Environment

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This corrupt, illegal war on wildlife makes losers of us all | Dominic Jermey

The time for treaties is over we need to halt the worldwide trade in animal parts, says the director general of ZSL Civil war is devastating. Until the Taliban booted me out of Afghanistan in 1998 I was the last western diplomat to go I had a front-row seat on the impact that sustained war […]

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Robotic bees could pollinate plants in case of insect apocalypse

Dutch scientists say they can create swarms of bee-like drones to take over if the insects die out Intensive modern farming methods and the unravelling consequences of global climate change are said to have put the future of the common bee under threat like never before. But in Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands […]

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Firefighters battle to contain historic California blaze as political tensions rise

Distrust in government mingles with fears for cannabis industry while fires spread across hundreds of square miles Haze from the Donald Trumps recent tweet falsely claiming that fires were fueled by the states water use policies. He is ignorant, totally ignorant, Steele, a fifth-generation Californian and air force veteran, said of Trump. It shows he […]

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Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels

Bill passed by parliament means more than 300m shares in coal, oil, peat and gas will be sold as soon as practicable The Republic of Ireland will become the worlds first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in the lower house of parliament. […]

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Giant African baobab trees die suddenly after thousands of years

Demise of nine out of 13 of the ancient landmarks linked to climate change by researchers Some of Africas oldest and biggest baobab trees have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade, according to researchers. The trees, aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years and in some cases as wide as a bus […]

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Say hello to Justin Trudeau, the world’s newest oil executive | Bill McKibben

The Canadian prime minister presents himself as a climate hero. By promising to nationalise the Kinder Morgan pipeline, he reveals his true self In case anyone wondered, this is how the world ends: with the cutest, progressivest, boybandiest leader in the world going fully in the tank for the oil industry. Justin Trudeaus government Sign […]

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Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals study

Groundbreaking assessment of all life on Earth reveals humanitys surprisingly tiny part in it as well as our disproportionate impact Humankind is revealed as simultaneously insignificant and utterly dominant in the grand scheme of life on Earth by a groundbreaking new assessment of all life on the planet. The worlds 7.6 billion people represent just […]

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‘We’re doomed’: Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it Were doomed, says research has used factual data to challenge policymakers conventional wisdom. In 1972, he criticised out-of-town shopping centres more than 20 years before the government changed planning rules […]

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Everyone Is Applauding This National Geographic Cover But The Real Shock Lies Inside The Pages

Many of us are aware that there is far too much plastic in our environment. We all feel a little guilty when throwing yet another single-use plastic wrapping straight into the trash, knowing that we are contributing to a problem that is too vast for us to truly comprehend. But what if we were faced […]

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Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

With its punky green mohican the striking Mary river turtle joins a new ZSL list of the worlds most vulnerable reptiles It sports a green mohican, fleshy finger-like growths under its chin and can breathe through its genitals. The Mary river turtle is one of the most striking creatures on the planet, and it is […]

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