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‘Bleak’ findings come from report at Cop27

We are in the fight of our lives and we are losing. Our planet is fast approaching tipping points that will make climate chaos irreversible. We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator,

Feel like the climate crisis is out of control? Here’s some good news

Climate action is being taken, but it is not enough. A new poll in 192 countries shows most people are worried about climate change and say it should be a priority for their government.

The Guardian looking at environmental matters at the beginning of July

The European Commission decided some gas and nuclear projects could be included in the EU taxonomy of environmentally sustainable economic activities, subject to certain conditions.

The Guardian looking at the headlights for the last week of June 2022

One of the questions at the end of June was: How will women’s physical, emotional and financial wellbeing fare in a nation with a maternal mortality crisis, sky-high health costs and a tattered social safety net?

How secret courts are helping fuel the climate crisis

The closed-door tribunals are the biggest threat to the Paris climate agreement.

We’re only beginning to learn how harmful this pervasive pollution is

Microplastic pollution has been detected in animal as well as human blood and is becoming an increasing problem.

We won’t cut meat-eating until we put the planet before profit

The massive impact of meat eating on the planet has only just begun. Science remains open to debate and branding advice that the overconsumption of meat is harmful as “extremist” or “alarmist”.

A silver lining from a class action suit years in the making

It is the most distressing story I have ever reported: generations of children poisoned by the toxic legacy of lead mining in Zambia and continuing today, which continues today. Reporting from the large town of Kabwe in 2017, I met Martin, a child whose dream of becoming a doctor will only ever be a dream,Continue reading “A silver lining from a class action suit years in the making”

How better animal welfare could stop millions of people dying

Preventing increasing rates of outbreaks of viruses, is feasible, especially if “primordial prevention issues, rather than just preparedness and rapid response” are addressed

Intensive agriculture and pesticides

Damian Carrington has been reporting on pesticides for more than a decade, but some revelations really stick in his mind. One was the discovery in 2013 of insecticide pollution in the ditches by Dutch fields that was so bad the water itself could have been used as an effective pest killer. Not surprisingly the impactContinue reading “Intensive agriculture and pesticides”