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Celebrity short

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Celebrity short

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Moving speech by Leonardo DiCaprio on Climate Change. Leonardo DiCaprio (UN Messenger of Peace) at the opening of Climate Summit 2014  

The shame of David Cameron’s diluted Green Policy

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The shame of David Cameron’s diluted Green Policy

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On Earth Day 2016, travel back in time to when David Cameron hugged a husky and enthusiastically promised Britain a greener future to combat climate change. So how did it all pan out? Hint: probably even worse...

COP21 endorses new legally binding global agreement!

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COP21 endorses new legally binding global agreement!

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History has been made at the COP 21 climate change conference in Paris. A new legally binding global agreement has been endorsed by almost 200 countries, after two weeks of highly charged negotiations. It"s the first...

Eco-geeks hold open source alternative to UN climate talks

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Eco-geeks hold open source alternative to UN climate talks

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A £20 wind turbine, 3D printed water filter and modular cargo bike among offerings from network of sustainable lifestyle innovators This December world leaders convene in Paris for COP21, their 21st attempt at curb...

Grocery giant committs to zero deforestation policy for palm oil sourcing

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Grocery giant committs to zero deforestation policy for palm oil sourcing

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Safeway has become the latest company to establish a policy that excludes deforestation-linked palm oil from its products. Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY), the second biggest U.S. grocery chain, made the commitment in res...

Using the arts to teach how to prepare for climate change

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Using the arts to teach how to prepare for climate change

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EUGENE, Ore. — University courses on global warming have become common, and Prof. Stephanie LeMenager’s new class here at the University of Oregon has all the expected, alarming elements: rising oceans, displaced popu...

UK universities urged to pull cash from fossil fuel giants

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UK universities urged to pull cash from fossil fuel giants

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Anti-carbon divestment campaign targets £5bn of British funds An international campaign to urge large institutions to dump fossil fuel investments reaches the UK this week, following rapid success in the US. Th...

Hug a Government Worker Day

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Hug a Government Worker Day

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Ten years ago this week, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California and he appointed me to be the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency. Until then, neither of us had given serious ...

Allan Savory: How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change

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Allan Savory: How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change

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"Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands, accelerating cli...

US investors show climate clout

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US investors show climate clout

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Shareholders in the US are showing growing concern about their investments in companies exposed to climate change-related risks, according to new data released by Ceres, a US organisation that promotes more sustain...

China’s spending on renewable energy may total 1.8 trillion yuan

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China’s spending on renewable energy may total 1.8 trillion yuan

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China’s spending to develop renewable energy may total 1.8 trillion yuan ($294 billion) in the five years through 2015 as part of the nation’s efforts to counter climate change, according to a government official. ...

Banks face invasion of golden toads in environmental protest

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Banks face invasion of golden toads in environmental protest

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Reverend Billy's singing activists dressed as extinct species plan 'gentle' demonstration against irresponsible lending British bankers have been warned to expect an infestation of bright orange golden toads over t...

North Sea leaks ‘reality check’ for British oil industry, says Greenpeace

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North Sea leaks ‘reality check’ for British oil industry, says Greenpeace

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Environmentalists say industry's arctic safety case undermined by figures showing 55 pollution incidents in last month. Britain's offshore rigs and platforms have leaked oil or other chemicals into the North Sea on...

Carbon Omissions

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Carbon Omissions

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A new animation about consumption, climate change and wellbeing by PIRC, George Monbiot and Leo Murray. As George Monbiot says... "The carbon cuts we have made so far... have been achieved by means of a simple dev...

Funding boost for Scottish local food network

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Funding boost for Scottish local food network

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Europe’s largest local food network is to receive almost half a million pounds of funding from the Scottish government to encourage more people to choose local and sustainably sourced food. he Fife Diet, which ha...

New UK strategy looks to reduce costs of offshore wind power

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New UK strategy looks to reduce costs of offshore wind power

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A new strategy to co-ordinate links to offshore wind farms has been published which could reduce the cost of connections by up to £3.5 billion. Energy regulator Ofgem and the Department of Energy and Climate Cha...

Researchers discover particle which could ‘cool the planet’

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Researchers discover particle which could ‘cool the planet’

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In a breakthrough paper published in Science, researchers from The University of Manchester, The University of Bristol and Sandia National Laboratories report the potentially revolutionary effects of Criegee biradi...

Saving Amazonia: Winning the war on deforestation

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Saving Amazonia: Winning the war on deforestation

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By Justin Rowlatt BBC News, Amazonia For years, the story told about the Amazon has been one of destruction - the world's largest rainforest, a region of amazing biodiversity, key to the fight against climate chang...

Sierra Leone creates rainforest park

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Sierra Leone creates rainforest park

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Sierra Leone, one of Africa's poorest countries, today announced the establishment of Gola Rainforest National Park (GRNP), an area of forest home to chimpanzees, a key population of pygmy hippo, and hundreds of b...

New site is a match-maker for world’s endangered frogs

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New site is a match-maker for world’s endangered frogs

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A new initiative by the conservation group, Amphibian Ark, hopes to match lonely, vanishing frogs with a prince/princess to to save them. Dubbed FrogMatchMaker.com after online dating sites, the progra...