UK – GBRI
 

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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A new study commissioned by the mayor of London Sadiq Khan revealed that children in London schools have to face higher levels of fine particulate pollution inside their classrooms than outside. This is putting the health of young kids, who are more vulnerable to fine particle pollutants than adults, at risk. Particulate pollution is primarily a […]

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UK is well on its way to ban single-use plastics by next year. Now after an environmental organization found more than 5,000 wet wipes in a 1,250 sq. feet stretch of  beach by river Thames, the country’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has issued a statement saying that the ban would extend to […]

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