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Poor people ‘can’t cook properly’ and meals only cost 30p, says Tory MP

Poor people ‘can’t cook properly’ and meals only cost 30p, says Tory MP

Tory MP Lee Anderson has come under fire for insensitive comments made in the House of Commons wherein he said that poor people use food banks because they “cannot cook properly” and “cannot budget.” His comments sparked widespread outrage, with social media users, politicians, unions and charities condemning his remarks and attitude. He has been …

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle ‘not a threat’ to Jubilee, says royal author

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle ‘not a threat’ to Jubilee, says royal author

Royal biographer Omid Scobie said that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and other members of the royal family do not pose a threat to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Instead, he called out the tabloids that are bent on creating controversy out of the momentous occasion. The co-author of “Finding Freedom” said that the threat does …

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Princess Charlotte considers Prince Harry her ‘role model’ even amid alleged royal rift

Princess Charlotte considers Prince Harry her ‘role model’ even amid alleged royal rift

Prince Harry still maintains a close bond with his niece Princess Charlotte and nephews Princes George and Louis. A source said that the children are fond of him even amid rumours of his rift with their father Prince William. The Duke of Sussex now lives thousands of miles away from his royal family in Santa …

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An industry built on a fallacy of carbon neutrality

An industry built on a fallacy of carbon neutrality

Debra David has lived in Dobbins Heights, North Carolina, population 875, for more than 60 years. Though she has moved several times over the decades, she’s always lived close to the railroad and the town’s higher-traffic thoroughfares. But it wasn’t until very recently that she developed asthma. In 2019 Enviva, a compressed wood pellet (also …

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The ugly produce industry faces an ugly question. Now it’s trying to solve it.

The ugly produce industry faces an ugly question. Now it’s trying to solve it.

A batch of companies has been trying to take the mountains of “ugly” fruits and vegetables passed over by supermarkets and find new homes for all that produce. They aim to turn a profit while also curbing the massive problem of food waste. But they have run into a thorny problem. How do you know …

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Report: California hydropower could be cut in half this summer

Report: California hydropower could be cut in half this summer

As 2021 drew to a close, rain and snow pummeled California, raising hopes that the state’s ongoing drought would be alleviated. But the tap dried up in January, and historically low precipitation followed. Now, as summer approaches, it’s clear that those few months of reprieve did little to shore up the state’s water reserves, and …

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Shell consultant quits, accusing firm of ‘extreme harms’ to environment

Shell consultant quits, accusing firm of ‘extreme harms’ to environment

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A senior safety consultant has quit working with Shell after 11 years, accusing the fossil fuel producer in a bombshell public video of causing “extreme harms” to the environment. Caroline Dennett claimed Shell had a “disregard for climate …

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‘Everyone loses’: California’s Sacramento Valley struggles to survive unprecedented water cuts

‘Everyone loses’: California’s Sacramento Valley struggles to survive unprecedented water cuts

Standing on the grassy plateau where water is piped onto his property, Josh Davy wished his feet were wet and his irrigation ditch full.  Three years ago, when he sank everything he had into 66 acres of irrigated pasture in Shasta County, Davy thought he’d drought-proofed his cattle operation. He’d been banking on the Sacramento …

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From the North Pole to the Amazon: 4 new documentaries, reviewed

From the North Pole to the Amazon: 4 new documentaries, reviewed

This week, the Mountainfilm Festival — an annual celebration of the indomitable spirit of environmental activists and outdoor adventurers — kicked off in Telluride, Colorado. The festival will be showing more than 120 feature-length documentaries and shorts, which you can stream from home, for a fee, throughout next week. The films will transport you from …

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