Environment http://www.govtoday.co.uk/ Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:06:11 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) en-gb Our Government promised to be "the greenest government ever" - they lied http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/33-sustainable-development/17942-our-government-promised-to-be-the-greenest-government-ever-they-lied Fran Leader has been an activist for 47 years and has recently been protesting against Hydraulic fracturing at Barton Moss in Salford. Today Fran told us why.

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Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:35:42 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/33-sustainable-development/17942-our-government-promised-to-be-the-greenest-government-ever-they-lied
Cameron on Somerset floods: "We are doing all we can" http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/17833-cameron-on-somerset-floods-we-are-doing-all-we-can Prime Minister David Cameron said: "As we continue to face these extraordinary weather events, I have made clear again in COBRA this afternoon that every resource is available to the local communities affected.

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:24:16 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/17833-cameron-on-somerset-floods-we-are-doing-all-we-can
‘It just shouldn’t be there’: MP condemns fracking site http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/33-sustainable-development/17819-it-just-shouldn-t-be-there-mp-condemns-fracking-site A potential fracking site in Greater Manchester is "manifestly unsuitable" and drilling there is causing "absolutely huge inconvenience" to residents and businesses, the local member of parliament has said.

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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:13:42 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/33-sustainable-development/17819-it-just-shouldn-t-be-there-mp-condemns-fracking-site
Fracking: The debate between fact and illusion http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/17654-pro-fracking Feelings are running high amongst anti fracking protestors at Barton Moss. Sixteen have been arrested since they set up camp there, seven weeks ago. They are angry that energy company IGas has been given permission to drill a borehole, down to 10,000 feet below ground level, in order to search for shale formations capable of producing shale gas.

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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:08:15 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/17654-pro-fracking
Take advantage of government funded heat networks, says Carbon Trust http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/36-carbon-reduction/17316-take-advantage-of-government-funded-heat-networks-says-carbon-trust The Carbon Trust is urging local authorities to take advantage of government financial support available for developing heat networks.

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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:22:31 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/36-carbon-reduction/17316-take-advantage-of-government-funded-heat-networks-says-carbon-trust
Government responds to committee on climate change and delivers record investment in energy infrastructure by 2020 http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/36-carbon-reduction/17055-government-responds-to-committee-on-climate-change-and-delivers-record-investment-in-energy-infrastructure-by-2020 The UK is on track to reduce emissions by 34% by 2020 as a result of Government reforms to move to a low-carbon economy.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:14:15 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/36-carbon-reduction/17055-government-responds-to-committee-on-climate-change-and-delivers-record-investment-in-energy-infrastructure-by-2020
200 hectares of Wales' largest ancient forest to be felled due to tree disease http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/17024-200-hectares-of-wales-largest-ancient-forest-to-be-felled-due-to-tree-disease Presence of Phytophthora ramorum highlights need for resilient woodland across UK as Woodland Trust carries out felling on largest ever scale due to disease

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Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:45:46 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/17024-200-hectares-of-wales-largest-ancient-forest-to-be-felled-due-to-tree-disease
Stephen Lovegrove (DECC) visit to Copenhagen http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/36-carbon-reduction/16968-stephen-lovegrove-decc-visit-to-copenhagen The Permanent Secretary for the Department of Energy and Climate Change spoke at the green think tank CONCITOs annual conference.

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Tue, 01 Oct 2013 09:55:42 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/36-carbon-reduction/16968-stephen-lovegrove-decc-visit-to-copenhagen
Foreign Secretary welcomes UN IPCC report on Climate Change http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/16953-foreign-secretary-welcomes-un-ipcc-report-on-climate-change The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its latest assessment of climate science.

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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:55:26 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/16953-foreign-secretary-welcomes-un-ipcc-report-on-climate-change
Human influence on climate clear http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/36-carbon-reduction/16943-human-influence-on-climate-clear  Human influence on the climate system is clear. This is evident in most regions of the globe, a new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes.

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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:44:53 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/36-carbon-reduction/16943-human-influence-on-climate-clear