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Eco mob scale government building in COP26 protest

“We need system change if we’re going to do what’s needed to protect the planet and all life as we move forward into an uncertain future.” Animal rights activists scaled a government building to demand authorities stop funding the meat industry and support alternative food systems instead. Four Animal Rebellion demonstrators climbed the government building …

Moby calls for animal agriculture to be on the COP26 agenda

“We need to stop using animals for food, because animal agriculture is the third leading cause of climate change.” Musician and animal activist Moby has called on the UN climate change conference to make animal agriculture’s damaging impact on the environment central to the agenda. He has urged the world leaders to “stop ignoring the …

William’s Earthshot Prize grants £1m to five climate campaigners

Prince William called for “all parts of society — to raise their ambition and unite in repairing our planet.” Five climate change campaigners won £1m each of what reports describe as ‘the most prestigious global environment prize in history’. The Earthshot Prize awards has been set up by the Duke of Cambridge through his Royal …

Prince Charles says reducing meat and dairy is important to tackle climate change

“For years, I haven’t eaten meat and fish on two days a week and I don’t eat dairy products on one day a week. If more did that, you would reduce a lot of the pressure.” In a major interview with the BBC this week, Prince Charles discussed how everyone can do their bit in …

Boris Johnson says climate activists are “irresponsible crusties”

“They are irresponsible crusties who are basically trying to stop people going about their day’s work and doing considerable damage to the economy.” UK prime minister Boris Johnson has called out a group of climate change protesters, arguing that the brazen eco warriors are hurting their own cause.   It comes after 54 members of Insulate …

OH NO: 23 species declared extinct

Government scientists have no hopes of finding the ivory-billed woodpecker, Bachman’s warbler, 11 species from Hawaii and Guam, as well as the San Marcos gambusia, a freshwater fish from Texas. This week, the US Fish & Wildlife Service proposed to delist 23 birds, fish and other species from the Endangered Species Act because they can …

Jeff Bezos pledges $1 billion to tackle climate crisis

“I hope this commitment inspires others to make their own pledges to protect and conserve nature and help in the fight against climate change. A job this big needs many allies.”  Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has pledged $1 billion to protect biodiversity and carbon-saving forests in the Andes, the Congo Basin, and the tropical Pacific …

THAT’S RIGHT: 1 In 3 Brits now drink plant-based milk

“The plant-based trend continues to gain momentum in the UK, fuelled by environmental and health considerations.” A growing number of Brits are ditching dairy and switching over to plant-based milk options. According to Mintel, one in three Brits are now consuming non-dairy alternatives  – a record high. The global market research company polled 2,000 people aged …

1428 dolphins killed in an illegal hunt

The scale of the hunt is being described as possibly the largest single hunt of cetaceans ever recorded worldwide. On 12 September, a super-pod of 1428 Atlantic white-sided dolphins were ambushed and slaughtered as part of an illegal hunt, international marine conservation organization Sea Shepherd reported. According to the non-profit, the scale of the hunt is …

BREAKING: EU votes to end cruel lab animal experiments

“A coherent approach is essential to achieve safety and sustainability, without animal testing. We need to use science. Not animals.” The European Parliament has voted to stop laboratory experiments on animals and replace them with modern science. An overwhelming majority of cross-party members voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the European Commission …

THAT’S RIGHT: Almost 60% of all food production emissions come from meat, study shows

A new study analyzing the impact of global food production on the planet has found that meat is responsible for nearly 60% of all greenhouse house emissions (GHGs). Moreover, the research showed that producing meat generates 28 times more greenhouse gas emissions than plant-based foods. These findings like many others further suggest the environmental benefits …

UK urged to back artificial meat in fight against climate crisis

Social Market Foundation says a thriving alt protein market can help lower emissions, benefit public health and finances, as well as reduce risks of biothreats. The UK government is being urged to encourage the consumption of ‘alternative proteins’ by the development and sale of artificial meat. According to a report from the Social Market Foundation …