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UK weather: snow warning in Scotland as rain brings more flooding

Met Office expects further downpours and warns of high winds in northern half of UKSnowfall in Scotland could make driving difficult and lead to people slipping on icy surfaces, the Met Office has warned, as roads were closed across the UK due to flooding.A third consecutive weekend of stormy weather brought further flooding to already sodden areas, and strong winds of up to 75 mph were expected to affect swathes of the northern half of the UK as large parts of south Wales and northern and centr...
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Scotland, Environment, UK News, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Yorkshire, Flooding, Met Office, UK Weather, Ciara, North Of England, Dennis Continue


UK weather: heavy rain brings further flooding with more forecast

Met Office says more belts of rain expected and warns of high winds and snow in ScotlandA third consecutive weekend of stormy weather has brought further flooding to already sodden areas.With swathes of south Wales and northern and central England still trying to cope with the impact of storms Ciara and Dennis, heavy showers have hit parts of the UK with warnings of more to come. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Scotland, Environment, UK News, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Yorkshire, Flooding, Met Office, UK Weather, Dennis, Ciara, North Of England


Heavy showers bring fresh flooding to parts of UK

Met Office says more belts of rain expected and warns of high winds and snow in ScotlandA third consecutive weekend of stormy weather has brought further flooding to already sodden communities.With swathes of south Wales and northern and central England still trying to cope with the impact of storms Ciara and Dennis, heavy showers have hit parts of the UK with warnings of more to come. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Scotland, Environment, UK News, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Yorkshire, Flooding, Met Office, UK Weather, Dennis, Ciara, North Of England


write for rights 2019 #write4rights

Today, December 10, is Human Rights Day. The date commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948, the first document of its kind.Every year on December 10, Amnesty International holds a global letter-writing event: Write For Rights (in Canada). Hundreds of thousands of people around the world write handwritten letters calling for action for victims of human rights abuses, and offering comfort and support to political prisoners.Every year at this time,...
Tags: Travel, Human Rights, Activism, Mexico, China, Nigeria, Environment, Canada, Egypt, Philippines, Amnesty International, Death Penalty, Belarus, Indigenous Peoples, Civil Liberties, Cairo


#climatestrike vs my brain: i am struggling with pessimism and hopelessness

I started writing this post in September, after the global Climate Strike.It was exciting to see that so many people -- millions around the globe -- understand the urgency and are willing to take to the streets. I thought, This is beautiful! This is amazing! ... and This won't change anything. Both at the same time.I hate writing that. I hate feeling this way.Along with Climate Strike, there are other positive developments -- extinction rebellion, for example, and an increasing number of civil ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Activism, Australia, Environment, Canada, Socialism, Beckett, Gandhi, Laura K, David Suzuki Foundation


solidarity with wet’suwet’en land defenders and their allies on the frontlines

Thank you to the Wet'suwet'en people who are courageously defending their land for the greater good of us all. Thank you to the Kahnawake people who are courageously blocking the rail lines in solidarity.Thank you to the non-Indigenous allies who blocked the main highway on Vancouver Island, and disbanded only under threats of violence from racist thugs.Thank you to every person who attended a solidarity protest in cities across Canada. It's inspiring to see that protest has moved to full-scale...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Canada, Indigenous Peoples, Liberal party, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Vancouver Island, Laura K, Canadian Politics, Kahnawake


Mike Bloomberg under fire for using 'snazzy ads' to mask weak climate plan

Candidate has offered few details on how he would he achieve goals as climate plan lags behind Democratic rivalsMike Bloomberg has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to environmental advocacy causes, but his campaign is coming under fire for a climate plan that lags far behind the other Democratic candidates for president.In the latest televised Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday night, Bloomberg said he wouldn’t “go to war with China” over its highest-in-the-world carbon emissions...
Tags: Climate Change, China, Environment, Bloomberg, US news, Democrats, Democratic, Mike Bloomberg, US elections 2020


Getting privatisation undone puts centre-left in good shape in Hamburg

Losing 2013 plebiscite on buying back utility grid appears to have enhanced SPD’s local prospectsAs with Brexit in Britain, the outcome of a referendum in Hamburg came as a blow to the establishment. By the slimmest of majorities, voters defied the status quo, and the party that did the best job convincing the public it would honour their will collected the political rewards.The dynamic unleashed by the 2013 plebiscite on buying the local utility grids back from private providers helps to explai...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Climate Change, Germany, Environment, Renewable Energy, World news, Britain, Brexit, Hamburg, Spd


#climatestrike vs my brain: i am struggling with pessimism and hopelessness

I started writing this post in September, after the global Climate Strike.It was exciting to see that so many people -- millions around the globe -- understand the urgency and are willing to take to the streets. I thought, This is beautiful! This is amazing! ... and This won't change anything. Both at the same time.I hate writing that. I hate feeling this way.Along with Climate Strike, there are other positive developments -- extinction rebellion, for example, and an increasing number of civil ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Activism, Australia, Environment, Canada, Socialism, Allan, Beckett, Gandhi, David Suzuki Foundation


solidarity with wet’suwet’en land defenders and their allies on the frontlines

Thank you to the Wet'suwet'en people who are courageously defending their land for the greater good of us all. Thank you to the Kahnawake people who are courageously blocking the rail lines in solidarity.Thank you to the non-Indigenous allies who blocked the main highway on Vancouver Island, and disbanded only under threats of violence from racist thugs.Thank you to every person who attended a solidarity protest in cities across Canada. It's inspiring to see that protest has moved to full-scale...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Canada, Indigenous Peoples, Liberal party, Allan, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Vancouver Island, Canadian Politics, Kahnawake


Instead of another gated community, Porter Ranch and Chatsworth get 257 acres of lovely, preserved open space

It was once slated to become yet another suburban gated community with a bucolic name in the northern reaches of Porter Ranch and Chatsworth. But on Friday, there was little doubt that the 257-acre swath of hills near the Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Facility was to remain what it has long been — the home of the oaks, mountain lions, southern spotted owla and other flora and fauna. A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, February 22, 2020, officially opened the 257-acre, $6.7 million Hidden Creeks pa...
Tags: Outdoors, Environment, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Chatsworth, Local News, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, State, John Lee, Stern, San Fernando Valley, Santa Susana Mountains, City News Service, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy


Big Bear bald eagle eggs may never hatch

Two Big Bear Lake bald eagle eggs seen daily on streaming video may never hatch, having passed their normal incubation time, experts said on Friday, Feb. 21. The two eggs, still being attended by adult bald eagle parents Jackie and Shadow, most likely contain dead offspring, the U.S. Forest Service reported. “It’s hard to say this, but the odds of our Big Bear bald eagle nest’s eggs will hatch this year are diminishing each day,” wrote Zach Behrens, public affairs officer for the San Bernardino ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Environment, Sport, Birds, Soccer, Wildlife, San Bernardino Mountains, Jackie, Forest Service, U S Forest Service, Azusa, Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino National Forest, Behrens, Top Stories RDF


Minamata review – Johnny Depp attempts redemption in heartfelt look at disaster that struck Japanese town

Depp plays real-life US photojournalist W Eugene Smith who travels to cover the story of mercury poisoning that caused horrendous disfigurementsMinamata is not a masterpiece and there are one or two cliches here about western saviours and boozy, difficult, passionate journalists who occupy the perennial Venn diagram overlap between integrity and alcoholism. This movie’s producer-star Johnny Depp has form on this score, with his starstruck impersonation of Hunter Thompson. And once again, he has ...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Film, Environment, US, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Pollution, Art and design, Festivals, Johnny Depp, Berlin Film Festival, Bill Nighy, Depp, Hunter Thompson


UK weather: weekend rain could cause further flooding

Environment Agency warns of heavy downpours in northern England and the MidlandsHeavy rain over the weekend could bring further flooding in northern England and the Midlands, the Environment Agency has warned.England has so far received 141% of its average February rainfall with almost continuous wet weather in the past fortnight, the agency said as it warned the deluges were set to continue into next week. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Climate Change, Scotland, Environment, UK News, Flooding, Environment Agency, UK Weather, Extreme Weather, North Of England, Midlands, MidlandsHeavy


JP Morgan economists warn climate crisis is threat to human race

Leaked report for world’s major fossil fuel financier says Earth is on unsustainable trajectoryThe world’s largest financier of fossil fuels has advised clients that something will have to change at some point if the human race is to survive the climate crisis, according to a leaked document.The JP Morgan report on the economic risks of human-caused global heating said it was clear that the earth was on an unsustainable trajectory that risked catastrophic outcomes. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Banking, US news, Earth, Jp Morgan


What You Need to Know Before You Start Cloth Diapering

When I was pregnant with my son, my husband and I became committed to cloth diapering. So committed, in fact, that I bought a huge stash worth a couple hundred dollars (an investment) and washed and hung them to dry long before the kid was even born. So committed that we told everyone how committed we were.Read more...
Tags: Environment, Lifehacks, Diapers, Infants


What do Americans think about fake meat products?

The topic of how we produce food is commonplace and more relevant than ever. After all, the way we choose to grow produce affects waterways, soil and air, which in turn, affects each of us. When it comes to raising animals for meat, the stakes are even higher. Report after report doles out alarming numbers regarding pollution related to the practice. Plus, animal activists frequently remind us about how animals are treated when they are raised as food sources. The rise of fake meat With all ...
Tags: Food, Design, Washington, Animals, Environment, Features, South Dakota, Sustainable Food, Perdue, Vermont, Tyson, Hormel, Alternative Meat, Meat Substitute, Piplsay


As Nobel prize winners, we demand Justin Trudeau stop the Teck Frontier mine | Nobel prize winners

All new projects that enable fossil fuel growth are an affront to our state of climate emergency. It is a disgrace Canada is considering themDear Prime Minister Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Freeland, The year 2020 has already become one defined by devastating impacts of climate change. While we celebrated the ambition of countries – including Canada – that demanded the enshrinement of 1.5C in the Paris climate agreement, it is increasingly clear that even this is a compromise with deeply tr...
Tags: Energy, Environment, Americas, World news, Gas, Canada, Fossil Fuels, Paris, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Freeland, Teck Frontier


World's oldest art under threat from cement mining in Indonesia

Hunting scene dated to 40,000 years ago ‘crumbling before our eyes’, say scientistsThe oldest known figurative paintings in the world, located near a cement mine in Indonesia, are under threat from industry, scientists have warned.In December, cave paintings depicting a hunting scene in the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were dated to at least 40,000 years ago. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Archaeology, Sulawesi


Himalayan wolf lopes towards recognition as distinct species

Animal’s unique adaptation to low-oxygen life can be basis for protection, say researchersWolves living in the Himalayas are to be recognised as a subspecies of the grey wolf, with researchers predicting that the animals will soon be declared a unique species.The wolves surviving at high altitudes in Nepal and on the Tibetan plateau possess a genetic adaptation to cope with the lack of oxygen which is not found in any other wolf, a study reports. Continue reading...
Tags: Mountains, Tibet, Animals, Environment, World news, South and Central Asia, Conservation, Nepal, Himalayas


German court says Tesla can clear trees to build car factory

Environmental group had challenged original ruling that carmaker could fell pinesA German court has ruled that clearing of trees from the site of Tesla’s first electric car factory in Europe can go ahead, days after it issued an injunction temporarily halting the preparatory work.The top administrative court in the Berlin-Brandenburg region ruled on Thursday that authorities had been within their rights to clear the way for work to start. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Germany, Environment, Tesla, World news, Trees and forests, Berlin Brandenburg


In Search of Darkness

In a world where everything is illuminated, something essential is lost.
Tags: News, Environment, Children and Childhood, Electric Light and Power


Tasmanian anti-logging protesters banned from forests over 'unsafe behaviour'

WorkSafe Tasmania has threatened protesters with fines of up $500,000, but Bob Brown says activists won’t stopAnti-logging activists from the Bob Brown Foundation have been banned from protesting in Tasmanian forests by the state’s workplace safety regulator over “unsafe behaviour”, and threatened with fines as high as $500,000.But the veteran conservationist said protesters would not be deterred and has flagged legal action against the restrictions. Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Environment, Australia news, Trees and forests, Tasmania, Bob Brown, Logging and land-clearing, Bob Brown Foundation


LA getting 155 zero-emission buses in next 2 years

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation will receive the first of 155 zero-emission buses starting in March as part of what city officials have called the largest purchase of such vehicles in U.S. history. “The clean transportation revolution is not a distant dream, it’s happening on Los Angeles’ streets right now,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “Seeing these zero-emission buses rolling down our roads in the years ahead will bring us one step closer to realizing our vision of cleaner air, lower...
Tags: Transportation, Business, News, La, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Leed Platinum, Garcetti, Bonin, City of Industry, Seleta Reynolds, Mike Bonin


Coalition ministers at odds over emissions target after Labor commits to net zero by 2050

Mathias Cormann says Coalition will ‘finalise longer-term target in time for Cop26’ but Angus Taylor commits only to ‘long-term strategy’Senior Morrison government ministers are publicly at odds about whether Australia will take a long-term emissions reduction target to global climate talks in November after Labor unveiled a target of net zero emissions by 2050.On Friday the finance minister Mathias Cormann confirmed the government “will be finalising a longer-term target in time for Cop26” but ...
Tags: Labor, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Mathias Cormann, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Angus Taylor


Paris launches emergency bed bugs hotline

New campaign includes advice on how to prevent and treat an infestation, and a number to call for expert helpThe French government launched a campaign Thursday, complete with an emergency number, to combat an influx of unwelcome visitors that have left Parisians in despair: bedbugs that have settled in homes and hotels to feed, uninvited, on human blood.After disappearing from France in the 1950s, the insects have made a resurgence, according to the ministry of housing, which cited international...
Tags: Europe, France, Animals, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Paris, Insects


Canadian police had 'no authority' to search pipeline activists, says watchdog

Letter offers scathing criticism of police’s tactics against Wet’suwet’en people amid growing protest over gas pipelineCanadian federal police had “no legal authority” to make ID checks and searches on activists seeking to block a pipeline project on Indigenous territory, according to newly released correspondence from the force’s oversight body.The nine-page letter written by Michelaine Lahaie, chair of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP, offers scathing criticism of the...
Tags: Energy, Environment, Americas, World news, Gas, Canada, Rail transport, Indigenous Peoples, RCMP, Civilian Review and Complaints Commission, Michelaine Lahaie


Business leaders lobby California lawmakers for less red tape

California has too many regulations. Taxes and fees are too high. And the state needs to slow down its rush to curtail oil and gas production in its headlong race to fight global warming. That was the message Southern and Central California business leaders delivered in Sacramento this month during their second annual lobbying effort at the state Capitol. While not new, such traditional positions put members of the Business Federations of Los Angeles and the Central Valley at all odds with the m...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Supreme Court, California, Senate, Environment, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Smith, Central Valley, Oliver, Gavin Newsom


African killifish may hold key to stopping ageing in humans

Turquoise killifish is able to suspend its development for longer than its average lifespanThe curious ability of the African turquoise killifish to press pause on its development could have intriguing implications for human ageing, say researchers.Certain creatures, including the killifish, can put themselves into suspended animation as an embryo – a trait known as diapause. The phenomenon is thought to have evolved in response to pressures such as seasonal changes in the environment – for exam...
Tags: Science, Biology, Environment, Marine Life, Ageing


How to Buy Carbon Offsets That Actually Help the Environment

Carbon offsets can seem too good to be true. In theory, the offsets work like a big sponge sopping up all the emissions you put into the environment when traveling by plane or riding in a car. It all comes at a relatively low cost, as well: you can offset emissions for a 12-hour flight for the price of an airport…Read more...
Tags: Air Travel, Environment, Lifehacks, Carbon Footprint