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Drugs, plastics and flea killer: the unseen threats to UK’s rivers

By | 2018-03-20T10:27:49+00:00 March 20th, 2018|News|

Waterways look cleaner but levels of new pollutants are not being monitored Beer hasn’t been sold in steel cans for decades. The cans Keith Dopson found in Slough’s Salt Hill stream would be collectors’ items were they in good condition, but they had disintegrated into clumps of rust. “We filled seven bin bags with rubbish,” [...]

New Zealand’s Winter Shorter by a Month Over 100 Years

By | 2018-02-13T11:35:10+00:00 December 11th, 2017|News|

Studies by National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research show season has contracted equally at its beginning and end New Zealand’s winter has gotten shorter by a month over the last 100 years, meaning “true winter” weather with very low temperatures, frosts and snow starts significantly later in the year and ends earlier. Brett Mullan, [...]

Climate Change Already Bringing Disease, Air Pollution and Heatwaves

By | 2017-11-10T14:09:23+00:00 December 9th, 2017|News|

Heatwaves, pollution and disease are the main health issues linked to global warming but action to halt emissions would deliver huge benefits The health of hundreds of millions of people around the world is already being damaged by climate change, a major report has revealed. Heatwaves are affecting many more vulnerable people and global warming [...]

Dramatic Rise in Plastic Seabed Litter Around UK

By | 2017-11-09T11:27:46+00:00 December 6th, 2017|News|

Average of 358 items per square kilometre found in 2016, of which more than three-quarters were plastic There has been a dramatic rise in the amount of litter found on the seabed around Britain, according to new government data. An average of 358 litter items were found per square kilometre of seabed in 2016, a [...]

New Data Gives Hope for Meeting the Paris Climate Targets

By | 2017-11-09T10:17:12+00:00 December 4th, 2017|News|

Global carbon pollution appears to be close to peaking Over the past half-century, growth in the global economy and carbon pollution have been tied together. When the global economy has been strong, we’ve consumed more energy, which has translated into burning more fossil fuels and releasing more carbon pollution. But over the past four years, [...]

Natural Gas Emissions Will Blow Europe’s Carbon Budget at Current Levels

By | 2017-11-09T10:06:01+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|News|

Governments have been underestimating methane emissions from gas and must phase out the fossil fuel, along with coal and oil, by 2035 to keep within Paris climate targets, a major study shows Governments have drastically underestimated methane emissions from natural gas and will miss the Paris agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 2C unless [...]

Syria signs Paris climate agreement and leaves US isolated

By | 2017-11-08T16:18:09+00:00 December 1st, 2017|News|

Syria’s decision means America will be the only country outside the landmark deal if it follows through with Donald Trump’s vow to leave Syria has decided to sign the Paris agreement on climate change, the world’s final functioning state to do so. The surprise decision, taken amid a brutal civil war in the country, will leave [...]

Delhi Doctors Declare Pollution Emergency as Smog Chokes City

By | 2017-11-08T14:41:18+00:00 November 30th, 2017|News|

Levels of airborne pollutants are off the scale in parts of India’s capital with effects likened to smoking 50 cigarettes a day A public health emergency has been declared by doctors in Delhi as air quality in the world’s most polluted capital city plunged to levels likened to smoking at least 50 cigarettes in a [...]

SSE and Npower in Talks to Create Giant UK Energy Supplier

By | 2017-11-08T10:50:10+00:00 November 28th, 2017|News|

New business would combine the two electricity and gas companies’ 13 million customers SSE and npower, two of the UK’s biggest energy companies, are planning to combine their household energy supply businesses in a potentially seismic shake-up of the market. The two firms said they were in well-advanced talks to create a new independent energy supply [...]

Birmingham is Fastest-Improving City to Live and Work, Says Study

By | 2017-11-08T10:40:12+00:00 November 27th, 2017|News|

Oxford and Reading top PwC and Demos index based on transport, inequality, work-life balance, health and income levels Birmingham is the most rapidly improving city in the country in which to live and work, according to a report, as Britain’s second city benefits from falling unemployment and a wave of regeneration projects. Research carried out by [...]

UK Climate Change Masterplan – the Grownups Have Finally Won

By | 2017-11-08T10:02:27+00:00 November 25th, 2017|News|

Government’s clean growth strategy unequivocally states that tackling climate change and a prosperous economy go hand in hand The grownups have finally won and everyone in the UK, from those in cold homes to those on polluted streets and in flooded towns, will benefit. The most important aspect of the UK government’s new clean growth strategy is [...]

Renewables Cut Europe’s Carbon Emissions by 10% in 2015, Says EEA

By | 2017-11-08T09:35:55+00:00 November 24th, 2017|News|

European Environment Agency reports solar and and wind is reducing fossil fuel dependency but clean energy capacity still not growing fast enough A surge in the use of wind and solar energy helped Europe to cut its fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by about 10% in 2015, an authoritative new report has found. Energy use from [...]

Natural Gas Emissions will Blow Europe’s Carbon Budget at Current Levels

By | 2017-11-07T16:59:37+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|News|

Governments have been underestimating methane emissions from gas and must phase out the fossil fuel, along with coal and oil, by 2035 to keep within Paris climate targets, a major study shows Governments have drastically underestimated methane emissions from natural gas and will miss the Paris agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 2C unless [...]

Bishops urge Church of England to Divest from ExxonMobil Over Climate Change

By | 2017-11-07T16:25:08+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|News|

Group says church should show ‘moral leadership’ in light of claims that the oil giant misled the public over the risks of global warming The Church of England should “show moral leadership” and immediately sell its investments in the oil giant ExxonMobil, according to a group of bishops and other clergy. ExxonMobil is accused of misleading the [...]

Philanthropy Learning Forum (PLF) on SDGs

By | 2018-02-13T11:36:43+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Agenda|

SURABAYA - Para pelaku filantropi, baik individu, komunitas, maupun yayasan di Surabaya, mari hadir dan berpartisipasi dalam diskusi : Philanthropy Learning Forum (PLF) on SDGs "SDGs Sebagai Tools Peningkatan Kapasitas dan Pengembangan Kemitraan" Kamis, 23 November 2017 12.00-16.00 WIB Ruang Tirto Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis Universitas Airlangga Surabaya Narasumber : - Perhimpunan Filantropi Indonesia - [...]