Post-COVID cliff edge: End of support measures raises fears of rocky third quarter

Post-COVID cliff edge: End of support measures raises fears of rocky third quarter

While the advent of ‘Freedom Day’ may have had many UK residents thinking the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, the end of support measures around the world over the next three months could cause fresh turbulence in the economy as many effects of the 2020 crash begin to …

The cost of cooling: how air conditioning is heating up the world

The cost of cooling: how air conditioning is heating up the world

Climate change The cost of cooling: how air conditioning is heating up the world As temperatures rise, a new book delves into the environmental toll of America’s favorite way to cool off Sun 25 Jul 2021 03.00 EDT The widespread reliance on air conditioning in the US is explored in …

Which companies are trading at the largest discount to their consensus target price?

Which companies are trading at the largest discount to their consensus target price?

When it comes to dishing out the “buy” ratings, stockbrokers are not exactly reluctant. Put another way, brokers are loath to apply a “sell” rating to shares of a company that might potentially be a future client. So, take “buy” ratings with a pinch of salt, …

Yep, it’s bleak, says expert who tested 1970s end-of-the-world prediction

Yep, it’s bleak, says expert who tested 1970s end-of-the-world prediction

Climate change Interview Yep, it’s bleak, says expert who tested 1970s end-of-the-world prediction A controversial MIT study from 1972 forecast the collapse of civilization – and Gaya Herrington is here to deliver the bad news Sun 25 Jul 2021 02.00 EDT At a UN sustainability meeting several years ago, an …

Billionaire space cowboys could become heroes by focusing on the climate crisis

Billionaire space cowboys could become heroes by focusing on the climate crisis

Business leaderTechnology sector Billionaire space cowboys could become heroes by focusing on the climate crisis Bezos, Musk and Branson have achieved much – but the biggest challenge facing humanity is not the stars, but our planet Sun 25 Jul 2021 02.00 EDT For three of the world’s most famous billionaires, …

India floods: rescuers search for survivors among mud and debris

India floods: rescuers search for survivors among mud and debris

The ObserverIndia India floods: rescuers search for survivors among mud and debris Death toll from heavy monsoon rains on western coast climbs to 115, with nearly 90,000 people evacuated Agence France-Presse Sat 24 Jul 2021 13.42 EDT First published on Sat 24 Jul 2021 06.31 EDT Rescuers in India combed …

‘I can see the industry disappearing’: US fishermen sound alarm at plans for offshore wind

‘I can see the industry disappearing’: US fishermen sound alarm at plans for offshore wind

This land is your landFishing ‘I can see the industry disappearing’: US fishermen sound alarm at plans for offshore wind Fishermen say their concerns, from safety issues to how offshore wind will alter the ocean environment, aren’t being meaningfully considered by regulators Supported by About this content Maddie Stone Sat …

Why the Marble Arch Mound is a slippery slope to nowhere

Why the Marble Arch Mound is a slippery slope to nowhere

The ObserverArchitecture Why the Marble Arch Mound is a slippery slope to nowhere The artificial hill in central London seems a great idea, but it would be better to have done something that genuinely helped the environment Sat 24 Jul 2021 10.00 EDT Last modified on Sat 24 Jul 2021 …

‘They had a date to kill the cow. So I stole her’: how vegan activists are saving Spain’s farm animals

‘They had a date to kill the cow. So I stole her’: how vegan activists are saving Spain’s farm animals

Animal welfare ‘They had a date to kill the cow. So I stole her’: how vegan activists are saving Spain’s farm animals Spain may be famous for its love of meat – but sanctuaries across the country are coming to the rescue of its doomed cows, bulls, pigs, sheep and …

NatWest Group slowly exiting from a 13-year taxpayers’ nightmare

NatWest Group slowly exiting from a 13-year taxpayers’ nightmare

NatWest Group (LSE:NWG) PLC (LON:NWG), or Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as it was then, was nationalised in 2008, a period in which the world’s banking system was in danger of collapsing. The original cost to the British taxpayer was GBP45bn, curiously quite close to the amount (GBP49bn) …