Spectacular images of the California wildfires win a major award

Barry White

Josh Edelson, an Agence France-Presse contributor since 2012, is one of two photo category winners of the inaugural Covering Climate Now journalism awards. The prize recognises his extraordinary coverage of massive wildfires that ravaged large areas of northern California last summer. His coverage also heightened awareness of the climate emergency. Agence France-Presse (AFP) is an international news agency based in Paris.

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The 11th of a Different September

Wendy Jennings (Clapham Sustainability Group)

Clapham (pictured) is a happening place. Driving in on Saturday, I was politely brought to a halt by lime-jacketed marshals clearing the road for flash-past competitors crouched over their handlebars in a high-speed cycle race. But I hadn’t come for the cycle race; I was heading for the Village Hall and the Sustainability Group’s event to share information about greener ways of heating your home, of cherishing your garden, and of taking to the road.

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Open letter to Grant Shapps about the government’s Jet Zero strategy

Barry White

Earlier this month 38 academics and other staff at University of Leeds wrote an open letter to Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport about the government’s proposed strategy to make UK aviation net zero by 2050. It was reprinted in the Yorshire Bylines and is reproduced below.

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