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Halve UK pesticide use to save insects, say conservationists

The use of pesticides in the UK must be at least halved to reverse steep losses in insect abundance and boost the natural world that depends on them, according to a report.

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Children who drink water from private wells at higher risk of lead exposure

New research shows lead exposure worse for poor and black American children and highlights risk from contaminants in unregulated private wells.

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Australian banks 'undermining Paris agreement' with $7bn in fossil fuel loans

Since the Paris agreement was signed, Australia's big four banks have financed new fossil fuel projects that would cancel out the national emissions reduction target 21 times over, according to analysis by the activist investor group Market Forces.

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Cas Mudde: Trump wants to put a rightwing zealot in charge of public land. Here's why it matters

William Perry Pendley, Trump's nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, has ties to anti-environment and anti-government forces.

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Coronavirus: World treating symptoms, not cause of pandemics, says UN

The number of "zoonotic" epidemics is rising, with the root cause being the destruction of nature by humans and the growing demand for meat, according to the authors of a UN report.

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A new normal: Will you stop flying?

Has the pandemic affected your thoughts about the way you will travel for leisure and work in the future? Would you consider giving up flying to offset your carbon footprint?

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Climate

Rebecca Huntley: Stop making sense: Why it's time to get emotional about climate change

The science has been settled to the highest degree, so now the key to progress is understanding our psychological reactions.

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Climate

The environmentalist's apology: how Michael Shellenberger unsettled some of his prominent supporters

The American environment and energy commentator’s piece in the Australian has found praise in conservative media
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Heatwaves have become longer in most of the world since 1950s

Heatwaves have increased in both length and frequency in nearly every part of the world since the 1950s, according to what is described as the first study to look at the issue at a regional level.

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Revealed: Raw sewage poured into Olympic Park wildlife haven

Raw sewage was discharged for more than 1,000 hours from a Thames Water overflow pipe into an environmental wetland at the Olympic Park last year, the Guardian can reveal.

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Justice

The scandal of millions of Americans being deprived of running water

Guardian US environmental justice reporter Nina Lakhani reports on her investigation into America's water crisis, revealing that millions are facing unaffordable bills for running water and risk being disconnected or losing their homes.

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Global heating will make it much harder for tropical plants to germinate, study finds

Global heating will make it much harder for tropical plants around the world to germinate with temperatures becoming too hot for the seeds of one in five plants by the year 2070, according to a new study.

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Toxics

Air pollution likely to make coronavirus worse, say UK government advisers

Air pollution is likely to be increasing the number and severity of Covid-19 infections, according to the UK government's expert advisers.

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Toxics

I believe Roundup gave me cancer. The Monsanto settlement is a slap in the face

I have to inject myself with needles just to stay alive. Still, Bayer will continue to sell Roundup, and refused to label it as carcinogenic
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Likelihood of 40C temperatures in UK is ‘rapidly accelerating’

The likelihood of the UK experiencing deadly 40C temperatures for the first time is "rapidly accelerating" due to the climate crisis, scientists have found.

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