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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

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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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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Climate

America's coalminers call for urgent help amid Covid-19 and industry decline

Coalmining communities have called for immediate action to stem the economic devastation wrought by the decline of coal, rising job losses and the coronavirus pandemic.

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Toxics

Coronavirus and the return of plastic – in pictures

Until recently it was possible to imagine the end of plastic, but COVID-19 has changed the game. Since the pandemic started, there has been a significant increase in plastic waste.

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Indigenous people face a tragedy in the Amazon during the COVID-19 pandemic

It is time for the international community to center the health and well-being of indigenous people.
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Adélie penguins could thrive as result of sea ice melting

Adélie penguin populations could boom in coming years, according to research revealing the small birds find it easier to forage when sea ice is sparse around continental Antarctica.

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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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Biodiversity

Timber from unsustainable logging allegedly being sold in EU as ethical

Laws to protect biodiversity in Ukrainian forests are failing to prevent environmentally unsustainable logging that is harming wildlife, and the resulting timber is being sold to EU consumers as ethical and sustainable, a green campaign group has alleged.

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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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Reusable containers safe during COVID-19 pandemic, say experts

Scientists seek to reassure public as campaigners fear battle to reduce single-use plastic waste is losing ground.

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Toxics

Reusable containers safe during COVID-19 pandemic, say experts

More than 100 scientists will publish a signed statement on Monday to reassure the public that reusable containers are safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Climate

Even the oil giants can now foresee the end of the gasoline age

The fall in fuel use during the pandemic has caused Shell and BP to fundamentally reappraise their future profitability.

Justice

World has six months to avert climate crisis, says energy expert

International Energy Agency chief warns of need to prevent post-lockdown surge in emissions.

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Toxics

Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO

Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity's destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades.

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