UK waste incinerators three times as likely to be in deprived areas

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Waste incinerators are three times as likely to be situated in the most deprived and ethnically diverse areas of the UK, it has been revealed, raising fears about the impact on air quality and the health of vulnerable people. Data obtained by Unearthed, the investigative arm of Greenpeace, found that areas in the top 20%…

‘Everything is burning’: Argentina’s delta fires rage out of control

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A raging fire described as “completely out of control” is threatening one of South America’s major wetland ecosystems. The fire has been burning for months now, and is visible from the balconies of luxury apartments along the shoreline of the Paraná River in Argentina’s central city of Rosario Locals have been sharing photos and videos…

Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires, report shows

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Nearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife. The Guardian has learned that an estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, 51 million frogs and a…

Three Extinction Rebellion activists held after Thames rig protest

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Three Extinction Rebellion activists were arrested and taken into custody after locking themselves to a rig in the middle of the Thames to protest against a planned road tunnel underneath the river in south-east London. The keys to the locks around the protesters’ necks were delivered to the capital’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, with a note…