Environment

More than 450 whales stranded in Tasmania in one of world’s largest recorded stranding events | Environment

Rescuers fighting to save a pod of 270 whales stranded in Tasmania’s west have discovered a further 200 whales about 10km away in the same harbour, which all appear to be dead. The stranding is likely one of the largest on record globally and the worst in Australia’s history. The sighting was made by helicopter …

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To save the EU, its leaders must first focus on saving the planet

The future of Europe depends on climate action. This is the resounding message that young Europeans have delivered to their leaders over the past two years. To be sure, the wave of young climate activists across the continent, from Fridays for Future to Extinction Rebellion, is part of a global response to the climate crisis. …

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MEPs vote for new Committee of Inquiry on #AnimalTransport

Today (19 June), the EU Parliament overwhelmingly voted in favour of the establishment of a Committee of Inquiry on animal transport. Compassion in World Farming and FOUR PAWS are delighted with the outcome of the vote. At present, EU member states are poorly enforcing the EU law that is meant to protect the millions of farmed animals …

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Pipeline protests: Fire lit at B.C. legislature, metal spikes damage RCMP vehicles

Protester Kolin Sutherland-Wilson is shown at the legislature in Victoria, Saturday, Feb.8, 2020. Protesters supporting the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs fight against the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C. spent the night camped outside the legislature. Their camp includes a ceremonial fire on the front steps. Dirk Meissner / THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA — Efforts by …

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NSW and SA fires live: five million hectares burned in Australia’s bushfires – latest updates | Australia news

Labor welcomes Scott Morrison’s decision to provide additional support for volunteer firefighters on the frontline – something he has repeatedly claimed is unnecessary. It’s good that federal public servants will receive the same conditions currently enjoyed by army reservists, but many volunteer firefighters will not be assisted by this decision. Many private-sector workers, self-employed workers, …

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Climate protests break out worldwide ahead of UN summit in Madrid – National

Australians affected by recent devastating wildfires joined young environmentalists kicking off a global protest Friday demanding governments act against climate change. The “global day of action” was expected to see rallies in hundreds of cities around the world, days before officials gather Monday in Madrid for talks on the issue. Janet Reynolds in Sydney said …

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Two die in France and highway in Italy collapses as heavy rain batters region | World news

At least two people were killed in France and a landslide collapsed a stretch of elevated highway in Italy, leaving cars perched perilously on a precipice, as heavy rains pounded the region over the weekend, trapping travellers, downing trees and triggering mudslides and floods in parts of both countries. A 30-metre (100ft) section of highway …

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Coldplay: one vital step for sorting out their carbon footprint | Rebecca Nicholson | Opinion

Coldplay fans are bereft at the prospect of being unable to see the band’s new double album Everyday Life performed out in the wild, after Chris Martin told the BBC that they would not be touring it. Instead, the band will spend the next year or two figuring out how best to put on a …

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