Investors that manage US$47tn demand world’s biggest polluters back plan for net-zero emissions

The targeted companies are collectively responsible for up to 80% of global industrial emissions. They include mining giant BHP, which last week promised to reduce emissions from its operations by 30% over the next decade on a path to net zero by 2050 after sustained pressure from activist shareholder groups.

VJ Day 2020 meaning – what is Victory over Japan Day and how is it being marked?

8.30pm – 10pm – The Nation’s TributeA special service, The Nation’s Tribute, will be led by the Duke of Cambridge, will be held at Horse Guards Parade and will be broadcast on BBC One. There will be special performances of key moments from the conflicts and veterans will read tributes. There will also be musical […]

Sam Mendes calls on Netflix and Amazon to share ‘Covid-19 windfall’ with theatre

Asking for an increase in the rate for theatre’s tax-relief scheme, from 20% to 50%, Mendes invites the government to become a “theatrical angel” akin to the private individuals who invest in productions and share in the profits of successful shows. “This is not a request for a handout, or for long-term life support,” he […]

Chinese automakers announce targets to raise hydrogen vehicle sales

hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, a niche segment in the world’s biggest auto market, and the government is expected to announce supportive new policies, possibly as early as this month .SAIC Motor, China’s biggest automaker which has partnerships with Volkswagen AG and General Motors Co, said on Sunday it plans to sell over 10,000 hydrogen fuel […]

Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds says Sir David Attenborough’s show warning of mass extinction of wildlife left her in TEARS – as she pleads: ‘Everyone should watch this, it’s time to act’

We overload the land with nitrates and phosphates, overgraze it, burn it, overburden it with unsuitable varieties of crops, and spray it with pesticides so killing the soil invertebrates that bring it to life. Many soils are losing their topsoil and changing from rich ecosystems brimming with fungi, worms, specialist bacteria and a host of […]

David Oyelowo Explains How Acting Helped With His Directorial Debut on ‘The Water Man’

I don’t know that there are similarities. I know that directing, as an actor, one thing you have as an advantage is that more so than even some of the biggest directors in the world, you most likely have been on more film sets than them. As a director, it takes two to three years […]

‘Tenet’ Hits $200 Million Globally, Despite Lackluster U.S. Box Office

Elsewhere, Sony’s romantic comedy “The Broken Hearts Gallery” opened to $1.125 million from 2,204 screens over the weekend. Given the challenging environment, the studio called that number “terrific.” Sony acquired the film for $8 million, so it doesn’t need to reach blockbuster levels to turn a profit. “The Broken Hearts Gallery” — directed by Natalie […]