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  • Sinking Dutchman: world’s largest historical sailing fleet threatened by Covid-19 15th July 2020
    Lockdown is keeping ships in port – and as bankruptcy looms for many skippers, an ‘irreplaceable’ part of the Netherlands’ maritime heritage is at riskIf it weren’t for Covid-19, Sven Timmann would be sailing the relatively calm inland waters of the Netherlands with groups of schoolchildren, businesspeople and families. Instead, his ship, the Ambiance – […]
  • UK energy efficiency push offers just a third of the investment needed, says report 15th July 2020
    IPPR says 12m homes will need to be refitted to meet net-zero targets but £3bn earmarked is not nearly enoughThe government’s new plans to upgrade the energy efficiency of homes will make only a fraction of the progress needed to help the UK meet its legally binding climate targets, according to a new study.A report […]
  • UK government planning new green investment bank 15th July 2020
    Move to help finance climate ambitions follows calls from campaigners and economists The UK government is poised to reveal plans for a new state-backed green bank to help finance Britain’s climate ambitions, three years after ministers agreed to sell the UK’s Green Investment Bank.Kwasi Kwarteng, the energy minister, said that he expects the government to […]
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  • Country diary: heathers and restless grasses are arresting 15th July 2020
    Blanchland moor, Northumberland: For the first time in months, I am standing on open heathland with nothing above me but skyMy daily walk during four months of coronavirus lockdown took me only as far as the end of a lane where I could see distant North Pennine fell tops. Today, I am standing on open […]
  • Country diary: the solid gatekeeper of an ancient woodland 13th July 2020
    Haydon Bridge, Northumberland: A Scots pine stands over the entrance of this sheltered green haven as we tread quietly insideA line of wind-bent hawthorns marks the boundary of this upland field. Pale micro moths fly up from the grass as we walk past newly shorn sheep. From the bright light of this open land, it’s […]
  • Country diary: mighty oaks have sprung from the work of the lively jay 11th July 2020
    Talsarnau, Gwynedd: This colourful bird in collecting and hiding acorns is surely responsible for large tracts of oakwood throughout BritainThe rackety magpie family has moved home, from the ivy bush to a tall cypress with a dying ash tree beside it. I can see the convenience of this. The ash branches are perfect lookout posts […]

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  • Bushfire royal commission told coronavirus could stop firefighters helping interstate next fire season 15th July 2020
    Firefighters saw conditions ‘we haven’t seen before’ in 2019-20, Shane Fitzsimmons tells inquiryThe bushfires royal commission has been told the ongoing coronavirus crisis could mean firefighters cannot travel interstate to help battle blazes during the next fire season.The senior counsel assisting the commission, Dominique Hogan-Doran SC, said on Wednesday the extreme conditions experienced during 2019-20 […]
  • UK energy efficiency push offers just a third of the investment needed, says report 15th July 2020
    IPPR says 12m homes will need to be refitted to meet net-zero targets but £3bn earmarked is not nearly enoughThe government’s new plans to upgrade the energy efficiency of homes will make only a fraction of the progress needed to help the UK meet its legally binding climate targets, according to a new study.A report […]
  • Nature-led coronavirus recovery could create $10tn a year, says WEF 15th July 2020
    Report says 400m jobs could be created, and warns there will be ‘no jobs on a dead planet’Tackling the global nature crisis could create 400m jobs and $10tn (£8tn) in business value each year by 2030, according to a report published by the World Economic Forum.The report warns that when the world recovers from the […]

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