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John Kerry warns a long Ukraine war would threaten climate efforts

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The longer the war in Ukraine carries on, the worse the consequences will be for the climate, the US presidential envoy John Kerry has warned. Many countries are struggling with an energy crisis while also urgently ne...

Cuts to rail funding threaten passenger s, unions warn

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Cuts to rail funding could lead to more serious rail accidents as well as fewer, more crowded trains, unions have said. A TUC report said passenger safety will be compromised should Network Rail press ahead with reduc...

A divided France and a Germany unsure of its identity threaten Europe’s future

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It’s hardly a secret that pro-Europeans are on edge across the continent, anxiously worrying whether Emmanuel Macron will win today’s French presidential election. His challenger, Marine Le Pen, is openly prepared to ...

Home Office staff threaten mutiny over ‘shameful’ Rwanda asylum deal

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Home Office staff have threatened to strike and drawn comparisons to working for the Third Reich over Priti Patel’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, it has emerged. Comments on an internal online noticeboard inc...

Lismore residents ordered to evacuate homes again as flood waters threaten town

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Residents of the flood-hit town of Lismore have once again been ordered to evacuate, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning the town’s levee is likely to be breached by flood waters on Wednesday morning. In a flood wa...

‘Ready to fight’: how a Russian uranium ban would threaten Native American tribes

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Sacred Native American sites such as the Grand Canyon and Bears Ears may seem a long way from the devastation unfolding in Ukraine. But as the US mulls a ban on Russian uranium, part of economic levers to stop Putin’s...

US state legislatures threaten citizens’ rights. We ignore them at our peril

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Hello, and happy Thursday, Since late last year, I have been intensely focused on the frantic efforts by both major parties to put themselves in the best position to win US House races this fall. State-by-state, lawma...

Trump: I would threaten Russia with nuclear submarines if still president

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If Donald Trump were still president, he told Fox Business on Monday, he would threaten Russia with nuclear submarines. Trump lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden, who is therefore dealing with the Russian invasion of ...

Shell U-turn on Cambo oilfield would threaten green targets, say campaigners

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Climate activists have reacted with concern to reports that Shell is reconsidering its decision to abandon development of the Cambo oilfield, warning that such a reversal would further threaten emissions reductions ta...

Canada’s wild pigs threaten ‘absolute destruction’ if left unchecked

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The Canadian city of Edmonton may soon be hogtied with a problem that it won’t be able to barbecue its way out of. Wild pigs have been spreading across central Alberta’s prairies and if left unchecked, could soon find...

Illegal strawberry farms threaten future of Spanish wetlands

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Juan Romero shakes his head as looks out across the lake at the wading spoonbills, the pipe-cleaner silhouettes of the flamingos and the glossy ibis that flash against the Andalucían sky. “This is an illusion,” says t...

Rising temperatures threaten future of Winter Olympics, say experts

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Rising temperatures caused by the escalating climate crisis mean future Winter Olympics will struggle to find host cities with enough snow and ice, according to a study. Only one of 21 previous Winter Olympics locatio...

US flight cancellations and delays threaten global New Year travel chaos

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Thousands of flights within the United States and internationally were delayed and hundreds were canceled early on New Year’s Eve, adding to the tally of delays and cancellations during the holiday week due to adverse...

Antarctic visitors threaten world’s largest remaining wilderness

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The first Airbus A340 landed in Antarctica recently using an immense 10,000ft runway carved out of ice, designed to take tourist flights each carrying up to 380 passengers. Increasing numbers of visitors are threateni...

Republican senators threaten shutdown despite House passing funding bill

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The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to avoid a partial government shutdown by extending government funding that is due to expire on Friday night. The House voted 221 to 212 to keep the government funded ...

Republicans threaten government shutdown to undermine vaccine mandates

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Republicans are preparing to shut down the American government on Friday, in the latest attempt by the party to thwart White House efforts to increase vaccine take-up, by undermining vaccine mandates across the countr...

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