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Amazon removes 'eco' badge from flushable wipes and Donald Trump toilet paper

Disposable nappies, cotton buds , pet food and novelty Donald Trump toilet paper were among the products on sale on Amazon's new eco-friendly section of its website, prompting concerns about the sustainability of some of the products on offer.

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‘Zombie batteries’ causing hundreds of waste fires, experts warn

"Zombie batteries" are causing hundreds of fires a year at waste and recycling sites, industry experts have warned. They are urging people to ensure dead batteries are not thrown away in household rubbish or recycling.

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Plant-based food: Nothing wrong with a veggie burger

Whether they are committed carnivores or vigorous vegans, consumers need to be encouraged to read the ingredients on packs to understand what they are eating and how their food has arrived on their plate. This is about nutrition, not politics.

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London the worst city in Europe for health costs from air pollution

The health costs of air pollution from roads are higher in London than any other city in Europe, a study has found.

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UK supermarket salad suppliers investigated over pesticides in rivers

The UK environment watchdog is examining whether more than 50 sites that supply salad and vegetables to supermarkets and other businesses are discharging chemical pollution into rivers and streams.

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Exclusive: Air pollution particles in young brains linked to Alzheimer's damage

Tiny air pollution particles have been revealed in the brain stems of young people and are intimately associated with molecular damage linked to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

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River pollution leads to Welsh demand for halt to intensive chicken farms

As rivers in Wales deteriorate and fill with pollution, a coalition of groups has called for a moratorium on planning approval for new intensive poultry units in Powys.

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Climate

Mountain butterflies 'will have to be relocated as habitats get too hot'

The diversity and resilience of cold-loving butterfly species is threatened by global heating which will destroy genetically unique populations, according to a study.

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Food

Farmers call on UK to commit in law to ban chlorinated chicken

The National Farmers' Union has called on the UK government to make a legal commitment to ban chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef from supermarket shelves.

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New British standard for biodegradable plastic introduced

A new British standard for biodegradable plastic is being published which scientists say will cut through a jungle of classifications that leave consumers confused.

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Support UK farmers to meet climate targets, ministers told

Farmers need more support from the government to plant the trees necessary to meet the UK's climate targets, ministers have been told, as they consider wide-ranging changes to farming payments after Brexit.

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Justice

World's richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam

Charity says world’s fast-shrinking carbon budget should be used to improve lot of poorest
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Schemes boosting cycling and walking accelerate across the UK

One of the first "low-traffic neighbourhoods" to be created in the UK was in Hackney, east London, in the early 1970s, when residential roads were closed to through traffic but remained open to local residents, pedestrians and cyclists.

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Global oil demand may have passed peak, says BP energy report

BP has called time on the world's rising demand for fossil fuels after finding that demand for oil may have already reached its peak and faces an unprecedented decades-long decline.

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