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

The Climate Action 100+ group, representing 518 major investor organisations across the globe, has written to 161 fossil fuel, mining, transport and other big-emitting companies to set 30 climate measures and targets against which they will be analysed in a report to be released early next year.

UK cities should work for the people who live in them, not for distant shareholders

The pandemic has been devastating, but it could be an opportunity to build a better economy, one in which more of the wealth generated in cities is more fairly distributed and owned by us. This would require a serious national industrial and spatial plan, with a full-blooded regional and urban devolution policy. Rather than ignoring […]

Smoke chokes US West Coast as wildfire deaths keep climbing

“We’ll just keep working and keep your head up and thank God everybody got out,” Coble said. “There are other people that lost their family. Just be thankful for what you did get out with.”

Fires raise fight over climate change before Trump’s visit

At least 10 people have been killed in Oregon. Officials have said more people are missing, and the number of fatalities is likely to rise, though they have not said how high the toll could go as they search. In California, 24 people have died, and one person was killed in Washington state.

Holden’s testing track at Lang Lang sold to Vietnamese carmaker

served as the development hub for all Holden models since the late-1950s. The 871-hectare site includes a circular 4.7km speed bowl, a network of durability test roads along with crash and emissions testing facilities and has been purchased by new Vietnamese carmaker VinFast.

Psychedelics and the Out-of-Body Experience

I believe the significance of these tentative findings comes clearer as we begin to map out the circuits that build up the sense of self. When those self-circuits break apart, they can induce an OBE. Alternatively, if they break in a different way, the self dissolves. OBEs and LSD trips can both be seen as […]

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’

The Arctic Ocean is expected to have its first entirely ice-free summer in the 2030s, resulting in open water at the North Pole. Since the Earth would have less ice, it would be less white each year, meaning less of the Sun’s energy would be reflected back out to space, and the speed of global […]

No-shows and other fears: Daily life of food delivery workers in Vietnam

“One time I was rushing to the food stall after taking an order, but the long queue of customers left me waiting for my turn for a while. As the customers frantically checked on their order, I had to make haste nearly ten kilometers for a timely delivery. Yet when I arrived, they rejected the […]

Infosys to acquire GuideVision for up to €30 million

“GuideVision’s training academy and nearshore capabilities in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and presence in Germany and Finland will strengthen Infosys’ ServiceNow capabilities for its clients in Europe,” Infosys said in a statement.

Celebrating Hindi Diwas With These Famous Quotes

To celebrate the significance of this ancient language, Hindi Diwas is observed on September 14 every year. The day is celebrated to commemorate Hindi being adopted as one of India’s twenty-two official languages. However, when the proposal came in 1949, Hindi became the second official language (English being the only language prior). This decision was […]