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Jane Goodall: ‘We all have a role to play’ in saving world from climate change

WT24 Desk Noted wildlife researcher and conservationist Jane Goodallbelieves every individual can make an impact to prevent climate change and other environmental issues, UPI reports. Speaking at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla., Tuesday night, the 84-year-old Goodall — who’s spent nearly 60 years researching chimpanzees in Tanzania’s Gombe State Park and advocating for wildlife conservation — told a sold-out ...

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England could run short of water within 25 years

Environment Agency chief calls for use to be cut by a third WT24 Desk England is set to run short of water within 25 years, the chief executive of the Environment Agency has warned, The Guardian reports. The country is facing the ‘‘jaws of death”, Sir James Bevan said, at the point where water demand from the country’s rising population ...

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Flood warnings issued for England after heavy rain

Environment Agency says flooding expected early this week for rivers Dee and Severn WT24 Desk Flood warnings remain in place across parts of England after torrential rain over the weekend, The Guardian reports. There were 20 flood warnings, meaning flooding is expected, and 28 flood alerts, meaning flooding is possible, in force on Monday morning, mostly in Yorkshire and the ...

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Flash floods, slides in eastern Indonesia kill at least 58

The disaster in Papua province’s Jayapura district submerged hundreds of houses in neck-high water and mud, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman . The floods and slides also destroyed roads and bridges, hampering rescue efforts. WT24 Desk Flash floods and mudslides triggered by days of torrential downpours tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia’s easternmost province, killing at least 58 people ...

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At least 100 missing in Zimbabwe after cyclone

Parts of eastern Zimbabwe hit by the peripheral effects of tropical cyclone Idai which has lashed Mozambique, a local lawmaker said Saturday WT24 Desk At least 100 people are missing in parts of eastern Zimbabwe hit by the peripheral effects of tropical cyclone Idai which has lashed Mozambique, a local lawmaker said Saturday, AFP reports. Thousands of people have been ...

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Heathrow third runway unlawful, says Friends of the Earth

Environment groups, councils and London mayor challenge airport expansion in high court WT24 Desk The decision to expand Heathrow airport with a third runway was unlawful because it failed to consider the full impacts of climate change and the need for more stringent targets to avoid catastrophic global warming, the high court has been told, The Guardian reports. Friends of the ...

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Resource extraction responsible for half world’s carbon emissions

Extraction also causes 80% of biodiversity loss, according to comprehensive UN study WT24 Desk Extraction industries are responsible for half of the world’s carbon emissions and more than 80% of biodiversity loss, according to the most comprehensive environmental tally undertaken of mining and farming, The Guardian reports. While this is crucial for food, fuel and minerals, the study by UN ...

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Ban cars from idling near schools, says UK public health agency

Public Health England calls for raft of urgent measures to tackle air pollution WT24 Desk Cars should be banned from idling near schools and congestionchargesimposed across the UK as part of measures recommended by the government public health agency, The Guardian reports. In a report on Monday, Public Health England (PHE) said up to 36,000 people were dying each year from human-made air ...

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‘Rubbish police’ check bin bags to drive up recycling rates

Swansea council can issue £100 fines for incorrect disposal of items such as plastic and glass in general refuse WT24 Desk A pair of council officers in hi-vis jackets scrutinise a clipboard before approaching a bungalow on a windswept estate on the western outskirts of Swansea. They are looking for residents who have sneaked recyclables into black bin bags destined for ...

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