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Tony Abbott dares us to reject evidence on climate, but reveals a coward.

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Following the family tradition, Chris Darwin is leading the fight to protect animals from extinction.

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A lack of action on climate change is putting people's lives at risk.

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Puerto Rico hurricane crisis: Here's why this could be Trump's Katrina.

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Bahamas deeply concerned about dangers of climate change.

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Why India's farmers want to conserve indigenous heirloom rice.

India is rice country: the cereal provides daily sustenance for more than 60% of the population. Half a century ago, it was home to more than 100,000 rice varieties, encompassing a stunning diversity in taste, nutrition, pest-resistance and, crucially in this age of climate change and natural disasters, adaptability to a range of conditions.

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Londoners recycle less but new ways to cut waste hold promise.

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Theresa May speaks out against Trump climate change stance at UN.

Theresa May has issued a veiled warning to Donald Trump, arguing that his plan to withdraw from the Paris climate change treaty ranks alongside North Korea’s nuclear missile tests as a threat to global prosperity and security.

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Japanese people live longer than the rest of us – so what's their secret?

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Want to bridge the urban-rural divide? Start by learning about family farms.

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The new face of "war" at home.

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

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