1 Killed and over 1 million loses power in Louisiana

At least one person has died as tree fell over his home in Ascension Parish, in the Baton Rouge area.  Ida is testing flood defences strengthened after Hurricane Katrina killed 1, 800 people in 2005, on the 16th anniversary of Katrina a category three storm. Over 1 million loses power in New Orleans as Hurricane…

Jeans and fashion’s greed for cheap clothes

This is the story of jeans from  cotton plant nested in the soil to the flares hanging in your wardrobes. A revealing book about the birth and death of jeans that exposes the fractures of our global supply chains, and our relationships to each other, ourselves and the planet. Did you buy your jeans on…

“ I am not going to walk around with my tail between my legs” Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro, is a low profile congressman for decades, former soldier and Army captain surprisingly won the 2018 Brazilian election, as the rise and rule of his nationalist, pro-business chauvinist, environmentally sceptical administration. The divisive presidential campaign saw fake news and misinformation shared with Bolsonaro’s tens of millions of social media followers. Bolsonaro promised simple…

How Covid 19 rescued Humanity

Covid-19 killed millions already, hundred of millions of people are impoverished, and economic prospects across  are being ruined, with death and recession to forefront. Rescue from Global Crisis is about how Covid19  rescue humanity. Ian Goldin, professor of globalisation at the University of Oxford,  details an optimistic vision of  the future after Covid-19 which has…

Container ship fire in high seas risking ecological disaster

Singapore registered  X-Press Pearl with tonnes of chemicals and plastics is threatening marine life off the coast of Sri Lanka. Efforts to two the sinking cargo ship into deeper water to limit its environmental impact failed according to officials. Hundreds of tonnes of oil could leak into sea with some warning it would destroy the…

Web of fungi and Mother tree

Suzanne Simard, the ecologist who first discovered the hidden language of trees and shares the secrets of a lifetime spent uncovering startling truths about trees and their cooperation, healing capacity, memory, wisdom and sentience. Professor Simard, raised in the forests of British Columbia, where her family lived for generations, did not set out to be…

Future five EV cars other than Tesla in China

There five brands of Electric vehicles with 40 per cent of the global EV market with over 1.3m EV car sales in 2020.  Zeekr only launched a few days ago and they have pedigree, as the people that own then also own Volvo and their parent company Geely. Nio is China’s best-known homemade, high-end EV…

The Future of electric batteries recycling

It is predicted by 2030, there will be 20 million electric cars on European roads alone. While Electric vehicles may be carbon neutral during their working lifetime, what happens when they run out of the road. In 10 to 15 years when there are large numbers coming to the end of their life it is…

Explosive eruption of Le Soufriere

Le Soufriere,  a dormant volcano for 42 years first started showing volcanic activity in December eruption with an explosion which has blanketed the Caribbean Island of St Vincent in ash and smoke and triggered a mass evacuation. A lava dome became visible on La Soufriere, and just before 9:00 on Friday ( 13:00 GMT) seismologists…

Place human values before market values

The former Bank governor and now the UN special envoy for climate finance, Mark Carney focuses on the global financial system and corporate governance, along with climate change.  Carney’s detailed account of money and finance, where we get tantalising glimpses of life as a central banker – gilt chairs at a G20 summit in Riyadh…