Help us raise $1.5m to fund high impact journalism like this in 2020 | US news

Dear readers: The Guardian believes in open journalism, which is why we’ve never put up a paywall. Your continuing support allows us to keep our reporting and analysis accessible to readers across the world. Last year you helped us raise more than $1m in our year-end campaign. Here’s some of the journalism that support funded […]

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Reflections on a catastrophic week of bushfires – Full Story podcast | Australia news

Find Lisa Cox’s explainer on what catastrophic bushfire conditions mean and how bushfires and climate change are linked here. Graham Readfearn has factchecked claims that there is a green conspiracy to stop bushfire hazard reduction. You can read more about what the former Australian fire chiefs have said on this issue here. Read Carol Sparks, […]

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Stuart Robert grilled about whether Centrelink robodebts are illegal – as it happened | Australia news

What we’ve just seen is that this is a display of what the Labor party has descended into. Here we are. We’ve got communities across large parts of Australia, large parts of Australia fighting, fighting bushfires. We are dealing with some serious, serious challenges. Senator McKenzie, today, is due to depart Australia to attend a […]

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Inside Forest Green Rovers: Vegan burgers, solar panels and shirts made with bamboo

Inside Forest Green Rovers: Vegan burgers, solar panels and shirts made with bamboo

On the boardroom lunch menu, it was BBQ pulled jackfruit and beetroot potato skins, with roasted sprout. Naturally, the famous vegan burger was on parade, too. Outside, the organic pitch – free from all pesticides, fertiliser and chemicals – was being restored by the electric “mow-bot”, a GPS-directed lawnmower powered by ­electricity harnessed from daylight. […]

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Ex-Arsenal ace Mathieu Flamini insists sports stars must speak up on environmental issues

Ex-Arsenal ace Mathieu Flamini insists sports stars must speak up on environmental issues

Former Arsenal star Mathieu Flamini has claimed top sports stars have a “social responsibility” to speak up on environmental issues because the planet is in grave danger. And the Frenchman believes popular athletes can fill the “trust” void left by politicians and big business. The eco-entrepreneur co-owns the GF Biochemicals company and has set up […]

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Craig Kelly says Greens ‘exploiting tragedy to pump up their cult’ – politics live | Australia news

The first meeting of the Senior Advisory Group to guide the development of an Indigenous voice was held at Old Parliament House in Canberra today. Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, welcomed co-chairs Professor Marcia Langton AM and Professor Tom Calma AO and other group members before reflecting on the historic […]

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Is carbon neutrality the silver bullet fashion has been hoping for? | Fashion

Tiny clutch bags, conceptual knitwear and carbon neutrality – the ideas that fashion chooses to embrace each season aren’t always those you might expect. But thanks to a recent shift, no doubt spurred on by the “Greta Thunberg effect”, carbon – as well as the practice of offsetting it – has become a hot topic […]

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Make 10 million tree planting drive work

Make 10 million tree planting drive work

By SIMON KANG’ETHEMore by this Author A government initiative to plant 10 million tree seedlings to restore 140,000 hectares of a degraded Maasai Mau Forest was to commence on November 1. Rampant illegal encroachment over the years has left the water tower vulnerable, raising a critical environmental concern at a time of unforgiving negative effects […]

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If the US military is facing up to the climate crisis, shouldn’t we all? | Michael Klare | Opinion

We have heard from the scientists on climate change, with their meticulous data on ecosystem degradation and species loss. We have heard from the climate deniers, with their desperate attempts to deploy countervailing arguments. Both groups have mobilized substantial blocs of voters in pivotal countries, producing gridlock in global efforts to slow the pace of […]

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BINDRA: Water everywhere but none to drink

Prepare communities for flood-related disasters

By RICHARD ODINDOMore by this Author A flood is an expensive natural disaster, resulting in chaos and disruptions to daily and economic activities, damage to infrastructure and even loss of lives. In addition to natural causes, floods are mainly attributed to continuous heavy rainfall, rapid development, unplanned urbanisation, poor drainage system and environmental degradation. Since […]

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