Thursday, May 28, 2020

Tag: UK

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.

“Don’t Panic!” Theresa May’s Brexit plan and the continuing trials of...

A dangerous agenda especially for corporations and the wealthy who may finally have to pay their fair share.

Progressive Briefing for Monday, July 16, 2018

12 Russian intelligence officers indicted for election interference, the royal family snubs Trump, 28 civilians killed by U.S.-led bombing in Syria, and more.

UK goes 55 hours without coal power, breaking record

In January, the UK government announced plans to phase out coal generation by 2025.

UK pledges £61.4 million to fight ocean plastics

"This week we will look closely at how we can tackle the many threats to the health of the world's oceans, including the scourge of marine plastic pollution."

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4 Minnesota cops fired after appearing to kill handcuffed man on video

Recorded on cellphone video physically abusing a handcuffed and motionless man for several minutes, four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday for needlessly causing...

The billionaire governor who’s been sued dozens of times for millions in unpaid bills

Gov. Jim Justice is West Virginia’s richest man. Over the last three decades, lawsuits over unpaid bills have cost his constellation of companies more than $128 million in judgments and settlements.

Bernie Sanders introduces Paycheck Security Act to protect millions of employees during coronavirus pandemic

“Without aggressive action to help workers keep their jobs and businesses stay open, we risk an economic disaster that could take decades to repair.”

Survey shows 1 in 5 teachers—citing COVID-19 concerns—likely won’t return to US schools this...

"Though Americans are optimistic about a return to in-person learning, there is angst among teachers, parents, and America at large about how to keep our schools safe if the virus isn't fully contained."