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Farmers don’t have to contribute to the environmental crisis – we can solve it

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Verlede week, I went to the funeral of an old farmer named Brian. Until he died, Brian managed his farm, with its traditional orchards, hedgerows, and meadows, as an ecosystem. I could see from the age of the farmers who...

Why aren’t more big bike firms tracking their environmental impact?

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Trek, one of the world’s biggest bicycle brands, recently released its sustainability report for 2021. Remarkably, this appears to be the first time a major bike company has published such a document. While some other...

Environmental activists target M25 for fourth time in a week

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Twenty-nine environmental protesters have been arrested for stopping traffic on London’s M25 motorway for a fourth time, as Grant Shapps, die vervoersekretaris, called on police to move more quickly to clear blockad...

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch site threatens wildlife, Texas environmental groups say

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Everything seemed normal as SpaceX’s Starship juddered into the sky over south Texas last March, tangerine flames and white smoke pluming behind it. But roughly six minutes into the test flight, the spacecraft thudded...

Exxon se olieboorwedstryd aan die kus van Guyana 'hou 'n groot omgewingsrisiko in'

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Die groot nuwe Guyana -projek van ExxonMobil staan ​​tereg op aanklagte van die minagting van veiligheid van kenners wat beweer dat die onderneming nie voldoende voorbereid was op moontlike rampe nie, die Guardian en Floodlight gevind het. Exxon het ...

Environmental impact of bottled water ‘up to 3,500 times greater than tap water’

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The impact of bottled water on natural resources is 3,500 times higher than for tap water, scientists have found. The research is the first of its kind and examined the impact of bottled water in Barcelona, where it i...

The Silvertown tunnel will undo Sadiq Khan’s environmental legacy

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The mayor of London should be applauded for his efforts to tackle environmental crisis (The floods show London is now on the frontline of the climate emergency, 27 Julie), except for insisting on the polluting £2bn Sil...

Environmental claims of new EU farm subsidy policy are questioned

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The environmental claims of a newly agreed €387bn EU farming subsidy policy have been described as a “paper reality”, despite a commitment that a quarter of its budget will be spent on “eco schemes”. A new five-year c...

New bill aims to force Canada to tackle ‘systemic’ environmental racism

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For generations, marginalized communities in Canada have feared that heavy industry is slowly poisoning their air, land and water. Aamjiwnaang First Nation, a small Indigenous reserve in Ontario surrounded on all sid...

‘We will not stop’: pipeline opponents ready for America’s biggest environmental fight

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As the sun set, more than a dozen young people carried a wooden bridge toward a narrow section of the Mississippi River. The bridge allowed the group to cross more easily from their camp to where the immense oil pipel...

Environmental campaigners stage ‘festival-type’ protests at G7

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Thousands of protesters, young and old, took to the sea and the beaches and streets of Cornwall to try to make their voices heard by the G7 leaders. Arguably, the most picturesque demonstration took place off Gyllyngv...

‘Sea snotoutbreak off Turkish coast raises environmental alarm – video

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A thick, slimy layer of algae is growing at an alarming rate in the Sea of Marmara, to the south of Istanbul, posing a growing threat to marine life and the Turkish fishing industry. Experts have linked the increasing...

Sri Lanka faces environmental disaster as cargo ship burns for days – video

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Aerial footage shows a cargo ship carrying chemicals on fire off the Sri Lankan coast. The fire on MV X-Press Pearl, a Singapore-registered ship, broke out on 20 May and has been burning ever since, spilling microplas...

‘This is environmental racism’: activists call on Biden to stop new plastics plants in ‘Cancer Alley’

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Maandag, groups of climate activists protested a proposed petrochemical complex an hour away from New Orleans, Louisiana, calling on the Biden administration to revoke the plastics company’s federal permit to start ...

Four steps this Earth Day to avert environmental catastrophe

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Today is Earth Day, which should provide us with an opportunity to pause and confront the awful predicament humanity faces. We eat microplastics, breathe pollution and watch other life-forms decline to extinction. Ons ...

Jeff VanderMeer: ‘Success changes who I can reach with an environmental message’

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In Jeff VanderMeer’s new novel, Hummingbird Salamander, the unnamed protagonist is presented in the opening pages with the key to a safety deposit box. Inside, she finds a taxidermied hummingbird and a note with just ...

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