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Greta Thunberg to get BBC reality show

BBC Studios has announced a documentary series about the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg.  The new show will follow Thunberg’s “international crusade” against the climate emergency, …

Greta Thunberg files trademark for her name

 Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has applied to trademark her name. She said on Instagram that the move would allow legal action against persons or companies trying to use her name or the …

Versace renounces use of kangaroo leather

The Italian fashion house Versace will no longer use kangaroo leather in its products, according to media reports. The decision was taken some time ago, affecting the fashion brand’s 2019 collection, but only came to light …

Amazon in Brazil is on fire

Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil - the most intense blazes for almost a decade. The northern states of Roraima, Acre, Rondônia and Amazonas have been particularly badly affected. The …

Merkel calls for EU-wide climate neutrality

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for the European Union to support ambitious targets for the entire 28-nation bloc to become climate neutral. Merkel made her appeal after she and members of her "climate …

TANAP project receives another international award

The Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project, as a result of various initiatives and achievements in the field of Environment, has been honoured with another international award, The Green World Awards 2019, by The Green Organisation, …

Main topics of G20 summit in Osaka revealed

The situation in the global economy and trade and environment-related issues will be key topics of the forthcoming summit of the Group of Twenty (G20) in Osaka from June 28 to 29, a source in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. …

Students fined €27m after BBQ caused vast forest fire

Two students accused of starting a wildfire that damaged a vast area of forest in Italy have been fined an astounding €27 million by the country’s forestry service. The young men lit a barbecue in a garden near Lake Como on …

EU to ban single-use plastic products

The European Union parliament has overwhelmingly voted to ban single-use plastics such as straws, forks and knives by 2021. The ban was backed in a 560-35 vote yesterday, and will affect a range of plastic products including plates, …