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A Trump Re-election May Cost Us The Climate Fight

7 Mins Read By: Oliver Milman  The US will officially exit the Paris accord one day after the 2020 US election and architects of that deal say the stakes could not be higher. It was a balmy June day in 2017 when Donald Trump took to the lectern in the White House Rose Garden to announce the US withdrawal from […]

Living Near Oil & Gas Wells While Pregnant Linked To Low Baby Birthweight

4 Mins Read By: Nina Lakhani Risk is greater in rural areas, according to study of nearly 3 million births over 10 years. Living near active oil and gas wells during pregnancy increases the risk of low-birthweight babies, especially in rural areas, according to the largest study of its kind. Researchers analysed the records of nearly 3 million […]

Ocean Plastic Was Choking Chile’s Shores. Now It’s In Patagonia’s Hats

4 Mins Read By: Charis McGowan A startup is recycling tonnes of discarded fishing nets throughout Chile. Is this a template for tackling the global plastic waste problem?  In Tumbes, a village in southern Chile, discarded plastic fishing nets are crammed into gaps between parked cars and market stalls, evidence of a global waste problem that the town is […]

Could Microsoft’s Climate Crisis ‘Moonshot’ Plan Really Work?

8 Mins Read By: Oscar Schwartz The tech giant’s pledge to go carbon negative by 2030 leans heavily on nascent technology such as machines that suck carbon out of the air. Microsoft drew widespread praise in January this year after Brad Smith, the company’s president, announced their climate “moonshot”. While other corporate giants, such as Amazon and Walmart, were pledging […]