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Rowan Williams urges UK universities to divest from fossil fuels

The former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has called on UK universities to follow the example of Cambridge and end their multimillion-pound investments in fossil fuels. Williams, the master of Magdalene college, Cambridge, said all universities had a duty to their students to create a “safer world”, and investing tens of millions of pounds in…

Young people resume global climate strikes calling for urgent action

School pupils, youth activists and communities around the world have turned out for a day of climate strikes, intended to underscore the urgency of the climate crisis even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Social distancing and other Covid-19 control measures dampened the protests, but thousands of activists posted on social media and took…

Drop the Shopping: Unraveling the Dark Side of Fast Fashion

It’s the partner we can never leave. It’s the toxic relationship we justify with pathetic excuses. Sale after sale and event after event, consumers set themselves on a hedonistic treadmill wherein every purchase leaves them with a harrowingly empty feeling, yet simultaneously encourages them to cruise through page after page, store after store, for more…

How to land a job protecting the planet: do the groundwork

With concerns about the climate crisis becoming more urgent, many are predicting major growth in jobs that involve protecting our environment. But with more graduates wanting those roles, it’s a really competitive sector. In fact, a single job in sustainability can attract as many as 200 applications, according to Shannon Houde, a sustainability careers adviser.…

College local weather strikers be part of Valentine’s Day protests throughout...

Striking students have joined Valentine’s Day rallies across the world as the protest movement attempts to ratchet up pressure on governments and companies before crunch UN climate talks in Glasgow later this year. In London, the young demonstrators held banners proclaiming “Roses are red, violets are blue, our Earth is burning and soon we will…

Lagos records initially rains in 2020

Lagos State has recorded the first rain of 2020 in the Akesan/Obadore area of the Igando/Ikotun Local Council Development Area. The rain which started at about 1.15 pm lasted about 20 minutes causing slight flooding on some streets of the Ebute Kekere Community. Already residents of the area have expressed concern over the early rain,…

Universities divesting from nonrenewable fuel sources have actually made history, however...

Today the student movement made history by announcing that more than half of UK universities have committed to divest from fossil fuel companies. Since 2012, students have campaigned to marginalise companies like Shell and BP which profit from climate breakdown. The campaign, supported by the National Union of Students,People & Planet and Students Organising for…

Secret Takeaways from the UN Environment Conference

The world takes on one of the most pressing issues of our time — the climate emergency — at COP25 in Madrid, Spain The following is a guest post by Dan Shepard, UN Communications Officer and Climate Communications Expert The Climate Conference in Madrid — COP25 — was an important opportunity for the world to develop solutions for addressing the climate emergency. While the…

One year to conserve the world: an easy guide to combating...

The impact of the climate crisis is all too visible. Bushfires have killed more than 20 people in south-eastern Australia and forced thousands more to flee their homes. Floods and storms have left hundreds dead and many more destitute in Argentina, Uruguay, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi. And in the UK, record temperatures were seen last…

Environment policies might remove $2.3 trn in business worth– Report

Activists from Extinction Rebellion attend a climate change protest on Gran Via street as COP25 climate summit is held in Madrid, Spain, December 7, 2019. PHOTO: Reuters Tighter government climate regulations by 2025 could wipe up to $2.3 trillion off the value of companies in industries ranging from fossil fuel producers to agriculture and carmakers,…

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