Revealed: 6,000 passengers on cruise ships despite coronavirus crisis

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At least 6,000 passengers remain at sea on cruise liners despite the coronavirus pandemic, Guardian analysis has found, amid growing scrutiny of the cruise...

Coronavirus could double number of people going hungry

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Food supplies across the world will be "massively disrupted" by the coronavirus, and unless governments act the number of people suffering chronic hunger could...

The secret call of the wild: how animals teach each other...

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Sam Williams' Macaw Recovery Network in Costa Rica rewilds captivity-hatched fledgling scarlet and great green macaws. But introducing young birds into a complex forest...

Flights are grounded – is this the moment we give up...

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Passenger air travel has come to a virtual standstill. EasyJet has grounded its entire fleet, and Ryanair has announced it will not resume commercial...

African swine fever outbreak reported in western Poland

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An outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) was confirmed on Monday on a farm near the village of Wieckowice near Poznan in western Poland,...

Wildlife destruction ‘not a slippery slope but a series of cliff...

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Wildlife species will die out and natural ecosystems collapse in the near future if the climate crisis goes unchecked, scientists have warned, as new...

Scientists create mutant enzyme that recycles plastic bottles in hours

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A mutant bacterial enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling in hours has been created by scientists. The enzyme, originally discovered in a compost...

Airlines lobby to rewrite carbon deal in light of coronavirus

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Airlines are lobbying to rewrite the rules of a global agreement designed to tackle aviation emissions, with the coronavirus outbreak expected to make its...

Human impact on wildlife to blame for spread of viruses, says...

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Hunting, farming and the global move of people to cities has led to massive declines in biodiversity and increased the risk of dangerous viruses...

Snow-white coral of once-vibrant Great Barrier Reef a sign urgent action...

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The news is overwhelming and exhausting in a way it has rarely been in most of our lifetimes, but if you have five minutes...

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Carbon benefits of fast-growing trees have been clearly proven | Letters

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The article based on the RSPB's recent report (Tree plantations 'do not help climate' as timber not used over long term, 11 March) is...

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey opposed plans to cut new home emissions

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Grubs up! Mealworms are on the menu – but are we ready for them?

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Crude Oil Higher; OPEC Caution Proving Warranted

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Commodities19 hours ago (Aug 10, 2021 14:50) © Reuters. By Peter Nurse    Investing.com -- Crude oil prices climbed Tuesday, rebounding after hitting a three-week low in...

UK government backs scheme for motorway cables to power lorries

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