Magazine article New Internationalist

Reasons to Be Cheerful

Magazine article New Internationalist

Reasons to Be Cheerful

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Gun shop gone

The last store selling guns in San Francisco has closed down. General manager Steven Alcairo blamed the store's many opponents and tighter gun-control regulations for the closure. It's welcome news in a traditionally anti-firearm city, which would have banned the sale and possession of guns back in 2005 were it not for a National Firearm Association lawsuit.

Engie comes clean (er)

French energy giant Engie has capitulated to popular pressure and announced it will stop investing in coal. Engie's dirty energy investments were proving to be a major embarrassment to the company and the French government, as Engie is a sponsor of this month's UN climate talks in Paris. Friends of the Earth is urging all energy transnationals to follow suit.

Solar lights up Lancashire

Anti-fracking campaigners are celebrating after Fylde Council unanimously approved a solar farm at a rejected fracking site in Lancashire, England. …

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