Stop the TIPNIS highway

Protestors against the TIPNIS highway

Indigenous Bolivian demonstrators protesting in La Paz about the plan to build the TIPNIS highway. Photo: Gaston Brito, REUTERS.

Bolivia's first indigenous president, Evo Morales, announced he would call off a controversial highway construction project after nearly a thousand demonstrators from the Bolivian indigenous communities showed their opposition to the scheme.

No to longer lorries

A lorry with a long trailer turning at junction and stopping traffic.

A mega truck in Stuttgart. Photo: Allianz pro Schiene/Kraufman

The UK Government has announced that it's considering allowing the length of lorries to increase by almost seven feet (2.05 metres).

This change would lead to more accidents, more Carbon emissions and more congestion.

Cardiff speeders escape prosecution

 Speed camera with traffic passing it

Speed camera on North Road, Cardiff. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth.

A Freedom of Information request by the South Wales Echo to South Wales Police revealed that in 2009, the most recent year available, 5,777 drivers were caught speeding by the Cardiff’s 21 fixed speed cameras.

Commonwealth Games threatens Sri Lanka wilderness

A herd of Indian elephants at the edge of a forest

Sri Lanka is bidding to host the Commonwealth Games in 2018. The area they propose to build the stadia is currently home to several species of endangered wildlife. Call on the government to withdraw their disastrous bid.

Sri Lanka could get more unsustainable development due to the government's Hambantota 2018 Commonwealth Games proposal.

Tell us your energy horror story

Woman screaming when looking at an enrgy bill.

© Friends of the Earth

Have the big energy companies ever made you want to scream?

Have you suffered from:

  • Poor service
  • Baffling tariffs
  • Unsubstantiated green energy claims

or other problems?

If you fear a future of price hikes and fossil fuel-addiction please share your story.

Cardiff Council needs to get serious about CO2

Workman installing cavity wall insulation

Image: © Friends of the Earth

The Climate Change Act commits the UK to cut climate change emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. Local councils must take action if we are to hit the target. Local councils in Wales control a budget of £4 billion a year.

Councils to get climate advice

Two men installing a solar panel on a roof

Photo: © Friends of the Earth.

People from Cardiff have helped the UK take an important step towards cutting climate-changing emissions.

Thousands of people demanded that councils need independent expert advice to help cut carbon emissions in their area - and now they will get it.

Why Viridor's incinerator is bad

chimney and smoke

Cardiff Friends of the Earth has several concerns about Viridor's proposal for an incinerator in Cardiff.

Incinerator activists rename road

People wearing face masks standing next to new sign road for road leading to cardiff incinerator

The new sign for the road leading to the proposed Cardiff incinerator site. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

On 5 September 2011 Cardiff Against the Incinerator activists held an unveiling ceremony to rename the road leading to the proposed incinerator site.

Luxury homes planned for Lisvane

View of fields and hedges

Land threatened with development, Lisvane. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Carlyle Developments have submitted plans to build 40 new “executive-style” houses on a 10-acre site in Lisvane.

More than 44 trees would be felled to make way for the stylish houses, including mature ash, oak, sycamore and cherry trees.

Each red-brick home would have six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a double garage.

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