Why don’t we treat the climate crisis with the same urgency...

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It is a global emergency that has already killed on a mass scale and threatens to send millions more to early graves. As its...

Glowing, glowing, gone: plunge in glow-worm numbers revealed

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Glow-worm numbers have plunged by three-quarters since 2001, research in England has revealed, with the climate crisis a clear factor. The larvae feed on damp-loving...

‘Individual actions do add up’: Christiana Figueres on the climate crisis

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Christiana Figueres, the Costa Rican diplomat who was an architect of the worldwide Paris climate agreement, is enraged. She thinks you should be too. She...

The small Dutch town that wants to shape the future of...

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In the low-lying Gelderse Valley some 85km east of Amsterdam, a Dutch university is changing how humans eat. There, a bright-eyed press officer with Willy...

Tropical forests losing their ability to absorb carbon, study finds

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Tropical forests are taking up less carbon dioxide from the air, reducing their ability to act as "carbon sinks" and bringing closer the prospect...

Focus on coronavirus shows need for climate law, says EU official

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Tensions at the Greek-Turkish border and the coronavirus show why the European Union needs a climate law that binds member states to net zero...

Scientists turn to tech to prevent second wave of locusts in...

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Scientists monitoring the movements of the worst locust outbreak in Kenya in 70 years are hopeful that a new tracking programme they will be...

Our House Is on Fire by Greta Thunberg et al review...

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A movement born without a face tends to acquire one. Since August 2018, when 15-year-old Greta Thunberg began a solo "school strike for the...

Spend GBP8bn to kickstart plan to decarbonise economy, chancellor told

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The author of a groundbreaking report on the economic impact of climate change has called on Rishi Sunak to spend more than GBP8bn in...

Climate action: the latest target of Europe’s fossil fuel lobbyists

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Picture the scene: a dinner for MEPs organised by leading fossil fuel firms to explain the lengths to which their industries have gone to...

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No business need at all now for a Chinese nuclear plant in the UK

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Missing lynx: how rewilding Britain could restore its natural balance

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Resistance to the ‘environmental sect’ is a cornerstone of Bolsonaro’s rule

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Plantwatch: kelp – forgotten forests that help tackle climate crisis

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Country diary: from garlic mustard, through a glat, to the pulse of spring

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