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Oct 13 Don’t frack with us: meet the victorious activist ‘Nanas’ of Lancashire [1]



Mar 7 New Zealand: River granted full rights of legal personhood


Feb 28 Ohio city votes to give Lake Erie personhood status over algae blooms [2]

Feb 12 Environment in multiple crises - report [3]

Jan 6 Sustainable transport UK: Drifting into the future at 4mph: a rebirth awaits for Britain’s canals [4]

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Jan 4 Local councils heading for fracking showdown with government. Greater Manchester tells firms they are not welcome [5]



Air pollution now 'largest health crisis', Nov 22 [6]


New Zealand bans all new offshore oil exploration as part of 'carbon-neutral future', Apr 12 [7]

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Environment quality UK: Deposit return scheme in fight against plastic, Mar 28 [8]


London news: London trials free water bottle refills in bid to cut plastic waste, Mar 15 [9]

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In Germany’s Car Capital, the Unthinkable: The Right to Ban Cars, Feb 27 [10]

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Environment quality UK: Most UK parents back air pollution exclusion zones around schools, Feb 26 [11]

Government air quality plan ruled ‘unlawful’, Feb 21 [12]

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Scotland to ban all plastic straws as Holyrood backs Sunday Mail campaign, Feb 11 [13]


Ireland: Bill proposing ban to fossil fuel exploration clears first hurdle in Dáil, Feb 7 [14]

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Environment quality UK: Plastic bottles: Free water refill points rolled out to cut waste, Jan 25 [15]

Researchers Find Pollution Is the Biggest Global Threat to Human Health, Jan 23 [16]

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Spain: In 2018, Madrid Is the City to Watch for Environmental Progress, Jan 3 [17]


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United States: Study: Pollution Kills More People Than War, Smoking, Hunger, and Other Causes of Death, Oct 20 [18]

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Environment quality UK: Pollution is killing 50,000 people in the UK every year, Oct 20 [19]

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Scotland: Scottish government bans fracking after public opposition, Oct 3 [20] France, Ireland, Germany, and Bulgaria have also banned fracking. [21]

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Environment quality UK: UK citizens are taking air pollution monitoring into their own hands, Sep 1 [22]

7 cities making polluted waterways into swimming hotspots, Aug 3 [23]

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Maryland passes ban on fracking” by @samanthadpage, Mar 28 [24]

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El Salvador Votes for Water over Gold, March 30, Pedro Cabezas. In response to enormous public pressure, lawmakers have rejected appeals by global corporations and voted to protect the country’s people and water supply by banning metallic mining. [25]


New Zealand will ban plastic microbeads by 2018, Mar 14 [26]

Mapped: The world's most polluted countries, Jan 2 [27]


Four of world's biggest cities to ban diesel cars from their centres, Dec 2 [28]

Estonian clean-up initiative aims to engage 150 countries in 2018, Feb 5 [29]


Pesticide-free towns and cities - citizen power in action, October 6 [30]

Mapping the World's Air Pollution in Real Time, September 21 [31]

Google Will Start Mapping Pollution The Same Way They Map Streets, July 30 [32]

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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 and is for news and comment in that global or international context.



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Feb 5 Environment quality UK: UK parents 'worryingly unaware' of damage from air pollution [33]

Jan 28 Imagine you went to a festival, and it restored the land, rather than trashing it? Here's Ecosystem Restoration Camps [34]


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Climate action UK: Top climate scientist blasts UK’s fracking plans as 'aping Trump’, Oct 13 [35]


In India, Products Made From Crop Waste May Curb a Tide of Plastic, Apr 24 [36]


David Attenborough urges action on plastics after filming Blue Planet II, Oct 15 [37]

Book review: Advertising Shits In Your Head, Feb 27 [38]

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  15. BBC News
  16. @Futurism
  18. @JonathanTurley
  20. The Guardian
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  27. @TelegraphTravel
  28. The Guardian
  30. The Ecologist
  31. CityLab
  32. Popular Science
  33. The Guardian
  34. The Alternative UK
  35. The Guardian
  36. CityLab
  37. The Guardian