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Tasmanian tiger devotees feed Australia’s guilty obsession with a deliberate extinction

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The last known thylacine died in 1936, but many are still fixated on proving it lives on. Assistant news editor Rosemary Bolger recommends Gary Nunn’s story about why some are still searching for this animal ...

One in five of Europe’s bird species slipping towards extinction

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The common swift, common snipe and rook are among species slipping towards extinction in Europe, according to the continent’s latest “red list” report, which finds that one in five bird species is now at risk. From th...

Rewriting extinction: Ricky Gervais joins celebrities creating comics to save species

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Ricky Gervais is the latest celebrity to join an ambitious year-long storytelling campaign called Rewriting Extinction with the launch of a comic called Bullfight. Since it launched in June, più di 300 celebrities,...

Avocados and vanilla among dozens of wild crop relatives facing extinction

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Wild relatives of some of the world’s most important crops, including potatoes, avocados and vanilla, are threatened with extinction, according to a study. Vanilla, an orchid native to South and Central America, is fa...

Zero extinction target for NSW national parks welcomed by environment groups

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The NSW government has set a target of zero extinctions of native wildlife in the state’s national parks estate, the first time an Australian government has set the goal. The environment minister, Matt Kean, said the...

Extinction Rebellion eyes shift in tactics as police crack down on protests

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When police drew batons and scaled a vintage open-top bus in London Bridge on Tuesday, it symbolised a dramatic shift in the state’s approach to Extinction Rebellion. Police officers smashed windows on the bus and wre...

Extinction Rebellion protesters break bail terms for City protest

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Dozens of Extinction Rebellion activists have carried out a mass act of non-violent civil disobedience by breaking bail conditions ordering them to stay away from the City of London financial district. The activists j...

Up to half of world’s wild tree species could be at risk of extinction

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Between a third and half of the world’s wild tree species are threatened with extinction, posing a risk of wider ecosystem collapse, the most comprehensive global stocktake to date warns. Forest clearance for farming ...

Extinction Rebellion protesters block Tower Bridge in London

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Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked Tower Bridge in London with a van and caravan, la polizia metropolitana ha detto. The force said on Twitter: “Officers were on scene almost immediately. We are working with City...

Extinction Rebellion protesters target Science Museum over Shell sponsorship

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Dozens of climate crisis protesters have occupied the Science Museum in London and have refused to leave, in a protest against the oil firm Shell’s sponsorship of its exhibition about greenhouse gases. Earlier, Extinc...

Extinction Rebellion protesters block Oxford Circus in London

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Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked Oxford Circus in London, the site of one of its most famous occupations, as women took the lead on the third day of its latest campaign of UK protest. Just before 2pm, prot...

Extinction Rebellion blocks Whitehall in protest against HMRC and Barclays

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Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked Whitehall in a protest against HMRC’s links to Barclays Bank, which handles the government’s tax collection bank accounts. On the second day of the environmenta...

Extinction Rebellion blocks busy junction in London

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Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked one of Covent Garden’s busiest junctions on the first day of the group’s latest wave of protests targeting London. At about midday, activists from the group chained themsel...

Extinction Rebellion targets City of London over climate role

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The City of London will be the target of a new round of Extinction Rebellion protests aimed at highlighting the role of high finance in the climate crisis, starting next week and carrying on for at least a fortnight. ...

Wrong to label Extinction Rebellion as extremists, says Home Office adviser

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A government extremism adviser has admitted during a private meeting that it is wrong to label Extinction Rebellion (XR) supporters as “extreme”, despite the home secretary, Priti Patel, condemning the group as “crimi...

Six Extinction Rebellion protesters found guilty of blocking news printers

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Six Extinction Rebellion protesters on trial for blockading the printing press of some of the UK’s major newspapers have been found guilty. The activists appeared at St Albans magistrates court on Friday accused of ob...

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