Damian Carrington

Fossil Fuel Burning Set to Hit Record High in 2017, Scientists Warn

The burning of fossil fuels around the world is set to hit a record high in 2017, climate scientists have warned, following three years of flat growth that raised hopes that a peak in global emissions had been reached.

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Pesticides Contaminate 75% of the World's Honey, New Research Reveals

Honey from across the world is contaminated with potent pesticides known to harm bees, new research shows, clearly revealing the global exposure of vital pollinators for the first time.

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Son of Cecil the Lion Killed by Trophy Hunter - Only 20,000 Remain

A son of Cecil the lion has been killed by trophy hunters in Zimbabwe, meeting the same fate as his father whose death in 2015 caused a global outcry.

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Earth's Sixth Mass Extinction Event Already Under Way, Scientists Warn

A “biological annihilation” of wildlife in recent decades means a sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history is under way and is more severe than previously feared, according to research.

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Tampons and Diapers Are Set to Fuel British Power Stations

One of the UK’s trickiest waste problems is being tackled by turning the undesirable into the combustible – tampons and incontinence pads are being converted into dry, burnable bales. The new initiative, from a major waste company, compresses the waste into fuel for power stations.

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Eating Insects and Fake Meat Would Cut the Devastating Environmental Impact of Livestock

Insects and imitation meat are the best alternatives to real meat in tackling the huge and growing environmental impact of livestock on the planet, new research has shown.

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Farms Could Slash Pesticide Use Without Crop Losses, Research Reveals

Virtually all farms could significantly cut their pesticide use while still producing as much food, according to a major new study. The research also shows chemical treatments could be cut without affecting farm profits on over three-quarters of farms.

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Trump's Assault on Environment Risks Ceding Clean Energy Dominance to China

Is Donald Trump’s determination to send U.S. climate change policy back into the dark ages an “existential threat to the entire planet,” as the architect of many of Barack Obama’s green measures warns? Or is global momentum towards a cleaner, safer future “unstoppable,” as the U.N.’s climate chief said recently?

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Record-Breaking Climate Change Pushes World Into 'Uncharted Territory'

The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

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Pollution Responsible for a Quarter of Deaths of Young Children, Says WHO

Pollution is responsible for one in four deaths among all children under five, according to new World Health Organisation reports, with toxic air, unsafe water and and lack of sanitation the leading causes.

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