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'New era of climate change reality' as emissions hit symbolic threshold

CO2 in the atmosphere is expected to be above 400 parts per million on average over 2016 and will not dip below that mark for generations, UN says

The WMO predicts carbon dioxide concentrations will stay above the symbolic 400ppm for the whole of 2016 and reach new highs. Photograph: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

The WMO predicts carbon dioxide concentrations will stay above the symbolic 400ppm for the whole of 2016 and reach new highs. Photograph: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

Published on The Guardian website on the 24th October 2016

 

The world is in a new era of “climate change reality”, with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reaching a symbolic threshold which it will not fall below for many generations, scientists have said.

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Criticisms of South Downs oil drilling application intensify

Site at Markwells Wood

Site at Markwells Wood

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 20th October 2016

Story by
Danny Randon

 

A BID to drill for oil in the South Downs National Park has come under fire.

Environmentalists have accused United Kingdom Oil & Gas Investments PLC of not disclosing enough information regarding the chemicals in the extraction process.

The investment firm has applied to the South Downs National Park Authority for 20 years of oil extraction at Markwells Wood, Forestside, near Rowlands Castle.

Campaigners say UKOG has been unclear about who would be responsible for the clean-up of the site if there was a pollution accident.

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Portsmouth group says walking strategy will help ease city congestion

Friends of the Earth is urging Portsmouth City Council to adopt a walking strategy

Friends of the Earth is urging Portsmouth City Council to adopt a walking strategy

 

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 12th October 2016

by Ellie Pilmoor

 

  • Friends of the Earth Portsmouth want to make Portsmouth a walking city
  • The strategy is about encouraging people to walk short journeys rather than drive
  • They hope to get support from Portsmouth City Council

 

PLANS have been unveiled to turn Portsmouth into a ‘walking city’ in a bid to tackle gridlock on the roads.

Friends of the Earth Portsmouth wants to follow Winchester’s footsteps and create a policy that will encourage more people to walk short journeys.

“If you improve the roads then you will encourage people to drive so if you improve the pathways, then you will be encouraging more people to walk.” Rachel Hudson

At a meeting this week, the group put forward its idea to its members and the public.

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