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  • Homebase finally says no to bee-harming pesticides 18 Nov '17, 8am

    Homebase has agreed to stop using these chemicals on garden plants. And it will clear its shelves of garden products containing neonicotinoids by the end of 2018. Earlier this year research by leading bee scientist Professor Dave Goulson revealed that 70% of the plants tested from a n...

  • Great British Bee Count 17 May '17, 4pm

    Our bees are in trouble - can you help? Join Friends of the Earth's Great British Bee Count from 19 May to 30 June 2017, and our free app will get you off to a flying start in identifying and recording different species. By taking part, you'll learn more about our brilliant bees and e...

  • Three quarters of public agree government should support tougher action on bee-harming chemicals 02 Oct '17, 10am

    Over three quarters of the UK public (76%) think the UK government should support EU proposals to extend current restrictions on bee-harming pesticides to all crops, a YouGov survey [1,2] for Friends of the Earth reveals today (Monday 2 October). Environment Secretary Michael Gove, wh...

  • 5 ways to cook chickpeas and why chickpeas are so good 01 Nov '17, 9am

    Start your chickpea recipes by... ... cooking up a big pot of chickpeas – about 1 kg of dried pulses gives you well over 2 kg of the cooked stuff to play around with. Do you need to soak chickpeas? Not if you get the tinned version. But if you're buying dried chickpeas, soaking is bes...

  • Beavers: how to tell their sex, and 10 other amazing facts 02 Dec '17, 6pm

    Back in 2014 we successfully campaigned to get beavers returned to the wild in Devon. Where they're allowed to get on with it, these amazing creatures can do a huge amount to help nature - improving the local habitat that provides a home for other species. Those 10 amazing beaver fact...

    1. #thankyouRFS 13 Dec '17, 2pm
  • London Regional Campaigner 28 Sep '17, 9am

    If you want to join the world’s largest grassroots environmental organisation we’d love to hear from you. As regional campaigner for London you will be leading the development of our grassroots movement in London, supporting communities on the ground to deliver both local and national...

  • Honey: an ethical guide 09 Oct '17, 6am

    Thanks to your support for the Bee Cause campaign , we've persuaded the government to produce a Bee Action Plan. But as well as political action to help bees and other pollinating insects, there's plenty more we can do. Choosing the right honey is a great way to help our honey bees. O...

  • announces new charity Chair 27 Sep '17, 3pm

    Environmental charity Friends of the Earth has announced their new charity Chair as former lawyer Frances Butler. Previously the Chair of human rights organisation, Liberty, she has a background in campaigning and climate change advocacy, alongside a wealth of charity governance exper...

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