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The Natural History of Destruction review – a harrowing account of aerial warfare

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Unnatural, in fact. Sergei Loznitsa, the Ukrainian film director whose brilliant 2018 satire Donbass brought home to Cannes what was happening in his country, now brings to the festival an eerie new docu-collation of ...

New natural history GCSE to focus on protecting the planet

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A new natural history GCSE will be launched next week, focusing on how pupils can protect the planet. The qualification will be available from September 2025 and is expected to be announced by the education secretary,...

Stop nuking your skin and its natural barrier will function fine

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I’m obsessed with skin barrier and believe strongly that it’s impossible to have great-looking skin when this natural, watertight seal is compromised. This happens easily if you’ve exfoliated too zealously, overused s...

Scott Morrison says locals will always play key part in natural disaster response

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The prime minister says civilians will always be at the centre of flood rescue and recovery strategies as his government continues to face criticism for not deploying defence forces in flood-ravaged areas sooner. Scot...

‘This is art for the penthouses of oligarchs’ – Damien Hirst: Natural History review

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Thirty years ago, when I walked into the Saatchi gallery in London, I saw something wildly liberating and compulsive: a huge tiger shark that seemed to swim forward through clear blue liquid, with just a sheet of glas...

Shane Warne death: Thai police say autopsy shows cricket great died of natural causes

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Shane Warne’s autopsy shows the cricket great died of natural causes, Thai police say, as his family issued a statement saying they would accept the offer of a state memorial. Thai police spokesperson Kritsana Pattana...

Low pay at Natural England ‘a threat to UK’s net-zero target’

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People working for the government’s conservation watchdog are so underpaid that it is threatening the UK’s ability to reach net-zero pledges, a trade union report warns. Salaries of those working for the government ag...

Natural England chair backs ‘biodiversity net gain’ plan to boost wild areas

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Demand for nature is exceeding supply but new wildlife areas can be created by regulations to ensure housing estates bring about “biodiversity net gain”, according to the chair of England’s nature watchdog. Tony Junip...

It’s time to consider natural immunity to Covid-19 as equal to one-shot of the vaccine

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has failed to recognize that people with confirmed Covid infections, also known as “natural immunity,” have achieved some level of protection against subsequent ...

‘Help lost trespassers’: Natural England issues new guidelines for farmers

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Ask trespassers if they are lost, install gates rather than stiles and only shoot dogs as a last resort. These are some of the guidelines issued to farmers and land managers by the government conservation agency Natur...

Natural History Museum identifies more than 500 new species in 2021

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Six new dinosaurs, an Indian beetle named after Larry the cat, and dozens of crustaceans critical to the planet’s carbon cycle were among 552 new species identified by scientists at the Natural History Museum this yea...

Cost of world’s 10 most expensive natural disasters rises to $170bn, aid group finds

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The 10 most expensive weather disasters this year caused more than $170bn in damage, $20bn more than in 2020, a British aid group has found. Christian Aid said the upward trend reflects the effects of manmade climate ...

Natural History Museum and Edinburgh Castle closed by Covid

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At least five national attractions including the Natural History Museum and Edinburgh Castle have closed because of the surge in Covid cases. The start of the Christmas school holidays is usually one of the busiest ti...

Repair your clothes and use natural deodorant – five ways to green up your life

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After not having ridden a bike for 15 years, I picked up cycling. It’s since become my main mode of transport. I’ve desperately tried to cut down on single-use plastic. I recycle and take the bus or the tube whenever ...

Sustainable escapes, natural skincare and green cuisine: my five-day eco challenge

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In some ways I’ve been on a kind of eco-mission for years – ordering a recycling box for a boyfriend’s shared house, chiding colleagues for using throwaway cups, and turning off their computers after they’d left the o...

‘Natural Health Service’: Derby approves UK’s largest urban rewilding project

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“I’m excited about the potential for large wildflower-rich grassland areas mixed with naturally regenerating scrub,” said Prof Alastair Driver, director at Rewilding Britain. “It won’t be long before these areas are r...

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