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Mitie sets out 2025 net-zero goal

Mitie sets out 2025 net-zero goal

Outsourcing firm Mitie has pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2025. Mitie employs 48,900 people across the country and has a range of contracts within the public and private sector, from engineering to energy and waste management. To meet net-zero, the company has set targets around three key areas. …

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Pesticide giants make billions from bee-harming and other hazardous chemicals

Pesticide giants make billions from bee-harming and other hazardous chemicals

CREDIT: Unearthed / Public Eye / Visual Cinnamon Croplife International has sought to downplay its members’ reliance on the most toxic categories of pesticides, claiming that less than 15% of their ‘crop protection products’ are highly hazardous and that they are ‘innovating to replace highly hazardous pesticides with newer, less …

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This Little-Known 2020 Race In Texas Could Shift Fossil Fuel Politics

This Little-Known 2020 Race In Texas Could Shift Fossil Fuel Politics

Of all the places for a Democratic candidate to put a target on the oil and gas industry’s back, Texas is a surprising choice.  At least 352,371 Texans worked for the industry as of 2018. Oil in Texas has long been synonymous with prosperity. Nor have Democrats had a particularly …

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Once an afterthought, climate change emerges as key issue in Democratic primaries

Once an afterthought, climate change emerges as key issue in Democratic primaries

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. — More than a half-century ago, Millicent Brown became one of the first students to integrate South Carolina’s schools. The Charleston native has spent a lifetime as a teacher and activist, fighting for social and racial justice. But in recent years, as she watched her beloved coastline …

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How a Trump Administration Rule Could Kill Millions of Birds

How a Trump Administration Rule Could Kill Millions of Birds

A century-old law has made it illegal to kill migratory birds either purposely or accidentally. But a new proposal by the Trump administration and supported by the fossil fuel and other industries would relax regulation, legalizing unintentional killing and putting millions of birds in danger. In May 2010 I went …

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Coronavirus cuts China’s greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter

Coronavirus cuts China’s greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter

The coronavirus has wiped out at least a quarter of China’s emissions of damaging greenhouse gases in the past two weeks, scientists have found. Measures to prevent the spread of the outbreak have led to sharp drops in the burning of fossil fuels – a key cause of the climate …

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Homes standards fail climate challenge

Homes standards fail climate challenge

New housing standards do not go far enough to cut carbon emissions and reduce the risk of flooding or overheating, government climate advisers have warned. The government has brought out proposals for a “future homes standard”, which officials say will mean new homes will have on average 75-80 percent lower carbon …

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What It Means for Climate Change

What It Means for Climate Change

More Plastic Is On the Way: What It Means for Climate Change The LA River. Photo: Kqedquest With the recent fracking boom causing low gas prices, fossil fuel companies are seeking other ways to bolster their profits — by making more plastic. Just as the world is starting to address its …

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Torres Strait Islanders win key ask after climate complaint

Torres Strait Islanders after sea surge

The Australian government has promised $25 million in climate adaptation spending for the Torres Strait – a key ask of a group of eight islanders who brought a world-first human rights complaint over the Canberra’s climate inaction. The money will be used to construct seawalls, repair and maintain jetties and …

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