English countryside ‘at risk from Boris Johnson’s planning revolution’

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The English countryside and its wildlife are at serious risk because of Boris Johnson's pledge to revolutionise the planning system, leading green groups warn...

Flooding will affect double the number of people worldwide by 2030

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The number of people harmed by floods will double worldwide by 2030, according to a new analysis. The World Resources Institute, a global research group,...

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...

Extinction Rebellion activists launch UK Beyond Politics party by stealing food

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A new political party was launched in London on Thursday by a group of activists from Extinction Rebellion, who marked the event by shoplifting...

Coronavirus poses threat to climate action, says watchdog

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The coronavirus health crisis may lead to a slump in global carbon emissions this year but the outbreak poses a threat to long-term climate...

Brussels failing to protect bees, says watchdog

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Bees and other wild pollinators are not being protected from decline by the EU, with loopholes even allowing for the use of banned pesticides...

E10 petrol: UK to standardise higher ethanol blend

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The government is set to introduce E10 fuel containing 10% ethanol as a new form of "cleaner" petrol aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions. Grant...

Bright feathers, bright brains: hummingbirds ‘can order numerically’

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Hummingbirds are not only bright in appearance but also in brain, it would seem, with new research suggesting the tiny creatures are able to...

‘Tipping point’: Greta Thunberg hails Black Lives Matter protests – video

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Play Video Reflecting on the protests that have swept the globe in recent weeks, the Swedish climate activist told the BBC: 'It feels like we...

Peter Beard: reckless playboy photographer whose life was as wild as...

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He got trampled by elephants, swam in crocodile-infested waters and was painted by Francis Bacon – while making images revealing man’s plunder of the...

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Leading UK charities urge PM to seek green recovery from Covid-19

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Meteorologists say 2020 on course to be hottest year since records began

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We created the Anthropocene, and the Anthropocene is biting back | Alastair Gee, Dani...

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About 12,000 years ago, human domestication of the natural world began in earnest with the intentional cultivation of wild plants and animals. Fast forward...

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...