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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from Community involvement UK and is for news and comment in that context.


  • Cross-party bloc of MPs back action on sewage discharge into rivers, Jan 9 [1]


2020[edit | edit source]

A ban on SUV ads could help create the happier cities we want, Nicola Round [2] Aug 21

The government is looking the other way while Britain's rivers die before our eyes, George Monbiot. [3] Aug 12

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Sonic doom: how noise pollution kills thousands each year. [4] Jul 3 ...Environment quality news

Huge knowledge gap over health of soil. [5] Mar 16

With every flood, public anger over the climate crisis is surging, Gaby Hinsliff. [6] Feb 22

How we ended up paying farmers to flood our homes, George Monbiot. [7] Feb 18

2019[edit | edit source]

Flood defences simply aren't good enough – here’s what needs to be done. [8] Nov 11

Extinction Rebellion

Air pollution is now a 'health emergency', head of NHS England warns. [9] Oct 21

Don’t frack with us: meet the victorious activist ‘Nanas’ of Lancashire. [10] Oct 13

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In July 2019, Surrey County Council declared climate emergency. Two months later, they gave the go-ahead to plans for four more oil wells at Horse Hill, near Gatwick. To highlight the dangers of more oil drilling in a time of climate emergency, there will be a demonstration in October. [11] Sep 16

If a corporation can have "legal personhood", so can a river. And not just the River Ganges... but the River Frome too. [12] Sep 10 ...Somerset

UK parents 'worryingly unaware' of damage from air pollution. [13] Feb 5

Local councils heading for fracking showdown with government. Greater Manchester tells firms they are not welcome. [14] Jan 4

2018[edit | edit source]

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Top climate scientist blasts UK’s fracking plans as 'aping Trump’, Oct 13 [15] ...UK Climate news 2014 - 2019

Campaigners celebrate as oil drilling at Surrey Hills site is blocked, Sep 4 [16]

London considering car-free days in effort to tackle deadly pollution problem, May 15 [17]

Deposit return scheme in fight against plastic, Mar 28 [18]

London trials free water bottle refills in bid to cut plastic waste, Mar 15 [19]

Most UK parents back air pollution exclusion zones around schools, Feb 26 [20]

Government air quality plan ruled ‘unlawful’, Feb 21 [21]

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Scotland to ban all plastic straws as Holyrood backs Sunday Mail campaign, Feb 11 [22]

25-Year Environment Plan inquiry launched, Feb 1 [23]

Plastic bottles: Free water refill points rolled out to cut waste, Jan 25 [24]

2017[edit | edit source]

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Sadiq Khan to tell London councils they should ban fracking, Nov 26 [25]

Slough council unveils Low Emission Strategy, Nov 27 [26] ...Berkshire

UK government sued for third time over deadly air pollution, Nov 7 [27]

Revealed: government spent £370,000 losing air pollution legal battles, Oct 23 [28]

Pollution is killing 50,000 people in the UK every year, Oct 20 [29]

ClientEarth threatens UK with legal action as councils miss air pollution targets, Oct 19 [30]

UK citizens are taking air pollution monitoring into their own hands, Sep 1 [31]

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Bristol’s rubbish heroes, Jun 22 [32]

Mayor plans to introduce Ultra Low Emission Zone in April 2019, Apr 4 [33] ...London news

2016[edit | edit source]

Cars don’t just choke our children – they tear a hole in our communities, George Monbiot, Nov 8 [34]

2015[edit | edit source]

Smoke and Mirrors, September 22 [35]

2014[edit | edit source]

UK admits that air quality targets will be missed by 20 years, July 10 [36]

How the smog in Nottingham became worse than Beijing – and David Cameron made up a lot of unscientific nonsense, April 4 [37]

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