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EU Earth Overshoot Day

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Today (10 May 2019) marks the date by which humanity would have exhausted nature’s annual budget if everybody in the world lived like EU residents, according to a new report by WWF and Global Footprint Network.... Read full article

An Ecological Emergency

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The world’s leading scientists are warning that ‘transformative changes’ are needed to restore and protect the world’s natural ecosystems, and that the current global response to the biodiversity crisis is insufficient.... Read full article

A Climate Manifesto

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The day before Parliament votes on declaring a climate emergency (on 01 May), Greenpeace has produced a climate manifesto listing 134 actions the government should take immediately to keep UK decarbonisation efforts in line with climate science.... Read full article

The Population Problem

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Environmentalist Jonathon Porritt OBE is set to call for people to stop having large families, claiming it is a driver of the current extinction crisis, and that the rapid growth in population has been one of the ‘fundamental drivers’ of species loss... Read full article

The Fishing Net Sunglasses

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A Cornish start-up, Waterhaul, has launched a range of sunglasses produced from 100% recycled fishing nets. The social enterprise intercepts plastic from our oceans and transforms it into high-quality, functional products for adventure... Read full article

Countdown to Earth Day 2019

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On 22 April 1970, 20 million Americans took to streets, parks, and auditoriums to protest environmental degradation. This first Earth Day sparked the creation of the EPA and passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.... Read full article

Decline of the British Oak

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Oak trees have long had a reputation for supporting a range of biodiversity – but research published this week has uncovered just how many species depend on the British oak to survive.... Read full article

#OneforOne

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Today (15 April), Plastic Patrol is launching #oneforone – a campaign asking people to ‘snap and map’ pollution using the Plastic Patrol app. The goal is to log one million pieces of plastic waste – one for every marine creature killed each year... Read full article

Returning Land to Forests

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New research from Harvard University demonstrates that the UK would be able to sustain itself and help meet the Paris Agreement by returning a portion of land used for animal agriculture back to forest.... Read full article

Pole to Pole

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Yesterday (11 April), Greenpeace launched one of its biggest ever expeditions – an almost year-long pole-to-pole voyage from the Arctic to the Antarctic. The goal is to highlight the threats facing the oceans & to campaign for a Global Ocean Treaty.... Read full article

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