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‘Climate smart’ policies could increase southern Africa’s crops by up to 500%

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The climate crisis is threatening food stocks in sub-Saharan Africa, but a comprehensive approach to food, farming and resources could increase crop production by more than 500% in some countries in the region, accord...

‘It’s a slap in the face’: LA activists protest mayor’s police budget increase

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Los Angeles activists denounced a budget proposal by the mayor that includes increases to the law enforcement budget, one day after the conviction of Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis has fueled renewed scrutiny of police ...

‘Loading the dice’: climate crisis could increase southern California wildfires

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A convergence of dangerous weather conditions, exacerbated by the climate crisis, has set the stage for southern California to see an increase in catastrophic wildfires over the coming decades, according to a new stud...

‘You’re not geriatric at 35’: women on the eggs, embryos and sperm storage limit increase

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The 10-year storage limit for freezing embryos, eggs and sperm will be replaced with a right for individuals or couples to keep them for up to a maximum of 55 years. While being a welcome change for many, there are co...

Al Gore ‘disappointed’ Scott Morrison didn’t increase Australia’s 2030 emissions target

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The former US vice president Al Gore has criticised the Morrison government for failing to increase the ambition of Australia’s 2030 emissions reduction target and warned coal workers to be deeply sceptical about “hol...

Australia news live update: Barnaby Joyce tests positive for Covid; increase in NSW cases linked to more parties; Omicron could become dominant strain

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Deputy prime minister returns positive Covid test in the US; woman dies in floodwaters in Brisbane; a trivia night at a Sydney pub is the source of a new Covid cluster after 44 people were diagnosed with the virus. Fo...

Australian ad showing Covid patient gasping for air ‘could increase vaccine hesitancy’

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A new Australian government Covid awareness advertisement featuring a young woman gasping for air in a hospital bed has been criticised for leaning into scare tactics and for urging vaccination among a group who are s...

BA owner IAG to increase flights but losses hit €2bn

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British Airways’ owner, International Airlines Group, has announced plans to gradually return more planes to the skies after reporting a €2bn (£1.7bn) loss for the first half of 2021. International Airlines Group (IAG...

Boris Johnson plans Saudi Arabia visit to seek oil supply increase

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Boris Johnson is expected to visit Saudi Arabia to push for an increase in oil output despite an outcry over the regime’s biggest ever mass execution and growing fears the prime minister may try to limit media scrutin...

California: strong winds increase danger of fresh wildfires around the state

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Blustery winds surged through California, raising fears of fresh wildfires as red flag warnings of dangerous fire conditions continues in mountains, valleys, canyons and deserts. At least a half-dozen fires erupted ar...

Capita to close more offices as working from home options increase

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The outsourcing company Capita is planning to close more offices and extend flexible working for its staff as it uses experience gained from operating through coronavirus lockdowns to seek further cost savings. Capita...

Coalition told it must hugely increase clean energy investment beyond hydrogen, carbon storage promise

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The Morrison government has been warned it needs to massively increase investment in clean technology if it is serious about its “technology, not taxes” climate policy after promising $540m for “clean” hydrogen and ca...

Conservative MPs urge increase in UK military aid for Ukraine

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Conservative MPs have called for the UK to increase military aid to Ukraine, including the former cabinet minister David Davis, who said the UK should consider providing air support to the Ukrainian armed forces. Bori...

Coronavirus live: UK reports 8,125 new cases, highest increase since February; Germany to lift travel warnings

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UK also reports 17 deaths as infection rate rises; Germany to update travel guidance for tourists heading to most countries

Corruption allegations increase pressure on Bolsonaro

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The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has come under further pressure after being personally implicated in an alleged corruption racket involving the supposed misappropriation of his workforce’s wages. Bolsonaro, a...

Covid deaths in England may rise as cases in over-55s increase

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A rise in Covid infections in the over-55s could see an increased number of hospitalisations and deaths in the coming weeks, experts have warned. Imperial College London’s latest React-1 study found that while infecti...

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