How a ‘lazy’ siesta could transform the UK’s working day | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

[ad_1] I will confess that my sleepy heart sang when I read the news that the National Trust would be introducing siestas for its staff. My people, I thought. A French friend of mine notes that Britain is one of the only countries where it is acceptable to withdraw socially for “a lie down” simply … Read more

‘Use your £11bn climate fund to pay for family planning,’ UK told | Global development

[ad_1] The UK government has been urged to open up its £11bn pot of climate funding to contraception, as research from low-income countries shows a link between poor access to reproductive health services and environmental damage. In a letter to Alok Sharma, president of the UN Cop26 climate conference, an alliance of more than 60 … Read more

‘Fire weather’: dangerous days now far more common in US west, study finds | Climate crisis in the American west

[ad_1] The hot, dry and windy weather conditions fueling the huge wildfires that have besieged the western US this summer have increased in frequency over the past 50 years, a new study has found. Since 1973, global heating has desiccated the west, driving increases in “fire weather” days from the Pacific coast to the Great … Read more