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Half of Kew tree species at risk of death owing to climate crisis, study finds
Botanical gardens lost 400 trees during 2022 drought, prompting research in potential loss in coming decades

Helena Horton Environment reporter

22, Jul, 2024 @5:00 AM

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‘Not acceptable in a democracy’: UN expert condemns lengthy Just Stop Oil sentences
Michel Forst, UN special rapporteur, joins growing chorus of voices criticising jail terms handed to five defendants

Damien Gayle, Helena Horton and Ben Quinn

19, Jul, 2024 @5:15 PM

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Celebrities add voices to outcry over severity of Just Stop Oil sentences
Chris Packham calls for meeting with attorney general as prominent figures condemn long jail terms for M25 activists

Damien Gayle and Helena Horton

19, Jul, 2024 @11:24 AM

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‘Ugly’ phone boxes that blight UK streets should be removed, says thinktank
Exclusive: Create Streets calls for legislation to make it easier to remove kiosks that attract litter and graffiti

Helena Horton Environment reporter

19, Jul, 2024 @10:37 AM

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Spoonbills return to E for first time since 17th century
Driven out by hunting and habitat loss, the birds are now nesting and breeding in a few pockets in England

Helena Horton Environment reporter

18, Jul, 2024 @4:04 PM

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Labour has left farmers facing agriculture budget ‘cliff edge’, says NFU
Union says members being ‘kept up at night’ over failure to commit to continue payments at current rate

Helena Horton Environment reporter

18, Jul, 2024 @3:29 PM

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UK first European country to approve lab-grown meat, starting with pet food
Regulators approve Meatly pet product, cultivated chicken made from growing cells

Helena Horton Environment reporter

17, Jul, 2024 @10:35 AM

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Information commissioner urges water firms to ‘be open’ about sewage spills
ICO calls on companies to be as transparent as possible with customers about waste release into rivers

Helena Horton Environment reporter

15, Jul, 2024 @11:14 AM

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Floods fuelled 19% drop in income from farming in England in 2023
Low yields combined with low prices for some crops also led to a 13% drop in farm output compared with 2022

Helena Horton Environment reporter

12, Jul, 2024 @12:49 PM

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Ofwat accused of showing ‘contempt’ to customers over water bill price rises
Politicians and campaigners condemn charging proposals, as regulator puts Thames Water into special measures

Alex Lawson, Helena Horton, Anna Isaac and Pippa Crerar

11, Jul, 2024 @6:15 PM

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Cumbria coalmine was unlawfully approved, government says
Lawyers acting for minister say emissions of coal extracted from mine should have been taken into account

Helena Horton Environment reporter

11, Jul, 2024 @4:07 PM

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Environment secretary says water bill rises ‘result of years of failure,’ utilities sign up to reforms – as it happened
Clean water campaigner Feargal Sharkey accuses Ofwat of ‘utter disregard for customers and environment;’ US inflation falls more than expected to 3%

Julia Kollewe

11, Jul, 2024 @2:09 PM

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