Saturday, May 8, 2021

Morrison government to stop funding international collaboration on shift to zero...

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The Morrison government has told researchers at two of Australia's leading universities it will break a commitment to fund an international collaboration into what...

The race to save Polesia, Europe’s secret Amazon

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On the banks of the Pripyat River lies a forest. On a crisp winter afternoon with an expansive blue sky above and hardened snow...

A snowless winter around Europe – in pictures

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Grampian, Scotland The Lecht ski centre near Tomintoul deserted due to a total absence of snow Photograph: David Gowans/Alamy Granada, Spain The Sierra Nevada ski resort has been...

‘Seismic shift’: ministers signal end of badger cull

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The controversial cull of badgers across England will begin to be phased out in the next few years, the government has announced, with vaccination...

This winter in Europe was hottest on record by far, say...

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This winter has been by far the hottest recorded in Europe, scientists have announced, with the climate crisis likely to have supercharged the heat. The...

Why don’t we treat the climate crisis with the same urgency...

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It is a global emergency that has already killed on a mass scale and threatens to send millions more to early graves. As its...

Glowing, glowing, gone: plunge in glow-worm numbers revealed

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Glow-worm numbers have plunged by three-quarters since 2001, research in England has revealed, with the climate crisis a clear factor. The larvae feed on damp-loving...

‘Individual actions do add up’: Christiana Figueres on the climate crisis

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Christiana Figueres, the Costa Rican diplomat who was an architect of the worldwide Paris climate agreement, is enraged. She thinks you should be too. She...

The small Dutch town that wants to shape the future of...

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In the low-lying Gelderse Valley some 85km east of Amsterdam, a Dutch university is changing how humans eat. There, a bright-eyed press officer with Willy...

Tropical forests losing their ability to absorb carbon, study finds

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Tropical forests are taking up less carbon dioxide from the air, reducing their ability to act as "carbon sinks" and bringing closer the prospect...

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‘Worst outbreak ever’: Nearly a million pigs culled in Nigeria due to swine fever

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‘It has become them and us’: the battle to burn England’s moorlands

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