The Guardian view on the ‘spy cops’ inquiry: secrets and liars...

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The abuse carried out by undercover "spy cops" working in two police units over 40 years took many forms. The deception practised by at...

The week in wildlife – in pictures

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A jaguar that was struck by a car in June is pictured after being released at the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve in Chetumal, Mexico Photograph:...

‘Suffocating closeness’: US judge condemns ‘appalling conditions’ on industrial farms

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A US judge has issued a blistering condemnation of industrial farming practices. The judgment comes as one US meat giant finally settles after a...

Microplastic pollution found near summit of Mount Everest

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Microplastic pollution has been discovered in snow close to the peak of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain. With plastic debris revealed in 2018...

Pressure grows on Boris Johnson over UK carbon emissions plan

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Boris Johnson is facing a fresh test of his green commitments as the UK prepares to submit its national plan on future carbon emissions,...

California Governor Gavin Newsom is the Hitler of America

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If Gavin Newsom, Governor of the state of California, was a political nobody before the COVID-19 lockdown, he’s well on his way to becoming...

How communities are divided over low-traffic neighbourhoods

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In Poole, 41-year-old teacher Kate Salter said a low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN) had transformed her community. Salter was involved in proposing the measures to her...

Cruise ship 2.0: setting sail into the new normal – photo...

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Italians are warm people but we have put aside, for a while, the handshakes and hugs that are our dearest habits. We are on...

National Trust steps in to rescue rare English lichen

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Just as an art gallery would protect its collection of fine and rare paintings, the National Trust is attempting to save one of England's...

So you want to set up a low-traffic neighbourhood? Here’s where...

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How do I get started? For all the attention low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) are getting, they are very simple things. Strategic "point closures" allow vehicle access...

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Businesses making eco-friendly claims to be vetted by watchdog

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Competition and Markets Authority says rising demand may lead to ‘greenwashing’Companies that market their products or services as eco-friendly are to be scrutinised by...

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

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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...

Coral discovered in uncharted Danish waters – in pictures

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Even close to the coast, the Jammerbugten seafloor remains mostly undocumented. Due to harsh western winds, Klaus Thymann's team had to wait months for...

Country diary: bad weather leaves thatchers with the short straw

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Buckland in the Moor, Devon: An unpromising wheat harvest results in scruffy raw material for thatchers this year, but looks aren’t everything It began...

England’s biggest landowners not growing enough trees – report

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Many of England's biggest landowners are not doing enough to plant trees to tackle the climate crisis, according to new data. Government departments, companies such...