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Climate crisis: Boris Johnson ‘too cosy’ with vested interests to take serious action

Report author calls for thorough clean-up of political donations, directorships and embedded interns Boris Johnson’s government is “too cosy” with vested interests in business to take strong action on the climate crisis, the author of a report on “the polluting elite”, has warned. Peter Newell, a professor of international relations at the University of Sussex, […]

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Agriculture

Will a wildlife refuge benefit a heavily polluted Albuquerque neighborhood?

An urban wildlife refuge is meant to alleviate generations of environmental racism that has beset the historic neighborhood of Mountain View. That’s assuming it can meet the community’s needs Albuquerque’s South Valley was once a thriving oasis of food production watered by a network of historic irrigation canals, or acequias. Today, it’s home to several […]

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Agriculture

Failure is not an option. Australia must radically scale up its climate targets now | Will Steffen for the Conversation

To contribute fairly to keeping warming well below 2C, we have to cut emissions by 75% this decade – a daunting but achievable task In May 2011, almost precisely a decade ago, the government-appointed Climate Commission released its inaugural report. Titled The Critical Decade, the report’s final section warned that to keep global temperature rises […]

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Agriculture

Country diary: a hospital visit, a motorway verge and the first swallow

St Dominic, Tamar Valley: The journey home is slow, but the view is a haze of primrose, celandine and alexanders The inexorable tide of verdure flashes alongside the A388 and Expressway, skirting Plymouth, as I make one of my regular trips to Derriford hospital. The haze of fresh hawthorn, pale yellow fluffiness of pussy willow […]

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Arctic air sweeps across Europe, bringing record low temperatures

Significant snowfall in parts of continent and Slovenia has its coldest April night with -20.6C recorded Bitterly cold Arctic air swept southwards last week to affect large parts of Europe. While cold weather is not unusual in April, this spell brought significant snowfall and record low temperatures to parts of the continent. Slovenia had its […]

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Western Australia’s Kalbarri after Cyclone Seroja ripped through – in pictures

The tourist town of Kalbarri on WA’s mid-west coast was hit by Cyclone Seroja on Sunday. Winds reached 170km/h, and about 70% of Kalbarri’s buildings were damaged. Many residents remain without power or telecommunications as clean-up operations begin ‘Heartbreaking’: Cyclone Seroja damages up to 70% of homes in West Australian town Continue reading…

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Agriculture

Big Weather: Indigenous artists reflect on climate crisis – in pictures

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural knowledge and sophisticated understanding of weather systems is the cornerstone for Big Weather, an exhibition currently showing at NGV Australia’s Ian Potter Centre. Climate crisis is never far from the surface, with works from artists like Karla Dickens, Clinton Naina, Treahna Hamm and Nici Cumpston addressing the changing […]

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Agriculture

Third of Antarctic ice shelves ‘will collapse amid 4C global heating’

Unimaginable amounts of water will flow into oceans if that temperature rise occurs and ice buffers vanish, warn UK scientists More than a third of the vast floating platforms of ice surrounding Antarctica could be at risk of collapsing and releasing “unimaginable amounts” of water into the sea if global temperatures reach 4C above pre-industrial […]

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Agriculture

The Guardian view on peat: keep it in the ground | Editorial

A target for phasing out its use in gardens was missed last year, and campaigners are right to demand action Peatlands are a type of wetlands ecosystem comprised of unrotted plant material. Covering 3% of the earth’s land surface and ranging from a shallow surface layer to more than 8 metres deep, they are the […]

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Agriculture

The world won’t be greener until it’s fairer | Simone Tagliapietra

Action on the climate crisis must come with a social contract to protect the poor and vulnerable As a climate policy researcher, I am often asked: what is the biggest obstacle to decarbonisation? My answer has changed profoundly over the last couple of years. I used to point to the lack of affordable green technologies […]

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