Environment

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Labour government would pass right to roam act and reverse Dartmoor ban
Exclusive: Shadow environment secretary Jim McMahon says access to land and waterways ‘needs to change’

Helena Horton Environment reporter

27, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Worst London air pollution in six years as home fires burn
Wood fires produce more particle pollution than traffic exhausts in UK, and controls remain ineffective

Gary Fuller

27, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: An Arctic rarity has caused a stir | Claire Stares
Langstone, Hampshire: Hunkered down out of the wind, away from its cackling cousins, is a lone Sabine’s gull

Claire Stares

27, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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NSW plan to offer emissions offsets with car registration sends wrong message, critics say
It ‘could undermine people’s intent to find ways to reduce emissions from driving. Offsets don’t really reduce emissions,’ climate scientist says

Graham Readfearn

27, Jan, 2023 @2:16 AM

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Birdsong boosts mental wellbeing for 90% of people, UK poll finds
RSPB shares results as Britons encouraged to spend an hour counting birds in annual Big Garden Birdwatch

Patrick Barkham

27, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Human activity and drought ‘degrading more than a third of Amazon rainforest’
Fires, land conversion, logging and water shortages have weakened resilience of 2.5m sq km of forest, says study

Jonathan Watts in Brazil

26, Jan, 2023 @7:24 PM

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Food, feed and fuel: global seaweed industry could reduce land needed for farming by 110m hectares, study finds
Scientists identify parts of ocean suitable for seaweed cultivation and suggest it could constitute 10% of human diet to reduce impact of agriculture

Graham Readfearn

26, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Runner says no to competing for GB in Australia over flight climate concerns
Teenage athlete asks not to be considered for world cross country championships because of impact of air travel

Kevin Rawlinson

26, Jan, 2023 @3:36 PM

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England’s coast faces ‘multiple threats’ of dredging, sewage and pollution
Environment Agency paints bleak picture of coastal regions with eco-systems and people coming under increased pressure

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

26, Jan, 2023 @9:47 AM

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Azerbaijan sues Armenia for wartime environmental damage
Case brought under Bern convention on nature may set precedent for destruction of biodiversity in war

Isabella Kaminski

26, Jan, 2023 @7:15 AM

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Flying shame: the scandalous rise of private jets
Last week, Rishi Sunak flew from London to Blackpool – his third private jet trip in 10 days. He’s far from the only one using air travel for short journeys. Just how much damage is this doing?

Emine Saner

26, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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In stark contrast: the warming of Europe’s ski resorts – photo essay
Comparison of satellite images from start of 2023 and those from last winter shows unprecedented lack of snow

Matt Fidler

26, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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