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Govt car use has risen
Govt car use ‘rises by a fifth’

Ministerial car use has increased by nearly a fifth, provoking criticism of the government’s green credentials. Figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats show the Government Car and Despatch Agency ferried ministers nearly three million miles last year, equivalent to driving around the world almost 115 times. The service employs nearly 200 chauffeurs to drive government… Read more »

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Two thousand schoolchildren ‘learn moor’

More than 2,000 schoolchildren were treated to an upland educational experience during this year’s Let’s Learn Moor events. Talks and interactive presentations were provided by those who live and work in the uplands including gamekeepers, farmers, conservationists, local organisations and the emergency services. Now in its fifth year the project continues to offer local schools… Read more »

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Government welcomes fall in greenhouse gas emissions
UK emissions fall but aviation pollution rises

The government has insisted it is on track to meet and exceed its Kyoto target, as new figures show greenhouse gas emissions fell between 2004 and 2005. Environment secretary David Miliband said the 0.1 per cent drop over the year meant Britain was now emitting 15.3 per cent fewer emissions than in 1990, which is… Read more »