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It’s democracy v plutocracy – this is the endgame for our planet

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It feels like the end game. In the US last week, the third perverse and highly partisan supreme court decision in a few days made American efforts to prevent climate breakdown almost impossible. Ruling in favour of th...

Democrats have a month to revive the climate deal our planet needs

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Op Donderdag, the supreme court of the United States struck down the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, sharply limiting the federal government’s ability to fight climate change. With Earth’s temperature rising steadily, with the...

Put the planet before football, UN head of Cop15 nature summit tells leaders

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World leaders must not let the World Cup in Qatar distract them from a simultaneous nature summit, or they face being embarrassed by the outcome, the UN’s biodiversity chief has warned. This December, delegates will t...

Pollution responsible for one in six deaths across planet, waarsku wetenskaplikes

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Pollution is killing 9 million people a year, a review has found, making it responsible for one in six of all deaths. Toxic air and contaminated water and soil “is an existential threat to human health and planetary h...

George Monbiot: ‘On a vegan planet, Britain could feed 200 million people’

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If the UK switched to a plant-based diet – and used regenerative farming to produce food on the arable land we have (not using artificial fertilisers or pesticides) – how much could we be self-sufficient in food, perc...

‘Canaries in the coalmine’: loss of birds signals changing planet

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The world’s birds, described as the planet’s “canaries in the coalmine”, are disappearing in large numbers as the colossal impact of humanity on the Earth grows, a global review has found. Daar is omtrent 11,000 speci...

Platform for success: how TikTok has made one shoe brand the hottest on the planet

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You might think that unfeasibly high, pumped-up platform boots by the London-based brand Naked Wolfe would only enjoy niche appeal. Met die eerste oogopslag, they look more at home with Camden’s cybergoths or Catwoman wannabes...

‘Worst fanbase on the planet’: Yankees crowd pelt Guardians with garbage

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The only catch Cleveland right fielder Oscar Mercado was able to make in the ninth inning was a beer can thrown at his face. Fans in the notoriously rowdy right-field bleachers at Yankee Stadium pelted Cleveland outfi...

Why grow beans at home? It’s easy, they’re great for your health and good for the planet

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It was in a food market in Oaxaca, Mexico – and after eating a particularly memorable plate of black beans with waxy, yellow potatoes at the end of a day’s hiking in the mountains – that Susan Young found herself fall...

Rare glimpse of giant planet still ‘in the womb’ yet nine times the mass of Jupiter

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Scientists have observed an enormous planet about nine times the mass of Jupiter at a remarkably early stage of formation – describing it as still in the womb – in a discovery that challenges the current understanding...

10 of the best train journeys in Europe, chosen by Lonely Planet

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Railways in Europe are many things. With their grand stations, history and evocative destinations, they evoke a timelessness that is absent from the uniform experience of flying. In recent decades, high-speed services...

Finding a future that is sustainable for everyone on our planet

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Over the past month, the Guardian and Observer charity appeal 2021 has raised more than £830,000 for climate justice, partnering with four brilliant charities. As the appeal prepares to close, the charities talk about...

New study of 1980s Mars meteorite debunks proof of ancient life on planet

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A four billion-year-old meteorite from Mars that caused a splash here on Earth decades ago contains no evidence of ancient, primitive Martian life after all, scientists have said. In 1996, a Nasa-led team announced t...

The Green Planet review – David Attenborough’s gobsmacking, awe-inspiring return

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One of the televisual joys I most remember from childhood was when a programme – often a nature documentary, but sometimes a few seconds on Sesame Street or a Tomorrow’s World demonstration of new technology – would s...

Desmond Tutu’s devotion to the planet and to justice for all

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Your informative obituary of Archbishop Desmond Tutu (26 Desember) missed an important dimension – his warnings on the need to save the planet. In Maart 2004, he delivered a lecture entitled God’s Word and World Polit...

UK shoppers shun plastic bags to save pennies not the planet, studie bevind

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Shoppers shun single-use plastic bags to save pennies rather than the planet, a “big data” study of more than 10,000 consumers has found. The research by Nottingham University business school’s N/LAB analytics centre ...

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