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Agricultural worker code a good step forward but a truly national scheme wanted by industry Agricultural worker code a good step forward but a truly national scheme wanted by industry

Agricultural worker code a good step forward but a truly national scheme wanted by industry

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As the seasonal worker shortage worsens, the National Farmers Federation (NFF) has welcomed the new national agricultural workers code but criticised the states that have not signed on.Key points:Industry groups have welcomed new agricultural worker movement codeBut say a three-week delay will cause problems for farmers needing workers nowThey says there is no clear roadmap…

Bare-chested women lock themselves to UK parliament in climate protest – Reuters Bare-chested women lock themselves to UK parliament in climate protest – Reuters

Bare-chested women lock themselves to UK parliament in climate protest – Reuters

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LONDON (Reuters) – Thirty bare-chested women locked themselves to the railings outside Britain’s Houses of Parliament on Thursday in an Extinction Rebellion protest to demand action against climate change.The women carried a large banner reading “Can’t bare the truth?” and had words painted on their chests representing predicted consequences of global warming such as war,…

UPDATE 1-Merkel says world needs to do more to combat climate change – Reuters Africa UPDATE 1-Merkel says world needs to do more to combat climate change – Reuters Africa

UPDATE 1-Merkel says world needs to do more to combat climate change – Reuters Africa

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds her annual summer news conference during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Berlin, Germany, August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Michael KappelerBERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that global efforts to combat climate change were insufficient, and that she would accelerate the fight to combat it in…

GRAINS-US corn, soybean, wheat futures rally – Agricultural Commodities – Reuters Africa GRAINS-US corn, soybean, wheat futures rally – Agricultural Commodities – Reuters Africa

GRAINS-US corn, soybean, wheat futures rally – Agricultural Commodities – Reuters Africa

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(Updates with closing prices, adds new analyst quote)CHICAGO, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures jumped 1.8% on Thursday to their highest in 7-1/2 months, with forecasts for dry weather in the U.S. Midwest threatening to hinder the crop throughout its late stages of development, traders said.“We absolutely need heavy rainfall in…

Today in History

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Today in HistoryToday is Monday, Sept. 14, the 258th day of 2020. There are 108 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Sept. 14, 1901, President William McKinley died in Buffalo, New York, of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin; Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him.On this date:In 1715, Benedictine monk Dom Pierre Perignon,…

Explainer: Europe’s climate policies are getting an upgrade – Reuters India Explainer: Europe’s climate policies are getting an upgrade – Reuters India

Explainer: Europe’s climate policies are getting an upgrade – Reuters India

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is set to kick start discussions next week on how quickly it will cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade.FILE PHOTO: Greenpeace activists display a banner that reads: “Climate: In Action” at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris France July 9, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo FuentesAlready well on the way to…

China isn’t Europe’s ‘partner’ on climate China isn’t Europe’s ‘partner’ on climate

China isn’t Europe’s ‘partner’ on climate

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This article is part of the series Facing China. Dalibor Rohac is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. In its strategic documents, the European Union describes China simultaneously as a “competitor,” “a systemic rival” and “a cooperation partner.” The idea of partnership — with “closely aligned objectives” no less — refers to one single issue:…

“Quitting flying was probably the trickiest thing,” says carbon neutral architect “Quitting flying was probably the trickiest thing,” says carbon neutral architect

“Quitting flying was probably the trickiest thing,” says carbon neutral architect

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Buro Happold’s director of sustainability Maria Smith has declared herself carbon neutral. She explains how she dramatically reduced her carbon footprint by going vegan and stopping flying.Smith, who previously co-founded practices Interrobang and Studio Weave, set herself the challenge of going carbon neutral in response to the climate emergency.”I’ve been trying to reduce my carbon…

Lightning-sparked wildfires rage in California wine country – Reuters Lightning-sparked wildfires rage in California wine country – Reuters

Lightning-sparked wildfires rage in California wine country – Reuters

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VACAVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) – A firefighting helicopter pilot was killed in a crash, and scores of homes burned in California on Wednesday as hundreds of lightning-sparked blazes forced tens of thousands of people to flee their dwellings.Nearly 11,000 lightning strikes were documented during a 72-hour stretch this week in the heaviest spate of thunderstorms to…

Wild weather this year shows growing impact of climate change, scientists say Wild weather this year shows growing impact of climate change, scientists say

Wild weather this year shows growing impact of climate change, scientists say

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By Matthew GreenLONDON (Reuters) – The planet is showing signs it’s in peril. In recent weeks, the world has seen ferocious wildfires in the U.S. West, torrential rains in Africa, weirdly warm temperatures on the surface of tropical oceans, and record heat waves from California to the Siberian Arctic.This spate of wild weather is consistent…

‘It was like Armageddon’: One year after the Peregian Beach blaze ‘It was like Armageddon’: One year after the Peregian Beach blaze

‘It was like Armageddon’: One year after the Peregian Beach blaze

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When police busted through Andrew Michael’s home as a massive bushfire roared outside, the fiercely independent 94-year-old did not want to go.Key points:It took two days and more than 200 firefighters to control the infernoMiraculously, only one house was destroyed and another was partially damagedTwo teenagers have been charged with deliberately lighting the fire”[Police] said,…

Explainer: Europe’s climate policies are getting an upgrade – Reuters Explainer: Europe’s climate policies are getting an upgrade – Reuters

Explainer: Europe’s climate policies are getting an upgrade – Reuters

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is set to kick start discussions next week on how quickly it will cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade.FILE PHOTO: A thermometer mounted on a wall of the headquarters of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) shows a temperature of 40 Celsius degrees in…

The Trailer: Goodbye, Basement Campaign. Hello, Bubble Campaign. The Trailer: Goodbye, Basement Campaign. Hello, Bubble Campaign.

The Trailer: Goodbye, Basement Campaign. Hello, Bubble Campaign.

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WARREN, Mich. — For Greg and Mary-Alice Schulte, finding Joe Biden meant some real detective work. They had heard that the Democratic nominee was coming to Michigan, then to the Macomb County city of Warren, then to some sort of event with United Auto Workers. So they drove in a loop, looking for the right…

“The stone age didn’t end for lack of stones…” “The stone age didn’t end for lack of stones…”

“The stone age didn’t end for lack of stones…”

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One guy’s electric car experience. Probably for the best for long-term, widespread EV adoption that a ton of people didn’t buy a Leaf… Still some major hurdles to overcome for most people to feel comfortable choosing an EV: decent range in something that’s not cost-prohibitive, expanded infrastructure, more shops willing to do maintenance & repair…

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