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27 11 2020 | 12:47

Africa: Millions of New Poor Are On the Way - Who Cares?

Rome — The recent meeting of the G20 - scheduled to take place in Riyadh but held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic - has been an eloquent example of how the world is drifting, in a crisis of…

27 11 2020 | 12:38

UK’s nuclear sites costing taxpayers ‘astronomical sums’, say MPs.

Public accounts committee says ignorance, incompetence and weak oversight to blame. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has a perpetual lack of knowledge about the state and location of…

27 11 2020 | 12:23

Karl Marx’s renowned resting place Highgate Cemetery under threat from climate crisis.

Trust caring for world-famous burial ground launches competitions to help conserve area. Highgate Cemetery, the resting place of renowned figures including Karl Marx and Lucian Freud, is under…

26 11 2020 | 16:11

Kenya's president saves century-old fig tree from highway

Nairobi - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a decree to save a much-loved century-old fig tree from being cut down to make way for a Chinese-funded highway in the capital Nairobi. The…

26 11 2020 | 10:38

Low-traffic schemes benefit everyone, not just better-off, finds study.

Exclusive: authors find ‘no clear social equity problem related to low-traffic neighbourhoods’ after studying slew of projects sparked by Covid restrictions. There is no evidence schemes that try to…

25 11 2020 | 07:23

European governments failing to protect citizens from air pollution, data reveals

Pollutants from farming, heating and vehicles beyond levels needed to ensure breathable air. Governments across Europe are failing to protect their citizens from toxic air pollution, with most…

25 11 2020 | 06:52

Chinese bank pulls out of proposed Lamu coal-fired power plant in Kenya.

The biggest financier of the troubled Sh200 billion Lamu coal plant project has pulled out, casting doubts on the project’s viability. The new development was reported by local NGO Save Lamu, citing…

25 11 2020 | 06:34

World's only known white giraffe gets fitted with a tracking device.

London (CNN)The only known white giraffe in the world has been fitted with a GPS tracking device in an effort to protect him from poachers in Kenya. The unique male giraffe now stands alone after a…

20 11 2020 | 17:33

Environmental Justice Reporters Face Deadly Threats, Intimidation.

Shubham Mani Tripathi, newspaper reporter, India: shot dead in June 2020 for exposing illegal sand mining. Maria Efigenia Vasquez Astudillo, radio reporter, Colombia: struck and killed by a…

20 11 2020 | 17:33

The frenzied final power moves of the Trump administration could change our planet forever.

There’s a much-memed scene from Nineties action masterpiece, Desperado — Antonio Banderas’ El Mariachi and Salma Hayek's Carolina striding off as the backdrop ignites into a grenade-fueled fireball…

19 11 2020 | 12:51

Country diary: watching a still from a gargantuan motion picture.

Eigg, West Highlands: The view beneath my feet, of paper-thin exoskeletons of a type of sea urchin, is also captivating. At Laig beach on the island of Eigg, the tide has withdrawn to reveal a vast…

19 11 2020 | 12:48

Ellen McArthur Foundation publishes new progress report on plastic use.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has released it’s 2020 Progress Report on the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. The recent New Plastics Economy Global Commitment Progress Report, published by…

17 11 2020 | 16:13

Preserving cultural and historic treasures in a changing climate may mean transforming them.

With global travel curtailed during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are finding comfort in planning future trips. But imagine that you finally arrive in Venice and the “floating city” is flooded.…

16 11 2020 | 08:32

Raw sewage dumped into English and Welsh beaches '2,900 times this year'.

Water companies discharged raw sewage into bathing water beaches almost 3,000 times in the past year, polluting the environment and risking public health, new analysis shows. The discharges took…

16 11 2020 | 08:30

Face masks and gloves found on 30% of UK beaches in clean-up.

Conservation volunteers find PPE items in nearly a third of areas targeted in annual drive. Discarded masks and other items of personal protective equipment were found on nearly a third of beaches…

16 11 2020 | 08:25

Wildlife crime underworld rampant, with shockingly low conviction rates, warns report.

The wildlife crime underworld in Britain is rampant, with “shockingly low conviction rates”, experts say, as a new report reveals the exploitation of wildlife is going unabated.

16 11 2020 | 08:19

How Can We Comprehend the Climate Crisis?

  The science is clear. If we continue to emit greenhouse gases at the same rate we have been doing for the past decades, 80 years from now, our planet will be at least four degrees warmer than pre-…

16 11 2020 | 08:02

Scatological science: how poo analysis could help save endangered species.

Three separate species of banded langur have been identified after DNA analysis of their faeces, paving the way for targeted conservation strategies

16 11 2020 | 07:56

Fires shaped Mount Kilimanjaro’s unique environment. Now they threaten it

In October, firefighters in Tanzania had to tackle a number of fires on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain and the largest free-standing mountain in the world. The mountain and surrounding…

16 11 2020 | 07:33

Antarctica is Earth's one virus-free continent: science fights to keep it that way.

The giant land is the only place on Earth not touched by Covid. A British team is on a mission to protect it while also doing vital research Rothera on Adelaide Island, the British Antarctic Survey’…