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Greta's young fans hungry for books about activists

Friday - The soaring popularity of the feisty, outspoken environmental advocate Greta Thunberg – who is only 16 – has caused a rise in young people seeking stories about saving the planet.

Toxic mercury in fish rising with climate change

Monday - Climate change and overfishing are increasing levels of toxic mercury in fish which can cause neurological disorders in children and babies.

Your reusable coffee cup may be no better than a disposable

Monday - Is any item more symbolic of our modern, disposable culture than the single-use coffee cup?

Green growth is trusted fix – here’s the problem with that

8 Aug 19 - You might have missed it, but a recent report declared that the main strategy of world leaders for tackling climate change won’t work.

We must change food production, says IPCC

5 Aug 19 - Attempts to solve the climate crisis by cutting carbon emissions from only cars, factories and power plants are doomed to failure, scientists will warn this week.

Arctic wildfires: How bad are they and what caused them?

5 Aug 19 - Wildfires are ravaging parts of the Arctic, with areas of Siberia, Alaska, Greenland and Canada engulfed in flames and smoke.

Capitalism part of solution, says Carney

2 Aug 19 - Capitalism is “very much part of the solution” to tackling the climate crisis, according to the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney.


This week, we passed Earth's resources point of no return

1 Aug 19 - Researchers can calculate the exact day of the year which we have surpassed the resources Earth can regenerate annually … this year that date was July 29.

Philippines now deadliest place for green warriors

31 Jul 19 - The Philippines has replaced Brazil as the most murderous country in the world for people defending their land and environment.

Experts call for ban on glass skyscrapers

30 Jul 19 - Leading architects and engineers are calling for all-glass skyscrapers to be banned because they are too difficult and expensive to cool.

Tokyo turns to e-waste for fashionable Olympic medals

30 Jul 19 - Medals awarded at next year's Tokyo Olympics will be made from metals recycled directly from cell phones, computers and other electronic waste.

TRAVEL TIP: Note the famous views tourists likely to lose

29 Jul 19 - Tourists who question scientific evidence of the climate crisis are being shown graphic images of famous views we’ll lose.

Environment damage a war crime, say scientists

26 Jul 19 - International lawmakers should adopt a fifth Geneva convention that recognises damage to nature alongside other war crimes, according to scientists.

BUTT OUT: Our most-littered item is impacting plant growth

25 Jul 19 - In the frenzy to ban plastic utensils, foam containers, straws and single-use bags, the world’s No1 most-littered item has been mostly ignored - cigarette butts.

UN chief drops a line - to everyone

24 Jul 19 - UN chief António Guterres wrote to every head of state over the weekend, demanding they set out plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Many animals can't handle changing climate

24 Jul 19 - The climate is changing too quickly for many animals to adapt, threatening their survival, scientists have confirmed.

We need to talk, scientists said 40 years ago

23 Jul 19 - Forty years ago, a group of climate scientists sat down in Massachusetts for the first meeting of the “Ad Hoc Group on Carbon Dioxide and Climate”.

Betting on geoengineering has its risks

22 Jul 19 - The world economy collapsed when homeowners couldn't repay subprime mortgages. We're now making a similar bet on 'repaying' carbon emissions.

In a mushroom suit you'll be pushing up more than daisies

22 Jul 19 - A mushroom suit for the deceased during burial offers a way to limit the environmental impact of traditional funerals.


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