Sarah Wilson, The Big Issue

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Past articles by Sarah:

‘Imagine if all politicians were affected’: The battle to end air pollution

Air pollution is sending thousands to an early grave every year. It's a problem we know how to solve - so what's taking so long? → Read More

Liz Truss interrupted by Greenpeace protesters during Tory conference speech

The Greenpeace protesters held up a banner reading "who voted for this" during Liz Truss's speech and were escorted out by security → Read More

Government has 'no agreed definition' for green jobs and inflated figures under Kwasi Kwarteng, documents show

Green jobs figures released by then business secretary Kwazi Kwarteng included jobs from schemes which no longer existed. → Read More

Could fracking take place in your area? This tool lets you check

A new map allows you to see which areas in England are covered by oil and gas licences and could be used for fracking in the coming months → Read More

What will happen now the Queen has died?

With the Queen's death a 10-day mourning period has commenced across Britain. Here's what's likely to happen during that time → Read More

Why fracking won’t make your energy bills cheaper anytime soon

Fracking will resume in the UK as part of prime minister Liz Truss's plans to lower energy bills. The problem is, it won't. Here's why → Read More

How will the energy bill freeze work, and how will it affect me?

An energy bill freeze will be introduced to help people with the spiralling cost of living. Here's what we know about the scheme so far. → Read More

Feeding the planet is killing the planet. Can farming change to fix it?

For decades, industrial farming has degraded the natural world and spewed out greenhouse gases. Here's how some farmers are trying to reverse the trend. → Read More

Here’s what you get if you ask airlines what they can do about the climate crisis

Airlines were invited to contribute their thoughts on reducing emissions to the Jet Zero consultation. Here's what they had to say → Read More

Is it time to nationalise the energy companies, railways and water suppliers?

With bumper profits, exorbitant prices and shoddy service, privatised services are facing the heat. So is it time to nationalise the lot? → Read More

Top footballers urged to become climate champions and help make the sport more sustainable

Non-profit Football For Future and Nike produce a "climate champion" handbook, encouraging footballers such as Kai Havertz to speak out → Read More

People protested when this capital city went car-free. Now they love it

For many cities, going car-free still feels like a distant pipe dream - but in Ljubljana, it's been a reality for more than a decade → Read More

What’s caused the UK’s water shortage – and what can I do to help?

The UK is heading for a period of drought after unusually dry weather. Here's what that means for you - and how you can save water at home → Read More

How to care for your garden during a heatwave and a hosepipe ban

Hotter weather has led to yellow grass and struggling plants for many. Here's how to care for your garden during a heatwave and hosepipe ban → Read More

Five ways the cost of living is rising – and how to get help if you’re struggling

The cost of living crisis is squeezing millions of households. We've broken down exactly what's changing - and where to get help. → Read More

Here’s what anyone can do to reduce their carbon footprint

The climate crisis can feel overwhelming - but there are plenty of things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. → Read More

Energy prices: What is the windfall tax on energy companies in the UK?

Ministers had vetoed the idea of a windfall tax, but a temporary tax has been introduced to help families through the cost of living crisis → Read More

How you can help birds, bees and hedgehogs as the heatwave brings record temperatures

UK wildlife is at risk during the heatwave, with hedgehogs, bees and birds threatened by dehydration and starvation. Here's how you can help → Read More

Calls for polluters to face prison as water companies fail to tackle sewage problem

A report by the Environment Agency found performance on tackling pollution in rivers has fallen to its lowest ever level → Read More

How cities around the world are learning to cope with heatwaves

As climate change makes heatwaves more frequent and intense, here's how cities around the world are adapting → Read More