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Millions wiped off UK local government pensions due to coal crash, analysis shows

Members of the scheme would each be hundreds of pounds better off if funds had been divested from fossil fuels, say campaignersThe pension funds of millions of local government workers have lost hundreds of millions of pounds in the last 18 months, as …

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Shadow chancellor calls for charges against Heathrow activists to be dropped

John McDonnell adds support to letter sent to Crown Prosecution Service, while all five mayoral candidates plan third runway protest outside Parliament The shadow chancellor John McDonnell, lawyers and environmentalists campaigning to prevent a new run…

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Four more carmakers join diesel emissions row

Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Mazda and Mitsubishi’s cars are shown to emit significantly more NOx pollution on the road than in regulatory testsVW scandal: 3.6m European vehicles need major changesMercedes-Benz, Honda, Mazda and Mitsubishi have joined the g…

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Indonesian forest fires on track to emit more CO2 than UK

Greenpeace warns fires raging across forest and peatlands will match the worst year ever and exceed the total annual carbon output of the UKFires raging across the forests and peatlands of Indonesia are on track to pump out more carbon emissions than t…

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Emissions scandal: how the drive for diesel ran out of gas

Diesel, with its lower CO2 emissions, was a policy priority but NOx failed to fall despite the ‘stringent’ regulationsFrom backroom deals between European leaders to the burying of the bad news of 23,000 premature UK deaths on the day Jeremy Corbyn…

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Wide range of cars emit more pollution in realistic driving tests, data shows

Diesel cars made by Renault, Nissan, Hyundai, Citroen, Fiat and Volvo among others emitted far more NOx in more rigorous tests, research showsNew diesel cars from Renault, Nissan, Hyundai, Citroen, Fiat, Volvo and other manufacturers have been found to…

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Renewable energy outstrips coal for first time in UK electricity mix

Wind, solar and bioenergy surge to supply a record 25% of the country’s electricity for a whole quarterRenewable energy has for the first time surpassed coal in supplying the UK’s electricity for a whole quarter, according to government statistics …

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Millions of UK public sector pensions ‘exposed to risky fossil fuel investments’

Millions of local government workers have over £3,000 each in potentially risky fossil fuels investments through their pension schemes Millions of social workers, teaching assistants and other council employees have over £3,000 each in coal, oil…

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Judge the Hinkley Point nuclear station by its many enemies

The UK government is pushing ahead with the £24.5bn plant, despite widespread condemnation of what critics say will be an expensive mistake“You can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies,” said Oscar Wilde. In the case of the UK governme…

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More people die from air pollution than Malaria and HIV/Aids, new study shows

More than 3 million people die prematurely each year from outdoor pollution and without action deaths will double by 2050More than 3 million people a year are killed prematurely by outdoor air pollution, according to a landmark new study, more than mal…

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