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  • Amelia Womack's week without plastic

    Amelia Womack
    | 19th December 2017
    Green party deputy leader AMELIA WOMACK tried to cut plastic out of her life after witnessing haunting images of a bird struggling because its stomach was lined with waste. But the ingrained nature of plastic in modern society made the task much harder than expected. This is her story.

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  • Protest at the district headquarters in Mandla on 12 December 2017

    Nuking Narmada: uprooting lives and compounding climate crisis impacts

    Kumar Sundaram
    | 18th December 2017
    The building of the proposed Chutka nuclear plant in the tribal-dominated Mandla district in central India will mean the local population will be displaced - for the second time. It will also contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions. Faced with injustice and threats to their safety and livelihoods, villagers have started a two-month long campaign. KUMAR SUNDARAM reports.

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  • Studies increasingly link extreme weather to climate change

    Jack Alexander
    | 15th December 2017
    The latest report from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit shows how the understanding of the connections between climate change and extreme weather events is evolving rapidly. JACK ALEXANDER reports on how the links between weather and climate change and its impact on policy making is more important now than ever.

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  • Man taking Al Gore's photograph

    Why Al Gore fears Donald Trump - but remains optimistic for America

    Brendan Montague
    | 11th December 2017
    Film directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk spent months with Al Gore observing his climate advocacy behind the scenes and at close hand. BRENDAN MONTAGUE asks about Gore, Trump, the impact of watching the melting glaciers and meeting many of the millions of activists worldwide determined to make a difference.

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  • A little egret.

    Rare and wonderful UK birds facing extinction because of climate change - report

    Brendan Montague
    | 5th December 2017
    Report warns many rare breeding birds are at a high risk of extinction in the UK, based on projections of how climate will become less suitable for these species. Climate change will provide opportunities for some species while others will be more vulnerable, according to the latest research. Migratory birds are arriving in the UK earlier each Spring and leaving later each Autumn. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports.

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  • Michael Gove and his dog, Snowy

    If politicians have any sense they will make animal sentience part of UK law

    Helen Browning
    | 4th December 2017
    Britain is known as a nation of animal lovers. It is the birthplace of Watership Down, Peter Rabbit - and Animal Farm. But the meat, cosmetics and other animal dependent industries are also a large part of the British economy. Until now, EU regulations have improved animal welfare. As the country prepares for Brexit, HELEN BROWNING asks whether animal sentience will remain recognised by UK law.

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  • The view across an opencast mine

    From the valleys to the beaches - new coal mines bring fear not hope

    Mat Hope
    | 4th December 2017
    The opencast coal mine at Ffos-y-Fran near Merthyr Tydfil in Wales is the UK’s largest - and has produced eight million tonnes of coal. Now Miller Argent, the owner and operator, wants to extend the mine. Banks Mining has applied for planning permission to begin a new mine at Highthorn, in Northumberland. The application will go before Sajid Javid, the Communities Secretary, today. MAT HOPE of DeSmog UK spoke to the people most affected.

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  • Nick Dearden speaking before a committee of MPs

    First I was interviewed by MPs. Then I was banned from Argentina. This is why trade democracy matters

    Nick Dearden
    | 1st December 2017
    The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in less than two weeks. Politicians, community representatives and charities from around the world are due to attend. But at the last minute Global Justice Now, based in London, was informed its accreditation had been rescinded at the request of the Argentinian government. And they are not the only ones. NICK DEARDEN explains why.

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