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US north-east among fastest-warming areas in northern hemisphere, study finds

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The coastal US north-east is one of the fastest warming areas in the northern hemisphere, having heated up rapidly by 2C (3.6F) already over the past century due in part to the soaring temperature of the nearby Atlant...

Keith Vaz engaged in ‘sustained and unpleasant bullying’, report finds

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Keith Vaz, the former Labour minister, has been reprimanded and faces a ban from the Parliamentary estate after being found to have engaged in “sustained and unpleasant bullying” towards a parliamentary member of staf...

City flights: birds flocked to urban areas as Covid kept people home, study finds

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The shutdown of traveling and socializing during the Covid-19 pandemic last year brought severe dislocation to many people, but if you were a bird during this time it was highly appealing, new research has found. The ...

Cycling trips made by women in England rose 50% in 2020, study finds

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The number of cycling trips made by women in England rose by more than 50% in 2020, official statistics have shown, as the quieter roads of lockdown seemingly helped to tempt a demographic known to be more wary of tra...

Internet freedom on the decline in US and globally, study finds

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Online freedom is continuing to decline globally, according to a new study, with governments increasingly cracking down on user speech and misinformation on the rise. The report from Freedom House, a Washington DC-bas...

Britons getting less tolerant of racist language on TV, Ofcom finds

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Britons are increasingly concerned by the use of racist and transphobic language on television but much more tolerant of swearing, according to the media regulator’s latest investigation into changing social attitudes...

Big tech’s pro-climate rhetoric is not matched by policy action, report finds

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The world’s biggest tech companies are coming out with bold commitments to tackle their climate impact but when it comes to using their corporate muscle to advocate for stronger climate policies, their engagement is a...

Rwandan court finds Hotel Rwanda hero guilty of terror-related charges

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A Rwandan court has ruled that Paul Rusesabagina, a former hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide, is guilty of terrorism-related charges. “They should be found guilty for being ...

Doctor ‘bias’ behind women getting worse treatment for heart attacks, Australian study finds

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Women receive worse medical treatment than men for common heart attacks, according to new research. A study by Sydney researchers has found that women diagnosed with a common type of heart attack or the condition unst...

Global coral cover has fallen by half since 1950s, analysis finds

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The world’s coral reef cover has halved since the 1950s, ravaged by global heating, overfishing, pollution and habitat destruction, according to an analysis of thousands of reef surveys. From the 1,430-mile (2,300km) ...

Watchdog finds ‘staggering variation’ in police use of Clare’s Law

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Clare’s Law, a scheme designed to protect unsuspecting women from new partners with a history of violence, is not being used properly by police forces, putting some women at risk of harm, a policing watchdog has warne...

Production of forever chemicals emits potent greenhouse gases, analysis finds

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A new analysis of Environmental Protection Agency data has revealed that PFAS chemicals – often known as “forever chemicals” due to their longevity in the environment – are contributing to the climate crisis as their ...

Fears London and Paris would die due to Covid are unfounded, finds survey

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Reports of a “death of the city” due to the Covid crisis have been greatly exaggerated, according to a survey of Parisians and Londoners that found little change in people’s satisfaction with urban life or plans to mo...

Governments falling woefully short of Paris climate pledges, study finds

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Every one of the world’s leading economies, including all the countries that make up the G20, is failing to meet commitments made in the landmark Paris agreement in order to stave off climate catastrophe, a damning ne...

Generational conflict over climate crisis is a myth, UK study finds

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A fake generational war over the climate crisis has distorted public thinking and political strategy, when in fact older generations are just as worried about the issue as younger people, according to new research. Th...

Meat accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouse gases from food production, study finds

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The global production of food is responsible for a third of all planet-heating gases emitted by human activity, with the use of animals for meat causing twice the pollution of producing plant-based foods, a major new ...

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