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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...

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...

2.6m people flee as Cyclone Amphan batters India and Bangladesh

A powerful cyclone has slammed ashore along the coastline of India and Bangladesh where more than 2.6 million people have fled to shelters in...

Sadiq Khan: London’s air quality ‘dramatically improved’ since Covid-19 lockdown

London’s air quality has “dramatically improved” due to a cut in traffic caused by the coronavirus lockdown, Sadiq Khan said. Figures published by the mayor...

Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano spews ash and lava

Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano spewed a column of ash 500 metres into the sky in the longest eruption since the explosive collapse of the...

Population of critically endangered African rhino ‘slowly increasing’

The number of critically endangered African rhinos is slowly increasing following “immense” conservation efforts, according to the latest figures. An update released by the International...

Greenpeace targets Barclays bank branches in UK over fossil fuel funding

Greenpeace has targeted Barclays high street branches across the UK over the bank’s support for fossil fuels. The environmental campaigners said they had shut down...

Death toll rises as storm moves across Europe

A strong winter storm that has battered Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains has killed at least five people and caused severe travel...

Travel disrupted and schools shut as hurricane-force winds pound northern Europe

Hurricane-force winds and heavy rain have battered northern Europe as the continent felt the impact of Storm Ciara. The weather brought travel disruption to a...

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Death toll from Japan floods rises to 50

The death toll from days of heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan rose to 50 on Tuesday with another dozen people still missing,...

New Zealand national carrier suspends new bookings for flights into country

New Zealand’s national carrier has put a temporary hold on new bookings for flights into the country while the government tries to find enough...

Michel Barnier travels to London for post-Brexit trade deal talks

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will travel to London on Tuesday for talks with his UK counterpart David Frost. Last week, discussions between...

Macron removes French interior minister after police protests

French President Emmanuel Macron has removed his interior minister as part of a government shake-up on Monday following protests against police brutality. The reshuffle is...

UK demand for new cars down almost 35% in June

Demand for new cars fell by 34.9% last month, an automotive industry body said. Only 145,377 new cars were registered in June compared with 223,421...
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