

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UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove just announced that a ban on plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers could be in place within a year. The move is aimed at tackling the mounting problem of plastic pollution and forcing business establishments to offer readily available non-plastic alternatives. The ban would come into force at some point between October 2019 […]

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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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