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The big picture: Marvel Harris captures a joyous moment during his gender transition

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When he was a child, Marvel Harris had always felt joyful in the rain, but in his teenage years he’d forgotten that feeling. In adolescence, Marvel, who is autistic, experienced depression and gender dysphoria which p...

Boris Johnson: petrol crisis and pig cull part of necessary post-Brexit transition

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Queues for petrol and mass culls of pigs at farms because of a lack of abattoir workers are part of a necessary transition for Britain to emerge from a broken economic model based on low wages, Boris Johnson has argue...

Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

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About half of the world’s fossil fuel assets will be worthless by 2036 under a net zero transition, according to research. Countries that are slow to decarbonise will suffer but early movers will profit; the study f...

Avoid using gas as ‘transition’ fuel in move to clean energy, study urges

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Countries should move from coal to renewable energy without shifting to gas as a “transition” fuel to save money, as high gas prices and market volatility have made the fossil fuel an expensive option, analysis has fo...

Want to know what a just transition to a green economy looks like? Ask the workers

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If you really want to know what a just transition looks like, don’t start with the official speeches of Cop26. Ideally, don’t even ask me. Ask those who need it most. Ask a teenager in south Wales, where coal mining j...

Ban on new gas connections will help transition Victoria away from fossil fuels, inquiry finds

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A Victorian parliamentary committee has recommended the Andrews government consider a ban on gas connections in new homes to help accelerate the state’s transition to renewables. It also urged Victoria to commit to a ...

Munroe Bergdorf: ‘Transition was an act of love for myself’

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I grew up under the Tories’ Section 28 designation in Stansted Mountfitchet in Essex. That was difficult. It prohibited teachers from promoting homosexuality, which meant they couldn’t condemn homophobic bullying, eit...

Britain’s oil and gas workers want a green transition – but the industry doesn’t

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Moving to a green energy system and a zero-emissions society without leaving people behind is an enormous challenge. Many oil and gas workers are actually ready for the change, but the oil and gas industry itself is s...

Tory MPs call the green transition ‘unaffordable’. Europe is proving that’s a lie

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While all eyes were on another horror, our war against the living world went nuclear. Over the weekend, temperatures at some weather stations in the Arctic rose to 30C above normal. Simultaneously, at certain weather ...

‘We can transition to a better country’: a trans Colombian on diversity in ecology and society

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When Brigitte Baptiste walks on to the 10th floor of Bogotá’s Ean University at 9.45am in a plunging dress, knee-high cheetah-print boots and a silvery wig, the office comes to life. She examines some flowers sent by ...

With such eye-watering profits, Shell should invest more in low-carbon transition

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BP’s Bernard Looney put it more succinctly last year when he described the company as “a cash machine at these types of prices”, but Shell’s chief executive, Ben van Beurden, was coming from the same place as he refle...

Nuclear option is not the best for energy transition away from Russian fuels

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Agreed, Russian gas bad – but George Monbiot’s attack on Germany, Europe’s largest economy, seems deeply misplaced (It’s not too late to free ourselves from this idiotic addiction to Russian gas, 9 March). The German ...

Barnaby Joyce refuses to use term energy ‘transition’ because it ‘equals unemployment’

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Deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce believes a “transition” from coal to cleaner energy “equals unemployment” in the regions, declaring the Coalition would not use the term during the election. The Nationals leader ha...

University of Melbourne staff push for paid gender transition leave and flexible approach to Australia Day

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The national academics’ union is urging the university sector to pave the way for nation-leading gender affirmation leave in Australia. The issue has been highlighted by University of Melbourne staff calling for paid ...

UK approved fewer new drugs than EU and US in year after Brexit transition

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The UK approved fewer new medicines than the EU and the US in 2021, the first year after the end of the Brexit transition period, researchers at Imperial College London have found. Their analysis shows that only 35 ne...