Author Archives: Nick (EcoLovers founder)

About Nick (EcoLovers founder)

Nick doesn't claim to be the greenest person on the earth, he considers himself to be typical of the members on - someone who tries to do their bit for the environment, no matter how small. We all have our part to play in making our time on the earth a more harmonious one, regardless of how big or small the part we play. We can start by doing the small things such as recycling bottles and card board, cycling rather than driving etc. Visit our Google Plus profile or follow us on Twitter

RSPCA Called About Animal Neglect Every Four Minutes During Winter

The RSPCA receives more calls about animal neglect than any other issue during the winter months, receiving on average one call every four minutes. While many people are busy Christmas shopping, going on winter walks or cooking a family dinner, … Continue reading

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Committee On Climate Change Advice On Climate Targets “Very Disappointing”

Friends of the Earth has criticised the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) for advising ministers that it is too early to adopt stricter targets for tackling climate change. The advice is contained in a report on UK climate action following … Continue reading

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It’s 1 Year Since The Plastic Bag Charge, Should It Apply To Disposable Coffee Cups?

The popularity of the plastic bag charge also means that ministers should now extend the scheme to include convenience stores, says Friends of the Earth. Disposable Coffee Cups are a prime example of excessive waste items that could be managed … Continue reading

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Green Light For Fracking In Lancashire Slammed

The Secretary of State Sajid Javid, has decided that fracking should be allowed to proceed at Preston New Road, Lancashire. He has delayed making a decision on the Roseacre site to allow time for further evidence on highway safety and … Continue reading

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Next Government must champion community energy

Ahead of a major green energy conference in Manchester, Friends of the Earth stated that the next Government must remove barriers to the development of the UK’s huge community renewable energy potential and make this sector a top priority. The environmental … Continue reading

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Compelling evidence for pesticide ban

According to Friends of the Earth, the scientific evidence linking neonicotinoid insecticides to bee decline is compelling. Their statement follows DEFRA Secretary Liz Truss telling the NFU conference in Birmingham that the Government had “told the EU Commission that decisions … Continue reading

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Sky Lanterns – RSPCA Pushes For Ban

While sky lanterns may be pretty they pose a serious danger of injury or even death to animals and now the RSPCA is pushing for a ban. Sky lanterns (also known as Chinese lanterns) can harm wildlife, livestock and other … Continue reading

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EU action on air pollution and waste under threat

Fears are growing that the EU may be on the verge of scrapping crucial plans to clean up our polluted air and cut waste. According to reports coming out of Brussels, some business organisations may be successful in lobbying the … Continue reading

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RSPCA issue weather bomb warning

As the weather bomb hits the UK and temperatures take a turn for the worse the RSPCA is offering advice to animal lovers.  Severe weather can sometimes leave people with little time to prepare but there are some things which … Continue reading

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Flood defences: Plans wholly inadequate to keep pace with rising flood risk

Government plans to invest over £2bn in flood defence project is not enough to protect homes and businesses from the impacts of climate change, Friends of the Earth warn. Earlier this week Friends of the Earth revealed that the budget … Continue reading

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