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07/19/2019 - 14:04
Alerts in place for states as far apart as New Mexico and Maine Climate crisis expected to make heatwaves the ‘new normal’ More than half the US was under excessive heat warnings on Friday amid a brutal heatwave – which experts warned could become the “new normal” because of the climate crisis. Related: Climate crisis: extremely hot days could double in US, study shows Continue reading...
07/19/2019 - 13:28
With fewer than 20 left in the South American country’s Gran Chaco forest – the big cats could be classed as a ‘non-human person’ Argentina’s supreme court has been asked to recognize the legal rights of the South American jaguar, of which fewer than 20 individuals remain alive in the country’s Gran Chaco region. The largest cat in the Americas once roamed the continent as far north as the Grand Canyon, but is now in decline across the entire western hemisphere. Continue reading...
07/19/2019 - 12:55
New radar technology allowed geoscientists to look at Greenland's dynamic ice-ocean interface that drives sea level rise.
07/19/2019 - 12:05
Campaigners say full consultation was not carried out before 2014 reopening of European-owned Fenix site Guatemala’s constitutional court has upheld a request from indigenous campaigners to suspend operations at one of the largest nickel mines in Central America, in a battle over the facility’s environmental impact. The court found in favour of an appeal brought by campaigners who claim the ministry of energy and mines failed to carry out a full consultation with local people when it decided, in 2016, to extend the licence for the Fenix mine. Continue reading...
07/19/2019 - 08:30
Firebugs in Russia, monkeys in India and penguin visitors in a New Zealand sushi shop Continue reading...
07/19/2019 - 06:45
At meeting of randomly selected Londoners there are differing views but a respectful tone In an airless library in north London, 56 people are trying to help fix not one global crisis but two. There are students and builders, a civil servant, an entrepreneur, a restaurateur, a support worker. There are immigrants and retirees and even a retired immigrant. This is Britain’s first climate assembly, a randomly selected panel of local people convened by the London borough of Camden to consider what can be done to confront the climate emergency. The jurors have been assembled to listen to briefings, pose questions, assess facts, debate and discuss, and then ultimately recommend action to Camden council. The big question before them is what action the district can take to limit global heating and its impact. Continue reading...
07/19/2019 - 06:45
Camden council officials say they intend to implement at least some of the panel’s ideas Britain’s first climate assembly culminates on Saturday when 56 north Londoners will decide on measures they want their council to enact to confront the climate crisis. Camden’s Citizens Assembly, convened to interrogate what locals, neighbourhoods and the council can do for the environment, is deliberating action that would reduce fossil fuel usage in homes and public buildings and on roads. Continue reading...
07/19/2019 - 03:34
Activists and residents demonstrate in Bermondsey in protest at pollution from lorries Extinction Rebellion protesters have blockaded the entrance to the construction of London’s £4.2bn super-sewer project as part of a fifth day of protests. About 50 activists – including mothers and children from the nearby Riverside primary school – began a blockade to halt concrete pouring at Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey, south-east London, at 7.30am on Friday. Continue reading...
07/19/2019 - 01:01
Our conditions have forced us to temper our expectations, but my friend and I won’t let them stop us pursuing what we love A breakaway is a cycling term that refers to an individual or a small group of cyclists who have successfully opened a gap ahead of the peloton, the main group of cyclists. On 21 July, two of us are plotting a breakaway from the disease that hangs over our daily lives by tackling one of the most challenging amateur cycling events. The Etape du Tour, which has been running since 1993, is a chance for amateur cyclists to test their mettle on a stage of the Tour de France, riding on the same routes and under the same conditions as the professionals. Continue reading...
07/19/2019 - 01:00
High numbers have reached UK in past six weeks and many of their offspring will emerge during Big Butterfly Count Wildlife lovers are being urged to help record the greatest influx of painted lady butterflies for a decade as part of the world’s largest butterfly survey. Unusually high numbers of the migratory butterfly have flown into Britain from continental Europe in the last six weeks and some of their offspring will emerge during the Big Butterfly Count, which starts on Friday. Continue reading...