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What’s the kindest way to kill a lobster?

“It comes amid growing scientific evidence that lobsters – and other invertebrates, such as crayfish and crabs –  are able to feel pain.”
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Source: The BBC

New York City plans to divest $5bn from fossil fuels and sue oil companies

“Mayor Bill de Blasio: ‘It’s up to the fossil fuel companies whose greed put us in this position to shoulder the cost of making New York safer and more resilient.’”
Photograph: Afton Almaraz/Getty Images
via New York City plans to divest $5bn from fossil fuels and sue oil companies | US news | The Guardian.

Trump’s EPA Could Allow Teenage Workers To Handle Dangerous Pesticides

Officials have signaled they may eliminate the age requirements for working with toxic chemicals on farms and other worksites.
Photograph: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg via Getty Images
via Trump’s EPA Could Allow Teenage Workers To Handle Dangerous Pesticides | HuffPost.

Theresa May Aims to Eradicate Plastic Litter by 2042

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042.
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Source: The BBC

China on track to lead in renewables as US retreats, report says

IEEFA report says China will dominate international investment in renewable technology over the next several decades
Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
via China on track to lead in renewables as US retreats, report says | Environment | The Guardian.

Building boom in China’s tropics as Beijing’s ‘smog refugees’ flee toxic air

Jaded urbanites keen to outrun hustle and bustle of country’s big smoke put down roots near border with Myanmar and Laos.
Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo
via Building boom in China’s tropics as Beijing’s ‘smog refugees’ flee toxic air | World news | The Guardian.

Ryan Zinke Removes Florida Waters From Offshore Drilling Plan

The Interior secretary’s move was immediately slammed as a political favor for Florida Gov. Rick Scott.
via Ryan Zinke Removes Florida Waters From Offshore Drilling Plan | HuffPost.

At Least 13 Dead As Mud Slams Into Homes And Clogs Roads In Fire-Scorched California

“At least three homes were wiped out by mudslides.”
Photograph: Santa Barbara County Fire Department
via At Least 13 Dead As Mud Slams Into Homes And Clogs Roads In Fire-Scorched California | HuffPost.

Most expensive year on record for US natural disasters

The US experienced a record year of losses from fires, hurricanes and other weather related disasters in 2017, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa).
Photograph: Karl Spencer
Source: The BBC

Wildfire-Scarred California Communities Must Now Brace For Floods

The state can’t catch a break.
via Wildfire-Scarred California Communities Must Now Brace For Floods | HuffPost.

Oceans suffocating as huge dead zones quadruple since 1950, scientists warn

“Areas starved of oxygen in open ocean and by coasts have soared in recent decades, risking dire consequences for marine life and humanity.”
Photograph: Felix Marquez/AP
via Oceans suffocating as huge dead zones quadruple since 1950, scientists warn | Environment | The Guardian.

Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling

“The Trump administration said Thursday it would allow new offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all United States coastal waters.”
Photograph: Eddie Seal/Bloomberg, via Getty Images
via Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling – The New York Times.

Quarter Of World’s Land Will Be Permanently Drier If Paris Climate Goals Not Met

Countries need to work to prevent the Earth’s temperature from rising more than 1.5 degrees.
via Quarter Of World’s Land Will Be Permanently Drier If Paris Climate Goals Not Met: Study | HuffPost.

Trump plan to shrink ocean monuments threatens vital ecosystems, experts warn

“Ryan Zinke has recommended three major marine monuments be reduced to allow greater commercial fishing, prompting anguish from environmental groups.”
Photograph: Reuters
via Trump plan to shrink ocean monuments threatens vital ecosystems, experts warn | Environment | The Guardian.

Vehicles are now America’s biggest CO2 source but EPA is tearing up regulations

Transport overtook power generation for climate-warming emissions in 2017 but the Trump administration is reversing curbs on auto industry pollution.
Photograph: Dan Chung for the Guardian
via Vehicles are now America’s biggest CO2 source but EPA is tearing up regulations | Environment | The Guardian.

On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming

Somebody cut the cake – new documents reveal that American oil writ large was warned of global warming at its 100th birthday party.
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via On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming | Environment | The Guardian.

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