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Gambling giant Entain could lose UK licence amid record £17m fine

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Entain, the gambling firm behind Ladbrokes and Coral, could lose its licence to operate in the UK after it was told to pay a record £17m settlement over its inaction as individual customers spent hundreds of thousands...

Salvation of New Zealand’s dying giant kauri trees may have roots in Māori wisdom

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Look out at the forest of Waitakere and you will see the skeleton of Aunt Agatha above the treeline. The tree – who gained her nickname from generations of schoolchildren – was still alive and topped with a proud plum...

‘Like a giant sewage plant’: how Germany’s ‘pig belt’ got too big

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There is an old saying, rather unloved by local people, that if you roll down the window while driving through Germany, you’ll always know from the smell when you are in Lower Saxony. This is the heartland of a €6bn (...

Chinese vaping giant flouting UK advertising rules on selling to children

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A leading e-cigarette brand is flouting rules to promote its products to young people in Britain, an Observer investigation has found, as experts warn that brightly coloured, sweet-flavoured vapes are being used by ch...

Gas giant Chevron falls further behind on carbon capture targets for Gorgon gasfield

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Gas giant Chevron has fallen even further behind on targets to capture and store CO2 at its mega gas project in Western Australian, but has refused to say by how much. The company also confirmed on Friday it had bough...

With Yosemite’s giant sequoias at risk, firefighters place hope in prescribed burns

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A wildfire has burned more than 2,720 acres in Yosemite national park, sparking global concern for the cherished groves of ancient and iconic tall trees clustered among the picturesque mountainsides. Die vuur, wat w...

Firefighters attempt to save giant sequoias as Yosemite wildfire grows

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A grove containing some of the world’s oldest giant sequoia trees is under threat from a rapidly growing wildfire at California’s Yosemite national park. From Friday to Sunday, the blaze expanded from 250 acres to rou...

‘Like a disaster movie’ – the film about the felling of California’s giant fire-poisoned sequoias

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We’re in a mountainous forest dense with growth, where soaring conifers lean, swing wildly and then crash to earth, as if in a choreographed routine. As the trees fall, they smash through the branches of their smaller...

Zelensky: A Biography by Serhii Rudenko review – from voice of Paddington to global giant

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Totdat 24 February this year, Volodymyr Zelenskiy was a name that was not widely known outside Ukraine. True, he’d enjoyed a cameo role in the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, when it appeared that the former ...

‘I’m appalled’: The artist who put up a giant sign for refugees at sea to read

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Perched above the west promenade in Newhaven, as visible to refugees out at sea as it is to dogwalkers strolling along the front, is a huge message written in bright fairground lights, held aloft by a scaffold five me...

‘Fantastic giant tortoise’ species thought extinct for 100 years found alive

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A rare Galápagos species, the “fantastic giant tortoise”, long thought extinct, has been officially identified for the first time in more than a century in what scientists called a “big deal” for the famed islands’ em...

Fast-fashion giant Shein pledges $15m for textile waste workers in Ghana

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Chinese fashion behemoth Shein might be the organisation least expected to win applause at an international conference on fashion sustainability, but that’s what happened at this week’s global fashion summit in Copenh...

Arica review – gripping tale of Chileans fighting back against a mining giant

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Gripping and exhaustive, Lars Edman and William Johansson’s documentary sheds light on the struggle for environmental justice in a globalised world. During the 1980s, Swedish mining corporation Boliden transported 20,...

Sad fruit, giant pandas and a host of birthday joy – take the Thursday quiz

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Unbelievably the Thursday quiz is one year old this week. One whole year! As usual, it consists of 15 questions that are either general knowledge or vaguely topical – but maybe with a little more of a birthday twist. ...

Giant ichthyosaur’s huge tooth points to sea creatures with robust bite

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The remains of a huge sea creature with enormous teeth that could have helped it capture giant squid have been found in the Swiss Alps. Ichthyosaurs were large marine reptiles with an elongated, snakey shape. They fir...

Ultra-fast fashion giant Shein accused of copying Zara designs

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The Chinese ultra-fast fashion website Shein has been accused of copying designs by high street rival Zara after dozens of images were shared on social media showing virtually identical garments from the two outlets. ...

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