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World’s first lab-grown steak revealed – but the taste needs work


Nascent industry aims to reduce environmental impact of beef production The first steak grown from cells in the lab and not requiring the slaughter of a cow has been produced in Israel. The meat is not the finished article: the prototype costs $50 for a small strip, and the taste needs perfectin...

View Article 14-12-2018

Cyclists 'exposed to less air pollution than drivers' on busy routes


Study shows people in cars and buses spend longer in toxic air, as do walkers on main roads Cyclists are the least exposed to air pollution on daily commutes into a congested city centre, research has shown. People in cars and buses spent longer in toxic air, as did walkers unless they made deto...

View Article 13-12-2018

Global warming should be called global heating, says key scientist


UK Met Office professor tells UN summit Earth’s ‘energy balance’ is changing “Global heating” is a more accurate term than “global warming” to describe the changes taking place to the world’s climate, according to a key scientist at the UK Met Office. Prof Richard Betts, who leads the climate re...

View Article 13-12-2018

'Death sentence': butterfly sanctuary to be bulldozed for Trump's border wall


More than 200 species make their homes at America’s most diverse sanctuary, but construction through the reserve could begin in February On any given day at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, visitors can to see more than 60 varieties of butterflies. In the spring and fall, monarch...

View Article 13-12-2018

Climate change talks lead to heightened pledge to cut emissions


EU, Canada, New Zealand and developing countries to keep global warming below 1.5C The EU and scores of developing countries have pledged to toughen their existing commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to enable the world to stay within a 1.5C rise in global warming. The promise, which ...

View Article 12-12-2018

Neil Young's made a start, but the arts must do more to oppose dirty money | Molly Scott Cato


Galleries and arts promoters should be made to feel too ashamed to take money from industries linked with climate breakdown Those attending the COP24 climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland, this week have been greeted by a bizarre sight: an artistic celebration of one of the main fuels respons...

View Article 12-12-2018

How Native American tribes are bringing back the bison from brink of extinction


The continent’s largest land mammal plays crucial role in spiritual lives of the tribes On 5,000 hectares of unploughed prairie in north-eastern Montana, hundreds of wild bison roam once again. But this herd is not in a national park or a protected sanctuary – they are on tribal lands. Belonging...

View Article 12-12-2018

Shenzhen's silent revolution: world's first fully electric bus fleet quietens Chinese megacity


All 16,000 buses in the fast-growing Chinese megacity are now electric, and soon all 22,000 taxis will be too You have to keep your eyes peeled for the bus at the station in Shenzhen’s Futian central business district these days. The diesel behemoths that once signalled their arrival with a pier...

View Article 12-12-2018

Dracula ant's killer jaws are nature's fastest mover at 200mph


Tropical insect uses lethal speed of its spring-loaded mandibles to stun or kill prey Move aside cheetah and peregrine falcon, there is a new contender for the title of fastest animal on Earth: the Dracula ant. Scientists have discovered that the small tropical insect can snap its mandibles at u...

View Article 12-12-2018

London mayor unveils plan to tackle 'climate emergency'


Exclusive: Sadiq Khan accuses government of dragging its feet and calls for investment to avert catastrophe London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, has declared a climate emergency and urged the UK government to do more to avert an ecological breakdown that he says poses an existential threat to future gene...

View Article 11-12-2018

Trump administration to strip pollution protections, harming vital wildlife


List of waterways land users must obtain permits to pollute to be scaled back, which could also allow pollution in drinking water The Trump administration is planning to strip Obama-era pollution protections from thousands of US streams and millions of acres of wetlands, in a move environmentali...

View Article 11-12-2018

Fracking paused in Blackpool after biggest tremor to date


Minor quake near Cuadrilla site is on par with one in 2011 that led to moratorium Residents of Blackpool have reported feeling the tremors of an earthquake from nearby fracking operations that started two months ago. The minor earthquake was not only the biggest yet but was on a par with one in ...

View Article 11-12-2018

Cornwall cliff collapse caught on camera – video


A woman walking near the coast on Lynstone Road in Bude, Cornwall, captures the moment part of a cliff collapses on to the beach Continue reading...

View Article 11-12-2018

Use of fish discard exemptions by EU trawlers soars before ban


WWF says exemptions undermine landing obligation taking full effect next month The use of exemptions to EU restrictions on fish discards by EU trawlers has risen by 300% in the last year, according to research released three weeks before a ban is due to take full effect. The dispensation allowin...

View Article 11-12-2018

'We could smell the boat approaching': the grim truth about animal exports


Broken bones and other injuries are common for sheep and cattle held on ships for weeks in cramped pens. Photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur tracked the 22,000 arrivals on one boat in Israel’s Haifa port Hundreds of thousands of live animals are transported each year on ships from Australia and Eur...

View Article 11-12-2018

Big on batteries: government finally seizes on lithium-ion potential


Investment minister touts ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity’ but until now government criticised for lack of engagement The federal government wants to seize a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to position Australia as a world leader in the rapidly developing lithium-ion battery manufacturing s...

View Article 11-12-2018

‘A legitimate zoo?’ How an obscure German group cornered global trade in endangered parrots


Exclusive: A secretive organisation based in a German village has amassed one of the world’s largest collections of rare parrots. How did Martin Guth, a former nightclub manager, persuade governments to authorise the export of so many endangered species? • Australia gave endangered birds to sec...

View Article 10-12-2018

How whale sharks saved a Philippine fishing town and its sea life


Diving tours run by former fishermen have lifted the villagers out of poverty and given new protection to overfished marine life Fishermen-turned-entrepreneurs who have been financing the protection of endangered whale sharks in the Philippines have hit on a successful scheme to help lift their ...

View Article 10-12-2018

Animals farmed: carbon footprints, farm violence and improvised abattoirs


Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web The International Union for the Conservation of Nature updated its endangered red list in November (it has done this annually since the first red list in 1964), and it ...

View Article 10-12-2018

Surviving Great Barrier Reef corals have higher heatwave resistance


‘Ecological memory’ shows cumulative impact of climate change, say scientists Great Barrier Reef corals that survived bleaching in 2016 were more resistant to a second marine heatwave the following year, “astonished” scientists have observed. A study, published in the journal Nature Climate Chan...

View Article 10-12-2018

UK’s nuclear plans in doubt after report Welsh plant may be axed


Hitachi’s £16bn Wylfa station on Anglesey is next proposed project after Hinkley Point C Fresh doubts have been raised over prospects for the UK’s new nuclear power programme after a report that Hitachi is considering axing plans for a plant in Wales. The Japanese conglomerate’s mooted 2.9GW nuc...

View Article 10-12-2018

Walkers to recycle crisp packets after postal protest


Snack maker will install collection points across UK as well as free courier service Walkers has said a scheme to recycle its plastic crisp packets is not a publicity stunt but a genuine attempt to address environmental concerns. The company launched the initiative after a social media campaign ...

View Article 10-12-2018

From freecycling to Fairphones: 24 ways to lead an anti-capitalist life in a capitalist world


We asked readers for their thoughts on ‘non‑capitalist living’ and were deluged with replies. Here are their ideas for everyday ways to buck the system As the new Amazon advert goes, can you feel it? Amid the encroaching dark and increasingly foul weather, December is synonymous with stampedes t...

View Article 10-12-2018

Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world's biggest investors


UN summit urged to end all coal burning and introduce substantial taxes on emissions Global investors managing $32tn issued a stark warning to governments at the UN climate summit on Monday, demanding urgent cuts in carbon emissions and the phasing out of all coal burning. Without these, the wor...

View Article 10-12-2018

US and Russia ally with Saudi Arabia to water down climate pledge


Move shocks delegates at UN conference as ministers fly in for final week of climate talks The US and Russia have thrown climate talks into disarray by allying with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to water down approval of a landmark report on the need to keep global warming below 1.5C. After a heated t...

View Article 09-12-2018

How billions of discarded Tetra Paks cover Vietnam's beaches and towns


More than 8bn Tetra Paks are sold every year in Vietnam – and only a few percent are recycled. It’s having a devastating effect on the environment It takes 45 minutes to pick up all the milk cartons that have washed up on Long Hai beach overnight. “I feel like all I do is collect them,” says Ngu...

View Article 09-12-2018

Bitterns, curlews and lapwings at risk as vital wildlife funds dry up


Bird experts call on ministers to plug gap left by EU grants worth millions of poundsThey are some of the most elusive birds to nest in the UK. Indeed, they hide so well in their reedbed homes that ornithologists can only estimate bittern numbers by counting the sources of the booming sounds made...

View Article 08-12-2018

Airlines ignoring efficient planes in blow to carbon targets – study


TUI Airways comes top of 2018 Atmosfair Airline Index while Virgin Atlantic ranks 83rd Airlines are failing to take up the most efficient planes in sufficient numbers to make a significant dent in their carbon dioxide emissions, a new study has found. The most efficient new aircraft models, such...

View Article 08-12-2018

'We live in a lobstocracy': Maine town is feeling the effects of climate change


When lobsters are life, environmental change affects livelihoods, and warming waters will ultimately bust the lobster industry The American lobster is a symbol of Maine, central to the state’s ethos and economy. Its image appears on license plates, restaurant signs and clothing. It is sold alive...

View Article 08-12-2018

'It's medieval': why some cows are still living most of their lives tied up | Tom Levitt


A farming practice where cows are tethered and restricted to sitting or standing is still commonplace, particularly in southern Germany. Now farming groups are calling for a ban Jürgen Weber points to a lesion on the hind leg of one of his cows, a common health problem in “tie stalls”, where the...

View Article 08-12-2018

UK children face winter health crisis due to pollution, say doctors


Toxic air and cold weather could create deadly conditions and stretch NHS, medics say Thousands of children are facing hospital this winter as cold weather and the UK’s air pollution crisis combine to create potentially deadly conditions for young people, doctors have warned. The Royal College o...

View Article 07-12-2018

World's oldest known wild bird to become a mother for the 37th time


Wisdom, a 68-year-old Laysan albatross, has laid another egg with her longtime lover at the Midway Atoll national wildlife refuge In sea mariner lore, an albatross is considered a good omen, and for almost seven decades, one bird has spread generations of blessings across the Pacific Ocean. Wisd...

View Article 07-12-2018

Deadly pig virus could hit US in a year, warn experts


African swine fever has been spreading rapidly in China and has also travelled from Russia and Eastern Europe to Belgium. Experts fear it is only a matter of time before it reaches the US. A global outbreak of African swine fever will reach the US within a year unless border protections are tig...

View Article 07-12-2018

The Eastern Curlew flys from Siberia to Australia and we want to put a resort where it lives | First Dog on the Moon


The bird flies from Siberia to Australia! 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 07-12-2018

Endangered Hawaiian monk seals face new challenge: eels stuck up their noses


Picture of monk seal with eel up its nose shared by Noaa was only latest episode to occur in the past two years, baffling researchers The Hawaiian monk seal has become endangered due to a range of threats, from fishing net entanglements to disease. Now the beleaguered species is facing an unexpe...

View Article 06-12-2018

Pollutionwatch: remembering world's deadly smogs


There are memorials in Belgium and the US – but London chooses not to mark the deadliest of all Early winter was the time for smog in the UK. Most of the deadly smogs in London and Glasgow happened during November and December, but these were not unique to the UK. In Liège in Belgium’s Meuse val...

View Article 06-12-2018

Trump rolls back climate change rule that restricted new coal plants


EPA says change to require efficiency efforts instead of carbon capture will encourage ‘clean coal’ in the US and worldwide The Trump administration is rolling back a climate change regulation that restricted new coal plants. The change is mostly symbolic – but nevertheless sends a strong signal...

View Article 06-12-2018

The 'great dying': rapid warming caused largest extinction event ever, report says


Up to 96% of all marine species and more than two-thirds of terrestrial species perished 252m years ago Rapid global warming caused the largest extinction event in the Earth’s history, which wiped out the vast majority of marine and terrestrial animals on the planet, scientists have found. Rela...

View Article 06-12-2018

Trump administration plans to weaken protections for sage grouse


Under the new plan, the sage grouse’s protected area would shrink by about 9m acres to span just 1.8m acres The Trump administration has unveiled plans to weaken environmental protections for sprawling areas of the western US considered important habitat for the sage grouse, a chicken-like bird ...

View Article 06-12-2018

Compared to the threat of climate change, Brexit is a distraction | Letters


Readers respond to David Attenborough’s warning of the collapse of civilisation at the UN’s climate change conferenceFor an organisation that ran the inspiring “Keep it in the ground” campaign, it was a shame you didn’t make David Attenborough’s warning about the collapse of civilisation (Report,...

View Article 06-12-2018

Bird photo of the year 2018: your chance to vote for the winner


The only poll that matters – bird of the year – will return early in 2019. In the mean time you can vote for the people’s choice in the BirdLife Australia Photography awards • Magpie edges out ibis to win bird of the year 2017 Continue reading...

View Article 06-12-2018

Cargo ship diverts to rescue yachtswoman sailing solo round globe


Hong Kong vessel could reach Susie Goodall, injured when boat overturned in Southern Ocean storm, on Friday A delicate and potentially hazardous rescue operation has begun to pluck a British solo yachtswoman from the storm-tossed Southern Ocean after her boat was wrecked during a round-the-world...

View Article 06-12-2018

Thanks for the vegan idioms, Peta, but there are bigger fish to fry | Jessica Brown


Trying to enforce non-meaty alternatives to phrases like ‘bring home the bacon’ will only harm the veganism cause In 1801, Vice Admiral Nelson is said to have deliberately raised his telescope to his blind eye and insisted he couldn’t see a sign from his superior telling him to withdraw from the...

View Article 06-12-2018

The weedkiller in our food is killing us | Erin Brockovich


Growing research show that glyphosate, one of the most widely used herbicides in the US, causes cancer On a recent Saturday afternoon, in an estuary near Tampa Bay, Florida, I watched airboats move up and down the river banks, spraying massive plumes of weedkiller on to the vegetation. The stat...

View Article 06-12-2018

Climate change made UK heatwave 30 times more likely – Met Office


Global warming is harming people’s lives and humanity will not be able to cope, say scientists The sweltering heat that hit the UK this summer was made 30 times more likely by human-caused climate change, a Met Office analysis has found. Scientists said the research showed global warming was alr...

View Article 06-12-2018

Country diary: a chainsaw massacre in the alder woods


Witton-le-Wear, County Durham: This tangle of gnarled trees has a hint of the Florida Everglades about it, with mossy, fallen trunks sinking back into the ooze On an overcast, drizzly afternoon at Durham Wildlife Trust’s Low Barns nature reserve, alder (Alnus incana) provided the brightest splas...

View Article 06-12-2018

Sea levels may rise more rapidly due to Greenland ice melt


Run-off from vast ice sheet is increasing due to manmade global warming, says study Rising sea levels could become overwhelming sooner than previously believed, according to the authors of the most comprehensive study yet of the accelerating ice melt in Greenland. Run-off from this vast northern...

View Article 05-12-2018

Luxembourg to become first country to make all public transport free


Government seeks to prioritise environment and end some of world’s worst traffic congestion Luxembourg is set to become the first country in the world to make all its public transport free. Fares on trains, trams and buses will be lifted next summer under the plans of the re-elected coalition go...

View Article 05-12-2018

'Brutal news': global carbon emissions jump to all-time high in 2018


Rapid cuts needed to protect billions of people from rising emissions due to increase in use of cars and coal Global carbon emissions will jump to a record high in 2018, according to a report, dashing hopes a plateau of recent years would be maintained. It means emissions are heading in the oppo...

View Article 05-12-2018

The Guardian view on climate change: too much, too soon | Editorial


We are losing the war against climate change; the use of fossil fuels is driving higher carbon emissions when they need to be coming downOutside of the desperate and the deluded, everyone knows that the world is in the early stages of a truly catastrophic climate change. As Sir David Attenborough...

View Article 05-12-2018

Save millions of lives by tackling climate change, says WHO


Global warming and fossil fuel pollution already killing many, UN climate summit told Tackling climate change would save at least a million lives a year, the World Health Organization has told the UN climate summit in Poland, making it a moral imperative. Cutting fossil fuel burning not only slo...

View Article 05-12-2018

South Western Railway relents and allows use of reusable cups


Rail operator said ‘safety aspect’ was involved in giving those on board disposable cups A rail operator has done a U-turn and agreed to let passengers use their own reusable cups for hot drinks bought on board its trains after criticism by environmental campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. S...

View Article 05-12-2018

In the face of climate change, ranking states by prosperity invites disaster


Forget standings that put wealthy countries ahead of poor ones on the path to development, we’re all in this together If you were asked to name the most prosperous countries in the world, you’d probably reach for a familiar list. It would start with the Scandinavian social democracies, the Nethe...

View Article 05-12-2018

Lost lands? The American wilderness at risk in the Trump era


Exclusive: a new study reveals the vast extent of public lands being opened up to the energy industry. The Guardian heard from three communities on the frontlines In the great expanses of the Grand Staircase-Escalante national monument, the silence hits you first. Minutes pass, smooth and unbrok...

View Article 05-12-2018

Beef-eating 'must fall drastically' as world population grows


Current food habits will lead to destruction of all forests and catastrophic climate change by 2050, report finds People in rich nations will have to make big cuts to the amount of beef and lamb they eat if the world is to be able to feed 10 billion people, according to a new report. These cuts ...

View Article 05-12-2018

Inside the 7 December issue of The Guardian Weekly


As the world meets in Poland to hammer out a deal to make the 2015 Paris accord a reality – have we left it too late? Subscribe to The Guardian Weekly Two months ago, the UN’s climate change panel warned that unless humanity takes drastic action, we will only have 12 years to save the planet fr...

View Article 05-12-2018

'We're sounding the alarm': half of Canada's chinook salmon endangered


Prospects for species look dire as federal science body finds that only one of the country’s 16 populations is believed to be stable Half of Canada’s chinook salmon are endangered, with nearly all other populations in precarious decline, according to a new report, confirming fears that prospects...

View Article 05-12-2018

Invest in Africa's youth before migration to Europe doubles, says UN official


With continent’s population set to soar, agriculture chief Gilbert Houngbo stresses need to make rural life profitable Economic migration from Africa to Europe driven by poverty could double in the next decade unless urgent investment is made in job creation for young people in rural areas, the ...

View Article 05-12-2018

Royal Society Publishing photography competition 2018 winners


The Royal Society’s annual photography competition celebrates ‘the power of photography to capture science in its many forms’ Continue reading...

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Coalition wants voter ID laws for federal elections – politics live


Also, Shorten says Morrison has ‘sought to weaponise’ the schools discrimination bill; and the government moves closer to passing encryption legislation. All the day’s events, live 5.52am GMT Tony Abbott is talking to Ben Fordham on 2GB. Asked about the new Liberal party leadership rules, he sa...

View Article 05-12-2018

Country diary: a clan of jackdaws takes to the air


Each bird knows which birds to fear and which show them respect The silent dynamite of morning sunlight blasts a limestone quarry. It’s a moment of illumination as the last yellow fire of sallow leaves burns under a sky roiling with wildness. At the quarry’s far end, its clan of jackdaws takes ...

View Article 05-12-2018

Turnbull speech draft said Labor's 45% emissions target might not drive up bills


Early draft said cost of Labor’s proposal to keep national energy guarantee with 45% target ‘may not be as high as it would appear’ Malcolm Turnbull suggested it was possible Labor’s proposal to preserve the national energy guarantee, with a 45% emissions reduction target, would not drive up pri...

View Article 05-12-2018

Victorian Liberal leader hopeful John Pesutto lashes out at federal party after losing seat


Pesutto blames loss of Hawthorn on Coalition’s leadership woes and stance on climate change Victorian Liberal leader hopeful John Pesutto has blamed the federal party’s stance on climate change and leadership crisis for the loss of his blue-ribbon seat at the state election. Labor’s John Kenned...

View Article 05-12-2018

Australian mining giants 'may be breaking law' by ignoring climate change risks


Investor group finds most companies dismissing climate as a financial risk to their business, in breach of legal requirements More than a dozen of Australia’s largest mining and infrastructure companies may be in breach of their legal duties by refusing to consider the financial risks posed by c...

View Article 04-12-2018

Terrawatch: Roman records show lasting effects of pollution


Sediment cores drilled from Swiss lake reveal it took 300 years to bounce back after Romans departed All over the world lakes are in trouble. An excess of nutrients – from fertilisers, detergents and sewage – is upsetting the balance of life, leading to algal blooms and bottom-water dead-zones. ...

View Article 04-12-2018

We must study marijuana's impact on the environment before it's too late | Vince Palace


The focus on human health with Canada’s legalization has highlighted the lack of discussion on the potential effects of on freshwater supplies In a flurry of international news, after years of false starts and political wrangling, it was finally written into law: Justin Trudeau’s administration ...

View Article 04-12-2018

Swift parrot polyamory a new threat to critically endangered species' survival


Shortage of female swift parrots caused by sugar gliders wreaking ‘havoc’ on mating Tasmania’s critically endangered swift parrots are facing a new threat to survival – polyamory. A study by researchers at the Australian National University, published in the Journal of Animal Ecology, has found...

View Article 04-12-2018

Bushfires in the tropics: Queensland faces terrifying new reality


With cyclone season under way, exhausted emergency services are more aware than most that climate change is beginning to pose impossible challenges Late on Sunday night, a tropical cyclone formed off the north Queensland coast. The storm has begun a track towards the coast, where more than 100 ...

View Article 03-12-2018

The Guardian view on the gilets jaunes: Macron needs to regain his popular touch | Editorial


The French president needs to find a way to tackle both climate change and the anger on the streetsAlmost two decades ago a new fresh-faced leader of the centre-left emerged in Europe and appeared, having won a historic election, on the cusp of changing politics in his country. But as he flew hig...

View Article 03-12-2018

Fortnum’s can lead tea workers’ struggle | Letters


The West End store must tell the estates from which it buys its tea that their workers need a pay rise, writes Fiona GoochFortnum & Mason has announced profits of £9.6m, buoyed by the sales of its loose leaf tea from Assam (Calming cuppa lifts fortunes for Fortnum & Mason, 30 November). A...

View Article 03-12-2018

Students blockade schools as French protests spread


About 100 schools under blockade while prime minister meets opposition leaders The French prime minister, Edouard Philippe, has met opposition party leaders as nationwide protests continue to spread across France, with students blockading about 100 schools. Related: Who are the gilets jaunes an...

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A billion people without electricity ‘missing out on pledged climate funds’


UN climate summit in Poland will hear public money available is not enough to provide clean energy for those living off-grid The world’s 1 billion people who live without electricity are not benefiting from climate change money promised by governments to help them develop. In theory, there has n...

View Article 03-12-2018

Climate adaptation proves the bee's knees for fishermen in Madagascar


In Kivalo, where cyclones, overfishing and rising seas threaten livelihoods, beekeeping offers an unlikely alternative to fishing Arriving in the village of Kivalo in south-west Madagascar after a boat ride of about three-quarters of an hour through beautiful mangrove from the nearest land point...

View Article 03-12-2018

Rocky road up to red deer stronghold - Country diary, 9 December 1968


9 December 1968 The way to the top of the crag is a rockfall, almost a rock-ladder and today it was slippery and dangerous with damp Lake DistrictIt is over two years since I was up on the ridge of crags, a stronghold of the red deer, where stunted larches, Scots pines and junipers compete for a...

View Article 03-12-2018

The 'climate diaspora' trying to save the Paris agreement from Trump


There was an exodus of climate experts from the White House after the 2016 election – but they still turn up to UN talks In a hallway beneath the UN climate change headquarters in Bonn, Germany, Sue Biniaz leans on a table, scribbling some thoughts on a piece of paper. It’s May 2018, three years...

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Country diary: British hills hint at alpine levels of drama


Crib Goch, Snowdonia: As we climb, the ridge narrows, the exposure widens. Llyn Llydaw looks like a hole in the earth On the way up to Crib Goch (Red Ridge), we meet two young men from Mold, who confess they have no idea what lies ahead. After I describe it, they go quiet and fall into step beh...

View Article 03-12-2018

What does Adani's latest mine plan mean? – video explainer


Indian mining giant Adani has announced  it will scale back its proposed Carmichael mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin, but begin construction 'imminently', using its own funds. But the company still faces numerous obstacles including groundwater approval and native title. Most of all, it has it...

View Article 03-12-2018

Coal, coal, coal and soaring emissions - as a Liberal, I have had enough | Oliver Yates


Trust in the Liberals has been destroyed, and no amount of ‘shuffling the deck chairs’ will change the outcome of the next federal election Time is up. The Liberal party won’t reform, so it is time to stop fighting, split and take the opportunity to compete for the support of the public. The Lib...

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'We are last generation that can stop climate change' – UN summit


Big cuts in carbon emissions and a rise in protection from extreme weather urgently needed The UN climate change summit begins on Monday with a warning that today’s generation is the last that can prevent catastrophic global warming, as well as the first to be suffering its impacts. Almost 200 n...

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Developers may have to enhance wildlife habitats, says Gove


Environment secretary launches consultation into ‘biodiversity net gain’ requirement Developers could be obliged to enhance wildlife habitats when building houses or commercial property, under new government proposals. A mandatory “biodiversity net gain” requirement could be put in place, meanin...

View Article 02-12-2018

Business community unites to urge Coalition to abandon energy 'big stick'


Some of Australia’s highest solar takeup is occurring in the electorates of some of the Coalition’s strongest coal supporters, new analysis shows Australia’s biggest energy and business groups have banded together to urge the government to abandon its “big stick” approach to energy legislation, ...

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AI and drones turn an eye towards UK's energy infrastructure


National Grid using artificial intelligence to check drone footage of 7,000 miles of wires and pylons National Grid has turned to artificial intelligence to help it maintain the wires and pylons that transmit electricity from power stations to homes and businesses across the UK. The firm has bee...

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Killing of swan family in Kent brings calls for airgun regulation


Five cygnets and their parents were shot, wrapped in plastic bags and thrown down bank of a stream A family of swans has been shot and killed in what has been called a “senseless” airgun attack. The bodies of five cygnets and both of their parents were found wrapped in plastic bags after they we...

View Article 02-12-2018

Portrait of a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe


As the UN sits down for its annual climate conference this week, many experts believe we have passed the point of no returnOn Sunday morning hundreds of politicians, government officials and scientists will gather in the grandeur of the International Congress Centre in Katowice, Poland. It will b...

View Article 02-12-2018

If you thought Snake Plissken’s New York was a dangerous place... | Kevin McKenna


Trump in power; the farce of Brexit; dire warnings of power shortages – welcome to dystopia now Film reviewers often reach for a clutch of well-thumbed words and phrases to convey a sense of time and place quickly. This is not a criticism. These reviewers are rarely given sufficient space to exp...

View Article 02-12-2018

Scott Morrison is fighting the 2007 election again. It can only backfire | Greg Jericho


The PM’s suggestion Labor would change everything is a free ad for the opposition – because change is what voters want Governments often try to win elections by fighting the last one again. And to an extent you can understand it – after all, they did win it. But this week the prime minister adop...

View Article 01-12-2018

We ban cannabis but let people eat as much meat as they want. That makes no sense | Sonia Sodha


If our goal is to limit social harm, we should reassess what we allow and what we rationFor any tourist visiting Seattle, there’s the standard bucket list: ride the monorail, ascend the Space Needle, pay a visit to the world’s largest building, and, if you’re not squeamish about tax avoidance, ch...

View Article 01-12-2018

Feargal Sharkey’s mission to save our chalk streams


The former Undertones lead singer and keen fly fisherman is taking on the water companies and Environment Agency Feargal Sharkey, the former frontman of the Undertones, is not a man who is short of opinions. By the time we’ve walked a few hundred metres, he’s discussed the plight of journalism, ...

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Trump officials argue climate change warnings based on ‘worst-case scenario'


Official minimize warnings and say government report considers only the highest possible levels of greenhouse gas emissions The Trump administration has a new strategy for deflecting concerns about the warming planet. Related: Why no US region is safe from climate change Continue reading...

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Country diary: the bird of the Blitz


Plymouth, Devon: Bombed buildings provided ideal nesting sites for the black redstart, which went on to colonise Britain In the heart of Plymouth, between the railway station and the football ground, the rectangular expanse of Ford Park Cemetery spreads like an open book, bisected by a low pat...

View Article 01-12-2018

Carmichael mine: federal election, rail access and native title stand in the way


Adani’s plans to get started quickly on a scaled-down version of its Queensland mega-mine still face numerous obstacles The Indian mining giant Adani could be left in limbo until September – well after the federal election – before learning whether its controversial Carmichael coal project will...

View Article 30-11-2018

Week in Wildlife – in pictures


Red fody, beached whales and wildlife rescued from an Australian heatwave in this week’s gallery Continue reading...

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Time to call the non-EU doctor | Letters


Alison Garnham is distressed about Brexit and the ‘hostile environment’ policy. Prof Peter Ekkehard Kopp addresses immigration panicStanding on a tube platform, Miriam González Durántez’s article (May has added insult to the injury of Brexit, Journal, 29 November) made me cry. Growing up in the ...

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Berta Cáceres case: a warning for those who would kill activists


Trial is notable for highlighting land and nature defender murders that ordinarily go unpunished The sentencing on Thursday of seven men accused of murdering the Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres is only partial justice, but it should inspire anyone committed to ending the slaughter of lan...

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Why no US region is safe from climate change


In the final part of our series looking at the climate report Trump tried to bury over Thanksgiving, we examine how regions will experience climate change Part 1: how air pollution kills Part 2: why some pollution action is far better than none Part 3: why water will be the next battleground ...

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Windy weather carries Britain to renewable energy record


Windfarms supplied third of UK’s electricity this week, with output hitting 14.9GW high Storm Diana brought travel chaos to road, rail and airports, but the clouds did have a silver lining: the strong winds helped set a renewable energy record. Windfarms supplied about a third of the UK’s electr...

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The school climate strike was a new generation's activism – and I'm so proud | Naaman Zhou


I’m six years out of school, nearly graduated from university, and I’ve never seen a protest like this The kids couldn’t believe it. The adults couldn’t believe it. Martin Place hadn’t seen anything like it for years, and Elly and her sister had never seen anything like it – ever. Elly, 14, and ...

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Schools climate strike: the best protest banners and posters


Children may have skipped school to campaign on climate change - but taught a lesson or two on how to write a protest banner Some were witty, some were rude and some – for older people at least – were incomprehensible. The thousands of children who left class on Friday to protest inaction on cli...

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Why rising seas will force coastal residents to move – or spend


In the fourth part of our series looking at the climate report Trump tried to bury over Thanksgiving, we look at how sea-level rise will reshape the population Part 1: how air pollution kills Part 2: why some pollution action is far better than none Part 3: why water will be the next battlegr...

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Scientists discover spider species that feeds its young milk


Spider milk containing four times the protein of cow’s milk is secreted by mothers, scientists in China find The ability of mothers to produce milk for their babies is commonly considered a unique feature of mammals, but now scientists have discovered a species of spider that also nurses its you...

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