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‘Murder hornets’: race to protect North America's honeybees from giant invader

Scientists and apiarists fear that, if permitted to spread unchecked, the hornets, which feast on honeybee larvae, could have disastrous consequences for tens of thousands of hives.

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Justice

Fifteen people killed in Mexican village linked to windpower dispute

At least 15 people have been bludgeoned to death with stones and cement blocks, and some bodies partly burned, in an indigenous village in southern Mexico plagued by a dispute over windpower.

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Climate

Trillion-dollar investors warn Brazil over 'dismantling' of environmental policies

Investors managing trillions of dollars in assets have warned Brazil that escalating deforestation and the "dismantling" of policies to protect the environment and indigenous communities are "creating widespread uncertainty about the conditions for investing".

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Justice

US demand for clean energy destroying Canada's environment, Indigenous peoples say

Canada's indigenous leaders say an unprecedented push for clean energy in the United States is inadvertently causing long-term environmental damage to the traditional hunting grounds on their public lands.

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Toxics

Blue-sky thinking: How cities can keep air clean after coronavirus

Many urban dwellers have gazed in awe at their newly clean cities over the last few months. But three - Copenhagen, Oakland and Mexico City - are leading the way in making such transformations permanent. How?

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Toxics

Ocean plastic was choking Chile’s shores. Now it’s in Patagonia’s hats

A start-up is recycling tonnes of discarded fishing nets throughout Chile. Is this a template for tackling the global plastic waste problem?
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Justice

Environmental activist killed in Mexico - the third this year

The UN office of the high commissioner for human rights said Adán Vez Lira was shot on 8 April while he rode his motorcycle in the township of Actopan, in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.

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Climate

Brazil scales back environmental enforcement amid coronavirus outbreak

Experts fear efforts to protect field agents from virus could lead to surge in deforestation
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Climate

World Bank accused over ExxonMobil plans to tap Guyana oil rush

The World Bank is to pay for Guyana's oil laws to be rewritten by a legal firm that has regularly worked for ExxonMobil, just as the US producer prepares to extract as much as 8bn barrels of oil off the country's coast.

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Justice

Canadian police arrest activists at Wet’suwet’en anti-pipeline camp

Canadian police have made a series of arrests in northern British Columbia as they enforced a court injunction to remove activists who have been blocking the construction of a controversial natural gas pipeline on Indigenous territory.

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Climate

Canadian court upholds Trans Mountain pipeline expansion approval

Canada's federal court of appeal has dismissed legal objections to the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific coast.

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Biodiversity

Sex machine: Prolific Galápagos tortoise saves his species

The Galápagos National Park has announced it is ending a captive breeding program for giant Española tortoises, after one tortoise produced more than 800 offspring, helping save the species.

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Climate

The race to lay claim on the Bering Strait as Arctic ice retreats

Melting sea ice is prompting fevered dreams of ever-easier access, and a renewed jockeying among Arctic nations for status, profit and ownership.

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