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‘Holding each others’ hands’: 11 children drown in Indonesia during river cleanup

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Eleven students drowned and 10 others were rescued during a school outing for a river cleanup in Indonesia’s West Java province. Local officials said 150 students from an Islamic high school were participating in the ...

The Guardian view on sewage: ministers must insist on a clean-up

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The decision by the Conservative MP Philip Dunne to support the government’s version of an amendment on tackling sewage, in preference to one put forward by the Duke of Wellington and voted for by peers, means that mi...

Amount of litter on UK beaches is falling, national clean-up finds

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The amount of waste washing up on the UK’s beaches is falling year by year, according to the results of the 2021 Great British Beach Clean, organised by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). Volunteers found 385 piec...

Cleanup cost of Heathrow third runway doubles to £100bn, MPs told

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The cost of abating the carbon impact of a proposed third runway at Heathrow has doubled since parliament approved the idea of expansion, a report presented to MPs suggests. A study by the New Economics Foundation sug...

New Zealand crime cleanup company investigated after posting graphic photos online

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New Zealand’s justice ministry has launched an investigation into whether a crime scene cleaning company broke the law by posting images to its social media pages of cleanup sites – including, allegedly, images of sus...

‘When I woke, the house was full of water’: daunting cleanup follows Timor-Leste floods

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In Tasitolu, a suburb in the west of the capital, Dili, Batista Elo balances his young daughter on his hip as he stands in flood waters that reach up his thighs. “I saved my family first and after that just got into t...

Australia news live updates: more NSW flood warnings in place as Lismore cleanup continues; Queensland launches recovery appeal

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More than 70,000 people in NSW covered by 55 evacuation orders as Sydney and Central Coast face more heavy rain; magnitude 3.8 earthquake at Mount Barker near Adelaide; NSW records five Covid deaths, Victoria four and...

Surfers Against Sewage launches long-term plastic waste clean-up

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The public is being urged to clear plastic and litter from their local beaches, rivers and parks as part of a million-mile clean-up to mark the emergence from lockdown. Surfers Against Sewage, which is launching the s...

NSW flood cleanup continues as south-east Queensland again lashed by thunderstorms

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South-east Queensland has again been lashed with rainfall and thunderstorms, while areas around Sydney and Newcastle faced the renewed risk of flooding as the cleanup continued. Destructive winds and giant hail were p...

Sicilian towns face bankruptcy over Etna clean-up costs

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Dozens of Sicilian towns face bankruptcy due to the cost of cleaning up the volcanic ash left by Mount Etna, which has been erupting regularly since February. The Italian government on Monday allocated €5m to compensa...

The 5.20 from Kyiv: restored suburban rail offers hope as clean-up intensifies

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The Southwestern rail service trundling back and forth between Kyiv and Borodianka, a small town 35 miles north of the Ukrainian capital, has played a number of roles in recent years. Before 24 February, when Vladimir...

‘It’s outrageous’: Trinidadian fishers film ‘half-hearted’ oil spill clean-up

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Hands masked in thick black oil, the fisher drips toxic globules back into the sea as he pleads with the camera, urging viewers to “share this video”. In the footage, filmed onboard a small boat, Gary Aboud documents ...

‘The sea is more blue’: Gazans head to the beach after sewage cleanup

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On the beach in Sheikh Ijlin, a neighbourhood in the south of Gaza City, no one is paying attention to a nearby Islamic jihad military drill. Children run in and out of the Mediterranean waves, begging their parents f...

‘A bill for the bosses’: infrastructure bill sticks taxpayers with oil cleanup costs

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Oil and gas companies have a century-old bad habit of drilling wells and ditching them. And while Congress finally has a plan to plug some abandoned wells, new proposals effectively pass the fossil fuel industry’s cle...

Officials knew of California oil spill 12 hours before cleanup began

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More than 12 hours passed after officials were notified of a sheen on the water off the coast of southern California before a response to the Huntington Beach oil spill began, records show. Questions are now arising o...