‘It’s terrifying’: can anyone stop China’s vast armada of fishing boats?

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Ecuador stood up for the Galápagos, but other countries don’t stand a chance against the 17,000-strong distant-water fleetThe recent discovery by the Ecuadorean navy...

With big rallies cancelled, young climate activists are adapting election tactics

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For young climate activists in the US, staying home because of the pandemic does not mean staying silent, with plans gathering pace across the...

‘We won’: Indigenous group in Canada scoops up billion dollar seafood...

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Clearwater Seafoods deal gives Mi’kmaq control of lucrative ocean stretch, as tensions remain high over First Nation fishing rightsFor generations, Indigenous peoples in Canada...

Fears for environment after 50,000 fish escape salmon farm in Tasmania

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An outbreak of 50,000 Tasmanian farmed salmon could potentially "pollute" the marine environment, according to local environmentalists.The fish rushed to freedom after a fire...

Berta Caceres was exceptional. Her murder was all too commonplace |...

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Fifty-one months ago today Berta Caceres was gunned down by hired assassins at her home in western Honduras. Caceres was an indigenous leader, a...

Campaigners welcome ‘historic’ EU inquiry into live animal transport

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The European Parliament has voted to establish an inquiry committee to investigate the transport of live animals across and out of the European Union. The...

Horseflies at your picnic? Here’s how to keep them away for...

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Name: Horseflies.Age: Quite old.Appearance: Small, dark, sworn enemy of patterns.Ah, I love patterns. Me too. From your statement, I can deduce that you are...

Even slow-moving boats likely to kill endangered right whales in a...

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For North Atlantic right whales, collisions with large cargo vessels are one of the deadliest threats to an endangered population. But new research from...

IMF and World Bank must act fast after Covid caught policymakers...

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Warren Buffett once quipped it was only when the tide went out that it was possible to see who had been swimming naked. The...

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UK beach clean: disco ball and pink pants among oddest items found

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A full-size disco ball, a plastic Christmas tree and a double mattress were among the more unusual objects found by volunteers cleaning up the...

The Guardian view on the great outdoors: heeding the call of the wild |...

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Climate activists demand budget plan for low-carbon future

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Climate campaigners are urging the government to set out a clear plan for a low-carbon future in next week's budget, despite the chancellor's decision...

Climate change, Covid – our hearts ache. But a new era is possible. We...

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New-sprung: the project turning PPE offcuts into Covid patient mattresses

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