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Environment

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What Liz Truss’s government means for climate action

5 min read
Liz Truss has appointed a loyal cabinet with varied environmental credentials. While the new government represent a threat for UK action on climate change, their ability to inflict damage to climate policy will be restricted.

Why clean, affordable water should not be in the hands of private companies targeting profit

4 min read
Paris has successfully taken water back into public ownership. There is growing evidence to suggest England should do the same as after 33 years, the private ownership experiment has totally failed.

Human disruption to Earth’s freshwater cycle has exceeded the safe limit, our research shows.

5 min read
Humanity is no longer in the safe zone. ‘Green water’ is essential for healthy soils and a benign climate, but it’s under threat. Immediate action is needed to maintain a resilient and nourishing freshwater cycle.

Government doesn’t know whether it will achieve its 2032 Net Zero target.

4 min read
Has the government been achieving its ambition for the public sector to be a leader in decarbonising its activities? Difficult to say as measurement and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions by public bodies are inconsistent and not streamlined.

A fracking review suggests the UK has softened the precautionary principle since leaving the EU.

4 min read
Despite banning fracking in 2019, the UK government’s decision to soften the fracking moratorium could pave the way for regulatory decisions which prioritise potential financial benefits over the risks to the environment and public health.

Our meat obsession is destroying the planet – The solution is to change how we see animals.

5 min read
Learning from Indigenous cultures to treat animals as more than just food sources could help us combat the climate crisis.

Either we kill coal or coal will kill us.

1 min read
Shauna Aminath, Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology of the Maldives, tweeted on Saturday her deep disappointment at the failure of world leaders to come to a proper agreement at COP26.
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