Aerial footage shows fires burning in Brazil’s Amazon – video

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Play Video 1:08 The number of fires burning in Brazil's Amazon in July was up 28% on the same month last year, according to data from...

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"Build back better" is not my favourite phrase (meaning always gets sacrificed for alliteration; alliteration sucks), but it is the only way to think...

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The Knockshield Burn gathers water from the moors of Allendale Common, where the heather is turning purple. A handful of stone-walled fields lie between...

Forgive us our trespasses: forbidden rambles with a right-to-roam campaigner

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As Simon Jenkins notes in his book England's Thousand Best Houses, were it not for the fact that it sits in 400 acres of...

Is this the end for ‘king coal’ in Britain?

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Britain achieved an unlikely status as a power provider last year. Its annual consumption of coal plunged to the lowest level in 250 years....

The housing crisis will only get worse under the Tories’ planning...

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The Tories' proposals to overhaul the planning system in England are well-timed, strategically impressive - and utterly disastrous. One of the first big examples...

India plans to fell ancient forest to create 40 new coalfields

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Over the past decade, Umeshwar Singh Amra has witnessed his homeland descend into a battleground. The war being waged in Hasdeo Arand, a rich...

Thousands of baby turtles released into sea off Bali

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More than 10,000 baby turtles were released into the sea off the Indonesian island of Bali, as part of conservationists' attempts to boost the...

Country diary: an endearing little scrap of life darts round the...

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The young robin, speckled brown and bright of eye, perched on the fence by the compost heap. When I lifted a forkful, exposing a...

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