Girls and young women call for UK to reduce single-use plastic

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Hundreds of thousands of girls and young women are calling for the UK to make a promise to reduce single-use plastic. The call is part of a campaign launched by Girlguiding aimed at tackling plastic pollution. Nearly half a million members, including the Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Ranger divisions, as well as volunteers, are due…

Fresh wave of climate strikes takes place around the world

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Hundreds of thousands of people around the world are taking place in the latest wave of climate strikes to demand urgent action on the escalating ecological emergency. Last week, millions walked out of schools and workplaces, uniting across timezones, cultures and generations in the biggest climate protests in history before a special UN conference in…

Extreme sea level events ‘will hit once a year by 2050’

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Extreme sea level events that used to occur once a century will strike every year on many coasts by 2050, no matter whether climate heating emissions are curbed or not, according to a landmark report by the world’s scientists. The stark assessment of the climate crisis in the world’s oceans and ice caps concludes that…