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

'Chemical cocktail’ polluting English rivers - MPs warn, Jan 13 [1]

2021[edit | edit source]

Funding work on pesticides: why now is the perfect time to take the plunge, Josie Cohen, PAN UK, September 23 [2]

Half of all UK schools could readily roll out School Streets, report says, Jan 12 [3]

Cross-party bloc of MPs back action on sewage discharge into rivers, Jan 9 [4]

2020[edit | edit source]

Oxford council backs bid to stop water firm dumping sewage in Thames, Oct 9 [5]

A ban on SUV ads could help create the happier cities we want, Nicola Round [6] Aug 21

The government is looking the other way while Britain's rivers die before our eyes, George Monbiot. [7] Aug 12

Sonic doom: how noise pollution kills thousands each year. [8] Jul 3 ...Environment quality news

Huge knowledge gap over health of soil. [9] Mar 16

With every flood, public anger over the climate crisis is surging, Gaby Hinsliff. [10] Feb 22

How we ended up paying farmers to flood our homes, George Monbiot. [11] Feb 18

2019[edit | edit source]

Flood defences simply aren't good enough – here’s what needs to be done. [12] Nov 11

Extinction Rebellion

Air pollution is now a 'health emergency', head of NHS England warns. [13] Oct 21

Don’t frack with us: meet the victorious activist ‘Nanas’ of Lancashire. [14] 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. [15] Sep 16

If a corporation can have "legal personhood", so can a river. And not just the River Ganges... but the River Frome too. [16] Sep 10 ...Somerset

UK parents 'worryingly unaware' of damage from air pollution. [17] Feb 5

Local councils heading for fracking showdown with government. Greater Manchester tells firms they are not welcome. [18] Jan 4

2018[edit | edit source]

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Top climate scientist blasts UK’s fracking plans as 'aping Trump’, Oct 13 [19] ...UK Climate news 2014 - 2019

Campaigners celebrate as oil drilling at Surrey Hills site is blocked, Sep 4 [20]

London considering car-free days in effort to tackle deadly pollution problem, May 15 [21]

Deposit return scheme in fight against plastic, Mar 28 [22]

London trials free water bottle refills in bid to cut plastic waste, Mar 15 [23]

Most UK parents back air pollution exclusion zones around schools, Feb 26 [24]

Government air quality plan ruled ‘unlawful’, Feb 21 [25]

Scotland to ban all plastic straws as Holyrood backs Sunday Mail campaign, Feb 11 [26]

25-Year Environment Plan inquiry launched, Feb 1 [27]

Plastic bottles: Free water refill points rolled out to cut waste, Jan 25 [28]

2017[edit | edit source]


Sadiq Khan to tell London councils they should ban fracking, Nov 26 [29]

Slough council unveils Low Emission Strategy, Nov 27 [30] ...Berkshire

UK government sued for third time over deadly air pollution, Nov 7 [31]

Revealed: government spent £370,000 losing air pollution legal battles, Oct 23 [32]

Pollution is killing 50,000 people in the UK every year, Oct 20 [33]

ClientEarth threatens UK with legal action as councils miss air pollution targets, Oct 19 [34]

UK citizens are taking air pollution monitoring into their own hands, Sep 1 [35]

Bristol’s rubbish heroes, Jun 22 [36]

Mayor plans to introduce Ultra Low Emission Zone in April 2019, Apr 4 [37] ...London news

2016[edit | edit source]

Cars don’t just choke our children – they tear a hole in our communities, George Monbiot, Nov 8 [38]

2015[edit | edit source]

Smoke and Mirrors, September 22 [39]

2014[edit | edit source]

UK admits that air quality targets will be missed by 20 years, July 10 [40]

How the smog in Nottingham became worse than Beijing – and David Cameron made up a lot of unscientific nonsense, April 4 [41]

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