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Hundreds more Ukrainians surrender at Mariupol steel plant, Russia claims

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Russia says another 694 Ukrainian troops have surrendered at Mariupol’s besieged Azovstal steel plant in the past day, bringing the total number close to 1,000. The Russian defence ministry said 29 of the soldiers wer...

Joy for environmentalists as California blocks bid for $1.4bn desalination plant

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A California coastal panel on Thursday rejected a longstanding proposal to build a $1.4b seawater desalination plant to turn Pacific Ocean water into drinking water as the state grapples with persistent drought that i...

Boon for blooms as UK’s dry spring keeps plant diseases at bay

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Plant diseases are at their lowest levels in the UK for years because of a cold, dry spring, meaning it could be a bumper year for apples, and popular blooms such as iris are likely to be spectacular. The Royal Hortic...

First evacuees speak of Azovstal plant ordeal as Russia steps up attack – video

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Russian forces on Tuesday resumed an assault on the Azovstal steel plant, thought to be the last bastion of a Ukrainian regiment in the besieged city of Mariupol, after civilians were evacuated from the area. Ukrainia...

‘They bombed every second’: evacuees’ horror weeks in Azovstal steel plant

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Their bunker couldn’t withstand a direct hit from ferocious Russian bombardment, food was running out and finding water could get them killed. For some civilians inside the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, it was an ...

Hinkley Point B nuclear plant could be spared imminent closure

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Nuclear power advocates believe energy minister Kwasi Kwarteng is open to extending the life of the Hinkley Point B plant to help wean the UK off gas imports and prevent a faster-than-expected decline in Britain’s fle...

This high school is contaminated with lead. It blames the recycling plant next door

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As the closing bell rings at Jordan high school, a cacophony of adolescent chatter nearly overpowers the mechanical noises that emanate from the metal recycling plant next door. Students hardly register the lustrous d...

Fears for hundreds of civilians trapped in Mariupol steel plant

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Fears are growing for hundreds of civilians holed up in the Azovstal steel factory on Mariupol’s left bank, with the last remaining, outgunned contingent of Ukrainian fighters. According to local officials, between 30...

Kyiv arms plant hit by Russia may have made missiles that sank Moskva

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An arms plant in Kyiv destroyed by Russian long-range air-launched rockets allegedly produced at least one of the missiles used to sink the Moskva warship. The attack on Friday was widely regarded by both parties as t...

‘Fortress in a city’: steel plant becomes Ukrainian hold-out in Mariupol

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Explosions rumbled and smoke rose this week from a steelmaking district in besieged Mariupol where dwindling Ukrainian forces are holed up as Russia tries to take full control of its biggest city yet. The Azovstal iro...

Houseplant of the week: prayer plant

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Why will I love it?While the prayer plant (Maranta leuconeura “Fascinator”) is not one you could ever place in the “low maintenance houseplant” category, its super-attractive oval leaves, with green markings and brigh...

Plant sunflowers and lavender to save garden species, says RSPB

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Plant sunflowers and lavender in your garden this spring to reverse the decline of previously common garden species, the RSPB has urged the British public. The bird charity has launched a “nature on your doorstep” cam...

Liberty Steel to cut 200 jobs but create up to 160 more in plant move

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Liberty Steel has announced plans to cut 200 jobs in the UK at plants in South Yorkshire and the West Midlands, as industrialist Sanjeev Gupta’s metals group looks to shift production to Rotherham. The company said o...

Russian missiles hit aircraft plant near Lviv airport in western Ukraine

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Russian missiles have struck an aircraft repair plant in Ukraine’s western city of Lviv, 50 miles from the border with Poland and a safe haven for hundreds of thousands of internally displaced Ukrainians. Blasts were ...

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