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At-risk cities hold solutions to climate change: UN report

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Smart choices by cities such as Miami in planning and investment could hold key to cutting emissions, IPCC draft says

MPs warn of invasion by non-native plant and animal species

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Government is urged to introduce powers to tackle species such as Japanese knotweed and North American signal crayfish

Springwatch presenter Chris Packham attacks Malta's bird slaughter which has seen 'at least' 24 protected species killed

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Chris Packham, the nature programme presenter, has criticised television producers and bird charities for turning a blind eye to the mass slaughter of migrant birds in Malta.

Cowboy-Indian solidarity challenges the Keystone XL

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The 'Cowboy Indian Alliance' heads to Washington this month to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, Brian Ward reports on the rich history of collaborative resistance to destructive corporate power between ranchers and Native Americans.

Dangerous giant bird on the loose in Hertfordshire countryside

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The South American rhea, which has claws capable of disembowelling a person,has been spotted roaming around fields

Environment: Is the Amazon rainforest near a tipping point?

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Drought the main driver of destructive fires By Staff Report FRISCO — Longer droughts, land-use changes and wildfires maybe pushing parts of the Amazon rainforest toward an ecological tipping poi...

We need an apartheid-style boycott to save the planet

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Desmond Tutu: We must stop climate change. And we can, if we use the tactics that worked in South Africa against the worst carbon emitters

Absurd Creature of the Week: Cross-Dressing Cuttlefish Puts on World’s Most Spectacular Light Show

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Cuttlefish are far and away nature’s most adept camouflagers, capable of observing their surroundings and perfectly adjusting not only their color but also their skin texture in just 250 milliseconds. And it’s not just about blending in: They can also launch truly bizarre displays of rippling colors to ...


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UK-based oil and gas company Perenco is expanding its operations the Peruvian Amazon - in a remote area known to be inhabited by highly vulnerable indigenous people living in 'voluntary isolation'. But as David Hill reports, Perenco denies their existence ...

Celebrating Our Small Blue Planet

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Some argue we must choose between “growing” the economy and protecting the planet. In response

Country diary: Glapthorn Cow Pastures, Northamptonshire: Butterfly wings are where nature paints its pictures

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Country diary: Glapthorn Cow Pastures, Northamptonshire: It's great to see butterflies out in numbers, regal peacocks, bright yellow brimstones, rustic small tortoiseshells, orange spotty commas, and vivid orange tips

Why you don't need to worry about giant, invincible man-eating super-rats

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A plague of invincible giant super-rats is reported to be taking over Liverpool. They won't ever eat people, will they?

Should cities be for animals too?

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Half the world's people live in cities – but urban environments have just a 10th of the species present in equivalent countryside habitats. Should we care and what can we do about it?

Where are London's hedgehogs?

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Hedgehogs are wonderful animals that can be found in all of London's local authorities except for the City of London (we think). This fantastic cartogram...

Indigenous Leaders Empower Communities Through Social Enterprise

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Initiatives such as a healing centre in the Amazon forest are helping indigenous groups protect and manage their own land

IPCC report: world must urgently switch to clean sources of energy

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UN panel's third report explains how global dependence on fossil fuels must end in order to avoid catastrophic climate change

Ohio geologists link small earthquakes to fracking

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Findings have led the state to issue new fracking permit conditions, the most cautious yet put in place in the nation

Green growth cannot make a sustainable world

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Green growth is a myth, writes André Reichel, because it ignores the social, political and personal dimensions of sustainability. Instead we must plan for economic 'de-growth' - and go for growth only in the areas that really matter, like culture, learning and joy.

IPCC Report: The Scientists Have Done Their Bit. Now? It's Up to Us

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Leo Hickman: The world must seize this remaining opportunity and act upon the timely roadmap that climate scientists have provided for us

The four fossil fuel stockpiles that could toast the world

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A Sierra Club report looks at what would happen if the U.S. burned through its biggest oil, gas, and coal reserves -- and it ain't pretty.

How Wales is defeating bovine TB without killing badgers

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Wales has an enviable record of declining BTB in cattle - without having to kill a single badger. Jan Bayley explains how Wales's combination of frequent testing and exacting biosecurity has succeeded - and how England can learn from Wales's experience.

Rising activist deaths are a symptom of our global environmental crisis

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Oliver Courtney: It has never been more important to protect the environment – but it has never been more deadly

Green urbanism cutting heat in regenerating cities

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A SYDNEY waterfront development with 60,000sq m of green or ‘living’ roofs sets a new standard in Australian urban renewal and Perth could benefit fro...

Songbirds in decline – a tragedy for Britain's culture, as well as its environment

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This is the season of songbirds – the nightingales and skylarks whose voices resonate in poetry and music as well as nature. But with their numbers in freefall, could we lose them for ever, asks Stephen Moss