‘Bristol must take urgent action on alarming lack of diversity in climate change decision-making'
New research has found white men dominate key climate discussion in Bristol, which clashes with the city’s commitment to a just transition. Dr Alix Dietzel explains why this matters on the eve of COP26, and what Bristol needs to do.
West of England leaders vote to oppose Bristol Airport expansion, but Bristol abstains
Standing in for Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees was his deputy Craig Cheney, who did not contribute to the discussion and abstained from the vote.
'Airport expansion in an age of climate crisis is a moral decision. Anything else is greenwashing'
Steve Clarke, an anti-expansion campaigner, takes on the airport's arguments from the week when the inquiry focused on the climate crisis.
Watch: How will flooding affect Bristol?
The council is already drafting strategies to protect us from flooding caused by climate change – and we've taken a look at them.
‘My pension is being invested in the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. This can’t continue.'
A Bristol Cable member explains why she has taken part in recent Extinction Rebellion protests against the Avon Pension Fund investing in BlackRock.
‘Saving every tree is not the answer’
In recent years it seems there hasn’t been a single tree-felling in the city that hasn’t been met with some kind of outcry, regardless of how clearly the benefits outweigh the cost. We must confront this shortsightedness.
A toxic chemical is being sprayed in Bristol despite pledges, but progress is being made
That circle of dead grass or shrivelled weeds surrounding a bench in a park is probably caused by a weed killer at the centre of a long-running controversy.
How Bristol communities are building grassroots action to tackle climate change
Six community groups across the city are taking up the daunting challenge of how to inform local people about the climate crisis and how to reduce their carbon footprint.
What the ‘code red’ climate change report means for Bristol and beyond
The Cable speaks to a leading climate scientist from Bristol University on the alarming IPCC report and how to cut carbon emissions before it's too late.
West of England Mayor directed business that tried to profit from logging on rainforest island
The company had a shareholding in an offshore company with plans for logging in West Papua, but Norris says he wasn’t involved.
Watch: The Bristol NGO taking plastic pollution to Westminster
This month, the EU banned all single-use plastic while England’s legalisation falls woefully behind. But Bristol-based charity City To Sea is demanding change.
Voi e-scooters are replacing more walking and cycling than car journeys
There have been calls by Bristol's mayor to extend the year-long trial, but the scooters have been criticised over blocking pavements and safety issues.