This Voracious, Unstoppable Bug Is Killing Off Vineyards

This story primarily appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration . In Amityville, Pennsylvania, 10 hectares of grapevines sprawl across the family-owned Manatawny Creek Winery. Owner Darvin Levengood is no stranger to vineyard pests. But he…

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Turf it out: is it time to say goodbye to artificial grass?

Its neat, easy and a stunning 2bn global market. But as plastic grass makes over our cities, some told that it light-green exclusively in colour If your attention during the Women’s World Cup was on the tone rather than the…

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‘Time to rebel’: Greta Thunberg adds voice to new song by the 1975

On strips recent single, 16 -year-old activist advises young people to act on climate emergency the 1975. On a racetrack called The 1975, a version of which traditionally opens each of the British band’s albums, the 16 -year-old environmental activist…

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Singapore seizes record haul of smuggled elephant ivory

Nine tonnes of contraband tusks from about 300 swine found in illegal cargo from DRC Singapore has induced its largest ever seizure of smuggled tusk, confiscating a pull of nearly nine tonnes of contraband tusks from an estimated 300 elephants,…

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Punk hellraiser Lydia Lunch: ‘I’m chronically misunderstood but I get off on it’

The runaway, singer and counter-culture icon is hitting 60 and is as incendiary as ever, touring and feelings against polluters and politicians in a rip-roaring book Lydia Lunch turned 60 this year, but senility has done little to dim this…

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The Real Challenge for the Green New Deal Isnt Politics

Earlier this year, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey introduced a resolution to the US Congress that sought to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and eventually power the “the two countries ” with nothing but renewable energy….

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In Somalia, the climate emergency is already here. The world cannot ignore it | Mustapha Tahir

Increasingly severe and frequent shortages are threatening the lives of millions of Somalis, says Mustapha Tahir of Islamic Relief The climate emergency is wreaking desolation across the world, and it is the poorest countries that bear the brunt of the…

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Dutch council forces playground to close over noise complaints

More than 4,000 signal petition to overturn decision, which aimed to appease neighbours A national debate has been provoked in the Netherlands after the human rights council succession a primary school playground to be shut for being too noisy. Questions…

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Humans have made 8.3bn tons of plastic since 1950. This is the illustrated story of where it’s gone

Until recently we didnt know how much plastic was piling up around us. When we found out, the picture wasnt pretty 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16

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The truth about Chernobyl? I saw it with my own eyes

Kim Willsher reported on the worlds worst nuclear disaster from the Soviet Union. HBOs TV version merely scratches the surface, she says There is a line in the television series Chernobyl that comes as no surprise to those of us…

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