Climate Change

Answer NRW’s call for evidence on wild bird licensing says BASC
Improvements to livestock worrying legislation welcome news for gamekeepers, says BASC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has welcomed the announcement that enclosed gamebirds are to be included within enhanced livestock worrying legislation in England and Wales. Listing enclosed gamebirds and increasing police powers for dealing with incidents of livestock worrying are just two parts of a wider Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill introduced… Read more »

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Tories and Lib Dems appear to be united on climate change
Opposition show united front on climate change

The Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats presented a united front today when they called on the new environment secretary to join their climate change consensus. They welcomed David Miliband to his new job and urged him to join their agreement, also signed by Plaid Cymru, the SNP and the DUP, calling for annual carbon emission… Read more »

Protests disrupt energy review launch

Tony Blair today announced a review of Britain’s energy policy, looking specifically at whether the country’s ageing nuclear power stations should be replaced. The prime minister was forced to make the announcement in a cramped side room at the CBI conference in London after Greenpeace anti-nuclear protestors took over the main hall. Describing the situation… Read more »