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12 global cities make pledge to divest from fossil fuel

Ten cities around the world have joined New York and London in committing to divest from fossil fuel companies as part of efforts to...

Australian rescuers save 25 of 270 stranded whales

Around one third of an estimated 270 pilot whales that became stranded on Australia’s island state of Tasmania have died, with rescuers managing to...

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...

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Eiffel Tower cordoned off after bomb threat

Paris police have blockaded the area around the Eiffel Tower after a bomb threat was phoned in. Police cars and tape surrounded the streets below...

An Austrian consumer protection group has filed four civil lawsuits against the country’s government for failing to contain a coronavirus outbreak at an Alpine...

An Austrian consumer protection group has filed four civil lawsuits against the country’s government for failing to contain a coronavirus outbreak at an Alpine...

US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

The US death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 on Tuesday, by far the highest in the world. “It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached...

Johnson calls for ‘spirit of togetherness’ with new winter restrictions

England faces an “unquestionably difficult” winter, Boris Johnson warned after announcing coronavirus restrictions which could last six months. The British Prime Minister set out a...

Wetherspoon to cut up to 450 staff at airport pubs

Pub chain Wetherspoon has announced plans that could see it cut up to half of its jobs at pubs in six UK airports. The company...
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