London Weather: warmer conditions ahead?

This weekend will be sunny, temperatures around 15°C are expected in London. Next week should also continue the sun and average temperatures for February. We expect 16°C next Wednesday in London. This month could be the warmest February since 1998 when 19.7°C was recorded in Greenwich (London). Average February temperature is between 8°C and 9°C. […]

Asthma poses a threat to young people in the UK

Young people in the UK are more likely to die from Asthma or long-term illnesses than the other high-income European countries, according to a recent study by  Nuffield Trust and the Association of Young People’s Health (AYPH).  Asthma affects 5.4 million people in the UK and the study shows even though young people  are making […]

Schoolchildren protest outside Westminster

A large crowd of school students gathered at Parliament Square this Friday morning and started a peaceful protest demanding action from politicians to combat climate change. Demonstrations tend to be led by adults. Not today. For many kids, this Friday was not the average school day. All across the UK, schoolchildren changed the classrooms for […]

Sadiq Khan calls for a £1.5 billion fund for air pollution crisis

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan is calling for a £1.5 billion fund to remove polluting vehicles from the UK. The Mayor is proposing the fund alongside the support of the UK 100, a network of local government leaders, who are hoping to achieve 100% clean energy by 2015. This comes after the Mayor has launched the […]

UK school students join strikes

Thousands of students from more than 50 different towns and cities across the UK are expected to walk out of their schools this Friday. According to the UK Youth Climate Coalition, one of the organisations arranging the strikes, “young people are determined to highlight the need for positive change to avert the impending climate breakdown.” […]

What will the warmest decade mean for London?

The Met Office says that the world is in the middle of what’s likely to be the warmest decade in over 150 years. The data forecast that 2014-2023 will hit record temperatures not seen since 1850. It is predicted that in the next five years the average global temperature will be above 1°C and potentially exceed […]

The underground farm combatting climate change

As climate change becomes increasingly extreme and unpredictable, so too will your food. Is the ‘Growing Underground’ farm the solution? Campaigners warn that weather changes such as record-breaking rainfall, more intense heatwaves and sudden flooding are posing a threat to Britain’s fruit and vegetables. Everything from your grapes producing British wine to your potatoes for […]

A lifetime’s worth of Beyoncé tickets – but there’s a catch

World-dominating super couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z are offering fans the chance to win 30 years’ worth of tickets to their concerts, and all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is cut down on your meat intake.  The vegan trend shows no signs of stopping and this week the cause […]

Will we soon be wearing clothes made out of waste?

From ‘fruitleather’ jackets to birch tree dresses, scientists in Europe are finding sustainable ways to make clothes. At a state gala, Finland’s first lady wore a gown made out of birch wood. The dress was made using a new technology called Ioncell, created by Aalto University. According to the university’s academics, it is more environmentally friendly […]

Is being a flexitarian better for the environment?

Climate change is a growing global issue, but scientists have come up with a solution everyone can do – adopting a more plant-based diet. You might have rolled your eyes when your friend announced to go five days a week without eating meat, becoming a ‘flexitarian’ as part of an attempt at a new year’s resolution. […]