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Animal agriculture is choking the ​Earth and making us sick. We must act now

If we want the US’s majestic national parks, clean air and water for future generations we must press leaders to address food’s environmental impact.
Photograph: David Chang/EPA
via Animal agriculture is choking the ​Earth and making us sick. We must act now | James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron | Opinion | The Guardian.

‘A gift from the sky’: record-breaking nine-hour rainbow appears in Taiwan

Chou Kun-hsuan of Chinese Culture University claims phenomenon beats six-hour rainbow seen in Sheffield in 1994
Source: The Guardian

Oceans under greatest threat in history, warns Sir David Attenborough

Blue Planet 2 producers say final episode lays bare shocking damage humanity is wreaking in the seas, from climate change to plastic pollution to noise.
Photograph: Gavin Thurston
Source: The Guardian

The complex web behind the siting of power plants

Politics, vested interests, historical dependencies and even mythology can trump the most logical and efficient power-grid plan.
Credit: Sébastien Thibault
Source: Nature

Watch: Tiger shark cruises ‘lazily’ past bathers in Miami

“…the footage provides a great example of a shark – one often painted as an indiscriminate aggressor – behaving passively in the presence of humans.”
Source: Earth Touch News

‘Buried in marshes’: sea-level rise could destroy historic sites on US east coast

New research shows by the end of the century an increase in sea level will threaten the White House, early colonial settlements and other historic places.
Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Source: The Guardian
 

Top US firms including Walmart and Ford oppose Trump on climate change

Big businesses appear at Miami summit to show progress on sustainability
Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters
Source: The Guardian

‘I’ll never leave this place, and I hope this place will never leave me’

Even though repeated promises of a seawall have failed to materialize, teen and Tangier’s other residents refuse to give up hope
Photograph: Dave Harp
Source: The Bay Journal

‘You can get killed’: journalists living in fear as states crack down | Media | The Guardian

Independent journalists are under siege in a growing list of supposedly freer countries such as Brazil, Turkey, India and Mexico
Photograph: Rebecca Blackwell/AP
via ‘You can get killed’: journalists living in fear as states crack down | Media | The Guardian.

Gloria Allred and Idris Elba headline Sundance film festival 2018 lineup

Documentary about women’s rights lawyer will join British actor’s directorial debut, Yardie, alongside films starring Daisy Ridley and Keira Knightley.
Photograph: Vianney Le Caer/Rex/Shutterstock
Source: The Guardian

Electric cars already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel – study

Pure electric cars cost less over four years than petrol or diesel cars in the UK, US and Japan, researchers say, but China is set to lead the market
Photograph: Cyril Zingaro/EPA
Source: The Guardian

Lobster found with Pepsi logo ‘tattoo’ fuels fears over ocean litter

Blue-and-red image appears on claw of lobster found off New Brunswick.
Photograph: Karissa Lindstrand
Source: The Guardian

How climate scepticism turned into something more dangerous

Doubts about the science are being replaced by doubts about the motives of scientists and their political supporters. Once this kind of cynicism takes hold, is there any hope for the truth?

via How climate scepticism turned into something more dangerous | Environment | The Guardian.

Graphic Japanese whaling footage released after five-year legal battle

“Footage released by activist group Sea Shepherd shows Japanese fishermen harpooning whales in the Southern ocean before dragging them, still alive, along the side of the vessel.” WARNING: this footage may distress some readers.
Source: The Guardian

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake hits Delaware and jolts eastern US coast | US news | The Guardian

US Geological Survey says quake struck Thursday afternoon and was centered near the city of Dover, but was widely felt around the Mid-Atlantic region
Photograph: Alamy
via Magnitude 4.1 earthquake hits Delaware and jolts eastern US coast | US news | The Guardian.

Amnesty calls for criminal investigation into Shell over alleged complicity in murder and torture in Nigeria

Rights group publishes full evidence review, including statements alleging Shell managed undercover police unit in 1990s after its operations ended in Ogoniland.
Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Reuters
Source: The Guardian

Shell doubles up on green spending and vows to halve carbon footprint

Anglo-Dutch giant to spend $2bn on wind power, biofuels and electric cars as it bows to shareholder pressure by setting new company climate change target
Photograph: Alamy
Source: The Guardian

‘Their own media megaphone’: what do the Koch brothers want from Time?

The company’s decline is readily apparent – but if the billionaire brothers’ other interests are a guide, their investment will be about more than money
Photograph: Nadav Kander/AFP/Getty Images
via ‘Their own media megaphone’: what do the Koch brothers want from Time? | US news | The Guardian.

Stella McCartney calls for overhaul of ‘incredibly wasteful’ fashion industry

UK fashion designer backs Ellen MacArthur foundation campaign to stop the global fashion industry consuming a quarter of the world’s annual carbon budget by 2050
Photograph: Harley Weir and Urs Fischer for Stella McCartney
via Stella McCartney calls for overhaul of ‘incredibly wasteful’ fashion industry | Environment | The Guardian.

US nail salons: the challenge to protect workers from toxic chemicals

Critics mock an EPA scheme to create ‘healthy salons’, but Julia Carrie Wong hears how it is tackling an ‘epidemic’ of health problems from staff, many of whom are Vietnamese immigrants

via US nail salons: the challenge to protect workers from toxic chemicals | US news | The Guardian.

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