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Monsanto banned from European parliament

MEPs withdraw parliamentary access after the firm shunned a hearing into allegations that it unduly influenced studies into the safety of glyphosate used in its RoundUp weedkiller Monsanto lobbyists have been banned from entering the European parliament after the multinational refused to attend a parliamentary hearing into allegations of regulatory […]

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Catholic church to make record divestment from fossil fuels

More than 40 Catholic institutions will make largest ever faith-based divestment, on the anniversary of the death of St Francis of Assisi More than 40 Catholic institutions are to announce the largest ever faith-based divestment from fossil fuels, on the anniversary of the death of St Francis of Assisi. The […]

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Stop talking right now about the threat of climate change. Its here; its happening | Bill McKibben

Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, flash fires, droughts: all of them tell us one thing we need to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and fast, says Bill McKibben, a writer and the founder of the climate campaign 350.org For the sake of keeping things manageable, lets confine the discussion […]

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Origami-inspired clothing range that grows with your child wins Dyson award

London-based designer Ryan Yasin used his background in aeronautical engineering to develop sustainable clothing to fit babies through to toddlers An James Dyson award. Ryan Yasin recent survey by Aviva) parents spend an average of 2,000 on clothing before their child reaches the age of three. As well as the […]

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Hookworm, a disease of extreme poverty, is thriving in the US south. Why?

Exclusive: in America, the worlds richest country, diseases that thrive amid poverty are rampant, the first study of its kind in modern times shows Children playing feet away from open pools of raw sewage; drinking water pumped beside cracked pipes of untreated waste; human faeces flushed back into kitchen sinks […]

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Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health. Scores of […]

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It’s a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly | Michael E Mann

We cant say that Hurricane Harvey was caused by climate change. But it was certainly worsened by it What can we say about the role of climate change in the unprecedented disaster that is unfolding in Houston with Hurricane here for a decent discussion). That means the storm surge was […]

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Kenya brings in world’s toughest plastic bag ban: four years jail or $40,000 fine

Producing, selling and using plastic bags becomes illegal as officials say they want to target manufacturers and sellers first Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000 (31,000) from Monday, as the worlds toughest law aimed at reducing […]

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Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’

Administration put de facto gag order on EPA and agriculture department staff, following similar guidance for USDA and Department of Transportation, reports say The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture have been placed under de facto gag orders by the Trump administration, according to documents obtained by news […]

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Brazil abolishes huge Amazon reserve in ‘biggest attack’ in 50 years

Brazilian president has dissolved Renca to attract investment in region thought to contain gold with critics warning of irreversible damage The Brazilian president Michel Temer has abolished an Amazonian reserve the size of Denmark, prompting concerns of an influx of mineral companies, road-builders and workers into the species-rich forest. The […]

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