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Spanish should eat less meat to limit climate crisis, says minister

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Eating less meat will play a key role in helping Spain mitigate the effects of the climate emergency, slow the process of desertification, and protect its vital tourism industry, the country’s consumer affairs ministe...

‘We don’t have a limit’: Yasuyoshi Chiba – agency photographer of 2021

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In 2021 Yasuyoshi Chiba’s work consistently stood out to the Guardian picture editing team. From his coverage of the elections in Uganda at the start of the year, through to his images from the Kimana Sanctuary in Ken...

Barack Obama backs push for firm 1.5C limit at Cop26 summit

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Developing countries pushing for a climate deal that limits global heating to 1.5C have been given a boost after Barack Obama signalled his support. The former US president said: “Science has made it clear. The danger...

Paris Cop president warns projected 1.8C heating limit is only hypothesis

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Prospects of limiting global heating to 1.8C on the basis of commitments made at the Cop26 climate summit are only “a hypothesis”, the godfather of the Paris climate agreement has warned. Laurent Fabius, the former Fr...

‘Luxury carbon consumption’ of top 1% threatens 1.5C global heating limit

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The carbon dioxide emissions of the richest 1% of humanity are on track to be 30 times greater than what is compatible with keeping global heating below 1.5C, new research warns, as scientists urge governments to “con...

Cop26 pledges could limit warming to 1.8C, says energy agency boss

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The climate pledges agreed so far at the Cop26 conference could keep the world’s rising temperatures to within 1.8C of pre-industrialised levels, according to the International Energy Agency – but only if the commitme...

Cop26 emission pledges could limit global heating to less than 2C

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The pledges on greenhouse gas emissions on the table at the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow would limit global temperature rises to below 2C, the first time the world has been on such a trajectory, according to resear...

Ministers could limit student numbers on lower-earning arts degrees in England

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The government is considering new plans to limit the number of students studying creative arts and other degrees with lower salary returns as part of its spending review negotiations, the Guardian has learned. With ou...

Schumer ‘poisoned the well’ over debt limit, McConnell says in insult-laden letter

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Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, sought to fight his way out of a corner on Friday by releasing an angry letter in which he blamed Democrats for the impasse over the debt ceiling he broke by endin...

Biden calls Republicans ‘hypocritical, dangerous and disgraceful’ on debt limit – video

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In his address today on the need to raise the debt limit on Monday, US President Joe Biden lambasted the Republicans and their use of the filibuster to stymie the Democrats.'So let’s be clear — not only are Republican...

‘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...

Contactless card payment limit in UK to rise to £100 in October

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Shoppers in the UK will be able to spend up to £100 using contactless card payments from 15 October as the limit on spending is more than doubled. The cap on “tap-and-go” spending on credit and debit cards was raised ...

Private Covid test-and-trace staff told to limit toilet and food breaks

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Private call centre staff subcontracted to work on Covid test-and-trace services have been advised to limit time away from answering phones to 10 minutes on a six-hour shift and told they might not be paid for breaks,...

The new award from the Women’s prize should scrap its age limit

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Last week, the Women’s prize announced a new award in partnership with Good Housekeeping magazine. “Futures” will provide promotional support to 10 female writers of fiction in the UK and Ireland who have published on...

UK drivers want lower wet-weather motorway speed limit, finds poll

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Drivers want a lower speed on motorways in wet weather to help make roads safer, a survey of motorists in the UK shows. A poll of 2,100 drivers by the RAC found that 72% wanted to see the 70mph limit cut in rainy or w...

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