Tag Archives: Climate Crisis

Perry splashes the cash on publicity and mowing grass in May

Croydon’s pro-pollution Mayor has now declared war on wildlife, as he has ignored the #NoMowMay advice of none other than Sir David Attenborough. By PERCY FLAMETHROWER, our municipal horticultural correspondent So much for the sonnet’s “Darling buds of May”. Jason … Continue reading

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Woodland Trust is offering free trees to fight climate crisis

Schools and community groups across Croydon are being urged to join the fight against climate change and nature loss by taking advantage of the Woodland Trust’s latest tree-pack giveaway. Applications for the charity’s free tree-packs scheme are open now and … Continue reading

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Ikea’s £2,000 prize for schools with best zero carbon projects

Ikea has launched a national competition giving Croydon school children the chance to win £2,000 towards projects which will help reduce their school’s carbon footprint. The retailer is working in partnership with the Let’s Go Zero campaign, coordinated by climate … Continue reading

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Barclays record on climate crisis challenged in branch demo

Barclays Bank on North End in Croydon town centre was targeted by activists again on Saturday. A regular target for protesters over the bank’s profiting from petro-chemical multi-nationals and the world’s biggest polluters, this time it was the turn of … Continue reading

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Hosepipe ban ‘in weeks’ as second heat health warning issued

Five more days of 30-degrees-plus temperatures, and with no sign of rain any time soon has seen Thames Water follow other companies in issuing drought notifications The summer-long drought and another heatwave with temperatures over 30 degrees for several days … Continue reading

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Off-target: Town Hall chiefs’ concern over net zero dates

More than half of the country’s local council leaders fear that their areas will fail to meet their own net zero targets, according to a survey published over the weekend. The survey was conducted on behalf of renewable energy supplier … Continue reading

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Fire fighters air worries after IPCC’s ‘atlas of human suffering’

The country’s firefighters, the public service which is primarily tasked with responding to natural emergencies such as flooding or wildfires in heatwaves, says it is ill-prepared to cope with the kind of events which UN-backed scientists predict will occur over … Continue reading

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