Kemerovo fire: Russia crowd condemns officials over disaster

Kemerovo fire: Russia crowd condemns officials over disaster

Thousands of people are protesting in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, angry at Russian officials over the leisure complex fire that killed at least 64 people, 41 of them children. President Vladimir Putin arrived in Kemerovo earlier and blamed “criminal negligence” for Sunday’s blaze. Relatives say as many as 85 people are still missing, most […]

‘Restore Houses of Parliament or risk another Grenfell disaster,’ warns Black Rod

‘Restore Houses of Parliament or risk another Grenfell disaster,’ warns Black Rod

The Houses of Parliament are at risk of a Grenfell-style “inferno” if they are not refurbished immediately. That’s according to the House of Lords’ ceremonial guard, Black Rod. The outgoing House of Lords official, David Leakey, warned the chambers require urgent restoring if a disaster like the Grenfell fire, which killed 71 residents in June, […]

If we only ate organic it would be an environmental disaster

If we only ate organic it would be an environmental disaster

Cropland is in demandNASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan Should the world’s farms go 100 per cent organic to protect the environment? Absolutely not. One huge problem is that organic farming requires far more land than conventional farming to produce the same amount of food. According to a study out today, going all-organic would require up to a […]

We all get poorer every time a climate disaster strikes

We all get poorer every time a climate disaster strikes

No cheap fixZUMAPRESS.com / MEGA IT IS hard to keep up. First, Hurricane Harvey deluged Houston, then Irma left a trail of destruction through the Caribbean and Florida, followed by Maria. All the while, wildfires have been raging in California and elsewhere. Things got even more extraordinary when Ophelia turned into a major hurricane further […]