Tag Archives: ClimateAction

Pioneering project to develop low-carbon heating iniativies

Pioneering project to develop low-carbon heating iniativies

A pioneering project has been launched by the University of Exeter has been launched to develop new initiatives for greener home heating. The SHIFFT project (Sustainable Heating: Implementation of Fossil-Free Technology) is designed to help transform low carbon heating in houses and public space. The project, which includes a team …

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How nature restoration reduces flooding

How nature restoration reduces flooding

It’s flood season again. Simon Mitchell, WWF-Canada’s Freshwater Lead Specialist, lives steps away from the Saint John River in New Brunswick, so we asked him how our restoration work can help provide nature-based solutions to this increasing problem. Why is flooding in the Saint John River getting worse?Flooding is a …

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Barclays climate resolution is all targets and no substance

Barclays climate resolution is all targets and no substance

In response to the decision taken by Barclays, at its AGM today, to oppose a resolution to genuinely commit to a safe climate, aligned with the goals of the historic Paris climate agreement, Greenpeace UK’s head of climate finance, Rosie Rogers, said: “Rather than backing a resolution that set out a …

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Monkey Breaks Into ATM, And The Surveillance Footage Is Bananas

Monkey Breaks Into ATM, And The Surveillance Footage Is Bananas

It sounds bananas, but it looks like monkeys are engaging in serious criminal behavior in Delhi, India. Security cameras at a local branch of the State Bank of India recently captured video of a monkey ripping open the front panel of an ATM, according to the Hindustan Times. But while the …

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Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Injustice and the Coronavirus

Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Injustice and the Coronavirus

While cities and towns across the United States are wrestling with the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, none have been hit harder than low-income and minority communities. Places like Detroit, Chicago, and St. James Parish in Louisiana, plagued by decades of economic inequality and pollution in impoverished neighborhoods, have …

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Climate action central to economic recovery

Climate action central to economic recovery

More investment in broadband instead of building roads should be part of a “green” package of measures to rebuild the economy, climate advisers have urged. Ministers should also take immediate steps to boost home insulation programmes, help people retrain in green jobs such as installing clean heat pumps, create more …

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Pressure mounts on EU council to be more transparent

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In a win for democracy and transparency, the EU Ombudsman has condemned the Council of the European Union for refusing to publish information on how it sets fishing catch limits. Her criticism follows a complaint our lawyers lodged against the Council after many years of unexplained fishing quotas set above …

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Spending trillions on ‘defense’ left America unprepared for real disasters

Spending trillions on ‘defense’ left America unprepared for real disasters

News on climate in the time of coronavirus Subscribe today With an annual budget of $700 billion and climbing, the military has bought some seriously fancy planes. Take the F-35 fighters, with a price tag of $100 million per plane. Known as the Joint Strike Fighter, it’s the Pentagon’s most …

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EWG Comments to EPA on Neonicotinoids

EWG Comments to EPA on Neonicotinoids

EWG Comments to EPA on Neonicotinoids EWG submits comments opposing the EPA’s decisions to allow continued use of five neonicotinoid insecticides. EWG urges the EPA to restrict the use of these pesticides to prevent harm to pollinators and wildlife and to protect children’s health. Source link Y Not Freakin’ Recyclable …

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This serene family home is connected by glass hallways

This serene family home is connected by glass hallways

Tucked into the foothills of California’s beloved Laurel Canyon, the Laurel Hills Residence by Assembledge+ is an exquisite example of modern, sustainable home design. Comprised of three cedar-clad volumes with massive glass panels, the house features interconnecting pavilions that are topped with a broad overhangs to shield the interior spaces …

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