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Climatologist Michael E Mann: 'Good people fall victim to doomism. I do too sometimes'
The author and eminent climate scientist on the deniers’ new tactics and why positive change feels closer than it has done in 20 years

Jonathan Watts

27, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Geordie shore: the river Tyne's 'soft, gentle' kittiwakes fly into trouble
The gull that ‘won’t eat your fish and chips’ is about to make its annual return to the UK – but a favourite nesting spot is under threat

Jessica Brown

27, Feb, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Country diary: webs of intrigue in a shadowy cave
Kirkdale Cave, North Yorkshire: At the point where daylight no longer shows, we finally find the web-makers

Amy-Jane Beer

27, Feb, 2021 @5:30 AM

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US House passes historic public lands bill pledging to protect nearly 3m acres
Large land protection package combines various bills that languished under Trump – but now must pass a divided Senate

Annette McGivney

26, Feb, 2021 @8:09 PM

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Australia pumped out an extra six months' worth of emissions than previously recorded
The revised emissions data reflects better understanding of the role highly potent methane gas plays in global warming

Adam Morton Environment editor

26, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Don’t deny us the joy of cheap flowers | Brief letters
Brief letters: Blooms for the poor | Catholic church | Hidden messages | Crossword | David Cameron | Pet names


26, Feb, 2021 @5:08 PM

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Thames Water fined £2.3m for raw sewage pollution incident
Judge says firm’s breach of environmental standards in 2016 amounted to ‘high negligence’

Diane Taylor

26, Feb, 2021 @5:03 PM

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CO2 emissions: nations' pledges 'far away' from Paris target, says UN
Secretary general António Guterres says first assessment of promises amounts to ‘red alert for our planet’

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

26, Feb, 2021 @4:22 PM

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Atlantic Ocean circulation at weakest in a millennium, say scientists
Decline in system underpinning Gulf Stream could lead to more extreme weather in Europe and higher sea levels on US east coast

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

26, Feb, 2021 @12:06 PM

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'Blossom circles' to bloom across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Project aims to inspire UK equivalent of hanami – the Japanese custom of relishing fleeting sight and scent of blossom

Steven Morris

26, Feb, 2021 @7:01 AM

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‘Dying like flies’: A million chickens die on way from farm to abattoir each year
Whistleblower says birds are dying ‘in a pretty rough way’ from heat stress and lack of water on journeys in England and Wales

Tom Levitt

26, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Green homes grant will meet only tiny fraction of target in England
Scheme will issue vouchers to just 49,000 people by end of March at current rate, analysis finds

Sandra Laville

26, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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