Biodiversity

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Labor plan for nature repair market rehashes old proposal and risks failure, experts say
Private sector is not seen to be ready to act as main buyer and draft is similarly worded to a Morrison-era bill

Lisa Cox

05, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Farmers will be key to plan to restore England’s green spaces and wildlife
Environmental Improvement Plan includes many ambitious pledges but hard-pressed agricultural sector will need effective support

Helena Horton and Fiona Harvey

31, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Carbon credits: towards net zero or zero credibility? | Letters
Letters: Avoided deforestation should not be used as a basis for creating carbon credits, says David Humphreys, while Paul Steele and Anna Ducros introduce biocredits and Dirk Forrister defends current methodologies

27, Jan, 2023 @5:30 PM

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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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The Guardian view on carbon offsetting: a model with dangerous flaws | Editorial
Editorial: Protecting nature requires financial incentives. Serious problems uncovered in carbon markets must be fixed

Editorial

26, Jan, 2023 @6:53 PM

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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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Thames Water’s real-time map confirms raw sewage discharges
Effluent in Gloucestershire river pinpointed by digital map as water companies accused of routinely pumping out waste to rivers

Sandra Laville

23, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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King Charles grants us a windfall from wind: now it is crucial we question ownership of the seabed | Molly Scott Cato
A monarchy ‘gift’ to the Treasury should not detract from the anachronistic convention of crown estate rights over land and sea

Molly Scott Cato

19, Jan, 2023 @3:55 PM

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Tories accused by own watchdog of failing to keep environment promises
No progress found on 23 targets from 25-year green plan for England as wildlife declines at ‘eye-watering’ rate

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

19, Jan, 2023 @5:01 AM

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Extreme heat could put 40% of land vertebrates in peril by end of century
Study shows ‘disastrous consequences for wildlife’ if human-caused emissions push global temperatures up 4.4C

Phoebe Weston

18, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Sint Maarten approves plan to destroy entire population of vervet monkeys
The Caribbean territory plans to exterminate at least 450 of the invasive primates – but critics disagree with the plan

Rebecca Bird

18, Jan, 2023 @10:10 AM

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Madagascar’s unique wildlife faces imminent wave of extinction, say scientists
Study suggests 23m years of evolutionary history could be wiped out if the island’s endangered mammals go extinct

Phoebe Weston

10, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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