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A third of top UK firms' CO2 emissions not in line with global climate goals

Three out of 10 of the UK's biggest public companies emit carbon dioxide at a rate that would contribute significantly to the climate crisis, according to analysis that shows the scale of the challenge for corporate Britain to cut emissions to zero.

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Global freshwater fish populations at risk of extinction, study finds

Freshwater fish are under threat, with as many as a third of global populations in danger of extinction, according to an assessment.

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Keep funding green homes to meet emissions target, say businesses

Business groups are urging the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to keep funding home insulation and other low-carbon measures under the green homes grant, which is under threat from cuts.

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‘Absolutely ridiculous’: top scientist slams UK government over coalmine

Exclusive: Prof Sir Robert Watson says backing of Cumbrian mine refutes claims of climate leadership
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River Action targets agri-businesses in campaign to stop pollution

The heads of some of the biggest agricultural suppliers are being targeted in a campaign to stop their activities polluting rivers in the UK.

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Human destruction of nature is 'senseless and suicidal', warns UN chief

UN report offers bedrock for hope for broken planet, says António Guterres.

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Air pollution significantly raises risk of infertility, study finds

Exclusive: With 30% of infertility unexplained, pollution could be an 'unignorable' risk factor, scientists say.

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Digging in: a million trees planted as villages and schools join climate battle | Trees and forests | The Guardian

Community forest projects have seen a surge in volunteers keen to reduce CO2 emissions by creating new woodlands
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‘Astonishing’ dig reveals domestic life in the iron age

A large settlement, a Roman villa and many household objects are among the discoveries at an ancient site in Oxfordshire
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Seaside village becomes first in UK to impose ban on polystyrene body boards

Westward Ho! in Devon has self-imposed the ban for every independent retailer in the village.

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Climate action could save 'millions of lives' through clean air, diet and exercise

Thousands of lives lost to air pollution, inactivity and unhealthy diets could be saved each year if the UK takes the action needed to tackle climate change, researchers have said.

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Massive losses should be a warning to big oil that its bonanza is over

The final months of 2020 were a tough end to a tough year, according to BP's chief executive. It was a period marked by thousands of job cuts, battered dividend policies and record multibillion-dollar losses.

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Up to 100 UK children a week hospitalized with rare post-Covid disease

In a phenomenon that is worrying pediatricians, 75% of the children worst affected by pediatric inflammatory multi-system syndrome (PIMS) were black, Asian or ethnic minority (BAME).

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Rich countries must update financial vows to tackle climate crisis, says UN

Rich countries must step up with fresh financial commitments to help the developing world tackle the climate crisis, the UN's climate chief has said.

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Cacophony of human noise is hurting marine life, scientists warn

A natural ocean soundscape is fundamental to healthy marine life but is being drowned out by an increasingly loud cacophony of noise from human activities, according to the first comprehensive assessment of the issue.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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