Coronavirus UK: Masks and PPE are washing up on beaches

Masks and other PPE items are now washing up on British beaches, horrified environmental groups say. The blue face coverings have been found on beaches in Sussex and Suffolk in recent days. And experts say they are not just being discarded by tourists but are washing down storm drains further inland. Sussex Wildlife Trust issued … Read more Coronavirus UK: Masks and PPE are washing up on beaches

Glaciers in New Zealand’s Southern Alps shrunk by 62% since 1600

The Southern Alps in New Zealand are the latest icy region to be devastated by global warming.  A study finds the mountains have lost up to 62 per cent of their glaciers since the end of the Little Ice Age, around 400 years ago.  This, according to the study, equates to a maximum ice loss … Read more Glaciers in New Zealand’s Southern Alps shrunk by 62% since 1600

Europe’s extreme droughts could increase by seven times by 2100

WHAT CAUSED THE HEATWAVE? The heatwave was triggered by the build-up of high pressures over Europe over the past few days, leading to the northward movement of warm air from Europe over the UK. ‘At this time of year southerly winds will always lead to above average temperatures,’ said University of Reading meteorologist Peter Inness.  ‘Air from … Read more Europe’s extreme droughts could increase by seven times by 2100

Explorer exposes the dramatic impact of global warming in stark pictures

A ‘before and after’ photography project in the Patagonian mountains using images taken in 1913 and modern day equivalents exposes the dramatic impact global warming is having on the world.  Explorer Cristian Donoso has dedicated the last 24 years of his life to exposing the dramatic effect of climate change on nature.   As part of … Read more Explorer exposes the dramatic impact of global warming in stark pictures

Some children find spending time in nature ‘distressing’ over climate change triggers

While most children benefit from having time outdoors, for some youngsters it is triggering feelings of anxiety and despair due to fears over climate change.  These ‘troubling emotions’ and their link to climate change have been studied by University of Colombia researchers for the British Ecological Society. In the first of its kind study to focus … Read more Some children find spending time in nature ‘distressing’ over climate change triggers

James Murdoch steps down after he and his wife grew disillusioned with company’s coverage 

Did Rupert Murdoch’s son quit his media empire because it isn’t woke enough? ‘Liberal of the family’ James steps down after he and his environmentalist wife grew disillusioned with company’s coverage The 47-year-old cited editorial disagreements in his bombshell resignation letter He was once seen as the favourite to take over the News Corporation empire … Read more James Murdoch steps down after he and his wife grew disillusioned with company’s coverage 

Satellite images reveal two ice caps in the Canadian Arctic have disappeared

Two ice caps in the Canadian Arctic have DISAPPEARED due to global warming, NASA satellite images reveal – fulfilling a bleak prediction from 2017 The ice caps have been studied by Professor Mark Serreze since the 1980s  Satellite images from 2015 show they were only 5% of the size they were in 1959  Images from the satellite … Read more Satellite images reveal two ice caps in the Canadian Arctic have disappeared

Coastal flooding predicted to rise by up to 50 per cent by 2100

Coastal flooding globally is set to rise by around 50 per cent due to climate change in the next 80 years, a new study predicts. UK and Australian researchers conducted climate change scenarios where carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere continue to rise rapidly.  They found the associated flooding, due to the melting of polar ice, … Read more Coastal flooding predicted to rise by up to 50 per cent by 2100

UK’s red squirrels, beavers and wildcats are under threat

Our vanishing wildlife: Red squirrels, beavers and wildcats are under threat as a QUARTER of Britain’s native mammals face risk of extinction Red List for British mammals shows 11 of 47 native mammals at risk of dying out Historical persecution, loss of habitat and chemical have been factors Britain has a limited number of native … Read more UK’s red squirrels, beavers and wildcats are under threat

Labour-run Enfield first council in UK to veto meat at ALL events

A London council is set to be the first local authority in the country to ban MEAT at it own events. Enfield Council said it plans to only serve vegan and vegetarian meals when it hosts gatherings from December in a bid to tackle climate change. The Labour-run north London authority is understood to be … Read more Labour-run Enfield first council in UK to veto meat at ALL events