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Green activists and former Extinction Rebellion members criticise group’s ‘culture war’ agenda

Activists set up an elaborate blockade to printing presses in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire - Reuters
Activists set up an elaborate blockade to printing presses in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire – Reuters

Former and current Extinction Rebellion members and other environmentalists have accused the group of setting back action on climate change by blocking the printing of several newspapers. 

On Friday night, activists blockaded the printing plants where The Telegraph and several other newspapers are printed, delaying their publication. 

One former prominent member of Extinction Rebellion said the move had turned environmental activism into a ‘culture war’. 

“Journalists from all the papers XR blockaded have been working hard to report the climate crisis while thousands of people from every part of the UK are tackling it,” said the former activist, who stepped back from the group last year.

“More needs to be done but it makes no sense to deliberately adopt divisive and partisan culture war tactics at a time when bolder action on climate change is winning

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Al Green wants to know who’s altering Walgreens marquees to honor him. We found the artist

The Rev. Al Green wants to know who’s cleverly altering Walgreens drug store marquees to read “Al Greens.”

The 74-year-old “Let’s Stay Together” singer posted a photo on Twitter one of those altered signs, along with an emoticon of a laughing face.

“Who did this?” he asked.

To answer the reverend’s question, a West Chester, Pa., street artist who calls himself Cassius King did that —and he’s just getting started.

“I’ve been in shock all day,” King told the Daily News after learning Green had shared his work online.

Rapper Snoop Dogg also praised King’s work on social media, which caused his Instagram account to suddenly blow up.

King posted a photo of the Walgreens sign on Instagram Monday and labelled it “Walgreens -> Al Green’s, Pt. 2.”

It took about a day to go viral. The pharmacy’s newly revamped sign also includes a 1975 photo of Green from the

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Half of UK homeowners to apply for goverment’s Green Energy Grant

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the grant as part of the summer budget on 8 July. Photo: Phil Noble/PA
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the grant as part of the summer budget on 8 July. Photo: Phil Noble/PA

More than half of UK homeowners are planning to apply for the government’s new Green Energy Grant, research suggests.

The grant, which was announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in July’s budget and will be available from September, will cover at least two thirds of the cost of energy-saving home improvements.

The average UK household can apply for up to £5,000 ($6,396), while the poorest households can claim as much as £10,000.

So far, 51% of homeowners are planning to apply for the scheme, while another 26% are seriously considering it, according to a MoneySuperMarket survey of 2,000 people.

The scheme could save Brits up to £300 a year on bills, Sunak said in his announcement speech.

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Greta Thunberg donates million-euro rights prize to green groups

Stockholm (AFP) – Climate activist Greta Thunberg was on Monday awarded a Portuguese rights award and promptly pledged the million-euro prize to groups working to protect the environment and halt climate change.

“That is more money than I can begin to imagine, but all the prize money will be donated, through my foundation, to different organisations and projects who are working to help people on the front line, affected by the climate crisis and ecological crisis,” the Swedish teen said in a video posted online.

She was awarded the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity for the way she “has been able to mobilise younger generations for the cause of climate change and her tenacious struggle to alter a status quo that persists”, Jorge Sampaio, chair of the prize jury, said earlier.

The first 100,000 euros of the prize money will go to the “SOS Amazonia” campaign led by Fridays For Future

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Chicago’s mayor donned a lime green cowboy hat and announced she’d send around a ‘Census Cowboy’ to remind communities to fill out the 2020 Census

hicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference in Hall A at the COVID-19 alternate site at McCormick Place in Chicago, Friday, April 10, 2020.
hicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference in Hall A at the COVID-19 alternate site at McCormick Place in Chicago, Friday, April 10, 2020.

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  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she’s sending a “Census Cowboy” to 10 communities with low 2020 Census response rates to encourage participation. 

  • In a video, the Mayor compared this initiative with efforts made by the mayor of Gotham in Batman. 

  • The census helps determine crucial funding and congressional representation. 

  • Lightfoot has a goal of a 75% response rate in Chicago, right now it’s at 55%. 

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In a strange video announcement, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that a “Census Cowboy” will now be going to the ten communities in the city with the lowest census completion to urge residents to fill out the form.

“Giddy up, Chicago. I’m calling on the Census Cowboy to

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Bensalem Businesses Prepare For Green: What To Expect

BENSALEM, PA — Mall rats of Bensalem, rejoice! Neshaminy Mall is just one of the local spots that will be opening its doors Friday, when Bucks County moves into the more lenient green phase of Pennsylvania’s coronavirus plan.

“We’re opening Friday, June 26 and taking the necessary steps to ensure you have a safe and worry-free visit,” mall officials wrote in a social media post. “We’ve missed you!”

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The mall is just one of many businesses in Bensalem gearing up for changes as the county takes a step toward normalcy. And, like other Bensalem businesses, they’ll be doing things a little bit differently than before.

Brookfield Properties, which owns Neshaminy Mall, said it will be limiting the number of customers allowed inside to aid social distancing, has added hand sanitizer stations and rearranged food court seating

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