Friday, June 18, 2021

Climate emergency: global action is ‘way off track’ says UN head

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The world is "way off track" in dealing with the climate emergency and time is fast running out, the UN secretary general has said. Antonio...

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...

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Global treaty to tackle plastic pollution gains steam without US and UK

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More than two-thirds of UN member states have declared they are open to a new agreement to stem the rising tide of plastic wasteSupport...

Hopes fade for minke whale stranded in River Thames

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Condition of mammal is deteriorating, says rescue service coordinator, with ‘refloat’ unlikelyHow might a whale have ended up in the Thames? And other questionsHopes...

UK failing to protect against climate dangers, advisers warn

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The UK government is failing to protect people from the fast-rising risks of the climate crisis, from deadly heatwaves to power blackouts, its official...

Country diary: from moss to the moon, this creature can survive anywhere

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Until I watched Star Trek: Discovery in this latest lockdown, I'd never heard of a tardigrade. But when I learned that the super-sized, space-travelling...

Environmental controls key to coronavirus recovery, chancellor told

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Strengthening environmental regulations must be a key plank of the UK's recovery from the coronavirus crisis to help prevent the spread of future pandemics,...