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John Lewis targets ‘throwaway’ culture with £1m ideas fund

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The owner of John Lewis and Waitrose will on Monday launch a £1m fund that will channel cash into projects with the potential to end the high street’s “throwaway” culture. The John Lewis Partnership is inviting academ...

Water firms in England and Wales ordered to repay £67m over missed targets

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Water companies in England and Wales will be forced to repay a net £67m to customers after the regulator penalised them for missing performance targets. Thames Water, the supplier to London and the Thames Valley, will...

China’s top Cop26 delegate says it is taking ‘real action’ on climate targets

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China has detailed and concrete plans on how to meet its climate commitments, and is pushing those plans forward vigorously, unlike some countries that are “paying lip service” to their climate targets, the head of de...

Barbican to introduce diversity targets after racism claims

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The Barbican arts centre in London has pledged to introduce diversity targets for its workforce as part of a commitment to becoming an “inclusive, diverse, and equitable arts centre”. The centre’s leadership apologise...

Ireland would need to cull up to 1.3 million cattle to reach climate targets

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Up to 1.3 million cattle would have to be culled in Ireland to reach anticipated government targets for reducing greenhouse gases in the agriculture sector, a new report has concluded.Irish farmers are expecting the w...

‘Not a solution itself’: India questions net zero targets ahead of Cop26

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Setting net zero carbon emissions targets is not the solution to climate change, India’s federal environment minister said days before world leaders meet at the Cop26 climate summit. Instead, rich countries need to ac...

Energy crisis reignites demand for oil, threatening climate targets, says IEA

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The worldwide energy crisis has reignited demand for oil, posing a threat to the world’s climate ambitions and the global economic recovery from Covid-19, according to the International Energy Agency. The global energ...

US rightwing group targets academics with Professor Watchlist

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Kellie Carter Jackson, an associate professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College, had never received hate mail before. Then, in June 2020, she wrote an article about the George Floyd protests, addressing the rol...

Cumbria coalmine firm ‘betting on UK breach of climate targets’

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The company seeking to open the UK’s first new deep coalmine in 30 years is gambling on the UK’s and EU’s failure to address climate change, the public inquiry into the mining plans has heard. An expert witness for on...

Asos targets net zero carbon emissions by 2030 in ethical push

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Asos will target net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and will aim to match the general population in gender and ethnic diversity among its leaders as the fast fashion company responds to shoppers’ rising demand for ethi...

US airstrike targets Islamic State member in Afghanistan

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Acting swiftly on Joe Biden’s promise to retaliate for the deadly suicide bombing at Kabul airport, the US military said it used a drone strike to kill a member of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate Satur...

Extinction Rebellion targets City of London over climate role

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The City of London will be the target of a new round of Extinction Rebellion protests aimed at highlighting the role of high finance in the climate crisis, starting next week and carrying on for at least a fortnight. ...

From A-levels to pensions, algorithms make easy targets – but they aren’t to blame

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A year ago, when the prime minister blamed a “mutant algorithm” for A-level students receiving lower than their predicted grades, a new phrase entered political discourse. Since then, the government’s proposed housing...

Israel targets Hamas sites after balloons from Gaza ignite fires

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Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave, Israel’s military said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the ...

Dina Asher-Smith targets relay redemption as Britain run fastest Olympic heat in history

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After a summer of tears and torment, Dina Asher-Smith could yet leave Tokyo with a gold medal after Britain’s 4x100m relay woman ran the fastest ever heat at an Olympics – and set a national record in the process. Wit...

Taliban suicide-bomb attack targets defence minister’s Kabul home

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A suicide-bomb and gun attack in Kabul’s Green Zone that targeted Afghanistan’s acting defence minister and killed eight people on Tuesday was claimed by the Taliban, as the hardline Islamist group continued to escala...

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