The Secret Negotiator: Cop26 must leave the old diplomacy behind

An insider reveals what is going on behind the scenes of the climate conferenceSo far, all the preparation work we have done has been beating around the bush – not much that is substantial is happening yet. The homework has been done very well, but only on the issues that…

‘Good ideas, good work and good luck’: Australian grassroots campaigners on how they got it done

From town hall meetings to QR codes and crowdfunding, three environmental campaigners share the practical tips that helped make their work effectiveIf you’ve ever signed a petition, written a cranky letter to your local MP or joined a protest there’s a good chance you’ve been part of an grassroots campaign,…

If only we could panic buy prime ministers who know what they’re doing | Marina Hyde

Boris Johnson was in New York this week, trying to dodge awkward conversations and ignore domestic shortagesIs the government’s fabled Nudge Unit on a paddleboard somewhere in Crete? You have to ask, after Downing Street urged people not to panic buy petrol, a piece of behavioural science almost guaranteed to…

How soon could carbon capture technology solve industry CO₂ shortages?

How soon could carbon capture technology solve industry CO₂ shortages? AYDO8/Shutterstock The recent spike in natural gas prices has closed many plants that make fertiliser in the UK – sending a shockwave through lots of other industries. This is because ammonia fertilisers are made from nitrogen and hydrogen, and the…

BREAKING: UK jails Paralympian for climate protest ahead of COP26

Email: press@extinctionrebellion.ukPhone: +447986671716 / +447561098449Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ActNow #ClimateEmergency #ExtinctionRebellion This morning, gold medal paralympic winner, James Brown, was sentenced to a 12 month prison sentence by a judge at Southwark Crown Court. James is registered blind and will serve at least 6 months.…

Vast area of Scottish Highlands to be rewilded in ambitious 30-year project

Affric Highlands initiative to restore nature will involve tree planting, restoring peat bogs and connecting wildlife habitatsA large swathe of the Scottish Highlands stretching between the west coast and Loch Ness is to be rewilded as part of a 30-year project to restore nature.The Affric Highlands initiative aims to increase…

As autumn approaches here’s why we see more spiders in our houses and why wasps are desperate for sugar

As autumn approaches here’s why we see more spiders in our houses and why wasps are desperate for sugar Spider's webs have been used as an indicator of winter weather through the ages, but this is not backed up by research. Charlie Goodall/Shutterstock The tell-tale signs that autumn is here…

As autumn approaches here’s why we see more spiders in our houses and why wasps are desperate for sugar

As autumn approaches here’s why we see more spiders in our houses and why wasps are desperate for sugar Spider's webs have been used as an indicator of winter weather through the ages, but this is not backed up by research. Charlie Goodall/Shutterstock The tell-tale signs that autumn is here…

How rising wholesale electricity prices will affect the switch to electric vehicles

How rising wholesale electricity prices will affect the switch to electric vehicles ALDECA Studio/Shutterstock Europe is facing an energy crisis thanks to low wind-power generation, broken connections that allow electricity to be shared across nations and shrinking nuclear energy sources. The UK has responded by burning more gas to produce…

Ethical homewares – in pictures

Preloved kitchens, upcycled T-shirts and cushion swaps. How to make homeware work harder for the planet Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2021/sep/23/ethical-homewares-in-pictures

Have climate change predictions matched reality? Podcast

Have climate change predictions matched reality? Podcast The latest climate change assessment by scientists is a 'code red for humanity', according to the UN. Toa55/Shutterstock For decades, scientists have warned that unchecked global warming could bring climate extremes such as severe droughts, flash floods and rising sea levels. In this…

The UN summit on food systems took two years to plan. It’s offered nothing to help feed families | Michael Fakhri

As the UN food systems summit takes place on Thursday, governments can do much more, writes Michael Fakhri, UN special rapporteur on the right to food The role of the UN’s dozens of independent experts, or special rapporteurs, is to report and advise on various human rights. My role revolves…

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