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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...

Tropical storm kills 17 in El Salvador and Guatemala

Rain from Tropical Storm Amanda has left at least 17 people dead and seven missing while causing extensive damage across El Salvador and Guatemala...

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...

‘Once-in-a-decade-type’ storm lashes 1,200 kms of Western Australia’s coast

Tens of thousands of homes and businesses lost power, buildings were battered and trees were uprooted as a vast stretch of the west Australian...

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...

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...

Germany and Britain call for ‘green recovery’ from pandemic

Germany and Britain have said that efforts to revive the global economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic must ensure a “green recovery”...

Arctic expedition delayed but not beaten by coronavirus outbreak

Organisers of a year-long international Arctic science expedition say they have found a way to keep going despite difficulties caused by the pandemic lockdown,...

David Attenborough in plea for world to ‘stop waste and cherish our planet’

David Attenborough has urged people to “stop waste of any kind”, saying the world is precious and should be “celebrated and cherished”. The broadcaster and...

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Ghislaine Maxwell calls on judge to improve prison conditions

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell says Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide last year is to blame for the conditions she faces in jail while awaiting trial. Through her...

Cardi B calls out male rappers for not speaking up about Breonna Taylor death

Cardi B has called out male rappers for not speaking out about the death of Breonna Taylor. The rapper has said she wishes more men...

Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s running mate for US elections

Joe Biden has named California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, making history by selecting the first black woman to compete on a...

Activist’s arrest in Portland galvanises Black Lives Matter

The arrest during a protest in Portland, Oregon, of a black woman who became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she...

Lebanon marks one week since deadly Beirut explosion

Lebanon is marking a week since a massive explosion in Beirut flattened much of its capital’s port, damaged buildings and left thousands of people...
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