Climate Change

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20th September 2019 | By D.Kirk

Manchester youth strikes contribute to the global fight for climate justice

Young people from across Greater Manchester are contributing to the global fight for climate justice, taking another Friday off school and college to call for urgent government...

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30th August 2019 | By Matt Hartless

Extinction Rebellion protestors block of Deansgate road to highlight climate emergency

Climate change activists, Extinction Rebellion, have blocked off the Deansgate road in the city centre. The blockade is part of a 4-day-long protest against climate...

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29th July 2019 | By Matt Hartless

Wasted clothing, overpopulation and sustainable farming – why is Earth Overshoot Day today?

The 29th of July has been declared as Earth Overshoot Day by the Global Footprint Network for 2019. This is the illustrative day on which...

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25th July 2019 | By Matt Hartless

Music festivals save 37m litres of water meaning people live more sustainably claims study

Music festival goers might be saving the planet by not washing over the weekend, a study has found. Researchers, including some from The University of Manchester, attended...

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17th July 2019 | By Matt Hartless

Tax to lower dangerous emissions – How will Manchester play fair on clean air?

The Mayor of Manchester has hit out at central government for rejecting a funding application to help the city adapt to a Clean Air Zone....

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10th July 2019 | By Alexander Candlin

Manchester Council declares Climate Emergency

Manchester City Councillors have put forward the notion to declare a climate emergency and achieve a carbon neutral city by 2038.  Member of Youth Parliament, Ishaa...

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31st May 2019 | By Matt Hartless

“We’ll go into it as if we’re there for the five years” – Newly elected Green MEP Gina Dowding talks environmentalism, the EU Parliament and Brexit

During last week’s European Parliament elections, the North West elected its first MEP from the Green Party. Gina Dowding, who worked previously as a councillor...

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12th April 2019 | By Matt Hartless

Origins of Europe’s climate discovered by UoM scientist in shrimp shells

An international team of geographers has found indications that the climate we have in Europe today began 5000 years ago, hidden in the shells of...

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15th March 2019 | By Matt Hartless

Students block city centre trams to protest climate change in second school strike in a month

Young protestors at the Youth Strike 4 Climate demonstration in Manchester blocked tram lines in the centre of Manchester and brought traffic to a standstill in...

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6th March 2019 | By Lewis Finney

‘We need a miracle’: the battle to save Ryebank Fields from development

Campaigners in Chorlton are fighting to save former playing fields from development into homes