Ghanaians devastated by illegal fishing try hand at citizen sleuthing

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Illegal and destructive practices by industrial trawlers in Ghana have led to one of the worst overfishing crises in west Africa, with small pelagic...

Finding sanctuary in photographing nature during lockdown

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Cutting short our holiday to Cuba as Covid-19 took off, it was an eerie feeling transferring through an emptying Paris Charles de Gaulle...

UK’s coronavirus recovery should have green focus, Johnson urged

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Restarting the economy and getting people back to work after the coronavirus lockdown should focus on low-carbon work programmes, the UK government's climate advisers...

Weatherwatch: what is the dew point?

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The dew point is the temperature at which a certain area of air must be cooled to for dew to form. It is also...

Endangered shorebirds unsustainably hunted during migrations, records show

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More than 30 shorebird species that fly across oceans each year to visit Australia - including nine that are threatened - are being hunted...

Open up offshore windfarm subsidy scheme, urges Scottish Power

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One of Britain's biggest wind power developers has called on the government to scrap the limit on its next offshore wind subsidy auction to...

UK move to classify Extinction Rebellion ‘organised crime group’ comes under...

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Stephen Fry, Mark Rylance and a former Archbishop of Canterbury are among 150 public figures to hit back at government moves to classify the...

Report reveals ‘massive plastic pollution footprint’ of drinks firms

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Four global drinks giants are responsible for more than half a million tonnes of plastic pollution in six developing countries each year, enough to...

I believe Roundup gave me cancer. The Monsanto settlement is a...

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Last Wednesday was my 71st birthday, a low-key celebration in these Covid-19 times. Then I heard the news that the pharmaceutical conglomerate Bayer has...

Over half UK’s 24m Halloween pumpkins destined for food waste

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More than half of the 24m pumpkins carved for Halloween in Britain this year will not be eaten, according to new research. The findings suggest...

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Rowan Williams urges UK universities to divest from fossil fuels

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