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Clean environment is a human right, UN council agrees

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The UN’s main human rights body has overwhelmingly voted to recognise the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right, and to appoint an expert to monitor human rights in the context o...

Enigmatic 15th-century tapestry displayed after four-year clean

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A 15th-century tapestry with a mysterious history, the oldest owned by the National Trust, is returning to display after experts spent four years cleaning and conserving it. The tapestry at Montacute House in Somerset...

Why is this clean hybrid car taxed at almost the same rate as a Ferrari?

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A retired bishop who replaced a polluting diesel car with a much greener plug-in hybrid model has described the government’s environmental policies as “completely mad” after his road tax rose from zero to £480 a year....

All Blacks claim Bledisloe clean sweep over Wallabies with 38-21 rout in Perth

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The All Blacks shone in the Perth sunshine with a string of glittering tries to hammer the Wallabies 38-21 and maintain their dominant start in the Rugby Championship. The All Blacks were a man down for 20 minutes thr...

‘They said we were eccentrics’: the UK team developing clean aviation fuel

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This row of brick sheds, locked away down overgrown country lanes in Bedfordshire, feels a long way from the glossy boardroom presentations about sustainable aviation. But it was recently the backdrop, in the search f...

‘There was a distinct lack of help’: can theatre clean up its act on mental health?

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It was the winter of 2017 when Raffaella Covino realised she was in the midst of an emotional breakdown. Despite living out her childhood dream as a professional stage actor – appearing in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the ...

Pollutionwatch: lessons to learn from UK’s 1956 Clean Air Act

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This month marks 65 years since the UK’s 1956 Clean Air Act, the law that followed the coal-smoke smog that killed thousands of Londoners in 1952. What did it get right, what did it get wrong, and what can we learn to...

Biden’s clean energy plan would cut emissions and save 317,000 lives

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A Biden administration plan to force the rapid uptake of renewable energy would swiftly cut planet-heating emissions and save hundreds of thousands of lives from deadly air pollution, a new report has found amid growi...

Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos backs ‘clean’ hydrogen fund planning UK float

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The chemicals company owned by Sir Jim Ratcliffe has agreed to become a cornerstone investor in a new “clean” hydrogen fund that plans to list on the London Stock Exchange later this year. Ineos, which has made Monaco...

Greater Manchester clean air zone could launch in May 2022

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Greater Manchester has approved plans for a clean air zone (CAZ) scheme in which high-polluting commercial and passenger vehicles will be charged to drive through the city. High-polluting heavy goods vehicles, buses a...

Tesla will resume accepting bitcoin when it uses more clean energy, says Musk

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Elon Musk has said that Tesla will resume allowing bitcoin transactions when miners use more renewable energy. “When there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with positive future trend, T...

June Plum, Wellingborough: ‘Strong, clean flavours that delight’ – restaurant review

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June Plum, 31-32 Cambridge Street, Wellingborough NN8 1DW (juneplum.net). Starters £1.95-£8.25, mains £9.95-£18.50, desserts £6.50-£7.95, cocktails £6.95-£8 While the East Midlands will not dazzle you with Michelin st...

Blustery bank holiday helps windfarms set new clean energy record

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Britain’s windfarms set a new clean energy record on Monday after the blowy bank holiday weather helped onshore and offshore wind turbines make up almost half of the electricity system. The blustery bank holiday produ...

Boris Johnson must ‘come clean’ about flat refurb, says Labour

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Allegations of Conservative cronyism and sleaze must be cleaned up, the shadow foreign secretary has said, as a government minister repeatedly refused to deny reports the prime minister’s flat refurbishments were orig...

Tribes without clean water demand an end to decades of US government neglect

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The US government’s haphazard approach to providing Indigenous American tribes with clean drinking water and sanitation must be radically transformed to tackle decades of underfunding and neglect, according to a new r...

Coalition told it must hugely increase clean energy investment beyond hydrogen, carbon storage promise

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The Morrison government has been warned it needs to massively increase investment in clean technology if it is serious about its “technology, not taxes” climate policy after promising $540m for “clean” hydrogen and ca...