Opinion

Ever decreasing circle: 3 major warnings of nature’s catastrophic decline.

Paul de Zylva24 May 2019

“The essential, interconnected web of life on Earth is getting smaller and increasingly frayed.”

How well are the UK and the EU protecting nature?

Paul de Zylva06 May 2019

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

What’s the evidence of nature declining and is extinction beckoning?

Paul de Zylva02 May 2019

Our natural world is in trouble. Are we on the verge of the world's sixth mass extinction?

Why is net zero-greenhouse gases by 2050 dangerous?

Mike Childs02 May 2019

The Committee on Climate Change says the UK should now aim for 'net zero' greenhouse gases by 2050. Much faster cuts are needed to avoid playing Russian roulette with the planet.

Insectageddon-what's happening to bees and other insects?

Paul de Zylva30 Apr 2019

If we lose the insects then everything is going to collapse.

Why supporting nature friendly farming is essential to productivity

Sandra Bell16 Apr 2019

Global insect decline is a wake-up call. Intensive farming is destroying the very species that underpin food production - including pollination, natural pest control and soil health.

Taking the government to court over its environmental governance

Katie de Kauwe10 Apr 2019

Why Friends of the Earth has taken the government to court over the new national planning policy.

The Chancellor needs to sort out transport spending mess

Craig Bennett19 Mar 2019

How can the Chancellor's spending review save us from Chris Grayling's climate wrecking transport plans?

Planet-friendly diets: Time to embrace the nanny state?

Clare Oxborrow12 Mar 2019

Why the government should encourage people to eat low-meat, planet-friendly diets if it is serious about cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

How the gas industry is trying to kill eco heating

Mike Childs21 Feb 2019

The gas industry wants to increase the UK’s consumption of natural gas. And it's come up with a cunning plan.

Nature’s in trouble. Now, for my next trick

Paul De Zylva19 Feb 2019

Governments and businesses are presenting biodiversity offsetting as a nature conservation solution. But it’s failing people and the planet.