Natural Resources

News
29 March 2010

Alongside climate change, destruction of the planet's natural resources and systems poses a grave threat to humanity.

The things we need to do to protect these natural life-support systems also offer great opportunities for a better quality of life.

We're not going to sort it overnight. But we're working on it - with your help. This is where you can get the low-down on what's happening in our campaigns right now.

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The top news stories of the week

Fukushima, fracking and frogs hit the news

4 October 2013Read more View more

In an ailing economy, nature can keep us healthy

Health and environmental campaigns

2 October 2013Read more View more

Meat - a looming antibiotic crisis?

The indirect impact of intensive farming on our health

1 October 2013Read more View more

The top news stories of the week

The IPCC report, Ed Miliband and elephants hit the news this week

27 September 2013Read more View more

What animals are endangered? Many, says Rewilding Europe

More bad news than good news for Europe's wildlife

26 September 2013Read more View more

Why we need a Make It Better law

Apple fails to be open and honest with customers

24 September 2013Read more View more

Brands team-up to tackle Bangka problems

But big problems need big solutions

23 September 2013Read more View more

Dirty tricks at the London Design Festival

Have you had a watercooler moment?

18 September 2013Read more View more

National Youth Film Festival

The festival takes place at venues across the UK this Oct and Nov

17 September 2013Read more View more

Roger Deakin's "Notes from Walnut Tree Farm"

The life of Roger Deakin captured in this beautiful book

17 September 2013Read more View more

Gull Song - Autumn Notes by Esther Woolfson

Award-winning nature diarist Esther Woolfson heralds autumn

13 September 2013Read more View more

Government's response on pesticides lacking

Ministers still ignoring evidence on harm to bees

12 September 2013Read more View more

Smarter phones and better product design

Make It Better celebrates great design

6 September 2013Read more View more

Ultimate swarms: Nature's most powerful secrets

How do 40,000 honey bees decide where to set up home?

30 August 2013Read more View more

Can you take the Zero Waste Week challenge?

Tips to reduce food waste

28 August 2013Read more View more

Biofuels - decision time for Europe

The EU must finally get its biofuel policy right

27 August 2013Read more View more

More Than Honey

Award-winning bee documentary hits the big screen

22 August 2013Read more View more

Water's running out - is sewage the solution?

Where there's muck, there's... water

22 August 2013Read more View more

Raspberries - my green pick of the month

The second post in a series celebrating sustainable food

20 August 2013Read more View more

Dancing through the Wilderness

Did you know that bees talk to each other by dancing?

15 August 2013Read more View more

Food for thought: are lab-grown burgers the answer?

Is lab-grown meat a sustainable solution?

8 August 2013Read more View more

When words mean more than actions

Smartphone megabrands make the right call on Bangka

2 August 2013Read more View more

Welsh Action Plan for Pollinators launched

Friends of the Earth wins major step to save bees

1 August 2013Read more View more

The Bee Cause in a garden

Eastbourne takes bee-saving into their own hands

24 July 2013Read more View more

Apple's statement on Bangka

Is Apple crumbling?

17 July 2013Read more View more

Eating better meat, and less of it

Less and better meat, new alliance launched

2 July 2013Read more View more

Get Gobby competition winners announced

Read about the winning entries

1 July 2013Read more View more

Bee decline: Government to introduce "national pollinator strategy"

Friends of the Earth cautiously welcomes the proposals

28 June 2013Read more View more

Fantastic response to Bees Minister petition - thank you

Over 20,000 sign in less than a week

27 June 2013Read more View more

We all called the Bees Minister!

Talking bees on the Defra Helpline

27 June 2013Read more View more

Bee and Herring: comedians call for a Bee Action Plan

Our bees swarm Marcus Brigstocke and Richard Herring

26 June 2013Read more View more

Scientists back our Bee Action Plan in today's Telegraph

See the full-page letter they addressed to the Government

26 June 2013Read more View more

Bee billboard hits David Cameron's backyard

Support for saving bees comes to the Prime Minister's constituency

22 June 2013Read more View more

The G8 must act on climate and the environment

Why current proposals are likely to make things worse, not better.

17 June 2013Read more View more

Time to tackle rising food prices caused by biofuels

Parliament Committee recomends revising biofuels policy

5 June 2013Read more View more

Magpies - The Master Builders

Esther Woolfson, nature diarist, welcomes signs of summer

31 May 2013Read more View more

NUS Student Eats gets gobby about food

NUS promotes Get Gobby - students could win £500!

29 May 2013Read more View more

Get Gobby Competition, Step 3: Using research as inspiration

Students - there's still time to win £500. Get researching.

23 May 2013Read more View more

Paying the price

Why things getting expensive may be the new normal

23 May 2013Read more View more

Over 100 MPs attend bee decline event

MPs urged to take action on bees

17 May 2013Read more View more

Frustrated by stuff you have to throw away?

Vote for redesign of wasteful products

14 May 2013Read more View more

Get Gobby competition, step 2: Turning ideas into a plan

Aaron Faunch explores how to plan your way to winning £500

13 May 2013Read more View more

New report reveals extent of bee decline

Twelve iconic UK species among those at risk

9 May 2013Read more View more

Get Gobby over our broken food system

And you thought horsemeat was hard to swallow...

3 May 2013Read more View more

Gardening with kids

Growing food and flowers with children

1 May 2013Read more View more

Europe votes for pesticides ban

Huge win for bees as neonicotinoids banned

29 April 2013Read more View more

March of the Beekeepers

Westminster swarmed by support for ban on bee-harming pesticides

26 April 2013Read more View more

Get Gobby competition, step 1: Wading through the idea minefield

Aaron Faunch enters our student competition to win £500

25 April 2013Read more View more

Samsung admits using Bangka tin - will Apple?

Pressure on Apple to reveal supply chains

19 April 2013Read more View more

Big Ideas Change the World - nature's bounty

restoring, protecting and utilising nature's bounty

17 April 2013Read more View more

Waitrose bans neonicotinoids from supply chains

Supermarket takes steps against bee-harming pesticides

12 April 2013Read more View more

Gardening star Alys Fowler gives bee-friendly tips for your garden

Alys Fowler's tips for healthy bees and stunning gardens

12 April 2013Read more View more

A massive boost for bees

Leading MPs back a pesticide ban

5 April 2013Read more View more

Stop the Crop for a sustainable GM-free future

Find out about the new Stop the Crop campaign

28 March 2013Read more View more

Richard Mabey - the weather and me

Living with the weather

26 March 2013Read more View more

Big Ideas Change the World - Cities

FOE's mega-research project - wot do we think about cities?

25 March 2013Read more View more

Pigs in Chinese rivers and World Water Day

Get the pigs out of the river on World Water day

22 March 2013Read more View more

Apple's tin price tag

Friends of the Earth tag Apple's newest store

21 March 2013Read more View more

Garden centres ditch chemicals linked to bee decline. Now Government must act

Blooms & Wyevale, and Dobbies will take neonicotinoids off shelves

14 March 2013Read more View more

You can't win them all

Samsung's own goal

12 March 2013Read more View more

Battle to safeguard British bees gathers pace

Support grows for action to protect bees

1 March 2013Read more View more

Sneak preview of George Monbiot's 'Feral' in our Book Club

A provocative call for a mass restoration of nature

14 February 2013Read more View more

Why less is more in Europe - new report

Europe trashing valuable materials

14 February 2013Read more View more

Go Green Week

Friends of the Earth is collaborating with People and Planet

6 February 2013Read more View more

UN meeting challenged on land grabs

Liberian NGOs expose land grabs and human rights violations

6 February 2013Read more View more

Big wins on bees, nuclear dumping and Shell - what a week

What a week at Friends of the Earth

1 February 2013Read more View more

B&Q, Wickes and Homebase ban pesticides linked to bee decline

Friends of the Earth campaign secures major victory

30 January 2013Read more View more

Why Friends of the Earth supports the call for a sugary drinks tax

Healthy & sustainable diets are vital for healthy environments

29 January 2013Read more View more

Over 64,000 people tell Government to protect our bees

Giant bees urge Cameron to draw up bee action plan

29 January 2013Read more View more

Scientists identify risks to bees by pesticides

Govt ignores risk to wild bumble and solitary bees

16 January 2013Read more View more

125 MPs back our bees

Vital pollinator wins cross-party support

15 January 2013Read more View more

20 million Brits dream of gadgets for Christmas

And most of us want gadgets that are kinder to the planet.

19 December 2012Read more View more

Mining for smartphones

Film 3 - The true cost of tin

14 December 2012Read more View more

Mining for smartphones

Film 2 - Coast, coral and community

7 December 2012Read more View more

Investors must stop land grabbing, say civil society groups

Land grabbing has devastating impacts on communities

4 December 2012Read more View more
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