Sunday, October 25, 2020

Ecosystems the size of Amazon ‘can collapse within decades’

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Even large ecosystems the size of the Amazon rainforest can collapse in a few decades, according to a study that shows bigger biomes break...

There’s no ‘deadline’ to save the world. Everything we do now...

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You may have read that there are just eight, or 10, or 12 years to save the world from the climate crisis. There are...

‘We always get an A’: Fukushima strives to prove food safety...

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Knives are wielded in silence as chunks of meat are sliced up and placed in containers, the reputation of an entire region resting on...

Holi week and Italy on lockdown: Tuesday’s best photos

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Milan, Italy Duomo square is almost deserted after the government ordered a nationwide lockdown due to the spread of coronavirus Photograph: Flavio Lo Scalzo/Reuters Bnei Brak, Israel Ultra-Orthodox...

‘I swapped my gun for binoculars’: India’s hunters turn to conservation

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It is Sunday in Kohima, the capital of Nagaland, and like many Naga, Gwasinlo Thong has spent the morning in church. A tall, elegant...

Trees on commercial UK plantations ‘not helping climate crisis’

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Commercial tree plantations in Britain do not store carbon to help the climate crisis because more than half of the harvested timber is used...

Why cycling in Palestine is an intensely political act

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Are you annoyed by the anti-motorcycle barriers or speed bumps on your local bike path? Spare a thought for Palestinian bicycle advocates. According to...

UK’s lost sea meadows to be resurrected in climate fight

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"We think this whole bay was once carpeted with seagrass," says Evie Furness, waving across the sparkling, sunlit waters of Dale Bay in Pembrokeshire,...

If Jeff Bezos really wants to fight the climate crisis, he...

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In the wake of the devastating Australian bushfires, Jeff Bezos announced last month that he will donate $10bn to fight the climate crisis. As...

‘We need to be heard’: the BAME climate activists who won’t...

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In January, after she posed for a photo in Davos alongside Greta Thunberg and several other white climate campaigners, the Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate...

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Sea bass bad, scallops super: charity updates sustainable fish guide

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Consumers are being urged to steer clear of wild-caught sea bass fished from French and Spanish waters, but to eat farmed king and queen...

Chad halts lake’s world heritage status request over oil exploration

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Chad has asked to suspend an application for world heritage site status for Lake Chad to explore oil and mining opportunities in the region,...

Europe losing forest to harvesting at alarming rate, data suggests

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Europe has lost a vastly increased area of forest to harvesting in recent years, data suggests, reducing the continent's carbon absorption capacity and possibly...

Country diary: how wayside walnuts grew to benefit the community

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Rub a walnut leaf between your fingers and it releases an exquisite perfume. Some say the smell is reminiscent of furniture polish, but I...

Parliament pension fund cuts fossil fuel investments

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Parliament's pension fund has made record investments in renewable energy and cut its exposure to fossil fuel companies to bring MPs' pensions in line...