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Will Charles III Be a ‘Green’ King?

Will Charles III Be a ‘Green’ King?

Since he was a young prince, King Charles III has made his concerns and passion for the environment known, and has been campaigning for environmental causes and taking concrete steps to live in a sustainable way. In 1970, when Prince Charles was 21, he told the Countryside Steering Committee for Wales, “There is chemical pollution […]

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    Scientists Create Contraceptives for Grey Squirrels in the UK

    Scientists Create Contraceptives for Grey Squirrels in the UK

    Government scientists in the UK could soon begin tests for giving oral contraceptives for grey squirrels in the country. The hope is to control this invasive species without killing the animals. The current plan is to set up feeding boxes that only the grey squirrels can access, using hazelnut spread containing the contraceptives as bait. […]

    Unlabeled Gene-Edited Food to Be Sold in UK

    Unlabeled Gene-Edited Food to Be Sold in UK

    This week, the UK government introduced a Genetic Technology Bill to Parliament proposing the relaxation of regulations on genetically-edited products, like tomatoes enriched with vitamin D and wheat with reduced levels of the amino acid asparagine, which turns into carcinogenic acrylamide during the process of baking or toasting bread, according to The Guardian and UK […]

    ‘Car-Free Zones’ Launching in London

    ‘Car-Free Zones’ Launching in London

    By Jessica Corbett Following in the footsteps of leaders in Milan and New York City who are heeding global calls to #BuildBackBetter from the coronavirus pandemic, London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday unveiled plans to create “one of the largest car-free zones in any capital city in the world” to improve local air quality and […]

    The UK Could Ban Gas and Diesel Car Sales in 12 Years

    The UK Could Ban Gas and Diesel Car Sales in 12 Years

    Britain announced that it will ban sales of new diesel and gasoline powered cars in 15 years last week. That was five years earlier than expected, but necessary for the UK to reach its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office, as CNN reported. The UK’s Transportation […]

    UK Sacks President of COP26 Climate Summit

    UK Sacks President of COP26 Climate Summit

    Just as the United Kingdom made its formal exit from the European Union, Boris Johnson added some turmoil to the international climate conference that Britain will host later this year in Glasgow. He fired Claire O’Neill, the former Energy minister and president of COP26, as the BBC reported. Johnson handed the reigns for COP26 over […]

    Renewables Generate More Electricity Than Fossil Fuels in UK for First Time

    Renewables Generate More Electricity Than Fossil Fuels in UK for First Time

    By Simon Evans During the three months of July, August and September, renewables generated an estimated total of 29.5 terawatt hours (TWh), compared with just 29.1TWh from fossil fuels, the analysis shows. This is the first-ever quarter where renewables outpaced fossil fuels since the UK’s first public electricity generating station opened in 1882. It is […]

    Why the UK Is Wary of American ‘Chlorinated Chicken’

    Why the UK Is Wary of American ‘Chlorinated Chicken’

    By Dan Nosowitz A hot-button issue in the UK focuses on something most Americans don’t even know about: a particular method of disinfecting raw poultry. In the UK, “chlorine-washed chicken” has become a shorthand for the excesses of American agribusiness; Prime Minister Boris Johnson has even used it as an insult for his political foes. […]