Australia’s extraordinary and vulnerable animals – in pictures

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A long-nosed potoroo (Potorous tridactylus) eating fungi. The way they use their long, slightly curved claws to dig up food helps to spread fungal spores...

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Brexit ‘opportunity to ban supertrawlers from UK waters’

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Brexit offers the perfect opportunity to ban industrial supertrawler fishing boats from UK waters, according to campaigners. The factory-sized ships can be hundreds of feet...

More cows than people: America’s beef capital of the world –...

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Climate activists demand budget plan for low-carbon future

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The week in wildlife – in pictures

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An egret passes a tree branch to another during the breeding season at the Daan Forest Park in Taipei Photograph: Sam Yeh/AFP via Getty Images Wild...

Return of the burbot: ‘great lost fish’ to be reintroduced to...

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Forget dreams of wolves, bears or lynx - the next animal to be restored to the British countryside could be a river bottom-dwelling fish...

Europe’s cities are leading the fight against xenophobia and the climate...

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Conservative politicians have long declared there is no alternative to capitalism. Many of capitalism's cruelties, from housing crises and crumbling public amenities to increasingly...

Morrison government to stop funding international collaboration on shift to zero...

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The Morrison government has told researchers at two of Australia's leading universities it will break a commitment to fund an international collaboration into what...

The race to save Polesia, Europe’s secret Amazon

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