Environment

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Critics of UK low-traffic schemes told that 25,000 filters already existed
Researchers find road blocks that we’d already accepted before introduction of divisive low-traffic neighbourhoods

Peter Walker

16, May, 2021 @4:19 PM

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Half of emissions cuts will come from future tech, says John Kerry
US climate envoy says people will not have to give up quality of life to achieve some of net zero goals

Jessica Murray

16, May, 2021 @11:01 AM

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The secret of how Amundsen beat Scott in race to south pole? A diet of raw penguin
Starving and trapped by ice, the Norwegian’s crew had discovered how to beat scurvy on an earlier voyage. The benefits proved crucial

Donna Ferguson

16, May, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Could ‘engineered’ coral save the planet’s reefs from destruction?
London Zoo’s latest exhibition shows how scientists hope to halt the devastation caused by overheated oceans

Robin McKie Science editor

16, May, 2021 @7:15 AM

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‘I’m seen as the fool’: the farmers putting trees back into the UK’s fields
It’s hoped a 12-year trial in Devon will persuade policymakers to back silvopasture to benefit the soil, livestock and climate

Patrick Barkham Photographs by Jim Wileman

16, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Adani admits breaching environmental conditions for Carmichael coalmine
Exclusive: Mining company says it ‘self-reported’ wildlife spotter should have been present when land was cleared but says no environmental harm was done

Ben Smee

15, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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It’s on our plates and in our poo, but are microplastics a health risk?
The omnipresent plastic is rife in dust, rice, placentas and tap water, but experts say it’s hard to untangle whether it’s harmful to humans

Graham Readfearn

15, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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The chips are down: Belgium counts the cost of betting all on the potato
A row over a huge processing plant has exposed flaws in the country’s reliance on a single crop. In Frameries, campaigners call for farmers to diversify

Daniel Boffey in Frameries, Belgium

15, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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A starfish is born: hope for key species hit by gruesome disease
US team succeeds in captive breeding of sunflower sea stars and aims to reintroduce them to the wild

Laura Paddison

15, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Country diary: nothing beats the thrill of having whales on your doorstep
Stromness, Orkney: Via a WhatsApp group, fishermen inform us landlubbers of any sightings – and off we dash to the coast

Cal Flyn

15, May, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Bill Heal obituary
Soil scientist with a key role in creating the Environmental Change Network and the University of the Arctic

Des Thompson and Tim Burt

14, May, 2021 @4:46 PM

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Third of global food production at risk from climate crisis
Food-growing areas will see drastic changes to rainfall and temperatures if global heating continues at current rate

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

14, May, 2021 @4:28 PM

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