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Protesters fill Parliament Square to oppose Donald Trump, defend migrants and support environmental rights

21 Feb 2017   lucyejwoods

Last night a reported 7,000 protesters crowded Parliament Square to oppose US president Donald Trump visiting the UK. The ‘Anti-Trump Defend Migrants’ rally focused on opposing anti-migrant policy, racism and islamophobia. The rally was hel

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Unprecedented climate change investigation begins: what does this mean for renewables?

04 Oct 2016   lucyejwoods

A human rights investigation into the carbon emissions of 47 companies begins in the Philippines this month. The investigation is an inquiry into human rights violations as a result of climate change. The inquiry focuses on 47 so-called ‘Carb

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New Scientist Live: climate science gets personal and why there are still so few women in STEM

24 Sep 2016   lucyejwoods

The New Scientist Live event kicked off at the London Excel centre yesterday. There are giant inflatable microbes, cute blinking teacher-robots, the fastest cars on the planet, nonchalant astronauts and intriguing exhibits galore. Focusing on clim

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New Scientist Live: climate science gets personal and why there are still so few women in STEM

23 Sep 2016   lucyejwoods

The New Scientist Live four-day event kicked off at the London Excel Exhibition Centre yesterday. With its giant inflatable microbes, cute blinking teacher-robots, the fastest cars on the planet and nonchalant astronauts, there are intriguing science

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How are European grids using new technologies to manage the renewable energy transition?

19 Sep 2016   lucyejwoods

Grid operators and energy distributors across Europe are implementing new schemes to transition to renewable energy. TenneT, the Transmission System Operator (TSO) for large parts of the German and Dutch grid has begun a 12-month pilot scheme. The

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European grids seek new technologies for managing renewable energy transition

19 Sep 2016   lucyejwoods

Grid operators and energy distributors across Europe are implementing new schemes to transition to renewable energy. TenneT, the Transmission System Operator (TSO) for large parts of the German and Dutch grid has begun a 12-month pilot scheme. The

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Anti-Corruption Summit: A Win For The Environment?

30 May 2016   lucyejwoods

An official statement from the UK government’s Anti-corruption Summit held in London this week states: “tackling corruption is vital” for “protecting the environment for future generations.” The summit brings corruption to the forefront

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Ahmadiyya Peace Symposium

22 Mar 2016   lucyejwoods

The head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Caliph Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, lent support to the divestment movement on Saturday. When asked about supporting divestment, Caliph Ahmad said, “yes, of course we should.” “Fossil fuels are p

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Coal vs renewables: Greenpeace Indonesia’s ambitious 35GW energy plan-alternatives

10 Mar 2016   lucyejwoods

After Indonesia’s previous government attempted to bring 20GW of new energy online, and failed, Indonesia’s current President, Joko Widodo was elected (in July 2014), promising a far more ambitious, 35GW, five-year energy plan. Will it come to fr

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What can young feminists learn from their elders? – Christine Delphy speaks at London School of Economics

10 Feb 2016   lucyejwoods

Young Feminists today are lucky to have such an unprecedented wealth of historical women’s rights activism. However, there are many divisions amongst Feminist groups. A generational divide is making headlines as veteran Feminists, Gloria Steinem

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What a city feels like after ISIS attacks it: voices from Jakarta

15 Jan 2016   lucyejwoods

On Thursday the 14th January, the so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for suicide bombings and shootings in the centre of the Indonesian capital Jakarta. According to Reuters, the attack killed seven, five of which were the attackers th

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All Corners of the UK Unite for Climate March

11 Dec 2015   lucyejwoods

Defiant and energized, masses collected in Lincoln's Inn Fields in central London. The crowds gathered to fly the flag for respecting the physical laws of the universe once more; in hope humanity will finally get its act together on climate change

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Australia’s premier motor sporting event: it’s not what you think

01 Nov 2015   lucyejwoods

A silent metallic bullet whooshes past. Sleek, with aerodynamic curves and tinted windows. The vehicle slides round the black tarmac neck of the race track, charging silently past stunned spectators at speeds of over 100km per hour. This, is Australi

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How to teach an old profession new tricks

18 Sep 2015   lucyejwoods

Sparkling crystal chandeliers elegantly illuminate the hotel conference room, the twinkling decoration is in stark contrast to the conflict images of reporting in Afghanistan and Iraq, being shown to a roomful of journalists. The images were prese

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Nicholas Stern: ever the optimist, tells London audience about his latest climate change economics

26 Aug 2015   lucyejwoods

Talking to a packed room during a public lecture at the London School of Economics (LSE), world-renowned professor of economics, Nicholas Stern told the audience to be optimistic on climate change. Since Stern’s groundbreaking climate change eco

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The war no one told you about because you’re too poor

26 Aug 2015   lucyejwoods

Two debates on wealth took place in London last week. Defendants of spiraling riches revealed: it’s time to grab the silver spoon from your mouth and fashion it into a spear. Named after anti-slavery advocate, Moncure Daniel Conway, the 1929-bui

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