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Environment Methane Greenhouse Gas Emission Global Warming

Methane much more sensitive to global heating than previously thought – study

Greenhouse gas has undergone rapid acceleration and scientists say it may be due to atmospheric changes
By Kate Ravilious for The Guardian on July 5, 2022
Environment Climate Crisis Working Class Climate Change Impact

The climate crisis is hitting the planet’s working classes the hardest and they know it

The conservative commentariat could not be more wrong in dismissing global heating as a concern of only the ‘woke elite’
By Jeff Sparrow for The Guardian on June 18, 2022
Children Climate Crisis Starvation Droughts

‘We just pray for rain’: Niger is in the eye of the climate crisis – and children are starving

Aguié’s clinic is full of malnourished children, with more dying in villages, as the global food crisis worsens years of drought
By Fred Harter in Aguié for The Guardian on June 20, 2022
More Factory Farming Animal-borne Pandemics Infectious Diseases

Spread of ‘free-range’ farming may raise risk of animal-borne pandemics – study

If we can’t dramatically cut meat consumption then intensive ‘factory farming’ may be comparatively less risky, say authors
By John Vidal for The Guardian on June 23, 2022
Justice Garment Workers Labour Exploitation Sexual Violence

Sex for a job: the scandal of Haiti’s exploited US garment workers

Women paid a pittance for making clothes for top US brands are often forced to have sex by bosses to keep their jobs, say unions
By Sophie Cousins for The Guardian on June 23, 2022
Environment Climate Crisis Food Shortage Extreme Weather Events

Chilli peppers, coffee, wine: how the climate crisis is causing food shortages

Blistering heat, stronger storms, droughts, floods and fires are putting food production at risk
By Victoria Namkung for The Guardian on June 28, 2022
Women Slavery Sex Trafficking Human Trafficking

‘He bought me like a chicken’: the struggle to end slavery in Niger

Al-Husseina Amadou was just one of thousands of girls in west Africa who are still bought cheaply as a wahaya, or ‘fifth wife’
From The Guardian on June 28, 2022
Environment Sustainability Eco-friendly Myths

‘Going green is expensive’: and four more sustainable business myths, busted

Moving towards a net zero future has many benefits for small businesses, and it’s easier and more rewarding than you might think. Here, we address five common misconceptions
By Alison Coleman for The Guardian on June 10, 2022
Environment Suicide Climate Crisis Climate Anxiety

Suicides indicate wave of ‘doomerism’ over escalating climate crisis

While alarm over wildfires, droughts, flooding and societal unrest is on the rise, not many of us talk about climate angst
By Oliver Milman for The Guardian on June 19, 2022
Women Female Workforce Taliban Afghanisthan

‘We are worse off’: Afghanistan further impoverished as women vanish from workforce

From civil servants, teachers and doctors to journalists and business owners, loss of female workers under the Taliban has already cost the economy $1bn
By Ruchi Kumar, Hikmat Noori for The Guardian on June 16, 2022