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Activists gather for Earth Day, urge action to avoid ‘dystopian’ future

Laurelin Bartlett holds up a banner as activists protest during the Extinction Rebellion's 'The Big One' event, in London, Britain, on 21st April 2023.

Reuters Climate change campaigners gathered outside Britain’s parliament building ahead of Earth Day to urge action on global warming, while volunteers worldwide geared up to plant trees and clear trash to mark the 54th annual celebration of the environment. Earth Day this year, officially on Saturday, follows weeks of extreme weather with temperatures soaring to […]

UK bill would give police too much power to curb protests, critics warn

Uk Clapham Common Arrest of Patsy Stevenson

London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation As British police face criticism over clashes with mourners at a weekend vigil for murdered Londoner Sarah Everard, lawmakers started debating a bill on Monday that opponents said would give police too much power to restrict peaceful protests. Under the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, police forces would be able […]

Style to die for? London fashion week faces climate change spotlight

London Fashion Week

LondonThomson Reuters Foundation The key trends for style-watchers coming out of Britain’s fashion week: sharp suits, voluminous coats, and global environmental destruction? Climate activists Extinction Rebellion disrupted the start of the glitzy event that opened on Friday by spilling fake blood outside the venue to highlight the environmental damage caused by fashion. Fashionistas pose for […]