Friends of the Earth news update

Friends of the Earth has its fingertips on the pulse of environmental news in the Yorkshire region. Take a look at our latest news update.

Please visit for Friends of the Earth’s brand new monthly update for the Yorkshire and Humber region.

In it you will find the latest news on what’s happening across a range of environmental issues in our region.

For instance:

  • Energy | the latest on the Government’s Energy Bill, carbon capture and storage, biomass burning and gas exploration (including fracking)
  • Climate change | what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report says and implications for our region
  • Transport | HS2, the Government’s plans for new roads in Yorkshire and how good are our Local Transport Bodies
  • Natural Environment | biodiversity offsetting – what is it and is it good or bad?
  • Economic Development | how sustainable are the region’s bids for EU funding and will our LEP’s Single Growth pots deliver for the environment?

There’s also a few selected media links after each section and links to an online events calendar. 

If you’ve got an environment-related event coming up, please send the details to Friends of the Earth Regional Campaigner, Simon Bowens, at or contact him on 0113 242 8150 and they can be added to the calendar.