This was a Queen's Speech for Brexit, we were assured. And indeed Brexit dominated it, with a combination of politics and narrow bandwidth squeezing out some much needed legislative action on environmental protection... So how far did the Speech go in addressing the key environmental challenges Britain faces?
Campaigners are not convinced by his appointment.
Read more on The Huffington Post Michael Gove is unfit to serve as environment secretary, Green Party leader Caroline Lucas
Last night as I watched Donald Trump pull out of the Paris Accord I found myself in a mix of emotions. Anger, fear, worry and pity for the those who will feel the effects of Trump's reckless decision. But, I am also hopeful. As Trump made his announcement, we saw the world's leaders condemn Trump's move and pledge to take further action to meet the global targets set out in the Paris Accord along with countless states in the USA and business leaders from Google to Apple. So again, it is Trump who is alone in his views, isolated and being left behind.
Trump is threatening to pull out of the Paris Agreement, a landmark commitment struck by nearly 200 nations aimed at limiting global warming to well below 2°C. As the world's second largest emitter of greenhouse gases, the U.S. plays a massive role in achieving this. It's hard to imagine how we'll do it without them. But there's hope.
Could larvae help save the environment?
Scientists think they have discovered a way that humans may be able to begin to tackle plastic waste on a mass scale, after
The Government had five months to produce the plan
The Tories were today accused of allowing children and pregnant women to be poisoned by toxic fumes by refusing to publish
It's a watershed moment.