Students’ clean air commercials aired with pedal-powered performance

Dozens of Greater Manchester schoolchildren have literally pedal-powered their way to success in a ‘Clean Air Day’ awards event by generating green electricity with...

Conversations are a walk in the park – communication is better outdoors, research finds

New research has found that conversations are better in natural environments such as parks and gardens than indoors. Researchers from The University of Manchester and...

The biodiversity that is crucial for our food and agriculture is disappearing by the...

A new report out today presents mounting and worrying evidence that the biodiversity that underpins our food systems is disappearing – putting...

Rare Rothschild’s Giraffe is born at Chester Zoo

Orla, a highly endangered Rothschild’s giraffe, gave birth to the six-foot-tall calf on Wednesday at around 3am after a two-and-half-hour labour. The pregnancy lasted 477...

Manchester Council set to declare a ‘climate emergency’

A motion asking Manchester City Council to formally declare a ‘climate emergency’ will be heard at a meeting of all 96 councillors today. The motion...

Manchester Greenpeace Group coordinator predicts Global Climate Strike will be Manchester’s biggest ever...

One of the organisers of Manchester's largest ever climate change is march predicting that this Friday's Global Climate Strike will be the city's biggest...

Amazon deforestation and number of fires show summer of 2019 not a ‘normal’ year

The fires that raged across the Brazilian Amazon this summer were not ‘normal’ and large increases in deforestation could explain why, scientists show. The perceived...

Emissions of potent greenhouse gas have grown, contradicting reports of huge reductions

Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas, HFC-23, were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists, led by the...

Urban land could grow fruit and veg for 15 percent of the population

Growing fruit and vegetables in just 10 per cent of a city’s gardens and other urban green spaces could provide 15 per cent of...

Climate change will bring bigger swings in European summer temperatures

Global warming will bring more variable temperatures in summer and less variable in winter, finds new study. Summers in Europe will feature more unusually cooler...