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UK government thwarts plan to steal from green initiative

Carbon emission certificates are bought and sold by companies looking to reduce their greenhouse emissions. Each certificate is the equivalent of one to of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas and ownership of the certificate lowers the environmental footprint of the company. Many EU countries participate in the program designed to combat UK environmental issues and those around the continent.
Criminal set up dummy corporations they use to buy the certificates in one country and sell them in England with a 15 VAT added, which allowed them to turn a tidy profit in no time. Three men were recently convicted of stealing more than 38 million pounds from the government and had the VAT loophole not been closed estimates were that another 2 billion pounds would have been lost. Thankfully this program, which is healthy for the UK environment, can now continue.

UK farmers use toxic pesticide and kill bees

Many of us think of bees as a nuisance that causes pain when they sting you but they’re actually vitally important to the world’s food supply. They pollinate the foods that you eat and without them there would be a cataclysmic hunger crisis. That’s why it’s a UK environmental issue that so many farmers are still using a pesticide called Cruiser OSR.
It’s been banned in France because studies link it to the worldwide decline of the bee population, a genuine major problem if it continues. Members of the government have been accused of stalling on behalf of cheap farmers that don’t want to switch to something more expensive or less effective. The French have banned it and it’s fairly obvious that it causes great harm to the environment so it’s time for the UK government to step up and ban Cruiser OSR as well and end this UK environmental issue.

Floods burst the banks of Welsh river

It’s a simple UK environmental issue but just recently the river Leri burst in west Wales and sent torrents of water throughout the villages and towns in the area. More than 1,000 people were relocated to dry areas and more than 150 were caught in the flooding and had to be rescued. The cause of the UK environmental issue is fairly simple though: the Atlantic jet stream.
Strong air currents like the Atlantic jet stream often have incredible effects on the weather and in this case it was huge amounts of rain being brought into the area. The Leri river can only handle so much water and this proved to be over that limit, thus the flooding. Over 36 hours a month’s worth of rain fell and simply overwhelmed the environment, causing the flooding. Luckily there were no casualties.

European fishing reforms will not help says Greenpeace

Overfishing is a serious UK environmental issue you should be paying attention to. It goes deeper than merely depleting the fish in the sea and depriving you of food. Upsetting the ocean’s ecosystem can cause all kinds of effects that can’t be predicted and they would almost certainly be detrimental. The UK environmental issue is being addressed with laws thought to be stricter but Greenpeace says it’s not enough.

The biggest issue is that bad fish are dumped back into the sea as soon as they’re caught. The good fish are taken, the bad fish (which are often dead) are thrown back, and the ecosystem quickly gets thrown out of whack. It’s a problem Greenpeace demonstrators chained themselves up so their voices would be heard on the issue. Apparently the public has taken notice and put pressure on European governments since they’re actually considering changes.

Beautiful British flowers disappearing due to pollution

Some of the most beautiful British wildflowers you see every day on your commute or out on hikes are disappearing due to pollution, making this a serious UK environmental issue. No one is going to die because of it but you’d be surprised at how such a thing can dampen your spirits and bring you down. These wild flowers are beautiful and they should be appreciated by everyone so keep that in mind.
Species such as birdsfoot trefoil, harebells, and eyebright are dying out because species that feed on the nitrogen rich pollution are crowding them out. The stronger flowers are flourishing but they’re not nearly as pretty. Sadly, it’s a significant change to the flowers you see when you’re out and about in the world and it might not be for the good. No matter what we know that pollution is a significant UK environmental issue and you should do whatever you can to reduce your contributions to pollution.

Formerly extinct moth makes a return

Extinction is a UK environmental issue along with being an issue in the rest of the world but the reappearance of a once extinct moth should raise hopes that anything is possible. The moth became a UK environmental issue when it disappeared in the country shortly before World War II. In the late 1990s it reappeared, having moved over from Europe to sites filled with food.
It primarily breeds and settles in abandoned quarries and along roadside depressions and ditches that are rich with the food it eats. The moth’s sites are threatened by possible new construction in those areas, although the government doesn’t seem terribly concerned with this UK environmental law. Perhaps they shouldn’t be when you consider that the moth thrives elsewhere in Europe and around the world. Butterfly Conservation continues to raise awareness about the issue and lobby the government in hopes of saving the moths.

Greenpeace has celebs backing it’s save the arctic campaign

It might not seem like a UK environmental issue but if The Arctic is decimated the entire world will feel the impact, which is why Greenpeace has launched a campaign to turn the North Pole and the area around it into a global sanctuary. Doing so would banish all development in the area and save the many animals that live there along with preserving an astounding environmental sight everyone should be aware of.
The destruction of such areas for the short term goal of profiteering by corporations is never a good thing and it will prove particularly destructive at the North Pole. Greenpeace has secured the backing of notable celebrities, including famed UK environmental activist Paul McCartney. Eventually they hope to gather a million names on what they’re calling the “Arctic Scroll” that they will plant on the seabed beneath the North Pole.

Britain’s National Trust opens secret plant preservation site

In the Devon countryside a small and secret conversation site has been established by the National Trust and its purpose is the preservation of endangered species such as native oaks, rhododendrons, and wild asparagus. All are being threatened by non-native species worming their way into the environment. The number of plants to be preserved is considerable and will be pulled from more than 200 gardens around the UK.
The UK environmental issue is an important one as the country’s horticultural history should be preserved so future generations can appreciate all the flowers, trees, bushes, and more that have thrived on the islands for centuries. Private growers looking to help propagate endangered species can join a program where they’ll receive young plants they can help foster to full and healthy size.

Will culling badgers reduce TB in cattle?

There’s been a recent spike in occurrences of TB in cattle in the UK, a serious issue that affects the ability to produce beef. The current plan is a culling of the badger population around cattle farms with the theory being that they’re transmitting the disease and removing them or greatly reducing their presence in the environment would thus reduce the spread of TB among the cattle.
That’s a business solution but UK environmental group The Badger Trust believes the plan will fail spectacularly and actually increase the spread of TB in cattle. They cite a study concluded in 2007 that found that killing badgers en masse increased the TB spread. Plus they argue that it’s an act of cruelty, particularly since badgers can be difficult to shoot cleanly and will thus suffer as they slowly bleed out and die from partial wounds.

Fertilizer beneath the North York Moors causing issues

You might think of fertilizer as a man made product but the best type actually comes from within the Earth. In North York Moors the world’s largest deposit of natural agricultural fertilizer has been discovered and there is great desire for it. It’s so potent in assisting growth that many believe it could help to provide food for millions of hungry humans around the world.
It’s tough to get it out of the ground though, thus the UK environmental issue surrounding it. An international mining company would like to explore how to remove it and cash in on the more than $500 billion dollar value of the fertilizer on the open market. However, the land it’s under is a national park and there’s great controversy over digging around and no doubt ruining part of what makes North York Moors so special.