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In January, after she posed for a photo in Davos alongside Greta Thunberg and several other white climate campaigners, the Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate...

Carbon emissions fall as electricity producers move away from coal

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Carbon emissions from the global electricity system fell by 2% last year, the biggest drop in almost 30 years, as countries began to turn...

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Griff Rhys Jones: save our Victorian treasures from teen vandals

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Griff Rhys Jones, the president of the Victorian Society, has urged councils to protect derelict buildings that are of huge importance to Britain's industrial...

Australia’s extraordinary and vulnerable animals – in pictures

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‘I’m profoundly sad, I feel guilty’: scientists reveal their personal fears...

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In 2014, Joe Duggan started reaching out to climate scientists to ask them a question: how did climate change make them feel? "I was just...

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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Texas is home to the largest cattle population in the US, with about 13 million animals The Texas Panhandle, in the northern part of the...

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...

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...

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