Why UK’s ‘treasured free-market economy’ will not achieve net zero
As luck would have it, the UK government launched its latest energy security strategy on the same day I’d arranged to get cavity wall insulation installed in our ex-council, end-of-terrace 1930s family home. Not that there was much connection between those two things. Our house is one of 26 million reasons why something needs to […]
Lobsters and octopuses have feelings, says new animal welfare bill – so will UK law change?
OSDG/Shutterstock Thanks to new legislation, animals will soon be recognised as “sentient beings” in UK law. Sentience is not defined in the new Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill, but it’s typically understood as the ability to feel. Why, you might wonder, does the UK need a law to declare the patently obvious (and scientifically verified) fact […]
Deforestation drives climate change that harms remaining forest
Scientists using climate models and satellite data reveal for the first time how protecting tropical forests can yield climate benefits that enhance carbon storage in nearby areas.