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It is our ‘humanitarian and moral duty’ to act over refugee crisis

It should not take a picture of a dead child to move us to treat refugees with compassion and humanity, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis sai

Has our global experiment worked? Natalie Samarasinghe launches Ebor lecture series

Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director of UNA-UK, opened the new series of Ebor Lectures in York Minster last week by reflecting on the achieveme

Southern Ocean starts to absorb carbon again

NEWS: Great oceanic “lung” is again breathing in lots of CO2 from the atmosphere but scientists can’t say why or whether it will last

Argentina set for ‘cheating’ climate pledge – NGOs

NEWS: Mooted target to cut CO2 15% by 2030 is based on existing infrastructure projects and doesn't raise ambition, say experts

Members rally for the right to strike in Newcastle

Over 140 people attended a rally for the right to strike held in Newcastle by The Northern Public Services Alliance and the Northern TUC on 9 Septe

UNISON launches survey of chief officers and senior managers in local government

UNISON is urging chief officers and senior managers working in local government to complete an online survey on a range of issues.

Campaign against TTIP gains momentum

The campaign against the EU-US trade deal TTIP – which threatens democracy, local services and environment protection – is gaining momentum through

Australia PM Tony Abbott ousted by Malcolm Turnbull

NEWS: After a dramatic vote, leadership change is expected to bring more progressive stance on climate and carbon pricing

California feels the heat of record wildfires

NEWS: A state of emergency has been declared in two regions as long-running drought and heatwave combine to spark blazes

EU to discuss strategy for Paris climate change summit

CRIB NOTES SEPT 14-18: Brussels to outline COP21 plans, General Assembly gathers in NYC, WWF releases global oceans study


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