BORIS Johnson will today warn US President Joe Biden and other leaders they must slash emissions this decade or be remembered as the people who failed the planet. The PM will urge them to match the UK's target of net zero by 2050 at the President's major climate summit this afternoon. Speaking on Earth Day, he will say: "The UK has shown it's possible to slash emissions while growing the economy. If we want to stop climate change, then this must be the year." It comes as MPs from across the political spectrum have today come together to vow new green goals to help save the planet. To celebrate Earth Day with an international day of action, Britain's politicians have vowed to go even greener to combat the climate emergency. Later today the US President will host a huge international summit online to address world leaders and call on them to do more to save the world before it's too late. He and the PM will push others to match the UK's ambitious climate targets, … [Read more...] about Earth Day 2021: Boris Johnson leads climate calls as MPs come together to make pledges to save the planet
THE Southern Co-op is to start selling out of date food including fruit, vegetables and pasta in a bid to cut down on food waste. The food is passed its best before date - by up to two days if its fresh or seven days if its dried - and prices will start at 20p. It means shoppers will be able to pick up discounted tinned fruit, veg, dried pasta and rice, confectionary, condiments, sugar and sweetners, coffee, tea and jams. From the fresh food aisles, customers can expect to bag bargain soft fruits and fruit juices. The grub is perfectly safe to eats as long as it's been stored correctly as the best before date indicates when food is at its best in terms of quality. Food that has passed its best before date may not taste as good or have a different texture, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA). Which Southern Co-op stores are running the scheme? THIRTEEN Southern Co-op stores will be trialling the food waste scheme. These are: Widcombe Hill, Bath … [Read more...] about Co-op to sell out of date food including fruit, vegetable and pasta – with prices starting from 20p
IT’S a film about fossils, dinosaur remains and the beautiful Dorset coastline – and features passionate same-sex romps between its two main characters. New movie Ammonite promises a scorcher of a romance between pioneering 19th-century palaeontologist Mary Anning and her younger married lover Charlotte Murchison. But the film, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan as Mary and Charlotte, has angered some of Mary’s descendants, as there is no evidence to show she was a lesbian, or anything more than just friends with Charlotte. Even so, Kate, 45, said: “It was very clear to me that they were quite capable of passionate moments , and Saoirse and I both wanted to embody that . “And for me, at the age I am now, t hat felt quite good, actually .” Saoirse added: “I had a wonderful time. I’ve never done a sex scene so intense and full-on before.” But Mary’s descendant Barbara Anning posted on an online discussion: “I do not believe there is any evidence to back up … [Read more...] about Kate Winslet on passionate same-sex romps and ‘lesbian’ controversy over new film Ammonite
The science is clear: If catastrophic global warming is to be averted, global greenhouse gases have to be reduced — and fast. A 2019 United Nations Environment Program report warned that the world must cut emissions by 7.6% annually until 2030 in order to keep temperature increases below the 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) ambition outlined in the Paris Agreement. If the world continues at its current pace, heating is predicted to reach almost double that. And much of the power to make a difference lies with the big emitters. So are they making progress? USA: Tides of change Though the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis led to a drop in energy use in 2020 compared to the previous year, the United States is still second only to China in terms of global CO2 emissions. Transportation, electricity and industry are the main drivers behind the country's poor record, according to figures from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In 2019, fossil fuels … [Read more...] about Climate: Are major greenhouse gas emitters ambitious enough?
Stacey Solomon has unveiled her latest Ikea haul as she continues her makeover of 'Pickle Cottage'. The Loose Women panelist, 31, has been hard at work making her new house in Essex - nicknamed 'Pickle Cottage' - into a comfortable home for herself, fiancé Joe Swash and their three children. As usual, Stacey has been keeping her social media followers updated on her life developments, with the mum-of-three now taking to Instagram to share her latest haul from home retailer Ikea. On Wednesday, Stacey shared a shot of the flags outside an Ikea store. She penned on the video on her Instagram Stories: "The other day I picked up some bits from my favourite place [laughing emoji] It's been a while. I missed these flags [two laughing emojis]". Stacey added: "I thought while I'm on my way to work I'd share with you the little bits I picked up [white heart emoji] I only just this morning got them out of the bags and finally put them away [laughing emoji, white heart … [Read more...] about Stacey Solomon unveils latest Ikea haul as Pickle Cottage makeover continues