Controversial decision expected from US interior secretary likely to spark protests from campaigners against Anglo-Dutch exploration in seas off Alaska
The US government is expected this week to give the go-ahead to a controversial plan by Shell to restart drilling for oil in the Arctic.
The green light from Sally Jewell, the interior secretary, will spark protests from environmentalists who have campaigned against proposed exploration by the Anglo-Dutch group in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas off Alaska.Continue reading...
Sen Jim Inhofe, who opposes climate change regulation, has received $10,000 from PAC funded by donations from US staff at oil group
One of America’s most powerful and outspoken opponents of climate change regulation received election campaign contributions that can be traced back to senior BP staff, including chief executive Bob Dudley.
Jim Inhofe, a Republican senator from Oklahoma who has tirelessly campaigned against calls for a carbon tax and challenges the overwhelming consensus on climate change, received $10,000 (£6,700) from BP’s political action committee (PAC).Continue reading...
Remaining specimens of tallest living things on Earth are under threat in Californian home, due to drought and forest fire
At the moment they are whippy saplings needing the support of canes to stand straight. Over hundreds – and hopefully thousands – of years, they will soar high into the Cornish sky.
Clones of some of the oldest and biggest coast redwoods have been flown in from the western seaboard of the USA to the Eden Project in the far south-west of Britain as part of a hugely ambitious scheme to preserve the magnificent trees for future generations.Continue reading...
Students Banned from Watching Eclipse “Evil influence”. Parents wonder, “Will We Become like America?”
Prince of Wales rounds off US tour with speech in which he discusses limitations of prevailing world view and climate change crisis that ‘threatens to engulf us all’
The Prince of Wales has described how the world faces the challenges of an economic system with enormous shortcomings, and an environmental crisis that threatens us all.
His words of warning came on Friday at the end of his four-day tour of America when he gave a speech on health and the environment following a symposium in Louisville, Kentucky.Continue reading...
California Drought: Will There Be Water Rationing? and More Importantly – Should We Blame Gay People?
How was Keep it in the Ground created? Our audio documentary series tells the inside story of how the team came to an agreement on focusing on fossil fuel divestment
How do you cover the biggest story in the world?
This was the question on the lips of the 20 Guardian journalists who met in the first few days of the new year to debate editor Alan Rusbridger’s new project on climate change.
This time next year I won’t be the editor of the Guardian: indeed, well before that I’ll have stepped down.Continue reading...