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The ocean’s largest mystery – why has no one seen a whale shark give birth?

Covered in polka dots and stretching the length of a single-decker bus, the gentle giant barrelled towards them. The team of scientists, ready with a 17kg waterproof ultrasound machine they had lugged to one of...

Global temperatures likely to hit at least 1C warming for next five years

There is a one-in-five chance annual global temperatures will be at least 1.5C warmer than in pre-industrial times in the next five years, experts have said. Annual global temperatures are likely to be at least 1C...

United Airlines signals plans to lay off nearly 50 of staff

On Wednesday, United Airlines said that it is sending layoff notices to 36,000 employees, which is nearly half of its US staff. That may not be the final figure, but United is keeping its options...

International aviation and shipping likely to be added to UK’s net zero carbon target

International aviation and shipping emissions are likely to be included in the UK government's net zero target, it has emerged - but not until after 2023. The intention to review carbon accounting emerged after ministers and...

‘Not what a green recovery looks like’: Rishi Sunak’s plan gets mixed response

There was no lack of advice for the chancellor on measures to green the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis from top economists and the government's own climate advisers. But the Rishi Sunak seems to have...

Rishi Sunak’s green recovery plan is the only way to boost the British economy | Alexander Stafford

As a green Conservative, I warmly welcome the environmental steps announced by the chancellor in his summer economic update on Wednesday. The government has made a decisive commitment to the green agenda which places the...