Section: UK

Stories of general interest to the whole of the UK

Changing to Timber Homes

Glen Peters

So why would anyone commissioning new homes want to consider anything else given the climate emergency we face? Unfortunately, the industry suffers from misconceptions and a lethargy to change. The path to carbon zero must clear a few major barriers. These are some of them:

Trams Or Light Rail: Transport For Life

Nicholas Kerr
Waiting tram

Trams are efficient in a number of ways. They generally have priority over other vehicles at junctions, making them speedier than cars. They use electrical energy more efficiently, even more than the expanding fleet of electric vehicles. This is because there is less friction between steel wheel and rail than there is between rubber tyre and asphalt.

The Battle Of the Cull

Annette Beveridge

cattle movement regulations. They are concerned that the Government is undertaking the cull without real evidence that it is working. In 2008, a scientific research paper entitled, Bovine TB: The Scientific Evidence stated, “we conclude that badger culling cannot meaningfully contribute to the future control of cattle TB in Britain.”