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The computer chip industry has a dirty climate secret

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The semiconductor industry has a problem. Demand is booming for silicon chips, which are embedded in everything from smartphones and televisions to wind turbines, but it comes at a big cost: a huge carbon footprint. T...

When it comes to saving the planet, we need to play dirty

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Don’t rinse your plates before putting them in the dishwasher,” said Boris Johnson’s spokesperson, and then I sank to my knees. This wetness on my face, was it tears? I was shaking, and laughing, my hands reaching sky...

The Dirty Games: how London 2012 became tainted

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Super Saturday at the London Olympics, and at the ExCeL Centre a crowd of about 6,000 people are in arena three watching a young Kazakh called Ilya Ilyin, who is turning in what seemed to be one of the great performan...

George Galloway didn’t have a monopoly on the dirty tricks in Batley and Spen

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I wonder which will be remembered longest; the outcome of the Batley and Spen byelection, or the manner in which it was conducted? Labour won the seat by a narrow margin of 323 votes, but the interventions of div`isiv...

Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades. Now they may pay the price

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After a century of wielding extraordinary economic and political power, America’s petroleum giants face a reckoning for driving the greatest existential threat of our lifetimes. An unprecedented wave of lawsuits, file...

Tuesday briefing: ‘dirty tricks’ in Batley and Spen

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Morning everyone. I’m Martin Farrer and these are the top stories this morning. The Batley and Spen byelection race has descended into allegations of dirty tricks as Labour’s campaign was accused by one of its own MP...

TUC condemns Batley byelection ‘dirty tricks’ after fake Labour leaflet

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Campaigners have condemned “dirty tricks” in the Batley and Spen byelection and expressed fears for activists, after fake leaflets suggested Labour believed “whiteness” was the biggest threat to communities. Meanwhile...

Hear me out: why Dirty Grandpa isn’t a bad movie

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Dirty Grandpa has an 11% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It was nominated for five Golden Raspberries and has an almost immaculate attendance record on critics’ worst of the year lists. Those who reviewed it were ...

‘A dirty business’: how one drug is turning Syria into a narco-state

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In the summer of 2015 a businessman in the Syrian province of Latakia was approached by a powerful security chief, seeking a favour. The official wanted the merchant, an importer of medical supplies, to source large a...

Football’s ‘dirty dozen’ have paraded their weaknesses for all to see

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At one level, the owners of “dirty dozen” big football clubs could shrug and say nothing has changed. They didn’t have their horrible European Super League this time last week and they still don’t have it. Shares in M...

Why is the Science Museum still being contaminated by Shell’s dirty money?

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Taking money from fossil fuel companies today is like taking money from tobacco firms in the 1990s. The damage public institutions inflict on themselves by receiving this sponsorship exceeds any benefits. Just as thei...

Rugby’s victims of Argentina’s dirty war show sport cannot evade politics

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Dozens of sports books land on my desk every year. Few, though, have ever packed the gut punch of The Silenced, an extraordinary story that was finally published in English last week. It tells the shocking true tale o...

The dirty secret of so-called ‘fossil-fuel free’ buildings

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Hanging plants smother the walls of a new office block proposed for Salford, giving it the look of something from an abandoned post-Covid city, reclaimed by nature. The ivy-covered tower, designed by Make Architects, ...