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Drax put Canadian forest, wildlife & climate at risk

Drax put Canadian forest, wildlife & climate at risk : Climate and forest campaigners worldwide are warning that today’s decision by Drax Group PLC shareholders to approve the company’s acquisition of the Canadian wood pellet producer, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc, is far from sustainable and represents a highly risky move for Drax, both financially and…
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Wood pellets and rounds

Forest Groups warn Drax shareholders of Pinnacle Pellets

Forest Groups warn Drax shareholders of Pinnacle Pellets: New maps show critical primary forests and endangered species habitat in British Columbia overlap with pellet facility wood sourcing across an area equivalent to 1.4 million football pitches    23rd March 2021, London, England and Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nation Territories (Vancouver, British Columbia) — …
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£150m investment to save tropical rainforests

£150m investment to save tropical rainforests: The Amazon and Indonesian basins are rainforest regions and communities vulnerable to climate change are set to recieve a new £150 million government investment. This investment is thought to help protect 2/1 million hectares of rainforests, this is eqivalent to the size of Wales, from deforestation. With this investment…
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Youth unemployment crisis set to be fixed

Youth unemployment crisis set to be fixed: Could 250,000 green apprenticeships help solve the youth unemployment crisis? That has worsening as a result of the pandemic. Friends of the Earth have found new research which suggests that 250,000 green apprenticeships could lead to jobs in peatland restoration, renewables and woodland creation this would help address…
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UK gives £3bn of climate finance to nature & biodiversity

UK gives £3bn of climate finance to nature & biodiversity: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a promise to invest as much as £3 billion of international climate finance on nature and biodiversity covering the next 5 years. Programmes assisted by the funding will contain the flagship Blue Planet Fund for marine conversation, plans to…
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Scientists shoot sensors at trees to evaluate climate

Scientists shoot sensors at trees to evaluate climate : Imperial College London scientists have developed drones that shoot sensor-containing darts to evaluate the environmental effect of climate change on forests. The technology aims to capture data from hard-to-navigate areas like rainforests. This was tested on trees at Imperial’s Silwood Park Campus & the Swiss Federal…
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Tonnes of CO2 released if global climate rises 2°C

Tonnes of CO2 released if global climate rises 2°C: If the global climate warms by the 2°C cap as set out in the Paris Agreement, 230 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide will be set free from the world’s soils. This comes as an urgent warning from the University of Exeter, which says this may cause…
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Nearly 66% would sacrifice pay to tackle climate change

Nearly 66% would sacrifice pay to tackle climate change: Almost two-thirds of Brits are willing to give up part of their pay to tackle climate change. Cable giant Nexans has found in recent research, which surveyed 2,210 people from across the country about whether they would or would not be willing to take a financial…
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The Wildlife Trusts £30m appeal for 30% of land and sea

The Wildlife Trusts £30m appeal for 30% of land and sea: A public appeal has been launched by The Wildlife Trusts to raise £30 million for the recovery by 2030 of at least 30% of land and sea. The initiative called ’30 by 30′ aims to enable wildlife to move around by buying land to…
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Destruction of biodiversity is unprecedented

Destruction of biodiversity is unprecedented: The population sizes of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish between 1970 and 2016 has decreased on average by 68%. The Zoological Society of London with the WWF, which manages the Living Planet Index (LPI), shows that this crisis is particularly pronounced in the tropical subregions of the Americas, which…
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