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Banks should invest in nature to fight climate crisis, says Prince William

Banks can help to turn the tide in the battle against climate breakdown by investing more in nature, the Duke of Cambridge has said.Prince William told a joint International Monetary Fund and World Bank event...

The Guardian view on peat: keep it in the ground | Editorial

A target for phasing out its use in gardens was missed last year, and campaigners are right to demand actionPeatlands are a type of wetlands ecosystem comprised of unrotted plant material. Covering 3% of the...

Third of Antarctic ice shelves ‘will collapse amid 4C global heating’

‘Unimaginable amounts’ of water will flow into oceans if that temperature rise occurs and ice buffers vanish, warn UK scientistsMore than a third of the vast floating platforms of ice surrounding Antarctica could be at...

Venice’s ban on cruise ships is a vital step towards saving the city from disaster | Neal E Robbins

The Italian government has finally taken action to help avert an environmental catastrophe in this fragile lagoonIf anywhere offers an example of how the battle to save heritage and the environment has shifted during the...

Undercover footage shows ‘gratuitous cruelty’ at Spanish animal testing facility

Campaigners call for the closure of the Madrid research firm, after whistleblower video allegedly captures unacceptable treatmentUndercover footage of “gratuitous cruelty and abuse” allegedly taken in an animal testing facility in Spain – which has...

Ropeless fishing tech could help save rare whale, say scientists

Virtual buoys and time triggered traps reduce risk to endangered North Atlantic right whale, but reactions among fishers in US and Canada are mixedRopes that spring to the water’s surface when summoned and virtual buoys...