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Noted environmentalist Chandra Bhushan leaves CSE

Environmentalist Chandra Bhushan Noted environmentalist Chandra Bhushan has left the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). Bhushan, who was the deputy director-general of CSE and had served CSE for more than 22 years, has termed his exit as ‘amicable and friendly’. In an email sent to her colleagues, CSE director-general Sunita Narain termed the exit […]

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At UN climate summit Boris Johnson must act like a grown up not Trump's mini-me - Barry Gardiner

At UN climate summit Boris Johnson must act like a grown up not Trump’s mini-me – Barry Gardiner

Bunk off school? I know what that would have got me! The belt was the regular punishment at my school in Glasgow. Didn’t half make your hands sting. But that was nowhere near as bad as the tongue lashing I’d have got from my mother. And yet there I was yesterday outside Parliament thanking thousands […]

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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds heading to NYC for UN summit - but not together

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds heading to NYC for UN summit – but not together

Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds will both fly to New York for next week’s United Nations General Assembly – but not together. It’s understood Ms Symonds will be attending the Climate Action Summit at the annual conference of world leaders, where Johnson will be under pressure to toughen Britain’s emissions targets. But she […]

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This isn't extinction, it's extermination: the people killing nature know what they're doing | Jeff Sparrow | Environment

This isn’t extinction, it’s extermination: the people killing nature know what they’re doing | Jeff Sparrow | Environment

During the carnage of the first world war, the poet Wilfred Owen revisited the biblical story in which God tests Abraham by commanding the sacrifice of Isaac, his son. In Genesis, Abraham dutifully prepares the lad for slaughter before God relents and tells him to offer a ram instead. Owen’s bitter poem rewrites the ending: […]

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Youths demand govt action on climate change policies

Youths demand govt action on climate change policies

By MERCY CHELANGAT More by this Author As the world prepares to mark the International Day of Peace on Saturday, Kenyan youths on Friday held demonstrations to demand action on climate change. The march, dubbed global climate strike, saw youths from Action Aid, Mathare Green Movement and Dada Power among others protest against the slow […]

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The Guardian view on transport emissions: the trouble with planes and automobiles | Editorial | Opinion

The Guardian view on transport emissions: the trouble with planes and automobiles | Editorial | Opinion

If the success of an event like Friday’s school strike can be measured, it is in the extent to which it changes the climate of opinion. Individuals, unions and other organisations that took part in the strike must play their part in reducing emissions. But when it comes to limiting global heating, governments have far […]

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How the climate strike travelled around the world - video | Environment

How the climate strike travelled around the world – video | Environment

From Sydney to New Delhi, Nairobi to New York, millions of people around the world walked out of school and work on Friday to join the latest protests against the climate crisis. The global day of action, calling for a reduction in emissions, was held in the run-up to a UN summit in New York […]

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'Enough is enough’: biggest-ever climate protest sweeps UK | Environment

‘Enough is enough’: biggest-ever climate protest sweeps UK | Environment

From the small sun-drenched Inner Hebridean island of Iona to the packed streets of central London, parents and grandparents, children and trade unionists have stepped out of their Friday routines to tell their political leaders time is running out to tackle the climate crisis. Organisers said it was the biggest-ever environmental protest the UK had […]

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Trump to snub climate summit for religious freedom meeting at UN | US news

Trump to snub climate summit for religious freedom meeting at UN | US news

Donald Trump is set to attend the United Nations headquarters during Monday’s key summit on the climate crisis – but will be there to take part in a meeting on religious freedom instead. A senior UN official confirmed to the Guardian that the White House has booked one of the large conference rooms in the […]

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