Thursday, June 17, 2021

Tag: UK

British Airways nearly as polluting as all vans on UK roads...

Possible is calling for a “progressive tax” on aviation such as a frequent flyer levy that would increase taxes on flights the more someone flies in a given year.

UK judge denies US request to extradite Assange

“I find that the mental condition of Mr. Assange is such that it would be oppressive to extradite him to the United States of America.”

UK regulators give okay to use psychedelic drug to treat depression...

"We think this could be a treatment for a number of depressive disorders besides major depression, including PTSD, treatment-resistant depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and possibly some types of substance abuse."

UK proposes ban on live animal exports for slaughter

"Today marks a major step forward in delivering on our manifesto commitment to end live exports for slaughter."

UK halts fracking, effective immediately

"Fracking moratorium is thanks to years and years and years of work by local communities, campaigners and fierce political pressure."

Protests across Britain against Johnson’s suspension of parliament

“We're fighting for democracy and for a society that works for the 99 percent, not the elites that Trump and Johnson serve.”

UK’s only fracking site stops work after two earthquakes in less...

“Even small vibrations at ground level can be the sign of far more damaging impacts deep underground.”

Scotland generates enough wind energy to power itself twice

“These are amazing figures, Scotland’s wind energy revolution is clearly continuing to power ahead.”

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."

Fracking filthy fuel

England is the only country within the UK where fracking is currently allowed.

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New Space Force laboratory opens: A breakdown on space warfare ‘autonomy’

“The U.S. imperial war project, now marching headlong into the heavens, is on autopilot."

Federal workers to receive Friday off to observe Juneteenth

“This is an important step forward for our country.”

Why democracies in G7 & NATO should reject US leadership

Ordinary people in other countries are right to be wary of the Pied Piper of American “leadership,” but their rulers should be too.

How clean water is linked with environmental and human health

When the world works together, a brighter and greener future is possible.

Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.