News story: Government announcement to end UK’s contribution to climate change
I’m delighted to see the Prime Minister set a legal target for the UK to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This is not only the right thing to tackle the climate emergency for future generations but a huge opportunity to increase our energy efficiency, improve our resilience and deliver a greener, healthier society. We know that investing in zero carbon solutions is good for growth – boosting jobs and the economy – and it is cheaper for business, organisations and government to tackle climate change now than to manage its impacts in the future. When I launched a consultation on the Environment Agency’s Flood and Coastal Strategy up to 2100, a few weeks ago, I talked about the importance of building a nation of climate champions – people aware of the risks of the climate emergency and empowered to take positive action to help their communities become more resilient. We know how passionate young people are across the country about tackling complacency in the face of catastrophe and taking action now to safeguard their environment for the future. So it’s encouraging to see the Government has established a Youth Steering Group which will advise them and review progress against their commitments. Our individual actions count too, no matter how small – from the amount of water we use at home to the products we recycle and reuse. We have no option but to do this and we all have a part to play. The Environment Agency is already working to tackle the climate emergency. Today’s announcement gives a powerful boost to all our prospects for the future and a common goal to achieve together.
The Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s 42-14 drubbing at the hands of Boston College
Without starting quarterback Eric Dungey and starting running back Dontae Strickland, Syracuse (4-8, 2-6 Atlantic Coast) floundered against Boston College (7-5, 4-4), 42-14. Rex Culpepper started under center for Syracuse, and had a respectable performance, chucking 24 completions on 34 attempts for 280 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Moe Neal had a solid game in Strickland’s absence — 13 carries for 88 yards. But it was the A.J. Dillon show Saturday in the Carrier Dome. Dillon, the Eagles freshman starting tailback, rushed 23 times for 193 yards and three touchdowns, burying the Orange. Our beat writers discuss the loss and the end of Syracuse’s season. Published on November 25, 2017 at 11:33 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments
EPL: Tottenham Hotspur blow away Manchester United to maintain title hopes
Tottenham destroyed a lacklustre United with a three-goal salvo in six second-half minutes to keep alive their Premier League title quest.Starting the match 10 points adrift of leaders Leicester, Tottenham shaved the gap to seven with goals from Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela earning them a first home league win over United since 2001.After a flat first half in which Lamela missed an open goal, Spurs broke the deadlock after 70 minutes when Alli fired home Christian Eriksen’s low cross.Alderweireld rose to head in Lamela’s free kick four minutes later and Lamela swept in a third for a rampant home side who remain the only possible threat to Leicester City’s march towards the title.Fifth-placed United managed only one shot on target as their hopes of a Champions League spot suffered a severe blow.