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As a scholastic, should I stress over my conference carbon footprint?|Sophia...

The other day, as I boarded a budget airline plane to attend a conference in Spain, I was overcome with a feeling I’ve come to recognise: carbon-footprint guilt. As a PhD student, this would be my first international conference, an exciting chance to meet fellow researchers in my field – feminism and gender studies –…

School environment strikes anticipated to be biggest yet– as it took...

9.02am EDT 09:02 Closing summary We’re going to close down this live blog now. Thanks for reading and commenting – here’s a summary of the afternoon’s events: • Hundreds of thousands of children and young people walked out of lessons around the world on Friday, with strikes in more than 1,400 cities in more than…

Most current worldwide school environment strikes anticipated to beat turnout record

Hundreds of thousands of children and young people are walking out of lessons around the world on Friday as the school strike movement continues to snowball. Climate strikes are planned in more than 1,400 cities in more than 110 countries. Organisers say the number of young people taking part is set to top the 1.4…

Cambridge University accepts check out nonrenewable fuel source divestment strategy

The former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has welcomed an “urgent change” by Cambridge University, after it agreed to provide fully costed plans setting out how it could divest multibillion-pound endowments from fossil fuel corporations. The university’s management accepted a motion, known as a grace, which urged Cambridge to “set out fully the advantages and…

Journal of an environment researcher: ‘I see a mess of damaged...

4 April, 1.35pm As the Twin Otter plane engines roar into action, the familiar sound triggers a tingle of excitement in my stomach: I’m out on fieldwork. We are the European Space Agency (ESA) land ice ground team. Our goal is to make measurements of the snow density and layering on the Greenland ice sheet.…

Greta Thunberg backs environment basic strike to require leaders to act

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, has given her support for a general strike for the climate, saying the student movement she inspired needs more support from older generations to ensure politicians keep their promises under the Paris agreement. Speaking at a public event in London as Extinction Rebellion protests continued in the capital,…

Trainees bring fresh wave of environment strikes to UK streets

Thousands of students and activists have taken to the streets of more than 50 British towns and cities demanding urgent action on climate change for the third time in as many months. The organisers of the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement said “sizeable events” took place in London, Sheffield, Manchester and Brighton, among other towns…

Researchers to take 1.5m-year-old ice samples for environment research study

Scientists are planning to extract ice samples from more than 1.5m years ago in a bid to discover more about our ancient climate – and hopefully learn more about our future climate. The Beyond Epica project plans to extract samples from the bottom of a 2.75km-thick ice sheet in East Antarctica. The ice cores will…

Protecting a future for liberal arts: the hint remains in the...

Your editorial in defence of the humanities (13 March) is well timed and well argued. The UK needs the contribution of Stem graduates and that made by graduates with knowledge, skills and understanding gained through study of the humanities and wider social sciences. And geography, a subject that is a humanity, a social science and…

Trainees around the globe go on environment strike– video

School and university students in more than 100 countries have gone on strike to demand that politicians take urgent action on climate change. The coordinated protests were organised on social media under the Fridays for Future banner and inspired by the 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who is in her 30th week of striking on Fridays.

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