Global demand for fossil fuels will peak in 2023, says thinktank

Oil and gas firms assets at risk from massive growth in wind and solar, says Carbon Tracker Global demand for fossil fuels will peak in 2023, an influential thinktank has predicted, posing a significant risk to financial markets because trillions of dollars worth of oil, coal and gas assets could…

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Hague’s ‘legalise cannabis’ call rejected

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lord Hague said Billy Caldwell’s case was an “illuminating moment” The government has rejected a call from Lord Hague to consider legalising the recreational use of cannabis. In an article for the Daily Telegraph, the former Tory leader said the war on cannabis had been…

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Trump’s Offshore Oil Drilling Proposal Threatens 68 National Park Sites

The move to open pretty much the entirety of America’s coastline to offshore oil drilling, announced back in January by the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Ryan Zinke, came as a deeply disappointing shock to conservationists, zoologists, marine ecologists, fisheries, lawmakers, and more. A new report has suggested that if…

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Wet wipes could face wipe-out

Image copyright Thames Water Image caption Wet wipes are a key component of fatbergs – like this giant one that weighed as much as 10 double decker buses Wet wipes, used for sticky fingers and removing eye make-up, as well as on other parts of the anatomy, could themselves be…

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