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the proposed school strike is inspired by similar protests in australia, above, and elsewhere

Pupils’ climate change strike threat poses dilemma for heads

Thousands of pupils set to be absent on 15 February, putting schools on the spot — Headteachers across the country will this week be faced with a tricky dilemma: should they allow their pupils to go on strike? Thousands of schoolchildren are expected to absent themselves from school on Friday to take part in a …

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a fracking rig at cuadrilla's preston new road site in northwest england

UK tells fracking industry it won’t relax rules on earth tremors

The Conservative government has long backed shale gas exploration, but denied industry calls to loosen ‘unworkable’ limits on seismic activity — The UK government has rejected calls from shale gas companies to loosen limits on earth tremors, in a potentially fatal blow to British fracking. Ineos and Cuadrilla said the rules, which require drilling to …

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fumes rise from the chimney of a coal-fired power plant

UK’s green watchdog will be powerless over climate change post-Brexit

Environmentalists accuse government of using withdrawal of EU controls to weaken regulation — Ministers are “deliberately weakening” the green watchdog that will hold the government to account after Britain leaves the EU, according to Labour’s shadow Brexit minister. Theresa May pledged last January to create a “world-leading, independent, statutory body” to ensure ministers stick to …

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genni scherer protests against a proposed third runway at heathrow airport

UK environment policies in tatters, warn green groups

‘Disastrous decisions’ such as Heathrow expansion and rejection of Swansea tidal lagoon spark concern over government direction — Environmental campaigners and clean air groups have warned that the government’s green credentials are in tatters after a flurry of “disastrous decisions” that they say will be condemned by future generations. The government’s plan to expand Heathrow …

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