We don’t know if there’s a north/south divide in flood defence spending because the data was taken offline

Figures from the Environment Agency that could have helped shed light seem to have been taken offline.

Does badger culling work?

Research suggests the impact of badger culling is limited.

How energy intensive is a Google search?

It’s really hard to say exactly how energy intensive a Google search is, but a recent Sunday Times article overestimated the figure.

UK greenhouse gas emissions: fast progress but not yet enough to meet future targets

The UK has made fast progress on tackling climate change by cutting carbon emissions, but is set to miss long-term targets.

How many plastic straws do we use?

In recent years estimates have ranged from around 4 billion to 40 billion in the UK or in England alone. All of these figures carry a high degree of uncertainty.

Do Conservative councils recycle more than Labour ones?

The best available data shows that Conservative councils recycle more of their waste than Labour.

Does the government subsidise grouse shooting?

Grouse moorland is eligible for agricultural subsidy, though the sport of grouse shooting isn’t itself subsidised.

Overblown: Wind turbines don’t take more energy to build than they will ever produce

A post claiming wind turbines can never produce as much energy as was taken to build them is based on a selective quotation and is incorrect.

No, we are not experiencing “global cooling”

18 of the 19 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001.

BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck

This week's Question Time was in Bishop's Stortford. The panel discussed the government’s Brexit withdrawal agreement, climate change and the police tactic of knocking suspected criminals off mopeds during a ...

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