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  • July 26, 2021

COP26 will be most important summit ever, but the UK’s leadership is already falling short | Kate Blagojevic

From fossil fuels to carbon offsetting, the British government must practise what it preaches if it is to inspire others to step up This summer alone has seen scorching heat…

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  • July 26, 2021

The week in wildlife – in pictures

The best of this week’s wildlife pictures, including a bear cub, a released howler seal and hot dogs Continue reading…

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  • July 26, 2021

UK faces legal action over North Sea oilfield exploration plans

Greenpeace threatens to take government to court as approval risk undermining climate targets The government faces the threat of legal action over plans to allow exploration at the Cambo oilfield…

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  • July 26, 2021

Country diary: a grasshopper in the sun shows me the way

Wardlow, Derbyshire: The clues amid a rich bank of flowers are beguiling as I search out the treasure I’ve come to find If you’re given a treasure map, you feel…

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  • July 26, 2021

Protesters urge Boris Johnson to take Cop26 climate talks seriously

With 100 days to go to crucial UN crisis summit in Glasgow, PM is accused of lack of leadership Protesters will fill London’s Parliament Square on Friday morning, calling on…

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  • July 26, 2021

Fire tornadoes, haze, clouds: US blazes create their own weather systems

Bootleg fire is generating enough energy and extreme heat that ‘it’s changing the weather’, says expert In southern Oregon, the Bootleg fire has now burned a swath of land larger…

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  • July 26, 2021

Cockatoos in Sydney learning from each other to bin-dive for food, study finds

Sulphur-crested cockatoos’ ability to pry open bins has spread across 44 suburbs in only two years Sulphur-crested cockatoos are learning from each other to open wheelie bins in order to…

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  • July 26, 2021

Electric cars: UK government urged to prevent ‘charging deserts’

Competition regulator investigates dominance of one provider at motorway service stations The UK’s competition authority has called for the government to intervene in the electric car charger market to prevent…

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  • July 26, 2021

World Heritage Committee agrees not to place Great Barrier Reef on ‘in danger’ list

Unesco says ‘the facts are the facts and the science is the science’ after its recommendation is ignored The Great Barrier Reef will not be placed on a list of…

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  • July 26, 2021

The Guardian view on the climate summit: 100 days to save the world | Editorial

Floods, fires and droughts show the global urgency. But the prospects are not looking good for the COP26 conference The global reality of the climate crisis could hardly be more…

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