Will Yeates

About

Originally from Manchester, Will moved to London to study a Masters in Environmental science, law & policy. For the last three years he has worked for an international development think tank, the Overseas Development Institute, in various communications positions. Will began contributing to DeSmog UK in April 2016.

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Local authorities are unlikely to be able to tackle air pollution due to government cutbacks, as London continues to struggle to implement air quality controls. Speaking at an event organized by t...
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Experts today urged lawmakers to take care filling a void in the UK’s environmental laws that could occur if the government pursues a ‘hard Brexit’. The comments were made at an oral evidence sess...
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We have permanently breached the symbolic 400 ppm threshold for the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere this week. Scientists believe we are now unlikely to live in a world with less CO2 tha...
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The UK is risking its reputation as a climate leader if it fails to ratify the Paris Agreement by the end of this year the director of Climate Action Network Europe, Wendel Trio, has warned. Speak...
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Emails reveal the UK coal industry’s “urgent” lobbying on the government’s efforts to tackle climate change. The series of emails, obtained via a freedom of information (FOI) request by Friends of...
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This week around 500,000 UK Labour Party members can start voting for either Owen Smith or Jeremy Corbyn to become the next Labour leader. With campaign coverage largely focused on Labour infighti...
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As you read this, humankind has used up nature’s budget for the year. Today, 8 August, is Earth Overshoot Day, which marks the point our annual demand on nature’s resources exceeds what the Earth ...
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An oil executive, a lobbying steel magnate, and ten MPs with a confused record in tackling climate change were all in the running to receive recognition on David Cameron’s resignation honours list....
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The first shipments of US shale gas will begin to arrive in the UK from the end of September, representatives of chemical giant INEOS have confirmed. Ethane, which is derived from liquefied natura...
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The UK’s largest pension company will call on the government to discuss legislative backing for clean energy investment later this year. The University Superannuation Scheme’s (USS) co-head of res...
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Local authorities are unlikely to be able to tackle air pollution due to government cutbacks, as London continues to struggle to implement air quality controls. Speaking at an event organized by t...
on

Experts today urged lawmakers to take care filling a void in the UK’s environmental laws that could occur if the government pursues a ‘hard Brexit’. The comments were made at an oral evidence sess...
on

We have permanently breached the symbolic 400 ppm threshold for the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere this week. Scientists believe we are now unlikely to live in a world with less CO2 tha...
on

The UK is risking its reputation as a climate leader if it fails to ratify the Paris Agreement by the end of this year the director of Climate Action Network Europe, Wendel Trio, has warned. Speak...
on

Emails reveal the UK coal industry’s “urgent” lobbying on the government’s efforts to tackle climate change. The series of emails, obtained via a freedom of information (FOI) request by Friends of...
on

This week around 500,000 UK Labour Party members can start voting for either Owen Smith or Jeremy Corbyn to become the next Labour leader. With campaign coverage largely focused on Labour infighti...
on

As you read this, humankind has used up nature’s budget for the year. Today, 8 August, is Earth Overshoot Day, which marks the point our annual demand on nature’s resources exceeds what the Earth ...
on

An oil executive, a lobbying steel magnate, and ten MPs with a confused record in tackling climate change were all in the running to receive recognition on David Cameron’s resignation honours list....
on

The first shipments of US shale gas will begin to arrive in the UK from the end of September, representatives of chemical giant INEOS have confirmed. Ethane, which is derived from liquefied natura...
on

The UK’s largest pension company will call on the government to discuss legislative backing for clean energy investment later this year. The University Superannuation Scheme’s (USS) co-head of res...