We overload the land with nitrates and phosphates, overgraze it, burn it, overburden it with unsuitable varieties of crops, and spray it with pesticides so killing the soil invertebrates that bring it to life. Many soils are losing their topsoil and changing from rich ecosystems brimming with fungi, worms, specialist bacteria and a host of other microscopic organisms, into hard, sterile and empty ground. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds says Sir David Attenborough’s show warning of mass extinction of wildlife left her in TEARS – as she pleads: ‘Everyone should watch this, it’s time to act’
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The book, among other things, advised parents to 'take your placenta home and bury it in the garden, where it will decompose and provide nutrients for anything planted above it,' carry children in slings (rather than using pushchairs) until they're old enough to walk, and to 'make your own cleaning products' by using vinegar and baking soda. … [Read more...] about What irony! The spokeswoman who quit Extinction Rebellion to fight for the NUCLEAR industry says: ‘Once I understood the facts, I did change my mind’
When asked about the protesters who disrupted the supply of millions of newspapers on Friday night Ms Abbott told Sophy Ridge on Sky: "I think it's important to remind ourselves that direct actions which is what those actions were are actually legal. … [Read more...] about Failed MP, ex-Para & ‘birth striker’ among Extinction Rebellion protesters who took part in newspaper blockade
Conservation: Glimmer of hope for world's rarest primate'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threatNature crisis: Humans 'threaten 1m species with extinction'Prof Ceballos worked on the study with two other well-known conservation scientists, Stanford University's Prof Paul Erhlich, and Dr Peter Raven of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis, US. … [Read more...] about Extinction crisis ‘poses existential threat to civilisation’
Launched less than two years ago, the group is still thinking big. Its actions over the past two weeks did not capture the public imagination in the way it had done in April last year. By attacking the rightwing media, they have made a formidable enemy – and according to some critics, may have distracted the press and the public from their core message about the climate crisis. … [Read more...] about Extinction Rebellion: how successful were the latest protests?
The 51 Extinction Rebellion activists charged over the blockade of printing presses in Hertfordshire Natalie Brecht, 45, who gave no address was remanded in custody to appear before Hatfield Magistrates' Court today. Sally Davidson, aged 33, from Byards Croft, LondonChristopher Smith, aged 43, of Blagdon Road, New MaldenWill Farbrother, aged 39, of Forest Road, WalthamstowSarah Ingram, aged 39, of Hervey Road, Kidbrooke, LondonSteve Tooze, aged 56, of Railton Road, LondonRichard Felgate, aged 28, of Forest Road, WalthamstowRosamund Frost, aged 29, of Wyatt Park Road, LondonJoel Scott-Halkes, aged 28, of Thistlewaite Road, LondonTim Jones, aged 37, of Wyatt Park Road, LondonChristine Kelly, aged 61, of Coppetts Road, LondonGillian Fletcher, aged 58, of Clifton Road, WokinghamLuke Whiting, aged 24, of Grove Road, LondonCleodie Rickard, aged 24, of Roman Road, LondonLucy Porter, aged 45, of Craig Hill Road, BradfordSusan Hampton, aged 64, of Lincoln Court, BerkhamstedLiam … [Read more...] about Police manage to tackle 30 topless women Extinction Rebellion chained to Parliament in just two hours – despite needing 12 hours to move in when they disrupted newspaper print works