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4 September headlines
China and Indian leaders said to skip UN climate summit
The top leaders of China and India aren’t planning to attend this month’s UN summit on climate change, signalling tepid support for a global pact to cut greenhouse gases among two of the largest emitters. Bloomberg.
Reserves and park not enough to protect nature – David Attenborough
Nature reserves and national parks are not enough to prevent a catastrophic decline in nature, David Attenborough has told politicians, businesses leaders and conservations, saying that every space in Britain must be used to help wildlife. Guardian.
Warning over vulnerability of soil carbon to warming
The huge stores of carbon locked in the world’s soils are more vulnerable to rising temperatures than previously thought. Researchers found that microbes in the soils were more likely to enhance the release of CO2 in a warming world. BBC.
FTSE 100 hits highest level since 2000
London’s blue chip index hit a 14-year high on Wednesday after new figures showed Britain’s services industry strongly accelerated last month. The FTSE 100 jumped by as much as 1% to 6898.62, the highest level since the dotcom bubble burst in 2000. Telegraph.
Stop Zoo Lates parties, Peta, RSPCA and animal charities tell London zoo
London zoo should shut down its late night parties because they are threatening animal welfare, say the RSPCA, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals and five other animal charities. Concerns have been raised over the impact on animals’ sleep and stress levels. Guardian.
Fuel plan ‘could slash greenhouse gases’ – claim – Telegraph
‘Let poor countries cut down forests’ – The Times
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