Surely it’s not beyond the wit of science to give us a hi-tech green alternative Everybody is moved by the plastic pandemic, but whenever I bring up the possibility of using something else a chorus of manufacturers and retailers tells me I must not demonise this “miracle material”. After all, it has been included in heart valves, the cockpits of Second World War allied bomber aircraft, bulletproof vests and enabled space travel. It is heroic by implication. To which I can only reply: “Yes, but...the Guardian
"Climate change is our last chance to either fix colossal systems of inequality or reach a chaotic state where your privilege ultimately decides if you live or die."Common Dreams
Tropical storm Son Tinh has killed 20 people, left 16 missing and injured 14 in Vietnam, the country's rescue committee said on Saturday.U.S.
Tropical storm Son Tinh has killed 20 people, left 16 missing and injured 14 in Vietnam, the country's rescue committee said on Saturday.in.reuters.com
Single use plastic straws are a small thing that’s stirred up a big controversy, mainly because of its impact on the environment. It’s prompted a growing number of major companies to abandon something that’s almost iconic in American dining culture.CNBC
Zimbabwe’s president is trying to rally white minority voters as the race in this month’s historic election becomes too close to call.Washington Post
Zimbabwe's president is trying to rally white minority voters as the race in this month's historic election becomes too close to call. President Emmerson Mnangagwa told a meeting in the capital, Harare, that the era of land seizures from white farmers is over. The land grabs under former...ABC News
On a planet of billions, nine represent the strong minority battling murder in the global corruption of land rights Individually, they are stories of courage and tragedy. Together, they tell a tale of a natural world under ever more violent assault. The portraits in this series are of nine people who are risking their lives to defend the land and environment in some of the planet’s most remote or conflict-riven regions. Continue reading...the Guardian
Police say a Muslim man has been beaten to death by a mob in western India over allegations of smuggling cows despite calls by the country’s highest court for immediate steps to stop such deadly violence.Washington Post
Police say a Muslim man has been beaten to death by a mob in western India over allegations of smuggling cows despite calls by the country's highest court for immediate steps to stop such deadly violence. Police say the mob intercepted two men carrying two cows around midnight in a forested...ABC News
A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday rejected the Trump administration's renewed bid to dismiss a lawsuit by young activists who say the U.S. government is ignoring the perils of climate change.IN
Use them much as you would any other leafy green, or turn them into an Iranian yoghurt dip Beetroot grows with a bountiful plumage of nutritious, iron-rich leaves that taste and look similar to rainbow chard, which is from the same family. They’re usually thrown away, either at the farm or the market, but those stems and leaves are delicious cooked or raw. Try finely shredding the stalks into a coleslaw, and wilt the leaves and dress with olive oil and lemon, or whip up today’s quick beetroot...the Guardian
Under the crowded streets of New York City, a network of pipes, cables and tunnels contains hidden dangers that burst to the surface this week, spraying the Flatiron district with debris containing asbestos, a toxic chemical that can lead to respiratory illnesses, including cancer.IN
Robert Chan risks his life to stop poachers and powerful developers destroying precious marine life in the Philippines Confiscated bottles of cyanide, fishing dynamite and more than 600 chainsaws decorate the office of Robert Chan , leader of arguably the world’s most effective direct-action eco-vigilante organisation. The Palawan NGO Network Incorporated risk their lives to protect reefs and coastal forests in the Coral Triangle, a global hotspot for marine biodiversity and violent...the Guardian
Ranger Samuel Loware’s life is under constant threat in his efforts to conserve wildlife from heavily armed guerillas The bullet that pierced the shoulder of Ugandan ranger Samuel Loware had already taken one life and could easily have added his. The shell was fired by a Sudanese poacher trying to flee back over the border with contraband meat from the Kidepo Valley national park. Loware had been tracking the fugitive - one of a band of heavily armed raiders - from the early morning with the...the Guardian
Nurse-turned activist Isela Gonzalez lives with bodyguards and constant threat in her fight against destructive economic interests Not all land defenders fight in remote forests and coastlands. Some take the battle to the centres of power: to courtrooms, parliament buildings and corporate headquarters. The veneer of urban civility may be glossier here, but the struggle is no less dangerous. In some cases, it can be worse. Isela Gonzalez has been threatened more times than she can remember by...the Guardian
Wildlife officials say cub is gaining weight after receiving severe burns to her paws An orphaned bear cub burned by a Colorado wildfire is healing and gaining weight. Wildlife officials have said the bear no longer has to wear bandages on her feet, which were severely burned in a fire north of Durango in June. Continue reading...the Guardian
Under the crowded streets of New York City, a network of pipes, cables and tunnels contains hidden dangers that burst to the surface this week, spraying the Flatiron district with debris containing asbestos, a toxic chemical that can lead to respiratory illnesses, including cancer.U.S.
An orphaned bear cub burned by a Colorado wildfire is healing and gaining weight. Wildlife officials said Friday that the bear no longer has to wear bandages on her feet, which were severely burned by flames north of Durango last month. The cub has more than doubled in size, to 26...ABC News
The eruption can be traced back to April 30. After that, who knows how long it will go for?Global News
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say severe storms that have barreled through central Kentucky have caused power outages, road closures and damage to buildings and trees. News outlets report that thousands of people are without power and events including The Bluegrass Fair and the Lexington Legends minor league baseball game ...www.washingtontimes.com
A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday rejected the Trump administration's renewed bid to dismiss a lawsuit by young activists who say the U.S. government is ignoring the perils of climate change.U.S.
Baltimore filed a lawsuit on Friday against 26 oil and gas companies and entities, including BP Plc, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, for knowingly contributing to what the city called the catastrophic consequences of climate change.U.S.
Police in Luxembourg have added two Tesla electric cars to their fleet, hoping that their rapid acceleration capacity will help them nab more criminals and speed offenders while also trimming the tiny country's carbon emissions.IN