List/Grid Tag Archives: environment

Quitting Paris climate deal would threaten US security, UN chief warns

Antnio Guterres says exiting landmark accord would threaten US economy and society: If someone leaves a void, I guarantee someone will fill it The UN secretary general, Antnio Guterres, ...

US army veterans find peace in protecting rhinos from poaching

In northern South Africa, former soldiers are fighting both the illegal wildlife trade and the twin scourges of unemployment and PTSD The sun has set over the scrubby savannah. The ...

The city that exploded: how China’s growth led to the Tianjin disaster

The 2015 warehouse explosion in Tianjin was one of the worst manmade disasters in Chinese history and exposed the darker side of rapid urbanisation It was almost midnight on a summer ...

38 million pieces of plastic waste found on uninhabited South Pacific island

Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn group, is covered by 18 tonnes of plastic the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world One of the worlds most ...

Life on the Keystone XL route: where opponents fear the black snake

Part one: In Montana, Native Americans fear a leak could destroy their way of life, but local politicians worry about the threat of protesters above all else Our people call it the ...

Consumers being misled by labelling on ‘organic’ beauty products, report shows

Many brands use the word organic on labels when their products are not certified as such, warns Soil Association The makers of many organic beauty products have been accused of confusing ...

Honour for environmental activist farmer, 83, surrounded by mines on three sides

For 30 years anti-pollution campaigner Wendy Bowman has stood firm against mining giants, supporting other landowners under pressure to sell Each morning just after dawn, if you stop ...

Trump’s border wall plan hits snag as congressman backs environmental suit

Ral Grijalva of Arizona joins Center for Biological Diversity in call for environmental analysis that could delay any construction for several years A US congressman and environmental ...

Donald Trump ‘taking steps to abolish Environmental Protection Agency’

Myron Ebell, a key presidential aide, said climate education material could be withdrawn and review of car fuel efficiency standards could be reopened Donald Trump will work towards ...

Building Zion: the controversial plan for a Mormon-inspired city in Vermont

A Mormon businessman is buying up land to build master-planned towns from scratch, based on the church founders idea for a plat of Zion The roads through rural Vermont wind past rolling ...

From book to boom: how the Mormons plan a city for 500,000 in Florida

The Mormon church owns vast tracts of US land, and now envisages a huge new city on its Deseret Ranch but at what cost? Everything about the biggest landowners in the state: the Mormon ...

Beijing creates anti-smog police to tackle air polluters

Force will patrol streets looking for rules violations including open-air barbecues, rubbish burning and dusty roads Beijing will create an environmental police force aimed at tackling ...
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