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Lützerath: German coal mine stand off amid Ukraine war energy crunch

Mon, 01/09/2023 - 04:59
Activists and police are facing off in Lützerath, where diggers plan to expand a giant coal mine.
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Single-use cutlery and plates to be banned in England

Sun, 01/08/2023 - 21:38
Figures suggest more than four billion pieces of single-use cutlery are used in England each year.
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Can the UK's race to space take off?

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 20:00
The first orbital rocket launch from Britain is about to blast off - but it's just the start for the UK's race to space.
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Wind generated a record amount of electricity in 2022

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 07:41
More electricity in Great Britain last year came from renewable sources than from fossil fuels.
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Sierra Madre: Fighting to save what's left of a vital rainforest

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 00:59
Around 90% of the Sierra Madre, which protects the Philippines from the worst of climate change, is gone.
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US approves world’s first vaccine for declining honey bees

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 00:58
The vaccine targets a disease known to weaken colonies by attacking bee larvae.
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UK weather: 2022 was warmest year ever, Met Office confirms

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 15:51
The average annual temperature last year was more than 10C for the first time, the Met Office says.
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Green farming schemes to be paid more taxpayers' money

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 13:48
The amount of money paid to farmers in England for environmental work will rise, the government says.
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Energy crisis: MPs call for 'war effort' on insulation

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 10:10
Report says opportunities were missed last summer to improve the energy efficiency of homes and save money on gas.
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Whitehaven coal mine: Friends of the Earth to launch legal fight

Wed, 01/04/2023 - 17:46
Friends of the Earth claims the government "acted unlawfully" in approving the mine in Cumbria.
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Last surviving Apollo 7 astronaut Walter Cunningham dies at 90

Wed, 01/04/2023 - 05:45
Walter Cunningham - described as a "true hero" - was on the first Nasa mission to broadcast live TV.
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European weather: Winter heat records smashed all over continent

Wed, 01/04/2023 - 00:09
From Spain to Latvia, national and regional records for January are broken across the continent.
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Elephants: Covid and ethics reshape Thailand's tourism industry

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 03:13
Covid-19 and ethical concerns are drastically reshaping the industry in Thailand.
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Water pipe robots could stop billions of litres leaking

Mon, 12/26/2022 - 03:01
About 20% of our water supply is lost to leaks and scientists say miniature 'pipe robots' could help.
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James Webb telescope: Amazing images show the Universe as never before

Sun, 12/25/2022 - 03:22
It's a year since the James Webb telescope launched, and we've marvelled at its pictures ever since.
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Virgin Orbit issued licences ahead of Cornwall space launch

Wed, 12/21/2022 - 18:46
The first orbital space launch from UK soil is now expected to take place in January.
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Biodiversity: Can we set aside a third of our planet for nature?

Wed, 12/14/2022 - 04:09
Will a plan to protect 30% of the planet for nature by 2030 be agreed and how will it work?
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COP27: What was agreed at the Sharm el Sheikh climate conference?

Thu, 12/08/2022 - 19:37
New money for climate damage, but little progress on emissions. A round up of what was agreed in Egypt.
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Climate change: Five key takeaways from COP27

Sun, 11/20/2022 - 14:04
The biggest win on climate since the Paris Agreement in 2015... or the biggest loss?
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COP27: Lack of women at negotiations raises concern

Wed, 11/16/2022 - 04:01
Women barely feature in negotiations in Egypt despite bearing the brunt of climate change.
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