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Q&A: Alex Wharton, Research Fellow at the University of Salford

Next in our series of academic profiles, we chat with Alex Wharton, a Research Fellow at the University of Salford with interests in the co-production of knowledge and urban spaces.

Greening Bolton

Three new and ambitious initiatives are, in their different ways, helping to bring a new green tinge to Bolton.

'Government's stance increasingly weak on climate change,' say Manchester University Professors

Professors from The University of Manchester respond to a speech by new energy minister Amber Rudd on Government plans to tackle climate change.

M:ACF Annual General Meeting 2015

On 7th July, Manchester Town Hall opened its doors once again to host the M:ACF’s AGM. Now in its second year, the fantastic event attracted two hundred attendees from Greater Manchester and beyond, all eager to hear the latest updates on the city’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

Photograph by kind permission of Jonathan Nicholson

Manchester: A Certain Future, 2nd Annual General Meeting and MACF Annual Report 2015

On Tuesday 7th July, around 200 people gathered at Manchester Town Hall for the second annual general meeting of the Manchester: A Certain Future Steering Group.

Fracking protest image by JustinWoolford via Flickr/Creative Commons

Fossil fuels must stay in the ground, say climate leaders

Climate leaders in Manchester come out against plans to extend fracking operations in neighbouring Lancashire.

Image by Sue Langford of cat on blue wall

Green down your street: planning eco-neighbourhoods

A series of workshops have been held to get pro-active plans off the ground for ‘eco neighbourhoods’ across Manchester.

Your invitation to Manchester: A Certain Future's 2015 AGM

Manchester: A Certain Future's AGM is on 7 July at Manchester Town Hall with Sir Richard Leese opening and a keynote from Craig Bennett, the new Executive Director of Friends of the Earth.

Fracking to return to Lancashire?

The return of fracking to Lancashire came a step closer earlier this week when Lancashire County Council planning officers recommended that Cuadrilla should be allowed to conduct test drilling at the Preston New Road site in Fylde.

Manchester's private sector invited to build UK's greenest economy

Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub is urging low carbon and environmental businesses to join its network and help to build the UK's greenest economy.

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