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- GALLERY: Top 10 sustainability stories in June 2015 June 30, 2015June has been a month of major investments, policy change and landmark decisions. Take a look back at the month's major stories with our most-read sustainability stories in edie's gallery round up.
- Virgin Atlantic decouples profitability from carbon June 30, 2015Virgin Atlantic has cut its carbon intensity by 2% in the past year thanks its growing fleet of fuel-efficient aircraft.
- Obama to Attenborough: 'We're not moving fast enough on climate change' June 29, 2015US President Barack Obama has admitted to Sir David Attenborough that the US is "not moving as fast as we need to" in its efforts to tackle climate change.
- Bill Gates: Next-gen renewable tech could be solution to climate change June 29, 2015Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has called for international Governments to triple R&D funding for renewable technologies in order to find a 'magic solution' to climate change.
- Report: Ratings agencies ignoring financial risks of climate change June 25, 2015Financial ratings agencies such as Moody's and S&P could be repeating the mistakes of the financial crisis by failing to account for the risks of climate change, a new report has warned.
- Climate change 'could destroy 50 years of medical progress' June 23, 2015The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the past 50 years of medical progress, a new report from an influential British medical journal has warned.
- Government must explain removal of support for onshore wind, advisers say June 30, 2015Lords Deben and Krebs say end of subsidies is political step by government, which must explain cost and what will be done instead to meet targetsThe government must explain how its withdrawal of support from onshore windfarms will affect the cost of meeting greenhouse gas emissions targets, and urgently set out plans for alternative electricity generation, i […]Fiona Harvey
- North York Moors mineral mine set to get go-ahead June 30, 2015Promising to create over 1,000 jobs and pump £1bn-plus into the UK economy, the scheme has won over many locals but angered environmentalistsOne of the biggest developments in a UK national park in living memory could get the go-ahead on Tuesday if councillors approve plans for a £1.7bn mineral mine under the North York Moors.Following Lancashire council’s s […]Helen Pidd Northern editor
- UN climate talks moving at snail's pace, says Ban Ki-moon June 29, 2015Pace of negotiations for a climate deal in Paris later this year is too slow, says UN secretary general, as China says it will shortly submit its carbon pledgeNegotiations for a deal to fight climate change were moving at a “snail’s pace”, the United Nations chief, Ban Ki-Moon, told a high-level meeting on Monday.A promise from China – the world’s biggest ca […]Suzanne Goldenberg
- Fracking application rejected by Lancashire county council June 29, 2015Anti-fracking campaigners visibly delighted as councillors reject Cuadrilla’s application to drill for shale gas at Preston New RoadLancashire county council has rejected a planning application by shale gas explorer Cuadrilla to frack in the county, in a major blow to what would have been the UK’s biggest round of fracking so far.Hundreds of anti-fracking ca […]Adam Vaughan
- US supreme court strikes down Obama's EPA limits on mercury pollution June 29, 2015Justices invalidate new rules in move that could make Environmental Protection Agency more vulnerable to challenges to new regulations on carbon emissions The US supreme court struck down new rules for America’s biggest air polluters on Monday, dealing a blow to the Obama administration’s efforts to set limits on the amount of mercury, arsenic and other toxi […]Suzanne Goldenberg and Raya Jalabi in New York
- Glastonbury organisers: keep the spirit of the festival – make it vegetarian June 29, 2015170,000 people could come to an event that proudly proclaims itself meat- and fish-free. Wouldn’t it be great for Glastonbury to be able to say ‘no animals were harmed during the making of this festival?’We are trained in consumption from the first glimmers of consciousness. Wherever we look, we are bombarded by exhortations to develop new, unmet needs; to a […]George Monbiot
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- Dance For The Climate November 11, 2009In August 2009 over 10.000 people danced for the climate on the Ostend Beach in Belgium. By joining this global movement and adding your own dance video to this site, you make your own statement that we have to act now on climate change. read more
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- Our Successes August 11, 2009Our campaigns get noticed and without us Scotland would not have many of the environmental successes we have today. Share buttons: No buttons read more
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- Fracking victory in Lancashire!A significant battle in the war against fracking was won by campaigners in northern England on Monday June 29.
- The USA used NGOs in former USSR republics to recruit Muslim students for ISISISIS terrorist grouping, now the major threat to international stability, sticks to successfully recruiting new combatants into its ranks. They are not only Muslims of Middle East origin but also European Muslims and young people from former USSR republics, the latter being the main source of new recruits to ISIS at present time.
- "Back To Work Therapy, Is No Therapy At All"On the 26th of June 2015, members of the Mental Health Resistance Network and Blac Banner Collective @blacbanner disrupted the launch party of the so called Living Well Hub in Streatham Job Centre. Many believe that having therapists in the JobCentre Plus will only lead to further sanctions and targeting of the most vulnerable in our society. For further bac […]
- International Art and Social Consciousness: Rejecting ‘Endless Lines and SquaresDespite all the contemporary global interconnectedness, the lack of an international social consciousness among artists (whose work is linked only by its sameness and market-ready designs and styles) evokes frustration in the politically conscious critic and commentator.
- Meersbrook B&M Bargains Workfare Protest #BandMDayofActionThere was a protest outside B&M Bargains on Chesterfield Road, Meersbrook, Sheffield on 27th June 2015 as part of the National Day of Action organised by Boycott Workfare.
- Press release: New eel passes installed on the Bedford Ouse June 29, 2015The eel passes have been installed at sluices between St Ives and Houghton. Eel stocks have been identified as ‘critically low’ in Europe and installation of these new passes should help more of them to get past structures in the Bedford Ouse and on upstream. Helping eels on their fantastic journey Juvenile eels (Leptocephali) start their fantastic journey i […]
- Press release: 1,000 trees planted at Houghton Trout stream June 29, 2015Up to 1,000 trees have been planted on the banks of the Houghton Trout stream, part of the river Ouse, which is an important refuge for many fish species. Shade created by the trees and from erecting fences will help reduce the chances of the river becoming too warm for freshwater wildlife as the result of a changing climate. Trees have been planted as part […]
- Press release: Fish survey reveals huge variety in River Thames June 26, 2015The survey found dace, smelt and common bream, as well as marine species such as sea bass and flounder. A variety of invertebrates, which are an important food source, and some rare and unexpected fish, such as pogges were also discovered. Specialist fisheries teams surveyed fish populations at 8 locations on the tidal Thames, between Gravesend and Richmond, […]
- Press release: Caught – hook, line and sinker June 26, 2015The men were caught without rod licences during Environment Agency fisheries enforcement patrols in Essex and Norfolk, and earlier this week, received fines at court. Leszek Kocurek, 56, of McLeod Road, London, was found guilty of fishing without a rod licence on 19th October 2014 at Hanningfield Reservoir, Essex. Colchester Magistrates fined him £165, order […]
- Press release: First spawned salmon found in River Dearne for 150 years June 26, 2015A major engineering project helping salmon return to what was once one of Britain’s most polluted river systems, has achieved a historic success after a young salmon was discovered in the River Dearne, South Yorkshire. An Environment Agency fish survey team spotted the 14cm juvenile when carrying out routine checks last week. The discovery is the first evide […]
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