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Using robust research, Friends of the Earth investigates the biggest challenges facing people and the planet – providing in-depth commentary on the causes, effects and solutions.

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Our rights to challenge bad environmental decisions at risk

Julia Eriksen, Phil Michaels Legal Scholar12 Dec 2019

Our new report A Pillar of Justice reveals how changes to the law are making it more difficult to stop environmental destruction.

Effects of pesticides on our wildlife

Paul de Zylva06 Dec 2019

It’s not only bees that are harmed by pesticides. We show how routine use of chemicals harms birds, earthworms, hedgehogs, frogs, wild plants and wider nature.

Cutting pesticides - is technology the answer?

Sandra Bell, Nature campaigner15 Nov 2019

In the first of a series of blogs on innovative farming I ask whether robots could be the solution to cutting our reliance on chemicals.

Climate change – can achieving net zero in Global Britain ever be fair to everyone?

Kierra Box, Trade campaigner06 Nov 2019

Kierra Box asks whether a net zero UK can save us from the climate emergency and also be fair to everyone.

Planting more trees can help cut pesticide use

Sandra Bell17 Dec 2019

Planting trees on farms can help reduce pests and diseases and cut the need for chemicals.