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Rebellion Day

Rebellion Day: 6,000 protesters occupy bridges

Around 6,000 activists mobilised to blockade five major bridges across London on Saturday as part of Rebellion Day, a civil disobedience event organised by...
banned Iceland TV advert

Banned Iceland TV advert: robot orangutan to promote supermarket

In the wake of the banned Iceland TV advert, the supermarket chain plans to release a lifesize animatronic orangutan into the UK. The banned Iceland...
fossil fuel reduction targets

Fossil fuel reduction targets not being met, report finds

A review by the global partnership Climate Transparency has found G20 countries are failing to meet fossil fuel reduction targets put in place to...
Extinction Rebellion campaign

Extinction Rebellion campaign: 22 arrested at protest

22 protesters were arrested and at least eight detained in London yesterday after an Extinction Rebellion campaign blockade at the Department for Business, Energy...
electric car battery cell

Electric car battery cell research to receive €1 billion in Germany

Germany has earmarked €1 billion to support solid state electric car battery cell manufacture and research. The funding boost is aimed at reducing the country’s...
depleted ozone layer

Depleted ozone layer “healing”, report finds

A new report from the United Nations has found the depleted ozone layer appears to be healing. Scientists first raised concerns about the thinning state...
Finnish battery recycling

Finnish battery recycling research to lead Europe

Inspired by Finnish battery recycling research, the European Commission has reached out to Finland to coordinate research into recycling in Europe’s battery industry. The project,...
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Extinction Rebellion protest: 15 activists arrested

15 protesters were arrested at yesterday’s Extinction Rebellion protest in London, which saw campaigners blocking roads around the Houses of Parliament to draw attention...
Smarter Choices Smarter Places Open Fund

Smarter Choices Smarter Places Open Fund distributed in Scotland

The first recipients of Smarter Choices Smarter Places Open Fund, a £2 million Scottish award promoting environmentally sound travel options, have been announced. Nominees were...
throwaway plastics

Throwaway plastics ban approved in EU

MEPs have approved a ban on throwaway plastics to be implemented across the EU by 2021. Plastic straws, cotton buds, plates and cutlery are among...

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