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EU growth forecast cut as war in Ukraine fuels inflation

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The growth prospects for the EU have been revised sharply downwards after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine put paid to hopes of a strong and sustained recovery from Covid-19 over the next two years. Rocketing energy price...

Sinn Féin assembly victory fuels debate on future of union

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Northern Ireland has slipped into political crisis after Sinn Féin’s triumph in the assembly election triggered calls for a referendum on a united Ireland and the Democratic Unionist party vowed to block the formation...

Prospect of Russia using nuclear arms in Ukraine fuels Finland’s Nato debate

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The prospect of Russia using nuclear weapons in Ukraine is a key factor behind Finland’s debate over whether to join Nato, the country’s foreign minister has said. Pekka Haavisto is having a busy few weeks. As Finland...

Fossil fuels v our future: young Montanans wage historic climate fight

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When Grace Gibson-Snyder was 13, she launched an independent project in her home town of Missoula, Montana, to encourage restaurants not to use single-use plastic containers. She found that youth activism enabled her ...

Putin’s war shows autocracies and fossil fuels go hand in hand. Here’s how to tackle both

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At first glance, last autumn’s Glasgow climate summit looked a lot like its 25 predecessors. It had: But as I wandered the halls and the streets outside, it struck me again and again that a good deal had changed since...

Extinction Rebellion vows fossil fuels protest will ‘grind London to a halt’

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Extinction Rebellion has said it will conduct its most disruptive protest yet on the streets of London over the coming week, calling for an end to the fossil fuel economy. The environmental activist group, which encou...

Coalition tries for third time to let renewable energy agency fund technologies using fossil fuels

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The Morrison government has launched a third attempt to change the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) to allow it to fund a broader range of technologies, including some using fossil fuels. The Senate has twic...

Tiger Woods fuels unlikely Masters tilt with Augusta practice round

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The prospect of Tiger Woods making an incredible comeback at the Masters next week has increased after the 15-time major winner arrived on Tuesday at Augusta National for a practice round. He has not played competitiv...

USA all but seal place at World Cup as Pulisic hat-trick fuels rout of Panama

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With all due respect to the Disney marketing department, the most magical place on the planet was a few miles northeast of Orlando’s theme parks on Sunday night. That’s how Exploria Stadium must have felt to the US an...

Russian and Ukrainian activists call for European embargo on Russian fossil fuels

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Russian and Ukrainian environmental activists have made a joint call for a European embargo on Russian oil, gas and coal, as children and young people prepare to take part in the latest wave of climate crisis school s...

Alleged gang rape in Argentina fuels calls for men to fight gender violence

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An alleged gang rape in broad daylight has shone a harsh spotlight on the pervasiveness of rape culture in Argentina and prompted fresh calls for men to play a bigger role in the country’s battle against gender violen...

‘Risky, profitable, exciting’: TikTok fuels Bolivia’s contraband car craze

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High in the Bolivian Altiplano, Challapata is where the road from La Paz splits: one way to Potosí and the other to Uyuni and the salt flats. It seems an unremarkable place; many tourists steam through without even re...

‘Defining moment’: how can the US end its dependency on fossil fuels?

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As Joe Biden ratchets up the pressure on Russia by banning imports of its oil, American drivers grumble about rising gasoline prices and the oil and gas industry clamors for more land to drill, a more fundamental dema...

Nuclear option is not the best for energy transition away from Russian fuels

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Agreed, Russian gas bad – but George Monbiot’s attack on Germany, Europe’s largest economy, seems deeply misplaced (It’s not too late to free ourselves from this idiotic addiction to Russian gas, 9 March). The German ...

Stranding of three whales in Corfu raises alarm over seismic testing for fossil fuels

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Environmental groups have linked the beaching of three whales in Corfu to seismic testing for oil and gas in the waters off the Greek island. Two Cuvier’s beaked whales were found stranded at Arillas and Agios Gordios...

Angus Taylor attacks Beetaloo Basin activists and says Australia right to expand fossil fuels

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The Australian energy minister, Angus Taylor, has criticised “activists” for opposing new oil and gas development in the Beetaloo Basin, declaring European nations are now regretting not pursuing a “gas-fired recovery...

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