Brazil meat giant JBS pledges to axe suppliers linked to deforestation

Brazil meat giant JBS pledges to axe suppliers linked to deforestation

Brazilian meat giant JBS said on Wednesday that it will monitor its entire supply chain by 2025, including problematic “indirect supplier” Amazon farms it currently has no control over, some of which have been linked to illegal deforestation. “As a company we are assuming our responsibility to be a transformation …

Scientists develop ‘tiny wind turbine’ to scavenge energy from gentle breeze – video report

Scientists develop ‘tiny wind turbine’ to scavenge energy from gentle breeze – video report

Play Video 0:54 Scientists have developed a ‘tiny wind turbine’ that can take energy from a gentle breeze, such as that made as you walk. The device comprises two plastic strips in a tube that flutter or clap together in the presence of airflow. That energy, powered by the contact …

Few countries living up to Covid ‘green recovery’ pledges – analysis

Few countries living up to Covid ‘green recovery’ pledges – analysis

Few countries are living up to their promises of a “green recovery” from the coronavirus crisis, with hundreds of billions of dollars likely to be spent on economic rescue packages that increase greenhouse gas emissions, research has found. The US is planning nearly $3tn in spending with few environmental safeguards …

Rescuers work to save whales in worst mass stranding in Australia’s history – video report

Rescuers work to save whales in worst mass stranding in Australia’s history – video report

Play Video 1:01 Hundreds of whales have died in what is suspected to be Australia’s largest mass stranding on record. More than 450 long-finned pilot whales were caught on sandbanks and beaches on the Australian island state of Tasmania. Rescuers have managed to save about 50 whales so far, with …

Why were Indigenous crews in Canada shot at with flares for fishing?

Why were Indigenous crews in Canada shot at with flares for fishing?

The mood was joyous among a group of Indigenous fishermen as they hurled lobster traps into the choppy waters of the Atlantic. Moments earlier, they had left a small harbour in eastern Canada, with nearly 200 supporters cheering them on. “It was a very exciting and rewarding day for our …

New all-time coldest northern hemisphere temperature discovered

New all-time coldest northern hemisphere temperature discovered

The coldest temperature ever recorded in the northern hemisphere just got colder, thanks to the work of climate detectives at the World Meteorological Organization. Searching through the WMO archives of heat records from weather stations at the top of the world, researchers found the coldest temperature reading came from an …

380 whales dead in worst mass stranding in Australia’s history

380 whales dead in worst mass stranding in Australia’s history

About 380 pilot whales were confirmed dead in Tasmania’s west on Wednesday afternoon with rescuers fighting to save the remaining 30 that are still alive. More than 450 long-finned pilot whales were caught on sandbanks and beaches inside Macquarie Harbour with a rescue effort starting on Tuesday morning. Some 50 …

Electric cars won’t solve our pollution problems – Britain needs a total transport rethink | George Monbiot

Electric cars won’t solve our pollution problems – Britain needs a total transport rethink | George Monbiot

Could it be true? That this government will bring all sales of petrol and diesel cars to an end by 2030? That it will cancel all rail franchises and replace them with a system that might actually work? Could the UK, for the first time since the internal combustion engine …

10 years of the British Wildlife Photography awards – in pictures

10 years of the British Wildlife Photography awards – in pictures

Coast and marine highly commended (2018): Ta Da! (Grey seal, Halichoerus grypus) by Kirsty Andrews, Northumberland Photograph: Kirsty Andrews/British Wildlife Photography Awards Animal behaviour highly commended (2016): Predator and Prey by Michael Durham, Dumfries Photograph: Michael Durham/British Wildlife Photography Awards Close to nature winner (2013): Cuttlefish Eye by Michael Gallagher, …

By 2020 standards, Angus Taylor’s low-emissions technology statement is not really a climate policy | Adam Morton

By 2020 standards, Angus Taylor’s low-emissions technology statement is not really a climate policy | Adam Morton

The first point to make about Angus Taylor’s low-emissions technology statement, launched on Tuesday as the Morrison government’s primary response to the climate crisis, is an obvious one: it would be terrific if it worked. We should all hope the technologies that Taylor says the government will prioritise – hydrogen, …