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  • Why it's time for a European climate law

    Molly Scott Cato
    | 23rd April 2018
    Climate laws are being adopted around the world. MOLLY SCOTT CATO and JAKOB DALUNDE, MEPs for the UK and Sweden, consider whether legally binding commitments can save us from a climate crisis and pave the way towards a net zero emissions planet

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  • How to build a new world in the shell of the old

    The Symbiosis Research Collective
    | 23rd April 2018
    Every city has its graveyard of nonprofits, cooperatives, social clubs, and community centers. Without a strategic vision, local projects cannot possibly amount to a systemic alternative to capitalism. The latest contribution from the SYMBIOSIS RESEARCH COLLECTIVE

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  • Pont Valley Protest Camp evicted by police

    Two arrested at coal protest site eviction

    Catherine Early
    | 20th April 2018
    Police have arrested two activists taking part in a protest against an open cast coal mine in County Durham. Campaigners claim the eviction could collapse tunnels and injure protesters inside. CATHERINE EARLY reports

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  • A sustainable future for frankincense and forests?

    Katie Dancey-Downs
    | 19th April 2018
    Frankincense is harvested from Boswellia carterii trees and provides vital income for Somaliland. But over-harvesting is threatening the future of the crop. Now a new test is being developed so that responsible buyers can tell whether the frankincense they sources is from sustainable forest. KATIE DANCEY-DOWNS of The Lush Times reports

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  • Iceland to resume hunting endangered fin whales

    Catherine Harte
    | 19th April 2018
    Icelandic fishermen will resume their hunt for the endangered fin whale this summer with a target of 191 kills for the season. This is despite a recent poll of Icelanders showing a decline in support for whale hunting. CATHERINE HARTE reports

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  • Mecca

    Bridging the gap between the three major faiths and nature

    Jake Lloyd
    | 18th April 2018
    As uncertainty shrouds our planet’s future. A resurgence of religious thought and action is underway. As part of our Voices for Nature series, JAKE LLOYD explores how three faith-based organisations are reimagining or rediscovering ways for earth’s four billion Jewish, Christian and Muslim people to repair their relationship with nature

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  • Submerged cars

    Climate apathy could mean disaster – but it isn’t inevitable

    Leo Barasi
    | 18th April 2018
    Public support for policies designed to reduce carbon emissions and prevent catastrophic climate change is vital. Yet people are naturally resistant when such policies mean sacrificing holidays and rewards they have earned through hard work. LEO BARASI argues there is a solution to this world-defining paradox

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  • Emmanuel Macron

    WWF urges French president to stop mining project

    Pascal Canfin
    | 18th April 2018
    Plans to mine for gold in French Guiana will have a 'catastrophic impact on the environment'. WWF has launched an awareness campaign calling on the public to petition Emmanuel Macron, the French president to stop the controversial Montagne d'Or project. PASCAL CANFIN, the chief executive of WWF France, explains why

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  • Anti-logging protestors from Greenpeace Poland

    Campaigners hail 'huge victory' for forest defenders

    Catherine Early
    | 17th April 2018
    The European Union's top court ruled today that increased logging in Białowieża broke EU nature laws. The Polish government must now reverse decisions that allowed logging, or face fines of up to tens of millions of euros. CATHERINE EARLY reports

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  • Satish Kumar

    Environmental and Buddhist perspectives find confluence at Earth Day

    Kimberley Graham
    Gelong Trinley
    Lama Zangmo
    | 17th April 2018
    A free public event to celebrate Earth Day is being held on Sunday the 22 of April in Bermondsey by the Kagyu Samye Dzong London Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre for World Peace and Health. The day will feature Satish Kumar alongside a range of speakers, workshops and activities to inspire the local community to end plastic pollution and protect the environment in daily life, write KIMBERLEY GRAHAM, GELONG TRINLEY and LAMA ZANGMO

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  • Harry Austin

    Enzyme which can digest most commonly polluting plastics discovered

    Brendan Montague
    | 17th April 2018
    The success of Blue Planet II has transformed Britain into a country were millions of people are extremely concerned about the impact plastics are having on our marine and local environments. Scientists have now announced that they have discovered an enzyme that can break down this waste so it can be more easily recycled, writes BRENDAN MONTAGUE

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  • Sunset years ... power plant and Exxon Mobil oil refinery in Joliet, Illinois. Photo: Greg Wass via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA).

    The benefits for businesses of environmental consulting firms

    Emily Folk
    | 13th April 2018
    Businesses need to comply with an increasing number of environmental compliance rules with a move toward sustainability across the world. These companies may want to consider hiring environmental consulting firms in order to follow these rules, as well as determine and implement their own environmental initiatives, writes EMILY FOLK.

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