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Earth Day checklist: five simple things you can do to make a difference

The plastic bag monster will haunt your dreams. Photograph: Andy Katz/Pacific/Barcroft

Published on The Guardian website on the 19th April 2016 Story by Madeleine Somerville

 

One of the questions I receive most frequently from readers is whether our individual actions truly

make a difference. If you choose to recycle, compost, carpool, reduce consumption […]

MPs warn vote to leave EU would threaten UK environmental policy

Air and water quality, biodiversity and countryside would be at risk, Commons environment select committee report says

Mary Creagh, chair of the environmental audit select committee: ‘The overwhelming evidence is that EU membership has improved the UK’s approach to the environment.’ Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA

Published on The Guardian website on the 19th April 2016

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UK solar power installations plummet after government cuts

 

Fall in solar power was expected after ministers announced 65% cut to feed-in tariff, but size of drop-off will still dismay green campaigners

There was 21MW of small solar installed in February and March this year compared to 81MW for the same period in 2015, according to Ofgem. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

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