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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...

View Article 25-04-2019

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...

View Article 25-04-2019

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...

View Article 25-04-2019

UK's 'creative carbon accounting' breaches climate deal, say critics


UK exclusion of international aviation and shipping figures from carbon budgets was highlighted by Greta Thunberg The UK is breaching the Paris agreement on climate change by excluding international aviation and shipping figures from carbon budgets, according to a leading NGO. The Swedish campai...

View Article 25-04-2019

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 ...

View Article 25-04-2019

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...

View Article 25-04-2019

Objets d'Art from Plastic Soup


Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution by Michiel Roscam Abbing (26 Apr 2019, HB, £20.31, Island Press) illustrates plastic pollution Continue reading...

View Article 25-04-2019

Dare to declare capitalism dead – before it takes us all down with it | George Monbiot


The economic system is incompatible with the survival of life on Earth. It is time to design a new one For most of my adult life I’ve railed against “corporate capitalism”, “consumer capitalism” and “crony capitalism”. It took me a long time to see that the problem is not the adjective but the n...

View Article 25-04-2019

Is buying vintage clothing the most eco way to shop?


With Meghan, Duchess of Cambridge, and Kim Kardashian spotted in vintage wear, and its increasing availability on the high street, it could be the answer to sustainable shopping Like it or loathe it, when Kim Kardashian wears something, people take notice. With the reality TV starwearing secondh...

View Article 25-04-2019

‘Death by a thousand cuts’: vast expanse of rainforest lost in 2018


Pristine forests are vital for climate and wildlife but trend of losses is rising, data shows Millions of hectares of pristine tropical rainforest were destroyed in 2018, according to satellite analysis, with beef, chocolate and palm oil among the main causes. The forests store huge amounts of c...

View Article 25-04-2019

'Bee saviour' sugar cards could save starving insects


Inventor crowdfunds to produce reviver sachets after prototype success If you’ve ever felt a pang of pity for a starving bee struggling on the pavement in front of you, then help may soon be at hand. Or more precisely, in your wallet. A community development worker has invented a credit card-sty...

View Article 24-04-2019

Greta Thunberg is right – only a general strike will force action on climate change | McEver Dugan and Evan Cholerton


Every day at work we all contribute to a system that is burning us alive. Downing tools on 27 September will help change it Climate change is hurling humanity towards disaster. There is no more room to question the science, when nearly every climate scientist is in agreement that the implication...

View Article 24-04-2019

Woodpigeons and crows can no longer be freely killed in England


Natural England scraps general licence to kill ‘pest’ birds after launch of legal challenge “Pest” bird species such as crows, woodpigeons and jays can no longer be freely killed in England after the government’s conservation watchdog revoked the licence permitting it. The move by Natural Englan...

View Article 24-04-2019

From India to Ireland: a week of Extinction Rebellion actions


Activists tell us why they have taken part in the protest group’s international rebellion week I am part of XR [Extinction Rebellion] Bhopal. The group is still in a very early phase and is working mostly on educating people about climate issues. On the evening of 15 April 2019 some school stude...

View Article 24-04-2019

Harbour porpoises needlessly dying in UK waters, says WWF


Charity calls for action as report finds more than 1,000 killed in fishing nets each year More than 1,000 harbour porpoises are needlessly dying in UK waters each year, according to a report from a global environmental organisation. The study by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says the smal...

View Article 24-04-2019

'It's a groundswell': the farmers fighting to save the Earth's soil


Farmers across the world are ditching their ploughs to protect ecosystems – and it’s working John Cherry bends down and takes a handful of soil in his hands, brings it up to his face and breathes deeply. “You can smell when it is good,” he says, poking it with a finger. “This smells of roots … t...

View Article 24-04-2019

The Guardian view on Greta Thunberg: seizing the future | Editorial


The Swedish teenager’s clarity and urgency have cut through layers of obfuscation and helplessness – and forced climate change up the agendaNobody could have predicted that a Swedish teenager would shift the terms of the global climate debate in the way that Greta Thunberg has done. Since she beg...

View Article 23-04-2019

Greta Thunberg teaches us about autism as much as climate change | Ian Birrell


The young environmental activist has shown that being different is a gift. But too many people with autism still face cruel treatmentGreta Thunberg is an impressive individual. Just 16 years old, she has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize after sparking environmental protests around the pla...

View Article 23-04-2019

'You did not act in time': Greta Thunberg's full speech to MPs


Read the full text of the speech Greta Thunberg gave to MPs at the Houses of Parliament My name is Greta Thunberg. I am 16 years old. I come from Sweden. And I speak on behalf of future generations. I know many of you don’t want to listen to us – you say we are just children. But we’re only repe...

View Article 23-04-2019

Greta Thunberg condemns UK's climate stance in speech to MPs


Teenager who sparked global youth movement hits out at airport expansion and support for fossil fuels ‘You did not act in time’ – Thunberg’s full speech The UK government’s active support for fossil fuels and airport expansion is “beyond absurd”, Greta Thunberg has told MPs. The 16-year-old Swed...

View Article 23-04-2019

It's time for nations to unite around an International Green New Deal | Yanis Varoufakis and David Adler


Several countries have proposed their own versions of a Green New Deal, but climate change knows no borders. We need a global response In times of crisis and catastrophe, children are often forced to grow up quickly. We are now witnessing this premature call to action on a planetary scale. As th...

View Article 23-04-2019

Extinction Rebellion: police warn of Parliament Square arrests


Order targeting the protest is first to explicitly mention organisers could be detained Police have warned Extinction Rebellion organisers that they face arrest if they incite protesters to block roads around Parliament Square. The Metropolitan police said it was imposing pre-emptive conditions ...

View Article 23-04-2019

Melting permafrost in Arctic will have $70tn climate impact – study


Study shows how destabilised natural systems will worsen man-made problem The release of methane and carbon dioxide from thawing permafrost will accelerate global warming and add up to $70tn (£54tn) to the world’s climate bill, according to the most advanced study yet of the economic consequenc...

View Article 23-04-2019

Fire poppies: rare golden flowers rise from the ashes in California


As the state is swept by a super bloom, these flowers are popping up – a silver lining for areas hit hard by intense fires When wildfires swept through southern California last year they left a trail of destruction: leveling houses, historic Hollywood sets and sites of biodiversity. Now a rare f...

View Article 23-04-2019

Millennial climate protesters have called me out – and I love it | Suzanne Moore


My empathy for the super-woke youth waxes and wanes, but Extinction Rebellion and the new wave of campaigners have woken me up I have been called out so many times online that it’s just white noise now. For my various sins I have been blocked, deleted and “cancelled” on social media, which doesn...

View Article 23-04-2019

To stop global catastrophe, we must believe in humans again | Bill McKibben


We have the technology to prevent climate crisis. But now we need to unleash mass resistance too – because collective action does work Because I am concerned about inequality and about the environment, I am usually classed as a progressive, a liberal. But it seems to me that what I care most abo...

View Article 23-04-2019

How the Green New Deal was hatched in a London bar – podcast


In 2007, over a friendly drink, the Guardian’s economics editor, Larry Elliott, came up with a radical plan to address the effects of the financial crisis and climate change. He called it the Green New Deal. Plus: the Guardian’s education correspondent on why schools are going to test four-year-...

View Article 23-04-2019

Politicians’ reluctance on climate change is bizarre – action would not only be right but popular | Jeff Sparrow


Ordinary people want radical climate policies so why do we not have policies that mirror that? Australians want environmental action. As Katharine Murphy explained a few weeks back, “private polling conducted for the environment movement and for the major parties suggests community concern about...

View Article 22-04-2019

Extinction Rebellion protest day eight – in pictures


More than 1,000 people have been arrested at Extinction Rebellion climate protests in London, police have said, in what organisers described as the biggest civil disobedience event in recent British history Continue reading...

View Article 22-04-2019

Polly Higgins, lawyer who fought for recognition of 'ecocide', dies aged 50


Campaigner and barrister attempted to create a law to criminalise ecological damage Polly Higgins, one of the most inspiring figures in the green movement, has died aged 50. Higgins, a British barrister, led a decade-long campaign for “ecocide” to be recognised as a crime against humanity. She s...

View Article 22-04-2019

Trump's EPA wants to put a toxic mine in pristine Alaska. What could go wrong? | Kim Heacox


Pebble Mine is just the latest story of greedy men exploiting nature for profit, and leaving us with the nasty side-effects Back in my youth, while in Montana, I came across Berkeley Pit, called “the richest hill on earth.” There, churches and historic neighborhoods were bulldozed to expand the ...

View Article 22-04-2019

Greta Thunberg’s visit to Britain is a huge moment for the climate movement | Caroline Lucas


Young people like Greta represent hope in the face of political inaction. Extinction Rebellion must succeed for their sake This afternoon an international sensation is taking to the stage in central London. She’s young, admired around the world and her name is Greta Thunberg. She’s a 16-year-old...

View Article 22-04-2019

Extinction Rebellion is leading a new, youthful politics that will change Britain | Matthew d’Ancona


A generation of networked rebels will bring down an old order whose failings have been laid bare I am a fan of generation gaps. Though academics and the media love to identify new demographic cohorts – Generation X, Generation Z, Net Gen, Gen Wii – such distinctions often confuse mere fashion wi...

View Article 22-04-2019

Slow burn? The long road to a zero-emissions UK


Extinction Rebellion protesters want a carbon-free UK by 2025. But can the financial and political hurdles be overcome?It is the near future. You wake in a house warmed by a heat pump that extracts energy from deep below the ground and delivers it to your home. (Your gas boiler was outlawed years...

View Article 21-04-2019

Modest proposals will not make the audit process any more watertight


Andrew Tyrie’s report recognises the value of more competition, but tinkering at the edges won’t make it happen Companies go out of business all the time, but big companies should be an exception. They have responsibilities to the communities where they operate. They employ lots of people and pe...

View Article 21-04-2019

A zero-emissions UK is a huge task. But the benefits will also be huge


Major action is needed to achieve zero net emissions by 2050. But it will make Britain’s economy cleaner, smarter and more efficient. We must not delay Britain needs to reach, by no later than 2050, net zero emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. This means any greenhouse gases ...

View Article 21-04-2019

One thing unites snobs of all persuasions: contempt for the middle class | Catherine Bennett


Eco-protesters and Remainers can all be dismissed as being members of the Waitrose shopping classAs painful as it is to admit, Jacob Rees-Mogg did, once, have his uses. Or one, at least. It emerged during one of his earlier Question Time appearances (when the BBC could still, just about, pretend ...

View Article 21-04-2019

Extreme conditions, loud birds and fresh food by boat – could you live on a remote island?


The wardens of Britain’s small islands talk about daily life with little more than thousands of puffins for company. By Patrick Barkham. Photographs by Alex Ingram After supper, while Eddie Stubbings was washing up, huge flocks of puffins would come whirling past his kitchen window. Later, when ...

View Article 20-04-2019

Our leaders are ignoring global warming to the point of criminal negligence. It's unforgivable | Tim Winton


Humanity survived the cold war because no one pushed the button. On climate change, the button has been pushed again and again About this series Support Guardian Australia’s independent journalism with a one-off or recurring contribution I’ve been asking myself a question – and even posing it ...

View Article 19-04-2019

Martin Rowson on Sajid Javid and Extinction Rebellion – cartoon


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Climate rebels may sound naive. But they’re asking the right questions | Gaby Hinsliff


Extinction Rebellion might be mocked for unrealistic demands. Politicians, however, would be fools to dismiss themSpring has sprung, and overnight the high street is awash with miraculously cheap summer dresses. Flick through the racks of floaty, swishy nothings in any H&M store right now, ho...

View Article 19-04-2019

Extinction Rebellion protests: photos from day five


Guardian picture editors select the best photos from the fifth day of climate protests in London Continue reading...

View Article 19-04-2019

Plans to expand Iceland's fish farms risk decimating wild salmon populations


Scientists are warning against new legislation to grow Iceland’s fish farming industry, but industry is pressuring for a go-ahead A five-fold expansion in open net fish farms that scientists believe could decimate Iceland’s wild salmon stocks is pitting Big Aquaculture against ecologists in the...

View Article 19-04-2019

Extinction Rebellion stages youth protest at Heathrow airport


Activists all born after 1990 gather at key roundabout to highlight dangers of climate change Extinction Rebellion and Attenborough put climate in spotlight Youth activists have taken the Extinction Rebellion protests to Heathrow on the fifth day of action, demonstrating beside the main rounda...

View Article 19-04-2019

The Extinction Rebels have got their tactics badly wrong. Here’s why | André Spicer


Hearts and minds will not be won with protest puppetry, guerrilla gardening and talk of ‘climate justice’Over the past few days, I have watched members of the Extinction Rebellion movement block bridges, disrupt public transport and lock themselves to lorries. I have been moved by their bravery a...

View Article 19-04-2019

Extinction Rebellion protests: photos from day four


Guardian picture editors select the best photos from the fourth day of climate protests across London Continue reading...

View Article 18-04-2019

So 1% of the people own half of England. Inheritance tax reform could fix that | Peter Hetherington


I interviewed private landowners across the UK – if we want to stop them trading what is morally ours, we need radical change Four years ago I asked a simple question about our most basic resource that feeds, waters and houses the nation, while providing energy, timber, recreation for millions a...

View Article 18-04-2019

Extinction Rebellion: trio face a month in custody as judge denies bail


Three charged over protest that halted DLR services, as climate action enters fourth day Three people have been put on remand for a month over an Extinction Rebellion protest in which activists climbed on top of a train at Canary Wharf station in east London. Cathy Eastburn, 51, from south Londo...

View Article 18-04-2019

We are not yet doomed: the carbon cutters determined to save the world


An orchestra, a village, an entire country: the movement to rein in greenhouse gas emissions is growing We are all doomed, it is said. Carbon dioxide is amassing in the atmosphere at levels not seen for millions of years when there were trees at the South Pole and Florida was under water. We hav...

View Article 18-04-2019

We must ensure US public lands stay public, or risk ‘demolition of society’ | Kate Aronoff


A lawyer and longtime energy lobbyist, the new interior secretary, David Bernhardt, has one goal in mind: handing as much land as possible to corporations Who are America’s public lands for? The answer to that question might seem self-evident: the public. The newly confirmed interior secretary, ...

View Article 18-04-2019

The Extinction Rebellion protest is inspired. But what comes next? | Polly Toynbee


Climate change protesters echo David Attenborough’s warning, in his new series, that ‘it’s hard to exaggerate the peril we are in’Day four of Extinction Rebellion, which has been a phenomenal success, as climate protesters occupy four pressure points in Britain’s congested capital. Everything has...

View Article 18-04-2019

Mark Carney’s warning on climate change is timely, but it’s only a start | Larry Elliott


The Bank of England governor spoke the language that the City would understand, but governments also need to embrace new ideas to help shift the dial Mark Carney got right to the heart of the matter in his message to the City about the risks of climate change: take global warming seriously or yo...

View Article 18-04-2019

'Decades of denial': major report finds New Zealand's environment is in serious trouble


Nation known for its natural beauty is under pressure with extinctions, polluted rivers and blighted lakes A report on the state of New Zealand’s environment has painted a bleak picture of catastrophic biodiversity loss, polluted waterways and the destructive rise of the dairy industry and urba...

View Article 18-04-2019

'Not what you expect in Doncaster': suspected piranhas found in lake


Fears for wildlife after fierce predators apparently discovered in Yorkshire Late on Monday night, a reporter at the Doncaster Free Press received an unusual phone call. A piranha, one of the world’s fiercest predators normally found stalking the waters of the Amazon basin, had apparently been d...

View Article 17-04-2019

The Guardian view on climate change campaigners: suited or superglued, we need them all | Editorial


The cause is being taken up in the corridors of power. We still need activists outside on the streetsWhen Mark Carney sounded a klaxon on Wednesday, the blare was unmistakable; yet it was as polite and moderately voiced an alarm as you might expect from the leader of an institution at the heart o...

View Article 17-04-2019

Climate activists chain themselves up outside Jeremy Corbyn's house


Trains also disrupted at Canary Wharf on third day of Extinction Rebellion protests Climate activists have chained themselves to the fence of Jeremy Corbyn’s house in the latest escalation of the civil disobedience protests that have been blocking road junctions and landmarks in London since Mon...

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More than 300 arrested at Extinction Rebellion protests in London


Police cells filling rapidly, with reports of people being taken to Luton, Brighton and Essex There have been more than 300 arrests linked to the Extinction Rebellion protests across London and reports suggest the capital’s cells are rapidly filling up. The Metropolitan police would not release ...

View Article 17-04-2019

Earth from Space: the eye-popping series that zooms in on our planet


Using high-tech satellites, this breakthrough show captures every corner of the globe in unprecedented detail, giving our planet a health check – and its findings are spectacular The first nature programmes went as close to the animals as the crew dared without becoming their subject’s lunch. La...

View Article 17-04-2019

Mark Carney tells global banks they cannot ignore climate change dangers


Financial sector warned it risks losses from extreme weather and its stakes in polluting firms The global financial system faces an existential threat from climate change and must take urgent steps to reform, the governors of the Bank of England and France’s central bank have warned, writing in ...

View Article 17-04-2019

Critically endangered kākāpō – the world's fattest parrot – has record breeding season


Just 147 adult kākāpō are alive today in their native New Zealand, but scientists hope their fortunes are turning around The world’s fattest species of parrot has had a record-breaking breeding season in New Zealand, with scientists saying the fortunes of the critically-endangered bird are final...

View Article 17-04-2019

This scientist thinks she has the key to curb climate change: super plants


Dr Joanne Chory hopes that genetic modifications to enhance plants’ natural carbon-fixing traits could play a key role – but knows that time is short, for her and the planet If this were a film about humanity’s last hope before climate change wiped us out, Hollywood would be accused of flagrant ...

View Article 17-04-2019

Extinction Rebellion vows to disrupt London rail and tube lines


Climate protesters warn they will escalate action despite almost 300 arrests in capital Climate change protesters, who police say have caused “serious disruption” affecting half a million people in London over the past two days, have said they are planning to escalate their protests to disrupt r...

View Article 16-04-2019

'I'm terrified': Extinction Rebellion activists on why they are protesting


People taking part in protests in London and Edinburgh explain their reasons for doing so Nathan, who was into his second day of protest, was sitting in the road in Piccadilly Circus in front of a large “rebel for life” banner laid across the ground. He was wearing boots stained blue with spray ...

View Article 16-04-2019

Forget Brexit and focus on climate change, Greta Thunberg tells EU


Teenager who started school strike movement urges MEPs to ‘wake up and take action’ The teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has chided EU leaders for holding three emergency summits on Brexit and none on the threat posed by climate change. In a clarion call to Europe’s political leaders ahea...

View Article 16-04-2019

Six-decade plankton study charts rise of ocean plastic waste


Handwritten journals from 50s show how plastic problem has grown to global emergency A trove of data showing when the Atlantic began choking with plastic has been uncovered in the handwritten logbooks of a little-known but doggedly persistent plankton study dating back to the middle of the last ...

View Article 16-04-2019

Pioneering golden eagle found poisoned in Yellowstone


As bird is found with large amounts of lead in its body, a biologist asks ‘Is Yellowstone as protected as we once thought?’ The pioneering golden eagle took to the skies above Yellowstone national park in the fall and flew north, to areas where humans were hunting game. A few months later it ret...

View Article 16-04-2019

The Republican breaking rank with his party on climate change


Garret Graves has seen the damage at home in Louisiana – but don’t expect him to embrace the Green New Deal As the top Republican on a congressional climate change committee, Louisiana’s Garret Graves is a surprising pick. Other Republicans on the Democrat-initiated panel have publicly doubted c...

View Article 16-04-2019

'Body eruption': the aphids that sacrifice themselves for colony


Scientists study species that releases huge quantities of bodily fluids to plug nest holes While humans might change their locks to deal with intruders, a species of aphid opts for a communal sacrifice, releasing huge quantities of a sticky bodily fluid to plug holes in their nests. Researchers ...

View Article 15-04-2019

Winds carry microplastics ‘everywhere' - even on to remote mountaintops


Study finds even supposedly pristine region of the Pyrenees is polluted, but impact on human health remains unknown Microplastic is raining down on even remote mountaintops, a new study has revealed, with winds having the capacity to carry the pollution “anywhere and everywhere”. The scientists ...

View Article 15-04-2019

Extinction Rebellion protesters who want to be arrested: be careful what you wish for | Ben Smoke


As one of the Stansted 15, I know that dealing with arrests sucks vast amounts of time and money from the cause When I was arrested I did not hear most of the words of the police caution. I was being led from the front wheel of a deportation charter flight that I’d helped blockade at Stansted ai...

View Article 15-04-2019

Action or Extinction? Environmental activists take to the streets – in pictures


Extinction Rebellion mobilise activists across London, calling for decisive action on climate change Thousands join Extinction Rebellion protest in London Continue reading...

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One of last four giant softshell turtles dies in Chinese zoo


Death of Yangtze giant softshell turtle came a day after artificial insemination attempt The world’s rarest turtle has moved closer to extinction after a female died in a Chinese zoo, leaving just three known members of the species. The Yangtze giant softshell turtle, believed to be more than 90...

View Article 15-04-2019

Turtles' absence from Nicaraguan stronghold raises alarm for future


Not a single leatherback nested at the Chacocente reserve this year as the species faces threats of poaching and warming seas Every year, from November through March, leatherback sea turtles arrive to the secluded shores of the Río Escalante Chacocente wildlife reserve on Nicaragua’s Pacific coa...

View Article 15-04-2019

A lawyer set himself on fire to protest climate change. Did anyone care?


David Buckel hoped his death would catalyze action. But what is individual responsibility when confronted with the crisis of a rapidly changing planet? Warning: graphic content On a recent Saturday in Brooklyn, against the unlikely backdrop of a huge blue-and-white Ikea outlet, several dozen vo...

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Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse | George Monbiot


No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political responseHad we put as much effort into preventing environmental catastrophe as we’ve spent on making excuses for inaction, we would have solved it by now. Everywhere I look, I see people engaged in furious atte...

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The Guardian view on Extinction Rebellion: one small step | Editorial


Disrupting traffic is not enough – we must disrupt our progress towards climate catastropheThe planned choking of traffic in central London on Monday by climate activists of Extinction Rebellion falls somewhere between street theatre and direct action. If it is successful it will be costly for th...

View Article 14-04-2019

World leaders ignore David Attenborough at their peril | Larry Eliott


Nations should heed global warming warning – and also take lesson from Bretton Woods in 1944 Fragile and delicate. The adjectives said it all. The mood at the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank was sombre. The global economy has weakened in the past six months a...

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Talks with Labour on resolving the Brexit impasse have a good chance of success | David Lidington


There is agreement on workers’ rights and environmental protections; only trade policy poses a stumbling block Over the last two weeks, ministers and opposition politicians have gathered in the Cabinet Office. We have spent long hours around conference room tables together, in search of common g...

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Why nightingales are snubbing Berkeley Square for the Tiergarten


Scientists, including a descendant of Charles Darwin, are researching the birds’ preference for Berlin They were once among Britain’s most beloved singers, their “murmurs musical” giving melancholy poets solace in their darkest hours. But these days the world-famous warblers are more likely to b...

View Article 13-04-2019

Why London should learn to love the tiny Tower Hamlets spider


Creepy-crawlies indigenous to the capital are vital to the urban ecosystem. Now a new project aims to record and protect themThey are some of the world’s most spectacular urban green spaces, visited by 77 million people a year, and they host activities that range from jogging to rock concerts. Bu...

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High-cat diet: urban coyotes feast on pets, study finds


A study of coyote scat in LA found the animals are attracted to fruit in gardens, where they are also finding cats and dogs Doug McIntyre let his cat, Junior, out of the house on a sunny summer morning last June. As Junior walked down the path and into the world, he paid special attention. “I ha...

View Article 12-04-2019

Youth climate change protests across Britain – as it happened


Tens of thousands of young people in Britain and abroad are demonstrating for climate action in the latest wave of strikes 3.57pm BST We’re going to close down this live blog now. Thanks for reading and commenting – here’s a summary of the afternoon’s events: 3.46pm BST On 22 April, the Guardi...

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Housing approved despite pollution warning to keep windows shut


Air assessment finds pollution levels in London development far exceed legal limit A south London housing development has been approved in an area where air pollution is so high that residents will be advised to keep their windows closed. Nitrogen dioxide exceeds legal limits on the busy road wh...

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UK government website sends people seeking advice on bees to escort service


Domain of Bees’ Needs campaign now used by site offering ‘independent escorts’ The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has inadvertently been sending members of the public looking for advice on encouraging pollinators to a website advertising escort services. The Bees’ Needs campa...

View Article 11-04-2019

Adani: Labor accuses Coalition of using election to duck coalmine questions


Federal opposition is building a case to review the approval of the mine’s groundwater management plan Labor is building a case to review the approval of the Adani mine’s groundwater management plan, accusing the government of using the start of the election campaign to avoid scrutiny over wheth...

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Hyundai warns of 'fear-mongering' over electric cars in Australia election


Scott Morrison says ‘Bill Shorten can’t explain what his policies mean to Australians’, but car manufacturers are all moving towards electric vehicles Hyundai Motor Group says it will sell every electric vehicle it brings to Australia and has “no fear” of the market changing in order to cut carb...

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Starbucks spearheads £1m initiative to boost paper cup recycling


Grants of up to £100,000 available to increase number of drop-off points and cut waste A £1m fund to help expand and improve paper cup recycling facilities across the UK will be launched on Thursday by the coffee giant Starbucks and environmental charity Hubbub. Local authorities, recycling comp...

View Article 10-04-2019

Vehicle pollution 'results in 4m child asthma cases a year'


Equivalent of 11,000 new cases a day occur worldwide due to toxic air from traffic, researchers say Four million children develop asthma every year as a result of air pollution from cars and trucks, equivalent to 11,000 new cases a day, a landmark study has found. Most of the new cases occur in ...

View Article 10-04-2019

Fiscally-conservative Democrats have declared war on the Green New Deal | Kate Aronoff


The so-called Blue Dog Coalition of centrist Democrats want to prohibit federal deficit – and kill the Green New Deal Utah representative Ben McAdams, a Democrat, warned ominously this week that a “day of reckoning is coming”. It’s the kind of sober language typically used to describe a climate ...

View Article 10-04-2019

UK police repeatedly delayed review on anti-fracking protests


Senior officer in charge of review said he did not realise ‘the scale of work required’ Police chiefs have been criticised after they have repeatedly delayed completing an official review of the way they handle UK anti-fracking protests. Senior officers promised to launch the review into tactics...

View Article 10-04-2019

Glaciers and Arctic ice are vanishing. Time to get radical before it's too late | Bill McKibben


No one should be annoyed when schoolkids start leaving class en masse or surprised that Green New Deal advocates call for dramatic overhaul of American society. We should be grateful Forget “early warning signs” and “canaries in coalmines” – we’re now well into the middle of the climate change e...

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How the catfish capital of the world was hit by an Asian fish flood


Around the city of Belzoni, Mississippi, the catfish industry used to be all conquering – but then came the imports from Asia Jason “Bubba” Braswell flips a switch in the cab of his modified truck and pellets start spraying into an adjacent pond. The surface boils as young catfish race to colle...

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Nuclear wasteland: inside Chernobyl's exclusion zone – in pictures


The Chernobyl disaster in 1986 forced the evacuation of nearby Pripyat, home to 45,000 people. David McMillan has journeyed there 21 times since to record abandoned homes and buildings as they are reclaimed by nature Continue reading...

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Climate crisis: today’s children face lives with tiny carbon footprints


Next generation must keep their own carbon levels at a fraction of their grandparents’ in order to prevent catastrophe Children born today will have to live their lives with drastically smaller carbon footprints than their grandparents if climate change is to be controlled. Fast, deep cuts in gl...

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Doctors discover four live bees feeding on tears inside woman's eye


Small insects known as sweat bees were found after woman complained of a swollen eye When a young Taiwanese woman named He took herself to a hospital this week complaining of a swollen eye, she expected to be treated for a simple infection. Instead, the 29-year-old and her doctor were horrified ...

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In the land of El Dorado, clean water has become ‘blue gold’


The misty páramos in the Andes that supply water to tens of millions of people are under threat. Now their mystery could be solved In the land where the legend of El Dorado began, the race is on to solve the mystery of a vital 21st-century treasure – the water that tens of millions of people rel...

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Two-thirds of glacier ice in the Alps 'will melt by 2100'


If emissions continue to rise at current rate, ice will have all but disappeared from Europe’s Alpine valleys by end of century Two-thirds of the ice in the glaciers of the Alps is doomed to melt by the end of the century as climate change forces up temperatures, a study has found. Half of the i...

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The vigilante shaming influencers for bad behavior in national parks


The Instagram account Public Lands Hate You is part of a trend shaming irresponsible behavior on America’s public lands When California exploded in a “super bloom” of flowers this spring, Instagram exploded with it, as hordes of selfie-taking tourists descended on the delicate florae. Now an ano...

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The Coalition government's newfound war on electric cars is very strange | Alex Turnbull


Rusted-on conservative seats are experiencing a boom thanks to demand for batteries, but where are their MPs? The Coalition government’s recent 180-degree handbrake turn on electric vehicles is hard to comprehend on a number of levels. It isn’t only that this position is the polar opposite of it...

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Pesticides and antibiotics polluting streams across Europe


Wildlife and human health are threatened say scientists as Syngenta accepts ‘undeniable demand’ for change Pesticides and antibiotics are polluting streams across Europe, a study has found. Scientists say the contamination is dangerous for wildlife and may increase the development of drug-resist...

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