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European states ordered to respond to youth activists' climate lawsuit

The European court of human rights has ordered 33 European governments to respond to a landmark climate lawsuit lodged by six youth campaigners, the...

The Goldman environmental prize winners 2020 – in pictures

Kristal Ambrose from the Bahamas Drawing on the power of youth activism, Kristal Ambrose (third from left) convinced the government of the Bahamas to...

Australia's emissions fell 3% in year to June amid Covid shutdown

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 3% in the year to June due to the Covid-19 shutdown, the ongoing impact of drought and an influx...

Environment to benefit from ‘biggest farming shake-up in 50 years’

Wildlife, nature and the climate will benefit from the biggest shake-up in farming policy in England for 50 years, according to government plans. The £1.6bn...

Questions over HS2 and new roads as coronavirus prompts transport inquiry

The case for a complete rethink of public transport priorities in the aftermath of Covid-19 – including a fresh look at arguments for and...

Exit through the gift shop as Highgate cemetery woos death tourists

It’s a development that its most famous occupant might have predicted, even if it would have him spinning in his well-visited grave. North London’s Highgate...

Ted Hughes reflects on the Rio Earth Summit, 1972

To mark the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, the poet laureate Ted Hughes wrote about an associated photography exhibition to ‘show the threatened...

Welcome to the Biden administration: what do the key picks mean for Australia?

The arrival of the Biden administration could change some of the “atmospherics” in the tense relationship between the US and China, Australian prime minister...

'Trying to invert reality': Mathias Cormann's climate credentials will be a hard sell at the OECD

Nearly two years before Mathias Cormann embraced the language of a “green recovery” and rapid net-zero emissions goals, the then finance minister’s government received...

Scott Morrison's climate language has shifted – but actions speak louder than words

Scott Morrison’s language about Australia adopting an emissions reduction target of net zero by 2050, and about climate action more generally, is starting to...

Weatherwatch: rural areas feel the heat from urbanisation

More concrete equals more heat. We’ve heard about the urban heat island effect, where replacing vegetation with asphalt leads to greater localised warming, but...

The Frant: Australia still doesn't have a real climate policy. Why are we like this? – video

More than 70 countries have signed up to net-zero emissions by 2050. But not us! In the latest episode of The Frant for Guardian...

Charities commission warns Australian Conservation Foundation over Angus Taylor open letter

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has fired a warning shot at the Australian Conservation Foundation, asking the environment group to “immediately read the...

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Public's help sought after rare birds stolen from California zoo

shareSharenocloseShare pagelinkCopy linkAbout sharingimage copyrightCourtesy Fresno Chaffee ZooA California zoo is appealing for the public's help after two endangered birds were stolen from their...

Why has Nigeria failed to defeat Boko Haram?

The group's fighters are suspected of killing dozens of civilians in Borno state, in the country's northeast.

Govt accused of providing little new information in impact assessment on tougher coronavirus tiers

The government has been accused of producing a "rehashed document" in a bid to quell a Tory rebellion over its strengthened coronavirus tiers.

Kaavan’s not-so lonely journey to freedom in Cambodia

A global effort helped bring the 'world's loneliest elephant' to a new home with 600 other pachyderms.