Air pollution produced in Greater Manchester (GM) has both local and global effects. Air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter, which are produced in vehicle exhaust fumes, contribute to the ill health and death of many in the region, while the carbon dioxide produced as a result of travelling in vehicles or using […]
Why did the mainstream media ignore the UK’s biggest anti-fracking rally?
The United Against Fracking Rally (UAFR) took place in Manchester on 12th November. It was the biggest anti-fracking protest held in the UK so far. The UAFR was organised by Frack Free Lancashire, in conjunction with Frack Free Greater Manchester and Frack Free Ryedale, after the first operation to drill for shale gas for five […]
Manchester’s Green Belt under threat – Sites of Biological Importance could be built over
Development plans for Greater Manchester threaten the destruction of green belt land, near Manchester Airport, containing Sites of Biological Importance (SBI). Marl Pit is an important freshwater breeding site for the rare great crested newt. Sunbank Wood is a popular walking area with remnants of ancient woodland providing an important habitat for a wide variety […]