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Third of tropical African plants set to go extinct, study suggests
by Harry Cockburn on 21st November 2019 at 6:27 pm
Continental assessment of over 22,000 plants reveals dire situation for flora 'critical to earth's ecosystems'
Half of the world's donkey population could be killed in next five years amid surge in demand for Chinese medicine
by Harry Cockburn on 21st November 2019 at 3:13 pm
Demand for a so-called 'health product' eijao made from the animal's skins is soaring
Greta Thunberg lookalike photo from 1898 prompts confusion: 'She's a time traveller sent to save us'
by Peter Stubley on 21st November 2019 at 2:49 pm
'Maybe she was sent back to key moments in history to stop climate change'
Landsec, Avara Foods and CDSB confirmed for edie's TCFD best-practice webinar
on 21st November 2019 at 12:40 pm
Experts from Avara Foods, Landsec and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) will discuss how businesses should interact with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFDs) to improve sustainability, as part of a webinar taking […]
CPRE responds to Labour party manifesto
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Jane Seymour) on 21st November 2019 at 12:04 pm
CPRE, the countryside charity, welcomes the ambitious commitments in the Labour Party manifesto, published today, laying out plans to address the housing crisis. CPRE is calling for significant investment in genuinely affordable homes in Our Countryside: a manifesto for the […]
Coldplay to pause touring until concerts are 'environmentally beneficial'
on 21st November 2019 at 11:20 am
The band won't go on a world tour until they can make their concerts "environmentally beneficial".
Poet laureate Simon Armitage launches award for nature poems
on 21st November 2019 at 11:01 am
Simon Armitage hopes the Laurel Prize will promote discussion about "our environmental predicament".
Extinction Rebellion founder told he is 'not welcome' in movement after Holocaust comments
by Chris Baynes on 21st November 2019 at 10:16 am
Roger Hallam could face expulsion after claiming Nazi genocide of six million Jews was 'almost a normal event'
SpaceX Starship prototype blows its top
on 21st November 2019 at 9:38 am
The US company's new rocket prototype experiences a major failure during pressurisation testing.
Australia fires: Sea of fire races across field near Adelaide
on 21st November 2019 at 3:20 am
Bushfires have hit areas near Adelaide and created a smoky haze blanketing the city.
A third of tropical African plants face extinction
on 21st November 2019 at 12:44 am
An assessment shows rapid loss of trees, shrubs and herbs in countries such as Ethiopia and Tanzania.
Brown bear attacks: Deaths spark fear in Romania
on 21st November 2019 at 12:11 am
Three men die in little over a month in Romania, home to Europe's biggest brown bear population.
Diving to save Indonesia's coral reefs from plastic
on 21st November 2019 at 12:03 am
Tenia Lestari leads a network of volunteer divers who clear rubbish from the coral reefs and recycle what they find.
Whitbread to remove 'unnecessary' single-use plastics from premises by 2025
on 21st November 2019 at 12:01 am
Hospitality firm Whitbread has pledged to rid all 800 of its UK hotels and restaurants of unnecessary single-use plastics by 2025, and has called on other UK firms to do the same.
CPRE responds to the Liberal Democrat election manifesto
by email@example.com (Jane Seymour) on 20th November 2019 at 1:58 pm
CPRE, the countryside charity, welcomes measures to tackle the climate emergency outlined in the Liberal Democrat Manifesto published today. In ‘Our Countryside: a manifesto for the next government’, published earlier this month, CPRE called for the next […]
Climate change: China coal surge threatens Paris targets
on 20th November 2019 at 12:18 pm
China is adding coal power equivalent to the EU's entire generating capacity.
'We're in a deep hole': Fossil fuel production on track to exceed safe climate change limits by 120%
by Harry Cockburn on 20th November 2019 at 11:56 am
'This report shows just how big the disconnect is between Paris temperature goals and countries' plans and policies for coal, oil, and gas production,' says scientist
Sustainable Business Covered podcast: The Net-Zero November business relay
on 20th November 2019 at 9:25 am
Episode 75 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast lands during edie's Net-Zero November and delivers five exclusive interviews with energy and sustainability experts from the likes of National Trust, Costa and Yorkshire Water to discuss how businesses can transition to […]
We need schools to lead a values revolution
by Green Alliance blog on 20th November 2019 at 7:00 am
This post is by Natasha Parker, Global Action Plan’s head of wellbeing and consumerism Young people are growing up in an unprecedented time of hyper-consumerism, where ubiquitous advertising compels them to be preoccupied with how they look, what they own and to chase […]
Musicians 'have to be proactive' on climate change
on 20th November 2019 at 6:56 am
Emma Banks puts on tours for some of the world's biggest musicians - but says they need to change.
Net-Zero November: edie launches net-zero for business guide
on 20th November 2019 at 3:00 am
Organisations looking to understand the various issues surrounding the hot topic of net-zero, and how it can be applied to their businesses, now have access to a crucial new edie Explains guide, which breaks down everything you need-to-know on the topic.
TODAY AT 2PM: Energy efficiency 2.0 webinar for Net-Zero November
on 20th November 2019 at 12:00 am
Shai Guness, compliance and CSR manager at Direct Line Group, has been confirmed for edie's next webinar, which will take place on Wednesday 20 November at 2pm (GMT) and will focus on the role of energy efficiency in delivering net-zero.
Koala rescued from fire in Australia
on 19th November 2019 at 10:08 pm
Bushfires are spreading across Australia's east coast, ravaging the marsupial's main habitat.
Ash dieback: Genetic resistance offers new hope over 'unstoppable' disease expected to kill 70 per cent of species
by Harry Cockburn on 19th November 2019 at 3:45 pm
Loss of millions of mature trees in Britain forecast to have bigger economic impact that 2001 foot-and-mouth disease outbreak
Supernova 1987A: 'Blob' hides long-sought remnant from star blast
on 19th November 2019 at 1:59 pm
A three-decades-long search may finally have located the hot object left behind by a famous supernova.
New hope for one of world's most endangered reptiles
on 19th November 2019 at 10:29 am
The discovery of baby crocodiles in a river in Nepal is raising hopes for the future of the gharial.
Countryside-loving millennials will vote to save green spaces, new research shows
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Calum McGregor) on 19th November 2019 at 9:39 am
Countryside-loving millennials could swing the General Election in favour of the political party that has policies most likely to protect and enhance the countryside. A new poll commissioned by CPRE, the countryside charity, reveals that: • Overall, 60% of people […]
A less is more approach will be better for hill farmers and the environment
by Green Alliance blog on 19th November 2019 at 7:00 am
This post is by Tom Lancaster, head of land, seas and climate at the RSPB; Ellie Brodie, senior policy manager at The Wildlife Trusts; and Marcus Gilleard, senior policy programme manager at the National Trust. At a time when many in farming communities will be […]
Attenborough: People have shown they care about plastic pollution
on 19th November 2019 at 4:08 am
Sir David Attenborough says people's response to plastic pollution has been encouraging
Attenborough: World 'changing habits' on plastic
on 19th November 2019 at 12:37 am
"I think we're all shifting our behaviour," the BBC broadcaster says as he wins a prestigious award.
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