International court rules Switzerland violated human rights in landmark climate case brought by 2,000 women

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By Laura Paddison, CNN An international court in France on Tuesday ruled Switzerland’s failure to adequately tackle the climate crisis was in violation of human rights, in a landmark climate judgment that could have a ripple effect across the globe. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France delivered its …

‘You wouldn’t put your dog in this river’: Boat Race exposes Thames Water failings

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By Robin McKie, The Guardian Participants in Oxford v Cambridge competition were warned to cover wounds due to risks from E coli-polluted waterway. On a bright, unexpectedly warm afternoon, it would have been easy to assume the crowds that gathered by the Thames yesterday for the 169th Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race …

Antarctic ambitions are reshaping critical science at the pole

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By Alison Snyder, Axios Expanding Antarctic ambitions, coupled with the impact of the pandemic and geopolitics, are reshaping science at the planet’s southern pole. Why it matters: Scientific research has for decades guided the governance of Antarctica, offering access to scientific frontiers and a say in the course of the continent. But as …

Your Favorite Brands Likely Contribute to Massive Deforestation. This Map Shows Where.

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By Kristin Toussaint, Fast Company Palm oil is used in everything from ice cream to laundry detergent — and it’s production is linked to widespread deforestation. [Photo: Nazarizal Mohammad/Unsplash] The likelihood that you use products with palm oil is pretty high: the ingredient is in half of all products on supermarket shelves, in …

Falkland Islands Dispute is Causing Fishing ‘Free-For-All’ in Nearby Blue Hole

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By Sam Meadows, The Guardian Warning that soaring number of vessels threaten fish stocks and environment as geopolitics prevents agreement to regulate area. The scale of unregulated fishing in a disputed region close to the Falkland Islands has reached an “overwhelming” level that is threatening fish populations and the rich biodiversity of …