Friends of the Earth Cardiff - Nature http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/campaigns/nature/feed en Don't let Brexit ruin our environment http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/dont-let-brexit-ruin-our-environment <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/puffin.jpg" alt="Puffin in flowers" width="500" height="309" /></p> <p>We are not clear what will happen now that the UK has voted for Brexit vote. But we are know much is at stake.</p> <p>People voted in the referendum for all sorts of reasons. But nobody voted to damage our environment.</p> <p>EU laws have given us:</p> <ul> <li>a better climate</li> <li>less pollution</li> <li>protected bees from neonicotinoid pesticides.</li> </ul> <p>We can&rsquo;t watch years of progress get removed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/dont-let-brexit-ruin-our-environment">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/dont-let-brexit-ruin-our-environment#comments Nature Brexit Mon, 05 Sep 2016 17:38:25 +0000 Chris 625 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Protect bees from harmful pesticides http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/protect-bees-harmful-pesticides <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/white_bottomed_bumble_bee.jpg" alt="White tailed bumble bee feeding on a flower" width="500" height="380" /></p> <p>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</p> <p>Last month the Government refused to allow bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides back into our fields. The National Farmers&rsquo; Union has now asked a second time to use the toxic neonics on oilseed rape crops.</p> <p>Last year the National Farmers&rsquo; Union, with help from powerful lobbyists, persuaded the Government to let some farmers use neonics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/protect-bees-harmful-pesticides">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/protect-bees-harmful-pesticides#comments Nature bees Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:45:08 +0000 Chris 621 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Our natural areas are threatened http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/our-natural-areas-are-threatened <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/scabious_mining_bee.jpg" alt="Scabious mining bee on a flower" width="480" height="291" /></p> <p>The vital EU laws that protect nature and wildlife could be watered down next month. Rory Stewart MP, the UK Environment Minister, must stand up for nature or one of its last protections could vanish.</p> <p>Rory Stewart has said he backs strong legal protection for nature. But he must take this message to the EU.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/our-natural-areas-are-threatened">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/our-natural-areas-are-threatened#comments Nature bees Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:08:07 +0000 Chris 619 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Tell Aldi to protect British bees http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-aldi-protect-british-bees <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Aldi_bees.jpg" alt="Bee in front of an Aldi supermarket" width="480" height="180" /></p> <p>Aldi has banned bee-harming pesticides from fruit and vegetables sold in its German stores.</p> <p>They should also protect bees in the UK from toxic neonicotinoid pesticides.</p> <p>Science has shown time after time that neonic pesticides are dangerous to bees and other pollinators such as butterflies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-aldi-protect-british-bees">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-aldi-protect-british-bees#comments Nature bees pesticides Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:47:03 +0000 Chris 612 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Add your nature story http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/add-your-nature-story <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/European_otter.jpg" alt="European otter" width="500" height="375" /></p> <p>Environment Minister Rory Stewart has said that the UK Government doesn&rsquo;t want to weaken our nature laws.</p> <p>Our campaigning is starting to pay off. Our supporters have:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/add-your-nature-story">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/add-your-nature-story#comments Nature European Union Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:05:36 +0000 Chris 607 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Protect our nature sites http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/protect-our-nature-sites <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Castell-Coch.jpeg" alt="Castell Coch and beech wood" width="500" height="394" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Nature sites like the Beech Woods near Castell Coch, Cardiff are protected by European laws. These laws and the wildlife they protect are now under threat because they are being reviewed by the European Commission.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/protect-our-nature-sites">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/protect-our-nature-sites#comments Nature Europe European Union Thu, 10 Dec 2015 15:24:24 +0000 Chris 605 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Frac sand mining http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/frac-sand-mining <p><img width="313" height="200" alt="Fracking campaign logo" src="/files/foecardiff/images/fracking_campaign_logo.jpg" /></p> <p>Fracking has been in the news a lot, but there is one part of the process that hasn't yet been scrutinized - frac sand.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/frac-sand-mining">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/frac-sand-mining#comments Climate and Energy Nature fracking Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:42:08 +0000 Chris 580 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Ask Apple to come clean http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ask-apple-come-clean <p><img width="500" height="365" alt="Tin mining waste heaps with forest beyond" src="/files/foecardiff/images/mining_Bangka.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: &copy; Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>For the past six months Apple has ignored the questions from 25,000 Friends of the Earth supporters about the hidden impact of its iPhones. Stories of child labour and environmental destruction have been met with silence.</p> <p>Now Apple has released a statement about Bangka island:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ask-apple-come-clean">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ask-apple-come-clean#comments Corporate accountability Nature Australasia indonesia Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:45:36 +0000 Chris 574 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Samsung admits to using unsustainable tin http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/samsung-admits-using-unsustainable-tin-0 <p><img width="500" height="365" src="/files/foecardiff/images/mining_Bangka.jpg" alt="Mounds of mining waste with forest in the distance." /></p> <p>Photo: &copy; Friends of the Earth</p> <p>Friends of the Earth supporters have forced the world's biggest-selling smartphone maker to confirm that it uses forest-trashing tin in its products.</p> <p>Samsung, a multi-billion pound company, has investigated its supply chain and discovered that it uses Bangka Island's tin. This tin mining is destroying tropical forests, coral reefs and livelihoods.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/samsung-admits-using-unsustainable-tin-0">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/samsung-admits-using-unsustainable-tin-0#comments archive Corporate accountability Nature Australasia business indonesia Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:04:36 +0000 Chris 559 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Samsung admits to using unsustainable tin http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/samsung-admits-using-unsustainable-tin <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/mining_Bangka.jpg" alt="mined land with forest in the background" width="500" height="365" /></p> <p>Photo: &copy; Friends of the Earth</p> <p>Friends of the Earth suupporters have forced the world's biggest-selling smartphone maker to confirm that it uses forest-trashing tin in its products.</p> <p>Samsung, a multi-billion pound company, has investigated its supply chain and discovered that it uses Bangka Island's tin. This tin mining is destroying tropical forests, coral reefs and livelihoods.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/samsung-admits-using-unsustainable-tin">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/samsung-admits-using-unsustainable-tin#comments Corporate accountability Nature Australasia indonesia Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:04:36 +0000 Chris 558 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk