Earth’s climate monsters could be unleashed as temperatures rise | Graham Readfearn

As a UN panel prepares a report on 1.5C global warming, researchers warn of the risks of ignoring feedback effects This week, hundreds of scientists and government officials from more than 190 countries have been buzzing around a go well above 3C. Were already at 1C of warming, so the…

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Single use plastic bottles banned from half marathon in London

Runners will not be able to refill bottles, with water distributed in pouches made from seaweed instead The capitals first marathon event pledging to be completely free of single use plastic drinks bottles is to take place in north-west London. The half Ooho, water in biodegradable sachets made from a…

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A road full of bottlenecks: Dutch cycle path is made of plastic waste

First path entirely made of recycled bottles, cups and packaging opens in Zwolle The worlds first plastic bicycle path made of recycled bottles, cups and packaging has opened in the Netherlands, as part of a pilot that could see similar roads open up across the country. The 30-metre path, made…

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Turtles Come Back To Indian Beach For The First Time In 20 Years After Worlds Biggest Clean Up, Prove We Can Make A Difference

However, a recent study of 299 nesting sites in diverse locations around the world has shown a significant increase in sea turtle nests, indicating that numbers of these magnificent creatures may be making a remarkable comeback from the brink of extinction. This is wonderful news, especially as the research team…

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Fall of the ‘Frack Master’: apostle who briefed parliament lands in Texas jail

MPs and outlets including the Guardian listened to Chris Faulkner on fracking. He is now under arrest for fraud The self-appointed evangelist of the Texas fracking boom launched into a jargon-laced monologue, prompting the chairman of the UK parliaments David TC Davies, Conservative MP for Monmouth. So you may need…

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Why Diesel Cars Are Spoiling Your Summer

Europeans aren’t just sweating through the long, hot summer. City dwellers may be coughing and wheezing more, too. Diesel vehicles, which still command nearly half the market for new cars, are left with barely any pollution controls when temperatures soar above 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit), according to France’s Petroleum…

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Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels

Bill passed by parliament means more than 300m shares in coal, oil, peat and gas will be sold as soon as practicable The Republic of Ireland will become the worlds first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in…

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Starbucks Pumps the Brakes in Its Home Market

Americans' long-running joke about a Starbucks on every corner may be nearing its end. The coffee behemoth is retrenching in its home market as it contends with sales growth that Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson acknowledges isn’t fast enough. The cafe chain Source: Company data, Bloomberg Note: Data is for fiscal…

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Trump and Kim Can Learn a Thing or Two From Singapore

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are spending such a short amount of time in Singapore this week. Maybe they should stick around longer to see what makes its economy tick. Singapore is an especially wealthy nation, with a per capita income of bonuses attached…

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Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals study

Groundbreaking assessment of all life on Earth reveals humanitys surprisingly tiny part in it as well as our disproportionate impact Humankind is revealed as simultaneously insignificant and utterly dominant in the grand scheme of life on Earth by a groundbreaking new assessment of all life on the planet. The worlds…

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