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California’s famed Highway 1 collapsed last week. It’s sure to happen again

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California's Highway 1 has been ruptured by a landslide that is expected to keep 23 miles of the iconic road snaking through the state's...

David Attenborough calls for ban on ‘devastating’ deep sea mining

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Sir David Attenborough has urged governments to ban deep sea mining, following a study warning of "potentially disastrous" risks to the ocean's life-support systems...

Norway and the A-ha moment that made electric cars the answer

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In 1995, the lead singer of the 1980s band A-ha and the head of the Norwegian environmental group Bellona climbed improbably into a converted...

Homeowners who put in flood defences may pay less for insurance

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Homeowners in flood-hit areas could be entitled to discounted insurance premiums if they install protections against the elements under government proposals.Ministers on Monday launched...

Anger as Environment Agency executive takes job at Southern Water

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One of the most senior executives at the Environment Agency is leaving to join a water company that is under criminal investigation by the...

Wetter the better: Gothenburg’s bold plan to be world’s best rainy city

It rains nearly 40% of the time in the Swedish city – so why not try to make the most of it?When they wake...

The ersatz hedge: how we’re debasing England’s rural landscape | Richard Mabey

Spindly rows of plastic-wrapped trees represent a misguided urge to control nature and risk polluting our countrysideRemember the English hedge? That meandering, bushy-bottomed muddle...

We can’t stop rising sea levels, but we still have a chance to slow them down | Tamsin Edwards

Despite pandemic-enforced isolation, scientists from around the world have produced a vital climate change forecastSea levels are going to rise, no matter what. This...

How melting glaciers have accelerated a shift in Earth’s axis

The redistribution of water has caused the planet to lean and wobble, resulting in the poles movingThe axis of the Earth has shifted and...

Country diary: a nocturnal predator cuts life short

Marshwood Vale, Dorset: I found the pair of mallards on the water, paddling in agitated circles. Something wasn’t right My dog slunk across the...

Liechtenstein prince accused of shooting Romania’s largest bear

Environmental groups say Prince Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein shot bear, named Arthur, in a protected areaEnvironmental groups have accused a prince from Liechtenstein’s...

Weatherwatch: the havoc caused by solar storms

UK group has put forward proposals for mitigating effects of any future solar stormIn May 1921, a giant sunspot erupted, ejecting masses of solar...

Global heating pace risks ‘unstoppable’ sea level rise as Antarctic ice sheet melts

World faces ‘abrupt jump’ in pace of ice loss around 2060 unless emissions reduced to meet Paris agreement goals, study warnsThe current pace of...

Campaigners condemn plans for New Forest desalination plant

Southern Water’s proposal to convert saltwater from Solent into tap water labelled ‘bizarre’ and ‘expensive’Plans to build an energy-hungry desalination plant in the New...

How big would Britain have to be for all its meat, milk and eggs to be ethically farmed?

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical conceptsHow...

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Ardern disputes Greta Thunberg’s criticism of New Zealand climate policy

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Prime minister says New Zealand is doing more than activist suggests after Thunberg tweets about ‘so-called climate emergency declaration’The prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has...

Businesses making eco-friendly claims to be vetted by watchdog

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Competition and Markets Authority says rising demand may lead to ‘greenwashing’Companies that market their products or services as eco-friendly are to be scrutinised by...

The low-hanging fruit in the climate battle? Cutting down on meat | Gaby Hinsliff

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Eating fewer animal products and less dairy would make a huge difference to carbon emissionsSomething is cooking in the world of climate politics. Or,...