If Labour wants to rewrite the rules it needs clearer policies

You can applaud some of John McDonnell’s plan but some parts are vague and others just plain oddLet’s start with the good bits in shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s speech on “rewriting the rules of our economy”. Forcing big accounting firms to split t…

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EasyJet to offset carbon emissions from all its flights

Airline will also relaunch its package holiday business in wake of Thomas Cook collapseEasyJet is set to become the world’s first major airline to operate net-zero carbon flights across its entire network, after announcing it would offset all jet fuel …

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Bill Gates backs startup using sunlight to create 1,000C-plus heat

Heliogen uses mirrors to concentrate solar energy that can power heavy industryBill Gates is backing a new venture which aims to turn sunlight into a source of heat exceeding 1,000C that could help replace fossil fuels.The world’s richest man is joinin…

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Climate crisis could lead to more wind power, says report

Scientists say shifting ocean circulation patterns may have triggered rapid wind speed riseThe global climate crisis could help to generate more renewable electricity by spurring faster wind speeds for the world’s growing number of windfarms, according…

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High debts and low yields push Canada’s farmers to the brink

Poor conditions coupled with dismal harvests are taking a severe toll on workers’ mental health On an autumn afternoon in the Canadian prairies, golden wheat chaff blows from a rumbling grain dryer, shimmering in the sun like a snowfall. Clarence Zelen…

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The vanishing: Ghana’s defenders face new perils in fight against overfishing

Illegal fishing by Chinese-owned trawlers is costing the country millions – and one of the officials trying to stop it has now been missing for monthsIn his cramped living room in an Accra backstreet, Bernard Essien pulls out a sheet of paper – a state…

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The vanishing: Ghana’s defenders face new perils in fight against overfishing

Illegal fishing by Chinese-owned trawlers is costing the country millions – and one of the officials trying to stop it has now been missing for monthsIn his cramped living room in an Accra backstreet, Bernard Essien pulls out a sheet of paper – a state…

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Food prices set to rise in UK as floods ruin crops

Soaring prices likely as potatoes rot in sodden fields and farmers struggle to sow wheat The price of crisps and chips are expected to rise in the new year as the flooding in northern England hits the supply of winter vegetables such as potatoes, cauli…

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