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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...

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...

Lockdown had ‘negligible’ impact on climate change study finds

The global lockdown will have a “negligible” impact on rising temperatures but a green recovery could avert dangerous climate change, a study has said. Lockdowns...

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...

India forced to deal with heatwave and plague of locusts as it battles Covid-19

As if Covid-19 was not enough, India grappled with scorching temperatures and the worst locust invasion in decades as authorities prepared for the end...

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...

Locusts, Covid-19 and flooding pose ‘triple threat’ in Africa

Locusts, Covid-19 and deadly flooding pose a “triple threat” to millions of people across East Africa, officials have warned. The warning came as the World...

Attenborough calls for ‘respect’ for nature in wake of pandemic

A new relationship that “respects rather than exploits the wonders of nature” must be created in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Sir David...

Climate change is turning parts of Antarctica green

Global warming is causing parts of Antarctica to turn green, scientists have said. New research suggests warming temperatures due to climate change are causing summer...

Greta Thunberg: Leaders must act in unison during crises

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has urged world leaders to act together, based on scientists’ advice, in addressing major crises from the Covid-19 pandemic...

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India’s coronavirus cases surge by another 96,000 infections

India’s coronavirus cases have jumped by another 96,424 infections in the past 24 hours, showing little signs of slowing down. The health ministry raised the...

Scots physicists lead £10m project taking quantum technology ‘to another level’

A team of physicists based in Scotland are to lead a £10 million project to take the development of faster, thumbnail-sized quantum technology “to...

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...
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