Insight

Spreadsheet of fuel poverty hotspots by local authority

20 Mar 202329 kB XLSX file

Friends of the Earth has identified neighbourhoods where fuel poverty will be concentrated in 2023 (fuel poverty hotspots). The number of these by local authority area is identified within this spreadsheet.

Spreadsheet of tree cover by English local authority areas

02 Mar 202335 kB XLSX file

This spreadsheet contains local authority area level data on tree cover. The data is derived from Environment Agency National LiDAR Programme data. Algorithm development and data processing were done by Terra Sulis Research CIC on behalf of Friends of the Earth.

Spreadsheet of tree cover by English neighbourhoods

02 Mar 20232.56 MB XLSX file

This spreadsheet contains neighbourhood level data on tree cover. The data is derived from Environment Agency National LiDAR Programme data. Algorithm development and data processing were done by Terra Sulis Research CIC on behalf of Friends of the Earth.

Trees map: where could we create woodland in England?

02 Mar 2023External link

Use our trees map to see tree cover in your area and to find out where more woodland could be created in England.

Mapping English tree cover: results, ranking and methodology

02 Mar 2023

In partnership with Terra Sulis, we've produced the most accurate mapping of tree cover in England, including lone and street trees. Read about our key findings, the tree cover rankings by local authority and neighbourhood, and the methodology used.

Why we need stronger UK laws to halt deforestation abroad

Nick Rau23 Feb 2023

Sarawak communities are fighting logging companies to protect their homes, livelihoods and forests. Find out how a new UK law could clean up timber supply chains.

Bad news for bees as neonics greenlighted again. And again.

Sandra Bell06 Feb 2023

Once again the government has given temporary approval to lift the ban on bee-harming chemicals against the recommendation of its own advisors.

Regulation is a public good, not a dirty word

Paul de Zylva06 Feb 2023

The sewage pollution scandal shows the dangers of deregulation and weakening standards. Paul de Zylva asks how present ministers can make up for past failures and reboot regulation for good.

How the government is set to trash UK nature protections

Kierra Box02 Feb 2023

The government plans a string of attacks on the rules that protect our environment. Kierra Box explains why nature and communities will suffer from the government’s proposed bonfire of regulations.

Securing warm homes that don’t cost the Earth

01 Feb 2023

The energy crisis demands policy changes. Find out why we’re calling for additional financial support, insulation and a transformation of our energy system.

Where are the coldest neighbourhoods?

08 Dec 2022

Narrowing down our recent identification of 9,000 energy crisis hotspots, we’ve now identified 1,000 of the coldest neighbourhoods in England and Wales. Find out how we did this, who lives there and what the solutions are.

Spreadsheet listing coldest neighbourhoods

08 Dec 2022200 kB XLSX file

A spreadsheet of the 100 coldest neighbourhoods in each English region and in Wales, based on a deeper analysis of neighbourhoods previously identified as energy crisis hotspots.

Climate threats to UK health and security show COP27 is vital

09 Nov 2022

Rishi Sunak is at the world climate talks after initially saying he’d be too busy to attend due to domestic matters. To help him get up to speed on the importance of COP27, we’ve set out the 6 big climate warnings from the week he became PM.

How well are the UK and the EU protecting nature?

Paul de Zylva04 Oct 2022

Nature is in crisis. The UK and EU must not preside over another lost decade of delay and destruction.

Air pollution in local authority areas spreadsheet

01 Oct 202252 kB XLSX file

This spreadsheet lists the number and proportion of very high air pollution neighbourhoods grouped by local authority area. It includes data on NO2, PM10 and PM2.5 levels in comparison with World Health Organization guidelines. Download the spreadsheet for more information.