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favicon theguardian.com —  1+ hour, 21+ min ago

'Do something': an intimate look at the personal lives of climate activists

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/apr/21/the-race-to-save-the-world-documentary-climate-activists

outside Los Angeles to Washington DC over the course of 2014; speaks with Aji Piper and his brother ... dozen other climate activists, drove about a half hour north to a railyard in Everett, Washington. ... Instead, the director, Joe Gantz, focuses on the personal lives of a representative but by no means comprehensive ... York; and embeds with the longtime climate activist Bill Moyer, who helped organize "kayaktivism" protests ... to thwart the harboring of a Shell Arctic drilling rig in Seattle with a fleet of kayaks. ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  1+ hour, 32+ min ago

'The worst electric vehicle policy in the world': automotive coalition pans Victoria's EV tax

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/22/the-worst-electric-vehicle-policy-in-the-world-automotive-coalition-pans-victorias-ev-tax

The signatories include Hyundai, Volkswagen, Uber, Jetcharge, the Clean Energy Council, Solar Citizens ... Behyad Jafari, the chief executive of the Electric Vehicle Council, said if the tax passed parliament ... Michael Bartsch, the managing director of Volkswagen Group Australia, described the proposal as an "anomaly ... branded the Victorian government's proposed electric vehicle tax the "worst electric vehicle policy ... it would make Victoria a "national pariah" on electric vehicle policy. ... ...

favicon nytimes.com —  1+ hour, 44+ min ago

Choose Your Earth Day Guide: David, Greta ... Cher?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/21/arts/television/earth-day-greta-thunberg-david-attenborough.html

This year's specials include a Greta Thunberg documentary, a David Attenborough extravaganza, James Cameron ... to the Antarctic and from Sri Lanka to the Caribbean. ... -- you can go avuncular with "Life in Color With David Attenborough," on Netflix, or flinty with "Greta ... If you like some Hollywood glamour with your ecology, you can listen while Sigourney Weaver narrates ... 19 on the Smithsonian Channel, is at the other end of the scale from the lushly pictorial and high-minded ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  1+ hour, 47+ min ago

Falling birthrates could be a tonic for the planet | Letters

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/21/falling-birthrates-could-be-a-tonic-for-the-planet

Yet in 2017, the Guardian covered research (by Seth Wynes and Kimberly Nicholas) showing that the "greatest ... Adair Turner, former chair of the UK's Climate Change Committee and pensions commission, put it best: ... Polly Toynbee asserts that "a dearth of babies is no answer to solving the climate crisis". ... Polly Toynbee points out that official figures for births are not yet available. ... Polly may be worried, but the planet would breathe a sigh of relief. ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  1+ hour, 52+ min ago

Ikea to invest ?3.4bn in renewable energy by 2030

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/apr/21/ikea-to-invest-34bn-by-2030-in-renewable-energy

Jesper Brodin, the chief executive of Ingka Group, said Ikea's growing clean energy ambitions over the ... Pia Heidenmark Cook, the company's chief sustainability officer, said: "We have already come a long way ... Ingka Group, the owner of most Ikea stores, spent EUR2.5bn over the last decade installing 935,000 solar ... Ikea plans to accelerate its investment in renewable energy by spending an extra EUR4bn (? ... The Swedish furniture giant plans to focus part of the new renewable energy investment in India by equipping ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  3+ hour, 2+ min ago

The Race to Save the World review - paying the price for climate change protest

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/apr/21/the-race-to-save-the-world-review-climate-change-protest-documentary

For example, Bill Moyer, a resident of Washington state, spends most of his time leading a campaign against ... The Race to Save the World is released on 22 April on digital platforms. ... Similarly, Abby Brockway, another protester parent who blocks the path of a train ferrying oil, says ... It doesn't help that director Joe Gantz seems determined to serve up these stories with lashings of soppy ... several months as they protest, get arrested and face charges in court. ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  3+ hour, 18+ min ago

Raw sewage breaches in UK rivers 10 times greater than watchdog estimates

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/21/raw-sewage-breaches-uk-rivers-10-times-greater-than-watchdog-environment-agency-estimates

Peter Hammond, professor of Computational Biology, University College London, said his work analysing ... The scale of water companies illegally discharging sewage is 10 times greater than the Environment Agency ... The figures show water companies released raw sewage into rivers more than 400,000 times last year, amounting ... Despite the scale of raw sewage released into rivers, the EA does not test river water for faecal bacteria ... full details of the scale of raw sewage discharged into rivers by water companies in 2020. ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  3+ hour, 53+ min ago

Fossil fuel funding and world-leading research at Oxford | Letter

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/21/fossil-fuel-funding-and-world-leading-research-at-oxford

11m from fossil fuel firms, report finds, 20 April), the KACST-Oxford Centre for Petrochemical Research ... firms, writes in support of the KACST-Oxford Centre for Petrochemical Research Re your report (Oxford ... Arabia - the only such centre outside the Middle East. ... _Peter P Edwards_, responding to a report about Oxford University's receipt of money from fossil fuel ... In 2018, KOPRC, a joint research centre created by the University of Oxford and the King Abdulaziz City ... ...

favicon earther.gizmodo.com —  4+ hour, 3+ min ago

New Technique Could Turn Plastic Back Into Oil, Which Is ... Something

https://earther.gizmodo.com/new-technique-could-turn-plastic-back-into-oil-which-i-1846733316

author Dionisios Vlachos, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of ... Delaware, said in an email. ... a bunch of Tupperware won't change that. ... These high-heat techniques, Vlachos said, break down most of the chemical bonds in the plastic, which ... A new study poses an interesting solution: Melting plastic bags and bottles back into the oil it was ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  4+ hour, 24+ min ago

A little girl climbing the tree of life: Luis Tato's best photograph

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/apr/21/girl-in-the-baobab-tree-luis-tato-best-photograph

s Munita, Alex Webb and Gordon Parks among many others. ... The tastiest ones are usually higher up' The vast Zinder region in Niger, west Africa, is the most ... _Influences:_ Cristina Garc?a-Rodero, Tom? ... I love this image of the girl in the baobab tree because it's not spectacular. ... This girl, who was 10 or 11, lived in the village of Malawama. ... ...