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Mining and green new deals

Though historic tensions exist between environmental and labour politics that must be overcome, this fabricated dichotomy is made possible in part by the well-rehearsed maxim that ...

Llafur Ni: The search for lost welsh grains

Radical Seeds Gerald is aware that reviving, saving and sharing seeds, once staple on-farm practices, is a radical political act these days. In fact, it’s all part ...

A world without mining

The absurdity of our colossal failure becomes evident from the many statistics presented in the paper. The paper shows how, as a society, we’re mining in all ...

Making the climate transition work

Industries like solar, wind and battery storage must expand rapidly, and fossil fuels must stay in the ground for the world to stay below 1.5°C. Much ...

A flood of solutions

Regardless of the action we take now, over the next 30 years, we will likely see 10-30cm of additional sea level rise. Our oceans are vast ...

Stonehenge campaign victory

Future generations “The development consent for this damaging tunnel has been declared unlawful and is now quashed, and the government will have to go back to ...

We need a global Green New Deal

The future of the climate crisis does not look pretty if the coronavirus pandemic provides any indication of our collective ability to cope with shocks.  Take the case ...

The climate solution

The climate crisis is upon us. The environmental movement has for decades recognised the problem and warned of the consequences.  The debate must now turn to ...

Science Museum or Shell mouthpiece?

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has criticised the Science Museum following reports it signed a “gagging clause” with oil giant Shell over sponsorship of one of ...

Towards an ecological economics

For philosopher G.W.F Hegel, history advanced in terms of the development of the spirit seen from a dialectical point of view (G.W.F Hegel, 1977; Nisbet, 1980, ...

Heatwaves and floods 'are new normal'

British summers are likely to regularly see temperatures of above 40C even if humanity manages to limit global warming to 1.5C, the UK’s leading meteorologists have ...

The failure of animal testing

These claims wither under scrutiny. Leading research scientists perpetually highlight the necessity of greater value human data in vaccine development. This is due to the well-publicised ...

The threat of 'business as usual'

“We need to respond to the evidence that we are hitting climate tipping points with equally urgent action to decarbonise the global economy and start restoring ...

Forward to the past

Climate modelling isn’t the only way of forecasting what our climate-changed world will look like by the century’s end and beyond. Indeed, the huge complexities and ...

Those who trespass against us

Gypsy Roma The council as land-owner could step in to stop this, using their powers to ensure cross-compliance with its policy of opposing blood sports, by not ...

The search for climate resilient crops

“The evidence of climate breakdown is clear and its impact on agriculture and food security is widespread,” said Professor Rajeev Varshney, the research program director for Accelerated Crop Improvement ...

100 days to shake the world

The UK is being urged to ramp up its domestic climate action and diplomacy with only 100 days to go to crucial international Cop26 talks in ...

How to game the system

Climate scientists are often pushed to the front of the climate movement. They were among the first to raise the alarm about what’s in store if ...

The global nitrogen time bomb

The UK has an outsized impact on the world. And I’m not talking about adventures in gunboat diplomacy or disastrous military adventurism in Iraq and Afghanistan. ...

This plastics isle

Consumers in the UK generate more plastic waste per person than residents of any other country except the USA – and less than 10 percent of it is recycled. ...

Oil workers strike in Iran

Oil workers in Iran have joined a strike for better pay and contracts in their tens of thousands – the biggest such action since the general ...

Make McDonald's plant-based – protesters

Climate campaigners with Animal Rebellion are calling on people to “bring their tents” and come to Scunthorpe as they blockade a factory which produces all of McDonald’s iconic ...

Plastic: health impacts need urgent research

Pre-eminent scientists, campaigners and MPs yesterday called on the UK Government to fund urgent research into the health impact of plastic waste. More than 80 experts and ...

When climate breakdown goes nuclear

Climate models have run hot in the last year.  As knowledge of climate sensitivity and polar ice melt-rate evolves, it’s become clear that sea-level rise is ...

Calculating a fair UK carbon budget

A global carbon budget is the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions that human activities across the world can be allowed to generate while also avoiding excessive ...

COP26: UK 'on the road to nowhere'

The Climate Change Committee (CCC), chaired by Lord Deben (pictured), is charged with giving independent advice to the UK Government about how to avoid catastrophic climate ...

Rover my dead body

“Life is so much better without restrictions” says the advert for a big car in a big national newspaper. It is, in fact, a very big car. ...

Queer African voices call for climate justice

Climate change affects every one of us on the planet and its impacts are devastating for everyone. But the burden of its consequences are vastly unequal: inequalities ...