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Do whatever it takes to limit climate change, says global population

Some 63% of the global population think world leaders should ‘do whatever it takes’ to limit climate change and a further 26% want to see ambitious action, according to a new poll. Over 10,000 people in 79 countries were questioned about their views on climate change and the actions...


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Poll: over a quarter of Brits don’t believe climate change is a serious problem

A new survey has revealed that China’s population is most likely to support strong action on climate change, while the US and Britain are at the bottom of the list. The findings suggest that over a quarter of Brits think climate change is not a serious problem. The poll...


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Celebrations for 2015 World Oceans Day kick off

People from across the world are celebrating the oceans on June 8, World Oceans Day, with various initiatives to raise awareness on the crucial role healthy oceans play for the planet and human survival. Celebrations include workshops on sustainable fisheries in Europe, beach cleaning up in Dubai and restoration...


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G7 leaders to discuss climate change goals

Leaders of G7 countries have gathered in the Bavarian Alps to discuss a series of issues – including an agreement on rising global temperatures ahead of UN meeting in Paris later this year. Leaders of the UK, US, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and Canada started the meeting on Sunday...


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Deadly Brazilian spider found in Aldi’s bananas

A family in Warwickshire has been forced to flee home after finding a cocoon of Brazilian wandering spider in a bunch of bananas. Keith Hobbs and wife Laura with their kids had to leave their home in Nuneaton, Warwickshire after finding what appeared to be the nest of the...


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Global warming has not slowed down, say US scientist

A new study has refuted claims that global temperature increases have been slowing down in recent years. US scientists argue that the rate of global warming has been as fast, or faster, in the last 15 years when compared to the latter half of the 20th century. Data from...


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Paper giant APRIL commits to end deforestation in Indonesia

Major producer of pulp and paper APRIL has announced a new ‘Sustainable Forest Management Plan’ to implement conservation measures that would help cut deforestation in Indonesia and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cutting trees. Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd. (APRIL) – Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper producer –...


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Marine assessment finds ‘major’ overfishing threat in Europe

An assessment from the IUCN warns that European marine fish species are threatened with extinction due to overfishing. While some species are recovering, the threat in European waters is described as “major”. In total, 7.5% of all European marine fish species are threatened and the figure is much higher...


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Report: building climate resilience essential to business survival

A new report argues that businesses need to begin building their climate resilience if they are to survive in the future. The paper explains that $200 billion (£130bn) of investments will be needed each year globally to combat $1 trillion (£650bn) of losses from climate impacts within the next...


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MEPs reject 1.6 million signatures from European initiative Stop Vivisection

The European Commission has rejected the Stop Vivisection initiative, which had collected over a million signatures from all European countries to demand the end of animal testing in Europe. The initiative had the aim to question the role and utility of animal testing for human medicines and proposed a...


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Three quarters of business leaders recognise direct climate risks

Over three quarters of global businesses leaders recognise the bottom line risks from the direct impacts of climate change, according to a new report from the Carbon Trust. However, the paper notes that many businesses are failing to have a clear vision of how they will adapt considering sustainability...


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Ban Ki-Moon calls on governments to invest in low-carbon industry

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has said that civil society movements are vital to reaching fair and sustainable climate targets at the Paris conference in December. Ban Ki-Moon said that governments should invest wisely in low-carbon technology if world leaders are to work together to avoid the disastrous consequences...


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Tanzania elephant slump blamed on poaching

Poaching is likely to be the cause of the rapid decline in the Tanzanian elephant population, officials have said, pledging action on “slaughterhouse”. Tanzanian authorities promised action on Monday against poachers who are slaughtering elephants in their thousands for illegal ivory. Figures released by the East African nation’s department...


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Extreme weather in UK and US linked to Arctic ice loss

Rapid ice loss in the Arctic region has been linked to extreme weather conditions – including snowstorms in the US and flooding in the UK – according to a new study. Warming in the Arctic region is directly responsible for extreme weather events witnessed in recent years, with scientists...


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Global Transition movement conference to come to the UK in September

Totnes in Devon is expected to welcome hundreds of Transitioners from all over the world in September to share ideas and progress about reduction of energy consumption and waste, food growing and other core issues for the Transition Movement. The event will take place in Totnes, Devon on September...



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