Environment

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France bans fracking and oil extraction in all of its territories

French parliamentarians have passed a law banning fossil fuel extraction. President Macron says he wants France to lead the world with switch to renewables Frances parliament has passed into law a ban on producing oil and gas by 2040, a largely symbolic gesture as the country is 99% dependent on hydrocarbon imports. In Tuesdays vote

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Trump will drop climate change from National Security Strategy

Obama administration added climate to list of threats to US interests but president will outline new approach in unprecedented White House speech The Trump administration will drop climate change from a list of global threats in a new National Security Strategy the president is due to unveil on Monday. Instead, Trumps NSS paper will emphasis

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US to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe

Campaigners fear move by Trump administration will damage global efforts to end the ivory trade Donald Trumps administration plans to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe into the US a move campaigners fear could damage global momentum on ending the ivory trade. In 2014, US big game hunters killing elephants in Fish and Wildlife

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Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health. Scores of tap water samples from more