Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tag: England

UK government confirms ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton swabs

"So today I am taking action to turn the tide on plastic pollution, and ensure we leave our environment in a better state for future generations."

England’s fracking policy unlawful, High Court declares

"The acknowledgement from the Judge, that climate change is a valid concern for campaigners and councils facing fracking planning applications, is a big win."

First ‘Red’ level tremor at UK fracking site put legal pause...

Cuadrilla Resources was forced by law to pause operations at its site in Lancashire, England when a tremor with a magnitude of 0.8 took place in the area Friday morning.

Trump baby balloon: Why humor is such a powerful form of...

So humor, democratically conceived and expressed in ways such as a giant Trump balloon, allows our voice to be heard.

Wet wipes ban: UK takes another major step to fight plastic...

“As part of our 25-year environment plan we have pledged to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste and that includes single-use products that include plastic such as wet wipes.”

Sadiq Khan Overcomes Nasty Attacks From Conservatives, Becomes London’s First Muslim...

The Labour Party’s Sadiq Khan has just become London’s first Muslim mayor.

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Cheap renewables could make 90% of proposed gas power plants — and many pipelines...

Within 26 years, virtually all gas power plants will be economically obsolete in many states.

Over 800 climate strikes planned in U.S. on September 20th; Global Climate Strikes to...

5 days ahead of strikes, Activists of all ages, labor groups, faith leaders, businesses gear up for youth-led climate strikes in intergenerational demand for climate action

What George Carlin taught us about media propaganda by omission

George Carlin’s quip reminds us to demand the other score: the horrific cost of our unequal and unsustainable status quo.

Did Barack Obama bring us Donald Trump?

I read an analysis by Bert Wolfe about Barack Obama.  It made me sad to read it, even though it was perfectly...

Germany poised to spend nearly $50 billion on climate protections

The country will spend up to 40 billion euros to cushion the impact of abandoning coal.