Coal-state Democrat set to scupper Biden clean energy plans

White House forced to rewrite domestic bill as it makes late bid to secure backing for international dealPresident Joe Biden is likely to abandon a clean energy programme that was the centrepiece of his efforts to tackle greenhouse gas emissions at home, US media reported, because of opposition from a…

Eco-friendly, lab-grown coffee is on the way, but it comes with a catch

Beanless brews can cut deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions dramatically – but what will happen to workers in traditional coffee-growing regions? Heiko Rischer isn’t quite sure how to describe the taste of lab-grown coffee. This summer he sampled one of the first batches in the world produced from cell cultures…

The Global North caused the climate crisis. Now is the time to pay its dues

Extreme weather changes are causing havoc in African states such as Zambia but they can’t afford a Green New Deal without international support Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/the-global-north-caused-the-climate-crisis-now-is-the-time-to-pay-its-dues/

Daphne Caruana Galizia, my inspiration, four years on

As we mark the fourth anniversary of the assassination of the formidable Maltese journalist, we must continue her fight for truth and justice Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/daphne-caruana-galizia-my-inspiration-four-years-on/

Russian Activist Imprisoned for Peaceful Environmental Protests

Click to expand Image Vyacheslav Yegorov at Kolomna court, October 8, 2021. © Nataliya Demina © 2021 Nataliya Demina Yesterday, a court in the city of Kolomna, Russia sentenced Viacheslav Yegorov to 15 months in prison for repeatedly taking part in peaceful protests in 2018 against the “import” of trash…

Australia’s climate indecision continues as Scott Morrison heads to Glasgow

Katharine Murphy speaks to Guardian Australia’s climate and environment editor Adam Morton about the Coalition’s approach to net zero emissions and the global push for greater action on global heating Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/audio/2021/oct/16/australias-climate-indecision-continues-as-scott-morrison-heads-to-glasgow

Lebanon’s Tragic Cycle of Violence Has a Cause

Click to expand Image Lebanese army soldiers are seen through the bullet-riddled window of a car after deadly clashes erupted in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. © 2021 Bilal Hussein/AP Images Scenes from Lebanon shocked residents and the world on Thursday when the streets of a residential and commercial district…

Flight of the Concord Drones

This blog post was written by Kenny Gutierrez, EFF Bridge Fellow. The City Council of Concord, California, is tone deaf to community concerns regarding a proposed police Unmanned Aerial Surveillance (UAS) system – commonly referred to as drones. In a city where the police department is responsible for nearly 60%…

Death in space: here’s what would happen to our bodies

Nasa / Unsplash, CC BY-NC As space travel for recreational purposes is becoming a very real possibility, there could come a time when we are travelling to other planets for holidays, or perhaps even to live. Commercial space company Blue Origin has already started sending paying customers on sub-orbital flights.…

Seven ways to save lives on the frontline of the climate crisis

Seven ways to save lives on the frontline of the climate crisis Women in an Indonesian village plan strategies for reconstruction after extreme weather. World Bank/Flickr Every year the lives of millions of people are destroyed by disasters, both caused and made worse by the climate crisis. From wildfires to…

Breastfeeding is tough: new research shows how to make it more manageable

Breastfeeding is tough: new research shows how to make it more manageable Jacob Lund/Shutterstock The benefits of breastfeeding are wide-ranging and life-changing. Breast milk contains antibodies that reduce the risk of asthma, allergies, diarrhoea and ear infections. Breastfed infants are hospitalised less frequently than infants who are not. In later…

Breastfeeding is tough: new research shows how to make it more manageable

Jacob Lund/Shutterstock The benefits of breastfeeding are wide-ranging and life-changing. Breast milk contains antibodies that reduce the risk of asthma, allergies, diarrhoea and ear infections. Breastfed infants are hospitalised less frequently than infants who are not. In later life, breastfed children and less likely to be overweight and have higher…

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