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More than 600 arrested during five days of climate protests in London

More than 600 people have been arrested during five days of climate change protests in central London, police have said. Environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion...

UK saw below average summer sunshine despite ‘major’ heatwave, Met Office says

Despite being hit by a “major summer heatwave” the UK saw below average sunshine for the season, the Met Office has said. The mercury rose...

Unilever to replace carbon from non-renewable fossil fuels in cleaning products

Consumer goods giant Unilever will replace 100% of the carbon derived from fossil fuels in its cleaning and laundry products with renewable or recycled...

Antarctica ice platform nearly four times size of UK ‘at risk of collapse’

A platform of ice surrounding Antarctica which is nearly four times the size of the UK is at risk of collapse, according to a...

Marco becomes hurricane headed for US Gulf Coast

Tropical storm Marco has become a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico on a path toward the Louisiana coast. Tropical storm Laura battered the Dominican...

Deadly California wildfires threaten thousands of homes

Wildfires in California have killed at least five people and forced tens of thousands from their homes, straining firefighting resources by the sheer vastness...

Hanna’s rain remains biggest threat to virus hot spot Texas

South Texas was braced for flooding on Sunday after Hanna roared ashore as a hurricane, bringing winds that lashed the Gulf Coast with rain...

World has 20% chance of exceeding 1.5C in next five years – climate forecast

There is a one-in-five chance annual global temperatures will be at least 1.5C warmer than in pre-industrial times in the next five years, experts...

Vladimir Putin lambasts billionaire over oil spill in Arctic region

Russian President Vladimir Putin chastised the billionaire owner of a nickel giant for negligence over a massive fuel oil spill that has inflicted huge...

David Attenborough warns climate change ‘swept off front pages’ by Covid-19

David Attenborough has said the coronavirus pandemic has swept the problem of climate change from the front pages. The broadcaster and naturalist, who celebrated his...

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Shoebox-sized Covid-19 test kit could make ‘huge difference’ in winter fight

A portable Covid-19 test which aims to diagnose the disease in 90 minutes could make a “huge difference” in hospitals ahead of the winter...

Trump ‘suggested Covid-19 might stop him shaking hands with disgusting people’

A former adviser to US vice president Mike Pence has said Donald Trump once suggested that Covid-19 might be a good thing because it...

BBC defends same-sex Strictly Come Dancing pairing following complaints

The BBC has defended introducing a same-sex pairing on Strictly Come Dancing after receiving complaints about the move. Olympic gold medal-winning boxer Nicola Adams will...

Barack Obama to release first volume of his memoir

The first volume of former US president Barack Obama’s memoir will be released on November 17, two weeks after the country’s election. It will...

Covid-19 virus analysis suggests low level of mutation

The virus that causes Covid-19 has so far shown a relatively low level of mutation compared to other RNA viruses, meaning it is unlikely...
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