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  • Expanding national parks not enough to protect nature, say scientists
    on 2022-01-19 at 07:30 at 07:30

    ‘Urgent’ coordinated action to tackle overconsumption, farming subsidies and the climate crisis also needed to halt biodiversity lossExpanding national parks and protected areas will not be enough to halt the destruction of nature, warn leading scientists, who say urgent action on overconsumption, harmful subsidies and the climate crisis is also required to halt biodiversity loss.Governments are expected to commit to a Paris-style agreement for nature at Cop15 in Kunming, China, later this year, with targets that include protecting at least 30% of the oceans and land by 2030. Continue reading…

  • I study crowds – that’s why I know the police and crime bill will make us less safe | Stephen Reicher
    on 2022-01-18 at 15:43 at 15:43

    Priti Patel’s crackdown on peaceful protesters ignores all the evidence about how to handle large demonstrationsOn the first day of 2022 – the hottest New Year’s Day on record – Priti Patel announced that cracking down on eco protesters would be one of her priorities for the year.It wasn’t simply rhetoric. The police, crime, sentencing and courts bill for England and Wales being debated in parliament provides the police with a dramatic extension to their powers to stop or constrain protest. It even contains a provision allowing police to fine protesters for inadvertent breaches of restrictions they “ought” to have known about. Continue reading…

  • BlackRock’s Larry Fink: climate policies are about profits, not being ‘woke’
    on 2022-01-18 at 13:14 at 13:14

    Investment fund manager says firms that do not plan for a carbon-free future risk being left behindLarry Fink, the chief executive of BlackRock, the world’s biggest investment fund manager, said pushing climate policies was about profits, not being “woke”.In his annual letter to CEOs , Fink said businesses, cities and countries that do not plan for a carbon-free future risked being left behind. He argued that the pursuit of long-term returns was the main driver behind climate policies, after being criticised for seeking to influence companies. Continue reading…

  • Northern Ireland could become ‘dirty corner of Europe’, say campaigners
    on 2022-01-18 at 13:05 at 13:05

    Country’s commitments ‘significantly less ambitious’ than those of England, Scotland and Wales Continue reading…

  • How Exxon is using an unusual law to intimidate critics over its climate denial
    on 2022-01-18 at 11:00 at 11:00

    America’s largest oil firm claims its history of publicly denying the climate crisis is protected by the first amendmentExxonMobil is attempting to use an unusual Texas law to target and intimidate its critics, claiming that lawsuits against the company over its long history of downplaying and denying the climate crisis violate the US constitution’s guarantees of free speech.The US’s largest oil firm is asking the Texas supreme court to allow it to use the law, known as rule 202, to pursue legal action against more than a dozen California municipal officials. Exxon claims that in filing lawsuits against the company over its role in the climate crisis, the officials are orchestrating a conspiracy against the firm’s first amendment rights. Continue reading…

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