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Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard: ‘Denying climate change is evil’


The octogenarian entrepreneur, who prefers gardening to meetings, says capitalism is destroying earth In his bridge-club cords and grandpa shoes, 80-year-old Yvon Chouinard doesn’t look the rock-star entrepreneur. And, when he speaks, he doesn’t sound much like one either. The founder of US outd...

View Article 10-05-2019

Irish parliament declares climate emergency


Greta Thunberg says Dublin decision to follow British MPs’ lead is ‘great news’ Ireland’s parliament has become the second after Britain’s to declare a climate emergency, a decision hailed by the Swedish teenage environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg as “great news”. An amendment to a parliamen...

View Article 10-05-2019

British Plastics Federation lobbied ministers to water down tax plan


Exclusive: industry tried to thwart policy that would increase use of recycled plastic The trade body for the plastics industry has held last-minute meetings with government officials as part of a lobbying effort to water down a tax on single-use plastics, internal documents have revealed. Membe...

View Article 10-05-2019

Extinction Rebellion founder cleared over King's College protest


Jury finds Roger Hallam not guilty of causing damage after spray painting building’s wall The founder of Extinction Rebellion has been cleared by a jury of all charges relating to a protest against fossil fuels in what campaigners say is a historic moment for the climate justice movement. Roger ...

View Article 09-05-2019

EU 'outright dangerous' in its use of natural resources, says WWF


About 2.8 planets would be needed if rest of world followed suit, biocapacity data shows Europe is using up natural resources so quickly that the planet’s ability to replenish itself over the year would be exhausted by this Friday if everyone consumed as much, a new analysis has found. It would ...

View Article 09-05-2019

Empty North Sea gas fields to be used to bury 10m tonnes of C02


Ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp and Ghent to pipe greenhouse gas into vast under-sea reservoir Three of the largest ports in Europe – Rotterdam, Antwerp and Ghent – are to be used to capture and bury 10m tonnes of CO2 emissions under the North Sea in what will be the biggest project of its kind in ...

View Article 09-05-2019

The UK's feral roads deter cycling – we need enforcement, not calls for respect


Our public space is increasingly out of reach for all but the fit, the brave, and those in motor vehicles Almost 90% of cyclists experience a “close pass” – an overtake within 1.5m – at least weekly, and 70% say conditions on Britain’s roads haven’t improved in the last five years, according to ...

View Article 09-05-2019

Holland & Barrett to stop selling wet wipes in fight against fatbergs


Health food chain to replace all branded and own-label wipes with eco-friendly alternatives Holland & Barrett is to become the first UK high street retailer to stop selling wet wipes, in a drive to reduce the environmental damage wreaked as a result of them blocking sewers and waterways. The...

View Article 09-05-2019

Stop eating fish. It’s the only way to save the life in our seas | George Monbiot


Unhindered by regulation, driven by greed, the fishing industry is the greatest threat to our oceans. We must take action It is the most important news humanity has ever received: the general collapse of life on Earth. The vast international assessment of the state of nature, as revealed on Mond...

View Article 09-05-2019

Parents to protest in support of children's climate strikes


Gary Lineker and Paloma Faith among public figures ‘terrified at what climate crisis means’ for future Parents including Gary Lineker, Paloma Faith and Juliet Stevenson have joined children in demanding governments declare a climate emergency and dramatically speed up cuts in carbon emissions. “...

View Article 09-05-2019

I have felt hopelessness over climate change. Here is how we move past the immense grief | Rob Law


My intellectual and rational understanding of it has shifted to much more of an emotional and personal one Support our independent journalism with a single or recurring contribution ‘Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life.’ ‘The planet has seen sudden warming before,...

View Article 09-05-2019

Climate crisis: flooding threat ‘may force UK towns to be abandoned’


Environment Agency calls for urgent action to protect country from river and coastal floods Entire communities might need to be moved away from coasts and rivers as the UK takes urgent action to prepare for an average global temperature rise of 4C, the Environment Agency warned. The agency said ...

View Article 08-05-2019

Britain passes one week without coal power for first time since 1882


Landmark follows government pledge to phase out coal-fired electricity by 2025 Britain has gone a week without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since Queen Victoria was on the throne, in a landmark moment in the transition away from the heavily polluting fuel. The last coal ...

View Article 08-05-2019

As the left wakes up to climate injustice, we must not fall into ‘green colonialism’ | Dalia Gebrial


Any Green New Deal must avoid the imperial mistakes of the past, and value the global south as much as westerners The mainstream transatlantic left has been acting different lately. Having been subsumed into third-way politics for several decades, it seems we are growing back some teeth in our b...

View Article 08-05-2019

'We are hammering the last nail in the coffin of the fracking industry'


Direct action has spooked the government, shackled the shale gas companies and raised public awareness. Are protesters winning the fight against the frackers? It was always a poisoned chalice, mediating between multinational fracking firms and the local communities dead set against the extreme f...

View Article 08-05-2019

The Guardian view on extinction: time to rebel | Editorial


A million plant and animal species are under threat. Humans are largely to blame – but we will pay the cost too We humans pride ourselves on our ability to look beyond immediate concerns and think on a grander scale. While other creatures preen for mates, hunt prey or build homes, only humans po...

View Article 07-05-2019

The EPA is meant to protect us. The Monsanto trials proves it isn't | Nathan Donley and Carey Gillam


Three public trials involving Monsanto have raised troubling questions about lax oversight of all pesticides by the Environmental Protection Agency Ever since Monsanto introduced its line of Roundup weedkillers to the world in 1974, the products have been touted by the company and regulators as ...

View Article 07-05-2019

Live export: Secret footage shows young calves being beaten and kicked


Undercover footage by activists has exposed brutal treatment for one batch of young calves being trucked to the Netherlands to be sold as veal Irish calves as young as two weeks old are being beaten, kicked and punched, according to secretly filmed footage. Campaigners followed more than 5,000 c...

View Article 07-05-2019

Cambridge University agrees to explore fossil fuel divestment plan


Ex-archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams welcomes plans for fully costed proposals The former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has welcomed an “urgent change” by Cambridge University, after it agreed to provide fully costed plans setting out how it could divest multibillion-pound endow...

View Article 07-05-2019

The price of plenty: how beef changed America


Exploitation and predatory pricing drove the transformation of the US beef industry – and created the model for modern agribusiness. By Joshua Specht The meatpacking mogul Jonathan Ogden Armour could not abide socialist agitators. It was 1906, and Upton Sinclair had just published The Jungle, an...

View Article 07-05-2019

Sorry, Emma Thompson, but you’ll never be perfect enough to save the planet | Zoe Williams


The actor and climate-change protester has been condemned for flying. Is going off grid the only way to avoid charges of hypocrisy? Hold the front page: Emma Thompson, protester against climate change, scourge of the fossil fuel industry, herself takes aeroplanes. There she was, bold as brass, i...

View Article 06-05-2019

UK urged to take lead on biodiversity as UN issues urgent warning


Ministers announce report on economic case for biodiversity, but activists insist actions, not studies, are needed The British government has commissioned Sir Partha Dasgupta, a professor at Cambridge University, to write a report on the economic case for biodiversity as policymakers across the ...

View Article 06-05-2019

Loss of biodiversity is just as catastrophic as climate change | Robert Watson


Nature is being eroded at rates unprecedented in human history but we still have time to stave off mass extinctions A colleague recently described how fish would swim into her clothing when she was a child bathing in the ocean off the coast of Vietnam, but today the fish are gone and her childre...

View Article 06-05-2019

Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth's natural life


Scientists reveal 1 million species at risk of extinction in damning UN report Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems, the world’s leading scientists have warned, as they announced the results of the most thorough planetary health ...

View Article 06-05-2019

Australia's capital cities face water restrictions as dams near 50%


Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane have seen water levels hit near-decade lows after a hot summer and dry autumn Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane and Melbourne are all facing the prospect of dams below 50% capacity after low rainfall and high temperatures across the country. In Sydney, inflows are at their ...

View Article 06-05-2019

We are full of bright ideas to solve ecological problems. So let’s act on them | Chris Packham


There is hope in the face of environmental crises. But we must all – farmers, citizens, politicians – embrace changeA new UN report is set to reveal that up to 1m species face extinction because of human actions. The loss of pollinating insects and other ecological disasters – from the destructio...

View Article 06-05-2019

Was it people power or Russell Crowe that saved the pooping wildlife of Launceston? | First Dog on the Moon


The Launceston golf club’s solution was to murder them all Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are published Get all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints Continue reading...

View Article 06-05-2019

Modelling that shows Labor’s climate policy could cost billions is ridiculous | Frank Jotzo


We should be talking about positioning Australia for a low-carbon future, instead it’s carbon wars again The national debate about climate policy is off the rails again. We should be talking about positioning Australia economically for the low-carbon future, making use of our huge opportunities ...

View Article 06-05-2019

Cornish hedges under threat from developers, say conservationists


Structure of county’s hedges mean they do not get same protection as those elsewhere The Cornish hedge – teeming with flora and fauna and one of the most beloved features of the landscape in the far south-west of Britain – is under threat from developers, conservationists are warning. Some Corni...

View Article 05-05-2019

Families hit out at London gasworks redevelopment


Parents claim lack of pollution regulation at a new brownfield development in Southall is putting children’s health at riskThe right primary school for three-year-old Ranjan should have been an obvious choice. His grandparents live a short walk from the nearest one, on their road in Southall, wes...

View Article 05-05-2019

New move to ban shooting of hares in breeding season


Experts warn numbers are collapsing as 300,000 are killed for sport every year The nation’s deep affection for the hare, once a common sight in fields, is recorded in prose, pub names and poetry. Writers including Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll and Ted Hughes have paid tribute to the UK’s fastest la...

View Article 05-05-2019

Hundreds protest against plans to drill in Great Australian Bight


Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young says most South Australians do not want oil drilling in Great Australian Bight Hundreds of people have gathered on an Adelaide beach to protest against Norwegian energy giant Equinor’s plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight. Attending the Hands Across the ...

View Article 05-05-2019

Climate change costings that don't count the cost of inaction are worthless | Greg Jericho


We must demand better of our political parties – and there is no excuse for the media either Just seven months ago the United Nations told the world that we have 12 years to limit the climate change catastrophe. It means that to keep global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels we need to ...

View Article 04-05-2019

Natural high: why birdsong is the best antidote to our stressful lives


Dawn chorus day is a good time to celebrate the benefits to mental and physical health of birdsong – and fight for beloved species facing extinction When I hear the first willow warbler of the spring, the first cuckoo, or the first booming bittern on my local patch, I feel an enormous sense of c...

View Article 04-05-2019

Could you live a low carbon life? Meet the people who already are


There are things we can all do to lower our impact on the environment. We speak to three people who have taken the first steps Some want a clear conscience. Others want to see if they are up to the challenge. But none of them want to wait until 2050 to cut their carbon emissions down to near-zer...

View Article 04-05-2019

The battle to save the world's biggest bumblebee from extinction | Alison Benjamin


In Chile the beloved native bee is venerated as carrying the spirit of the dead, but its numbers are dwindling as farmers use imported species infected with parasites to pollinate crops The first time José Montalava saw the world’s largest bumblebee he was six years old and visiting his grandfat...

View Article 04-05-2019

Countryside versus town? Please don’t turn this into a culture war | Patrick Barkham


Selina Scott’s battle against predatory crows on her farm has been exploited for political purposes. We need to bridge the urban-rural divide Selina Scott is rewilding her 200-acre farm on the edge of the North York Moors. She says she reluctantly decided to control crows to protect endangered g...

View Article 04-05-2019

The Guardian view on ice-cream vans: shame about the pollution | Editorial


Their tinny chimes may be an essential sound of the summer. But are they out of tune with the times?Few things could be quite so evocative as the memory of childhood greed sharpened by the jarring, tinny sound of Waltzing Matilda or Greensleeves heard several streets away. Ice-cream as soft as ra...

View Article 03-05-2019

Biodiversity crisis is about to put humanity at risk, UN scientists to warn


‘We are in trouble if we don’t act,’ say experts, with up to 1m species at risk of annihilation The world’s leading scientists will warn the planet’s life-support systems are approaching a danger zone for humanity when they release the results of the most comprehensive study of life on Earth eve...

View Article 03-05-2019

Amsterdam to ban petrol and diesel cars and motorbikes by 2030


Diesel cars older than 15 years will be barred next year as first part of anti-pollution drive Cars and motorbikes running on petrol or diesel will be banned from driving in Amsterdam from 2030. The city’s council plans to phase in the change as part of a drive to clean up air pollution, which t...

View Article 03-05-2019

Deliberate mislabelling of seafood rife in South Korea, researchers find


Report finds more than half of all sushi samples to be wrongly labelled as well as one-third of fresh fish and sashimi Fraudulent mislabelling of seafood is rampant in South Korea, where one-third of samples in a comprehensive DNA study were found to be mis-sold. More than half of all sushi samp...

View Article 03-05-2019

What’s the future for Sri Lanka’s ‘lost’ population of whales?


This is the same sperm whale pod Blue Planet filmed off Sri Lanka – but flocking tourists are making it less of a safe place for these stunning animals These transcendent, haunting images taken by photographer Andrew Sutton in the waters of the western Indian Ocean come close to understanding so...

View Article 03-05-2019

Oceans of Noise: Episode One – Science Weekly podcast


Wildlife recordist Chris Watson begins a three-part journey into the sonic environment of the ocean, celebrating the sounds and songs of marine life and investigating the threat of noise pollution Contrary to popular belief, and the writings of Jacques Cousteau, life beneath the ocean surface is...

View Article 03-05-2019

The Guardian view on net-zero carbon emissions: sooner is better | Editorial


Government advisers have explained how to erase the nation’s carbon footprint. Science dictates that we do it as fast as we can By the end of this year we should expect UK law to mandate net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Thursday’s report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which ...

View Article 02-05-2019

Greta Thunberg's speeches to be rushed out as a book


No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference is being published in June, with a family memoir due to come later in 2019 The collected speeches of 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who began the worldwide school strike for the environment in 2018, will be released as a book next mo...

View Article 02-05-2019

After Extinction Rebellion, Australian politicians are on notice – change is coming | Nicky Ison


Spurred by global movements to fight climate change, the federal election shows that if major parties won’t change, voter habits will If I were in London over Easter I would have been at Waterloo Bridge or Oxford Circus or Marble Arch, the protest sites for the Extinction Rebellion. Extinction R...

View Article 02-05-2019

Prawn to be wild: cocaine found in all shrimp tested in rural UK county


The recreational drug ketamine also turned up in samples of wildlife examined in Suffolk Researchers have found cocaine in all samples of shrimp tested in a rural area of eastern England, with ketamine also widespread. Scientists from King’s College London, in collaboration with the University o...

View Article 02-05-2019

‘Do it now’: UK must set zero-carbon target for 2050, say official advisers


Committee says legally binding target is necessary, achievable and could spur global action The UK government must immediately set a legally binding target to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050, its official advisers have said, signalling an end to the nation’s role in driving climate ...

View Article 01-05-2019

‘This report will change your life’: what zero emissions means for UK


Committee on Climate Change sets out how UK can reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 • ‘Do it now’: UK told to set zero-carbon target for 2050• Four charts that show how the UK stacks up on climate change “Make no mistake, this report will change your life,” says Prof David Reay at the Univer...

View Article 01-05-2019

MPs endorse Corbyn’s call to declare climate emergency


Environment secretary calls for cross-party approach as Labour leader says vote can ‘set off wave of action’ MPs have endorsed a Labour motion to declare a formal climate and environment emergency, with Jeremy Corbyn hailing the move as a necessary response to school climate strikers and groups ...

View Article 01-05-2019

Why I will be protesting against Mark Carney on Thursday | Simon Youel


The Bank of England needs to blacklist high-carbon bonds and commit its huge buying power to ‘green QE’As the adage goes: “There are decades when nothing happens, and there are weeks when decades happen.” After decades of climate complacency, for those in the environmental movement it certainly f...

View Article 01-05-2019

Friends of the Earth to appeal against Heathrow judgment


Campaigners argued a third runway was inconsistent with Paris climate agreement Friends of the Earth has said it will appeal against the ruling by judges to dismiss five legal challenges to expansion at Heathrow airport, because the decision is “outdated in an ecological and climate emergency”. ...

View Article 01-05-2019

The hounding of Greta Thunberg is proof that the right have run out of ideas | Aditya Chakrabortty


With scientists backing her cause, opponents of the young environmental activist have resorted to ugly personal attacksOver the past few days, something extraordinary has happened in our politics. A bunch of grown men have begun bullying a schoolgirl. Perhaps you already know who I mean: Greta Th...

View Article 01-05-2019

Now we know: conventional campaigning won’t prevent our extinction | Roger Hallam


I helped to found Extinction Rebellion because only non-violent civil disobedience will stop the destruction of our natural world The fact of the matter is finally settled. Not the fact that if we do not stop putting carbon into the atmosphere our children will starve. That was settled three dec...

View Article 01-05-2019

'Historic day for Scotland' as beavers get protected status


New legislation makes it illegal to kill beavers or destroy dams and lodges without a licence Wildlife campaigners have hailed a “historic day for Scotland” as beavers are granted protected status a decade after their successful reintroduction in Argyll. It is now illegal to kill the animals, or...

View Article 01-05-2019

Mind the green gap: access to nature shouldn't be a luxury | Arwa Mahdawi


Living in New York means getting used to seeing the city’s population of mutant squirrels. No wonder I need to escape One of my favourite things to do in New York is to go on long nature walks around the city. Sometimes I see a baby rat frolicking among the trash cans; sometimes I see a pigeon; ...

View Article 01-05-2019

'Location, location, lung disease': pollution ads target property market


Citizen-funded campaign to flag up illegal levels of toxic air to London buyers and renters A citizen-funded advertising campaign against air pollution will target the property market with billboard slogans including “Location, location, lung disease” and “The neighbourhood’s gone to the docs”. ...

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Britain’s countryside is dominated by bullies – as Chris Packham has found | George Monbiot


People who challenge shooting, hunting and the destruction of wildlife are too often treated like vermin I’ve often thought, watching the felling of ancient trees, the slaughter of wildlife and the stripping of topsoil: “I love this land more than the owner does.” While there are plenty of caref...

View Article 01-05-2019

Andrzej Krauze on climate change inaction – cartoon


Despite the Extinction Rebellion actions, in Europe and beyond progress has yet to be made on phasing out fossil fuels Continue reading...

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Licence to krill: why the US navy trains whales, dolphins and sea lions


The US navy has trained dolphins and sea lions since the Vietnam war – ‘technology is no match for the animals’ for certain missions A beluga whale was found off the coast of Norway last week and is believed to be trained by the Russian navy. But it’s not the ocean’s only soldier with fins. The...

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Box jellyfish: Australian researchers find antidote for world's most venomous creature


Jellyfish’s sting carries enough venom to kill more than 60 people An antidote has been discovered for the world’s most venomous creature, the Australian box jellyfish. Researchers at the University of Sydney have found an antidote for the sting of the jellyfish – which carries enough venom to k...

View Article 01-05-2019

Cold-blooded creatures: Matthijs Kuijpers' astonishing closeups – in pictures


Renowned amphibian and reptile photographer Matthijs Kuijpers has released his first book, Cold Instinct. Kuijpers says the aim of the work is ‘for the viewer to abandon the fear and negative thoughts that often surround these animals’. What’s left is the bizarre beauty of these creatures in the...

View Article 30-04-2019

London tubes, schools and homes 'face climate change chaos'


Heatwave of 2018 will become the capital’s new normal, claims Green party in report Hundreds of schools, hospitals and tube stations in London are at risk of flooding or overheating as the climate crisis accelerates and global temperatures continue to rise, according to a study. The report, comm...

View Article 30-04-2019

Why are taxpayers subsidising the oil and gas companies that jeopardise our future? | Clive Lewis


Instead of hoping market forces solve the climate crisis, the government needs to stop giving tax breaks to polluters Last October, the world’s most renowned climate scientists warned governments that humanity has just 12 years to prevent climate catastrophe. The UK government faces three choice...

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Labour members know what we need: a referendum and a campaign for remain | Laura Parker


To start to take on the far right and tackle climate change from within Europe, the party must first take a side Jeremy Corbyn’s 2015 leadership campaign motivated thousands. Enthused by an unequivocal, principled call to build a fairer Britain and a more peaceful world, I was one of hundreds wh...

View Article 29-04-2019

Extinction Rebellion and Momentum join forces on climate crisis


Activists to rally at parliament urging government to declare environmental emergency Momentum, the youth climate strikers and Extinction Rebellion are to unite in protest outside parliament on Wednesday as Labour calls on the Conservatives to declare an environmental emergency in a parliamentar...

View Article 29-04-2019

There were nearly a million black farmers in 1920. Why have they disappeared?


Today there are just 45,000 African American farmers. One man is fighting to save them John Boyd Jr’s grandfather Thomas, the son of a slave, slept with the deed to his farm under his mattress. He worried constantly that his land would be taken away. Twenty miles away and three generations later...

View Article 29-04-2019

'Biodegradable' plastic bags survive three years in soil and sea


Study found bags were still able to carry shopping despite environmental claims Plastic bags that claim to be biodegradable were still intact and able to carry shopping three years after being exposed to the natural environment, a study has found. The research for the first time tested composta...

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Whale with harness could be Russian weapon, say Norwegian experts


Fisherman in Norway raised alarm after white beluga whale sporting unusual strapping began harassing their boats Marine experts in Norway believe they have stumbled upon a white whale that was trained by the Russian navy as part of a programme to use underwater mammals as a special ops force. Fi...

View Article 29-04-2019

I worked on David Attenborough’s documentary. The grim reality gave me climate anxiety | Liv Grant


For the BBC’s Climate Change: The Facts, I met those living on the frontline. I struggled to cope with what I learned We live in a time of loss. Wild places dwindle, the animals and plants that live in them disappear. Climate change is now a certainty, and it will without a doubt lead to the los...

View Article 28-04-2019

If we care about plastic waste, why won’t we stop drinking bottled water?


We have all seen the damage plastic waste is doing around the world – but sales of bottled water have continued to grow For all the innovation and choice that define the food and drink industries, if you want to make money, you could do a lot worse than bung some water in a bottle and flog it. A...

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'Biosolar leaf' project targets air pollution on London campus


Scientists say technology can do the work of 100 trees using the surface area of one The news on carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere is rarely good. Scientists and campaigners have warned repeatedly that governments are doing too little to bring us back from the brink and that, even if we ar...

View Article 28-04-2019

International Garden Photographer of the Year: Black & White Photo Project


The International Garden Photographer of the Year has announced the winner of their Black & White Photo Project 2019. Croatian photographer Petar Sabol took first prize with his his image ‘Night Butterfly’. Here are all the finalists from this year’s competition Continue reading...

View Article 28-04-2019

Fracking tsar quits after six months and blames eco activists


Natascha Engel says developing the industry would be ‘an impossible task’ The government’s fracking tsar has quit the post after just six months, claiming policy relating to the controversial process means there is “no purpose” to her job. Natascha Engel told the business secretary, Greg Clark,...

View Article 27-04-2019

We must have a green industrial revolution. And Labour will lead it | Rebecca Long-Bailey


We must draw on our history to find a way through the environmental crisis that faces us Where I grew up, visits to Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum were a staple rainy-day activity. I remember the clanking of the huge, iron waterwheel and being amazed by its power. It was the plentiful ...

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Extinction Rebellion activists stage die-in protests across globe


Environmental protesters lie on ground at transport hubs, venues and shopping centres Extinction Rebellion supporters around the world have held a series of mass die-ins to highlight the risk of the human race becoming extinct asa result of climate change. Related: Extinction Rebellion activis...

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US farmers count cost of catastrophic 'bomb cyclone' in midwest


With grain stores ruined and many fields still under water from last month’s extreme weather, producers are facing devastating losses Five weeks after historic flooding in the midwest, waters still cover pasturelands, corn and soybean fields. Much of the water has receded, but rivers still run ...

View Article 27-04-2019

Uranium miner coaxed government to water down extinction safeguards


Cameco did not have to show if WA mine would lead to extinction of tiny fauna before its approval on 10 April A multinational uranium miner persuaded the federal government to drop a requirement forcing it to show that a mine in outback Western Australia would not make any species extinct before...

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Butterflywatch: spring sun brings the orange tip out of his chrysalis


The male orange tip is on the wing earlier than the female; and this spring keep an eye out for a possible newcomer, the southern small white Two extremely beautiful chrysalises hang from a twig on my children’s bedroom windowsill. They must be the only orange tips not yet tempted out by fabulou...

View Article 26-04-2019

Trump plans to allow fracking near California's national parks


Environmental groups are preparing for a fight against the proposal that would end a five-year fracking moratorium in central California The Trump administration has issued a plan to open more than a million acres in California to fracking, including areas close to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Seq...

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The Guardian view of UK’s climate responsibility: zero emission target needed | Editorial


Activists are changing the discourse on climate change. Politicians must respond with policies that meet the Paris agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5CClimate change is becoming hard to ignore. Extreme weather has grown more frequent. Scientists are loudly and urgently sounding the...

View Article 26-04-2019

Our school climate strikes have been a success and we’re only getting started | Anna Taylor


We’ve forced UK politicians to address the climate crisis but won’t stop until we have a healthy planetApril has been quite the month for climate action. The organisation I co-founded, the UK Student Climate Network, held its third Youth Strike 4 Climate demonstrations just two weeks ago which fo...

View Article 26-04-2019

Extinction Rebellion protesters to stand in European elections


Nine candidates will stand under Climate Emergency Independents banner Activists who took part in the Extinction Rebellion protests have announced they will stand in the European elections on a “climate emergency” ticket. Under the name Climate Emergency Independents, nine candidates will stand ...

View Article 26-04-2019

Brazil finds worrying levels of pesticides in water of 1,400 towns


News outlets publish online tool enabling readers to check their own water results A report that found worrying levels of 27 pesticides in 1,400 towns across Brazil has caused alarm after news outlets published its online tool enabling readers to check their own water results. Eleven of the pest...

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Greta Thunberg's train journey through Europe highlights no-fly movement


Success of Sweden’s flygskam campaign means rail-only travel agencies are getting a boost When Greta Thunberg stepped on to the platform at Stockholm Central station on Thursday after completing her European tour to raise awareness of climate change, an unassuming 69-year-old who runs a tiny tra...

View Article 26-04-2019

'Outrage is justified': David Attenborough backs school climate strikers


Exclusive: broadcaster says older generations have done terrible things and should listen to young The outrage of the students striking from school over climate change inaction is “certainly justified”, according to Sir David Attenborough, who said older generations had done terrible damage to t...

View Article 26-04-2019

Siren song: can a charity single save Britain’s birds from extinction?


Let Nature Sing, two and a half minutes of birdsong, is being released by the RSPB to highlight the 44m birds lost since 1966 – and the many more at risk Almost 40 years since The Birdie Song haunted the charts – and every children’s birthday party for a long time afterwards – the wildlife chari...

View Article 26-04-2019

If you build them, they will come: record year for cycle counters


New superhighways and better networks are helping cycle lane usage boom across the UK Cycle lanes are one of the most efficient and healthiest ways of moving people. A single bike lane can transport five times as many people as a motor traffic lane, without the air and noise pollution. This is g...

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Sea change: the underwater restaurant with a new approach to marine research


An underwater restaurant in southern Norway is both a tourist attraction and a living laboratory for local marine researchers Sunlight is filtering through the turquoise waters, shimmering with the waves. Jellyfish float in graceful downwards zigzags like translucent baubles. Darting from left ...

View Article 26-04-2019

Farage and Extinction Rebellion: two politics of protest, only one has a future | Gary Younge


The Brexit party and climate protesters share a frustration with conventional politics. There the similarity endsWatching Nigel Farage, leader of the new Brexit party, saunter the few minutes from a Wetherspoons pub to Clacton pier on Wednesday, surrounded by media and supporters, I recalled Mich...

View Article 26-04-2019

Here's one thing Democrats can do to win rural voters: Fight factory farms | George Goehl


While Trump touts immigration, his 2020 opponents could appeal to rural voters by taking on big ag’s noxious effects Donald Trump is banking on riding his hardline stance on immigration to re-election in 2020. Tough talk of a wall makes headlines, but it’s a less discussed issue that could play ...

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Ben Jennings on the Extinction Rebellion protests – cartoon


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World's oceans are becoming stormier, researchers discover


Data matches predictions that weather will get more extreme as planet warms, scientists say The world’s oceans have become more stormy during the past three decades, according to the largest and most detailed study of its kind. The findings add to concerns that as the world gets hotter, extreme ...

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Antarctica: emperor penguin breeding ground sees sharp decline in population


Usually 15,00 to 24,000 breeding pairs flock yearly to a site at Halley Bay, but almost none have been there since 2016 For the past three years, virtually nothing has hatched at Antarctica’s second biggest breeding grounds for emperor penguins. The start of this year is looking just as bleak, a...

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Extinction Rebellion protesters stop traffic in City of London


Climate campaigners target financial district before ending occupations and blockades Up to 400 Extinction Rebellion activists have been stopping traffic in moving protests across the City of London to highlight the role of the finance industry in fuelling climate change. Protesters are periodic...

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Like Greta Thunberg, I am on the autism spectrum. She gives me hope | Charlie Hancock


The attacks on her from neurotypical critics are glib and spiteful. But they are a tribute to the power of her argumentsRarely have I identified with anything so strongly as when I listened to Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Nobel peace prize nominee, talking to Nick Robinson on BBC Radio 4’s Tod...

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Chris Packham defiant after activists leave dead crows at his home


BBC Springwatch presenter condemns campaigners in row over ban on shooting birds Chris Packham has said he will not be intimidated by campaigners who left two dead crows hanging outside his home and glued shut his security gate. The broadcaster told the police about the threats and vandalism, wh...

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'I'm no longer alone': readers on how the climate movement has affected them


We asked readers to tell us how they feel about the climate movement in the UK The last week has seen environmental activist Greta Thunberg meet with MPs in London, Extinction Rebellion disrupt cities and the BBC air David Attenborough’s rousing Climate Change: The Facts documentary. It feels li...

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MPs warn post-Brexit environment plans fall ‘woefully short’


Proposals to replace EU rules ‘downgrade’ green principles, says cross-party committee Proposals to replace the EU’s strong environmental protections after Brexit “fall woefully short”, according to a highly critical report from a cross-party committee of MPs. The environment secretary, Michael ...

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A pod of orcas is starving to death. A tribe has a radical plan to feed them


The Lummi Nation is dropping live salmon into the sea in a last-ditch rescue effort: ‘We don’t have much time’ Bobbing on the gray-green waters west of Washington state’s San Juan Island, Sle-lh’x elten Jeremiah Julius lifted a Chinook salmon from a 200-gallon blue plastic fish box. He carried t...

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