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  • April 15, 2021

Climate crisis: Boris Johnson ‘too cosy’ with vested interests to take serious action

Report author calls for thorough clean-up of political donations, directorships and embedded interns Boris Johnson’s government is “too cosy” with vested interests in business to take strong action on the…

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  • April 15, 2021

Will a wildlife refuge benefit a heavily polluted Albuquerque neighborhood?

An urban wildlife refuge is meant to alleviate generations of environmental racism that has beset the historic neighborhood of Mountain View. That’s assuming it can meet the community’s needs Albuquerque’s…

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  • April 15, 2021

Failure is not an option. Australia must radically scale up its climate targets now | Will Steffen for the Conversation

To contribute fairly to keeping warming well below 2C, we have to cut emissions by 75% this decade – a daunting but achievable task In May 2011, almost precisely a…

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  • April 15, 2021

Country diary: a hospital visit, a motorway verge and the first swallow

St Dominic, Tamar Valley: The journey home is slow, but the view is a haze of primrose, celandine and alexanders The inexorable tide of verdure flashes alongside the A388 and…

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  • April 15, 2021

Arctic air sweeps across Europe, bringing record low temperatures

Significant snowfall in parts of continent and Slovenia has its coldest April night with -20.6C recorded Bitterly cold Arctic air swept southwards last week to affect large parts of Europe.…

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  • April 14, 2021

Western Australia’s Kalbarri after Cyclone Seroja ripped through – in pictures

The tourist town of Kalbarri on WA’s mid-west coast was hit by Cyclone Seroja on Sunday. Winds reached 170km/h, and about 70% of Kalbarri’s buildings were damaged. Many residents remain…

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  • April 14, 2021

Big Weather: Indigenous artists reflect on climate crisis – in pictures

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural knowledge and sophisticated understanding of weather systems is the cornerstone for Big Weather, an exhibition currently showing at NGV Australia’s Ian Potter Centre.…

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  • April 12, 2021

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 scientists More than a third of the vast floating platforms of…

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  • April 12, 2021

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 action Peatlands are a type of wetlands ecosystem comprised of unrotted…

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  • April 12, 2021

The world won’t be greener until it’s fairer | Simone Tagliapietra

Action on the climate crisis must come with a social contract to protect the poor and vulnerable As a climate policy researcher, I am often asked: what is the biggest…

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