‘Atmospheric rivers’ threaten new floods in hard-hit Washington state

Western areas still assessing millions of dollars’ worth of damage from flooding earlier this month Residents in Washington state were on Saturday preparing for possible flooding as “atmospheric rivers” once again threatened parts of the US north-west, which saw heavy damage from such extreme weather earlier this month. Flood watches were issued for much of …

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Bulb chief used government advisory role to ‘brief against’ rivals

Collapsed supplier used access to ministers to criticise competitors’ green credentials and exaggerate its own Too good to be true – Bulb’s rapid rise and fall Collapsed energy supplier Bulb Energy appears to have used its role advising ministers on green business to exaggerate its own environmental credentials, while playing down rivals’ progress. Bulb’s chief …

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Activists take court action against Boris Johnson over climate crisis

Three people claim government is breaching right to life and family life by not doing what is needed to prevent disaster Three young people are taking legal action against the prime minister, accusing him of breaching his legal obligations to take “practical and effective measures” to tackle the climate crisis. In a high court hearing …

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Pakistan orders Monday closure of schools and offices in Lahore to cut smog

Officials hope three-day weekend will help reduce toxic pollution levels in country’s second largest city Pakistan has ordered private offices and schools to remain closed on Mondays in Lahore in the hope that a three-day weekend will help reduce toxic levels of smog in the country’s second-largest city. The directive, issued by Punjab relief commissioner …

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‘We all have a role’: more than 260 Australian rules footballers sign up to climate campaign

AFL Players For Climate Action counts members from the men’s and women’s leagues and hopes to build club and fan support ‘As AFL footballers we’re using our platforms to inspire change on climate – a subject we care deeply about’ Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Australian rules footballers have come …

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Australia’s biggest industry group calls on Morrison government to halve emissions by 2030

Exclusive: The Australian Industry Group’s Innes Willox says the case for strong climate action has strengthened rapidly and the cost has turned out to be lower than expected Katharine Murphy: So Morrison’s going to Glasgow. Should we laugh, weep or rage for the lost decade? Innes Willox: ‘Both bad climate policy and no policy will …

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