Newsdesk July 28

Record 207 environmental activists killed in 2017. More than 200 environmental activists were murdered last year as government-sponsored killings linked to lucrative projects by vast agriculture multinationals soared, according to a global rights watchdog Global Witness who said it had documented 207 cases where activists were killed while trying to protect land from development, often for the production of consumer staples such as coffee and palm oil. This makes 2017 the deadliest year on record for environmentalists. The watchdog said it had found evidence that government actors – soldiers or police – were responsible for 53 of the deaths – AFP

  • Rising global meat consumption ‘will devastate environment’ – Guardian
  • German government to introduce climate protection law on its 2030 climate targets – ClimateChangeNews –
  • Teenagers fighting for climate justice – NewYorker
  • Scandinavia baked in a heatwave: fires hit countries across northern Europe as well as Greece – TerraDaily
  • Economy to be a casualty as more severe weather expected in Southeast Asia – TheNation