18. September 2019
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UN expert: Climate change threatens democracy and human rights

The report released today by Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, states that climate change could push more than 120 million more people into poverty by 2030 and undo...
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Reaction to Edinburgh’s ‘half-hearted’ low emission zone plans

Environmental campaigners have criticised the new Low Emission Zone plans from City of Edinburgh Council. They highlighted that Low Emission Zone that covers the whole city fails to address pollution from cars, and cautioned...

Greenpeace to Biden: There Is No ‘Middle Ground’ On Climate

Today, Reuters reported that Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden is pursuing a “middle ground” climate policy that will include recommitting the United States to the Paris agreement, but falls short of endorsing the Green New...
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State of the Climate in 2018 shows accelerating climate change impacts

The physical signs and socio-economic impacts of climate change are accelerating as record greenhouse gas concentrations drive global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization. The WMO...
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NEW REPORT: SCOTLAND’S NATURE ON RED ALERT

Conservation groups call for stronger climate action to protect Scotland’s unique habitats and species. Machair, Atlantic salmon, white beaked dolphin, capercaillie and golden plover among unique Scottish habitats and species at risk. Scotland’s nature, from our...

Greenpeace condemns Japan government’s “sneaky” withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission

Tokyo, Japan – Greenpeace condemns the Japanese Government’s formal announcement today to officially withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), with the intention to resume commercial whaling in its territorial waters and exclusive economic...

GM crops in Brazil have driven up pesticide use

Here's an extremely useful study with a clear abstract. The study found that GM crop adoption in Brazil has driven up pesticide use 1.6-fold between the years 2000 and 2012. The cumulative growth in pesticide...

Under2 Coalition Governors and Mayors issue statement on US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

NEW YORK: The Governors of California, New York, Oregon, and Washington, and Mayors of Austin, Los Angeles, New York City, Oakland, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle, issued the following statement on behalf of...

New Executive Order “Points Us Backward to an Era of More Pollution and More...

White House officials revealed tonight that President Trump will  sign an executive order Tuesday commanding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to begin weakening a range of important public heath protections, including taking steps to review and ultimately rescind the...

Hewlett Packard Answers the Call for e-Trash Transparency

Environmental groups praised the Hewlett Packard Company today for its recent announcement that they will henceforth reveal to the public where all of their electronic waste goes. read more … – Basel Action Network (BAN)

Circular Economy: 50% Marine litter reduction target firmly on the table

BRUSSELS: Today saw the release of the European Parliament’s draft opinion on the Circular Economy. Authored by Italian Socialist MEP Simona Bonafè, it contains proposals that will be vital to tackling the EU’s contribution...

Beavers released at secret Devon location

Two beavers have been released to join an existing wild colony on the River Otter in Devon. This successful - and sanctioned - release is a crucial progression in the story of England's wild...

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