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Reflective ultra-white paint could help to cool the planet

Reflective ultra-white paint could help to cool the planet

Academic researchers have reportedly produced the brightest ever white paint, capable of reflecting 98% of sunlight and radiating infrared heat into space. Could this be key to tackling the climate crisis? My fellow Thred enthusiasts, we’re quite possibly looking at a game changing all-natural air conditioner, and it comes straight...

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Greta Thunberg says vaccine nationalism to worsen climate crisis

Greta Thunberg says vaccine nationalism to worsen climate crisis

In a Twitter thread, Greta explained that ‘inequality and climate injustice is already the heart of the climate crisis.’ In a pointed Twitter thread, Greta Thunberg said that “vaccine nationalism” threatens to make the pandemic worse and that public health in general is inseparable from the climate crisis. She said that she...

Which vegan burger is best for the environment?

Which vegan burger is best for the environment?

All plant-based burgers are better for the planet than beef. Here is a rundown of the vegan options and which are best for our planet. Eating hamburgers with your friends for lunch isn’t going to destroy the planet — the environmental impact of beef comes from the scale of its production and consumption worldwide. But the scale has gotten so out of control that all meat eaters — particularly people in wealthy countries — have...

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France bans short domestic flights as part of climate pledge

France bans short domestic flights as part of climate pledge

French MPs have voted to axe domestic flights on routes that can be travelled by train in less than two and a half hours. Macron’s climate commission now looks set to up the ante throughout 2021. As of April 10th, the French government has declared a ban on short domestic flights where other transport options are available. Specifically, the new legislation states that flights across the nation which can be...

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Celebrities back Tree Aid’s appeal to save the Metema forest

Celebrities back Tree Aid’s appeal to save the Metema forest

Several high-profile names are supporting a call from Tree Aid to bring a forest in Ethiopia back from the brink of extinction. Tree Aid, a charity that works with people in the drylands of Africa to tackle poverty and the effects of the global climate crisis by growing trees, is pushing for urgent action to save the Metema forest in Ethiopia from going extinct during the next 20 years. At...

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UK black youth ‘three times as likely’ to be jobless after COVID-19

UK black youth ‘three times as likely’ to be jobless after COVID-19

With new data showing the UK’s most severe black youth employment slump in 40 years, has COVID further exposed deep-rooted inequality within the job market? Young black workers in the UK have been hit disproportionally hard during the pandemic, and the knock on effects could put a dent in our pursuit of total job equality for some time. This troubling update comes courtesy of new data from the Office for...