Half of plant and animal species at risk from climate change in world’s most important natural places

Up to half of plant and animal species in the world’s most naturally rich areas, such as the Amazon and the Galapagos, could face local extinction by the turn of the century due to climate change if carbon emissions continue to rise unchecked. Even if the Paris Climate Agreement 2°C target is met, these places could lose 25 percent of their species according to a landmark new study by the University of East Anglia, the James Cook University, and WWF. “Hotter days, longer periods of drought, and more intense storms…

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‘Toxic’ Twitter is failing women by letting online violence thrive – new research

Twitter is failing to keep women safe from violence and abuse, Amnesty International said on 21 March, as it releases new evidence proving how ‘toxic’ the platform has become for women. In a new report, #ToxicTwitter – the result of interviews with more than 80 women, including politicians, journalists, and regular users across the UK and USA – Amnesty exposes how Twitter is failing to respect women’s rights, and warns the social media company that it must take concrete steps to improve how it identifies, addresses and prevents violence and…

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Trust in charities rose to high of 64% in 2017

Charities rose to the fifth most trusted public institution last year with trust levels peaking at 64% according to the Trust in Charity report for 2017 according to nfpSynergy. Below are a few key findings. To see the report in full, please visit nfpSynergy’s webpage. Trust in charities rose early in 2017 and then plateaued in the 55-60% range. Trust in charities rose to a high of 64% early in 2017, then dipped in the middle of the year to 55% and 57% and rose at year end to 60% By…

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Guest Post by Space City Productions: MP: Review requested to reform advertising

This is a guest post from Space City Productions where they talk about having spoken to MP For South Northamptonshire, Andrea Leadsom,  who has told them that a review has been requested to improve advertising and how it reflects society. MP: Review requested to reform advertising With more than £239 billion-a-year lost to a lack of reflective advertising, the Lord President of the Council, Andrea Leadsom MP has revealed that work has begun to expedite improvement. MP For South Northamptonshire, Andrea Leadsom, has told Space City that a review has…

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How charity media expenditure patterns are changing

nfpSynergy have released a new analysis of charities advertising expenditure patterns. It shows charities are losing out by not spending more for internet advertising, research shows. Online advertising now accounts for almost half of all ad expenditure in the UK, however where charites are concerned the third sector groups are lagging behind the norm qute considerably. nfpSynergy compiled data which shows that the proportion of charities’ advertising spending that goes online has doubled from 2.5% in 2011 to 5% in 2016. The doubling of spend is a significant increase when taken…

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