Environment

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My moment: the activists fighting climate crisis and winning elections

Amid mounting frustration with political leaders, a number of community activists are running for office on climate and environmental justice platforms in local and state elections The climate crisis is hurting communities across the United States. Hurricanes, heatwaves and torrential downpours are exacerbated devastating floods, droughts and wildfires in communities from South Dakota to California, […]

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Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on the planet. But its benefits mask enormous dangers to the planet, to human health and to culture itself In the time it takes you to read this sentence, the global building industry will have poured more than 19,000 bathtubs of concrete. By the time you […]

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Fire-starting weed or ecological scapegoat? The battle over California’s eucalyptus trees

The fight over a celebrated exotic plant highlights questions over Californias future amid the climate crisis Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/16/california-eucalyptus-trees-environment-comic

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Family finds owl in Christmas tree after a week: ‘He was hugging the trunk’

The family had brought the tree to their home and decorated it before they spotted the bird, who initially didnt want to leave A Georgia family got a real hoot from its Christmas tree: more than a week after they bought it, they discovered a live owl nestled among its branches. Katie McBride Newman said […]

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Richer nations accused of stalling progress on climate crisis

Brazil, India and China singled out in UN talks as acting to block agreement on article 6 of Paris agreement Poor countries have accused a handful of richer nations of holding up progress on tackling the climate crisis at carbon markets, governed by a provision of the 2015 Paris agreement known as article 6. Brazil, […]

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Anger as rifts scupper hopes of breakthrough at UN climate talks

US, Brazil, Australia and China accused of frustrating progress in marathon COP25 negotiations in Madrid was scheduled for 8am local time. At a meeting on the sidelines of the talks, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, an activist from Chad, called for more urgency. The climate emergency is now, she said. We need our voices to be here […]

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A recession is coming. When it does, we need to demand a Green New Deal | Yanis Varoufakis and David Adler

Having squandered the last financial crisis, we cannot make the same mistakes again. A Green New Deal is the only reasonable response American carnage and Brexit collapse, detention camps and environmental breakdown the daily barrage of bad news makes it easy to forget that these are disparate symptoms of the same disease unleashed by the […]

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It takes 21 litres of water to produce a small chocolate bar. How water-wise is your diet? | Brad Ridoutt

We know the biggest emissions producing foods, but the water-scarcity footprint of food has a huge environmental impact Our diets can have a big environmental impact. The greenhouse gas emissions involved in producing and transporting various foods has been well researched, but have you ever thought about the water-scarcity impacts of producing your favourite foods? […]

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US mayors seek to bypass Trump with direct role at UN climate talks

If cities are invited to be at the table, I believe they will help accelerate the work that needs to be done said LA mayor Eric Garcetti US mayors are seeking to go over President Trumps head and negotiate directly at next months UN climate change conference in Santiago, they said as they met in […]

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Museum of underwater art to open on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Submerged sculptures and others that appear at low tide to be installed at several Queensland sites, as part of a project that also aims to rehabilitate sections of the reef From a colour-changing figure warning of warming seas to a sunken skeletal greenhouse encrusted with coral, a new museum of underwater art in Australias Great […]

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