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Cut meat and dairy intake 'by a fifth', report urges

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 01:01
Taxes may be needed to curb eating meat and dairy in the effort to combat climate change.

Wanted - volunteers to monitor Britain's growing slug population

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 00:53
The first survey in decades will look at the 40 or more species thought to be living in Britain.

Ivory Coast is using plastic waste to build schools

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 00:32
The West African country has partnered with UNICEF to transform landfill waste into bricks for schools.

Sizewell: RSPB Minsmere nature reserve fears 'environmental impact' on wildlife

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 20:12
EDF Energy wants to build new reactors next to the existing Sizewell B near Minsmere nature reserve.

Davos 2020: Prince Charles offers stark warning over 'approaching catastrophe'

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 19:56
At the World Economic Forum, he asked: "Do we want to go down in history as the people who did nothing?"

Davos 2020: Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 16:21
The heir to the throne calls for a "paradigm shift" in the way the world deals with climate change.

Earth's oldest asteroid impact 'may have ended ice age'

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 03:24
The 2.2 billion-year-old asteroid impact may explain the end of an ice age, scientists say.

Space mission to reveal 'Truths' about climate change

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 03:02
A UK-led satellite aims to get an absolute measurement of the light reflected off Earth's surface.

Davos: Greta Thunberg & Donald Trump clash on climate change

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 20:41
The Swedish climate activist and the US president gave very different speeches at Davos.

New UK housing 'dominated by roads'

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 19:17
Roads are dominating new housing developments, a report says, despite more people wanting to drive less.

Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfire crisis

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 17:52
How Australia has been battling bushfires during a devastating fire season.

Davos: Trump decries climate 'prophets of doom' with Thunberg in audience

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 16:23
The US president attacks activists at the World Economic Forum, with Greta Thunberg in the audience.

Davos: 'Forget about net zero, we need real zero' - Greta Thunberg

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:52
The 17-year-old activist tells world leaders that 'fiddling around with numbers' will not be enough.

Trump Davos speech: 'This is not a time for pessimism'

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:59
The US president called for the rejection of "the perennial prophets of doom" during his speech.

New solar power source and storage developed

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 09:25
Tie-up of flexible solar film and energy storage aims to take homes and business off-grid.

Immune discovery 'may treat all cancer'

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 17:18
Research is at an early stage but scientists said it had huge potential for destroying cancers.

Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 16:28
One of the world's biggest users of plastic plans to phase out most single-use items by 2025.

Barometric pressure in London 'highest in 300 years' at least

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 15:52
High pressure at Heathrow Airport reaches 1,049.6 millibars - a record for the UK's capital.

Human impact on nature 'dates back millions of years'

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 15:06
The impact of humans on nature may have been far greater and longer-lasting than we thought, say scientists.

People urgently fleeing climate crisis cannot be sent home, UN rules

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 15:03
But it rejects a claim by a man whose Pacific Island nation is threatened by rising sea levels.