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Attenborough, WHO, Tsikhanouskaya among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

UK Sir David Attenborough COP26

Oslo, NorwayReuters British nature broadcaster David Attenborough, the World Health Organization and Belarusian dissident Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya are among the nominees for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize after being backed by Norwegian lawmakers who have a track record of picking the winner. Thousands of people, from members of parliaments worldwide to former winners, are eligible to […]

David Attenborough to UN: “Climate change a threat to global security, I don’t envy you”

UN Security Council Boris Johnson and David Attenborough

New York City, USReuters British naturalist David Attenborough warned on Tuesday that climate change is the biggest security threat that modern humans have ever faced, telling the UN Security Council: “I don’t envy you the responsibility that this places on all of you.” Attenborough, 94, the world’s most influential wildlife broadcaster, addressed a virtual meeting […]

Climate champions Thunberg and Attenborough join forces to push for change

Greta Thunberg Canada protest

Barcelona, SpainThomson Reuters Foundation Two titan climate campaigners, Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough, joined forces on Monday to push politicians and businesses to step up action on climate change after a year in which schoolchildren took to the world’s streets in protest. Swedish teen activist Thunberg, who turns 17 this week, said 2019 had been […]

Companies urged to clean up their act on plastic as study shows deadly impact

Bangladesh rubbish

LondonThomson Reuters Foundation Up to a million people die every year in poor countries from illnesses caused by discarded waste and plastic pollution, researchers said on Tuesday, urging governments and consumer goods companies to clean up their act. Mismanaged waste creates a breeding ground for disease-carrying insects that spread malaria, dengue and typhoid fever, while […]