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UK waste incinerators three times as likely to be in deprived areas

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Weatherwatch: why Atlantic Portugal has a ‘Mediterranean climate’

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Morrison government guilty of ‘absolute failure’ in electric vehicles policy

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We’ve got to start thinking beyond our own lifespans if we’re going to avoid extinction | Sonia Sodha

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My country may be swept away by the climate crisis if the rest of the world fails to uphold its promises | President David...

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Change in trading schedule on May 31 and June 1

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Weatherwatch: the great snowstorm that engulfed Britain in April 1849

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‘We didn’t want our pensions invested in anything that was causing harm’

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Halt destruction of nature or suffer even worse pandemics, say world’s top scientists

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Inspired by Nature, National Parks Photography Competition 2020

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