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Uber and Arrival team up to produce electric taxis

The electric vehicle maker Arrival aims to start producing cars by 2023 with design help from Uber, in the latest step by the UK-headquartered...

For peat’s sake, get to the crux of the matter | Letter

Why is an otherwise balanced article on the importance of peat bogs (‘It has become them and us’: the battle to burn England’s moorlands,...

‘Decades ahead of his time’: history catches up with visionary Jimmy Carter

When I reach Jimmy Carter’s grandson by Zoom, he answers wearing a Raphael Warnock campaign T-shirt. Jason Carter is a lawyer and politician himself,...

High street shops in England and Wales repurposed as climate emergency centres

Dozens of familiar high street retail units across England and Wales, including Homebase, River Island and William Hill have been converted into climate emergency...

Poem of the week: Grey Natural Light by Katherine Horrex

Grey Natural Light by Katherine HorrexIt breaks through voile and stainslike tannin leaching into a cup;(the voile bunched like tissue-paperstrewn by an elephant).Carbon filters...

Receding glaciers causing rivers to suddenly disappear

As glaciers around the world recede rapidly owing to global warming, some communities are facing a new problem: the sudden disappearance of their rivers.River...

Succulent smuggling: why are South Africa’s rare desert plants vanishing?

In May 2020, 10mm of rain fell at Sendelingsdrif Rest Camp in South Africa’s most north-westerly corner. It may not have been good news...

The Guardian view on German politics: is green the new normal? | Editorial

These are heady days to be a German Green. Last month, Die Grünen chose 40-year-old Annalena Baerbock as their candidate for chancellor in September’s...

Cold truths about vanishing glaciers | Brief letters

The series of articles last week about vanishing glaciers has been both fascinating and alarming. But Gaia Vince’s poetic piece (28 April), with its...

‘It’s like a rotting carcass of its former self’: funeral for an Oregon glacier

The funeral was a suitably solemn affair. The small casket was placed on a table covered in a black drape, a maudlin yet defiant...

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