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How the internet transformed climate activism

How the internet transformed climate activism

17 hours ago   |   Grist

It all started with the Albany Pine Bush. The sand dunes in upstate New York, dotted with scraggly oaks, don't appear to be much of a haven for wildlife. But the scrubby hills...
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Wildfire fears still high as gamekeepers report increase in careless behaviour since lockdown easing

20 hours ago   |   Press and Journal

Gamekeepers say they have seen an increase in the type of “careless behaviour” that can lead to wildfires since lockdown began. A string of such blazes have swept across...
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Hungry lizard leaps onto man's shoulder and eats flies around his head in the Australian outback

Hungry lizard leaps onto man's shoulder and eats flies around his head in the Australian outback

23 hours ago   |   Daily Mail

The footage was shot deep in Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory and shows a thin lizard climb up a hiker's arm to feast on the pesky insects.
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Lack of insects in cities limits breeding success of urban birds

Lack of insects in cities limits breeding success of urban birds

2 days ago   |   British Ecological Society

Researchers at the University of Pannonia, Hungary and the University of Sheffield, UK found that providing high quality supplementary food to urban great tits, in the form of...
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Chinese employees are forced to eat live worms after failing to hit their sales targets 

Chinese employees are forced to eat live worms after failing to hit their sales targets 

2 days ago   |   Daily Mail

Footage uploaded by a self-proclaimed employee shows a staff member holding the wiggling insect in her palms as another worker wolfed it down with water while covering her...
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Community park could thrive if funding approved

5 days ago   |   Press and Journal

A group of volunteers are seeking funding to put the finishing touches on a community green space. Ury Riverside Park has applied for £22,401.72 from the Inverurie Common Good...
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Large heath butterflies return to Manchester after 150 years

5 days ago   |   The Guardian

Lancaster Wildlife Trust has brought the species back to peatlands following a local extinction in the 19th century Large heath butterflies are returning to peatlands in...
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Fears rise of ‘murder hornet' spreading in western Canada after sighting

6 days ago   |   The Guardian

Latest discovery suggests the species has reached far deeper into British Columbia than previously thought When officials in western Canada received the squashed remains of a...
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‘Make noise and don't panic': India tries to ward off locust invasion

6 days ago   |   The Guardian

Delhi braces for swarm while farmers in badly-hit north play loud music and honk car horns to try to prevent decimation of fields Residents of Delhi are bracing themselves for...
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Fiery flavours

6 days ago   |   TLS

One fan calls her “the Mick Jagger of Mexico”, still lithe and mouthy at the age of ninety-seven; another, “the Indiana Jones of food”, hunting down that one precious herb...
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Cabinet Minister Alok Sharma Tested For Covid-19 After Appearing Unwell In...

Cabinet Minister Alok Sharma Tested For Covid-19 After Appearing Unwell In The Commons

Business secretary Alok Sharma has been tested for coronavirus and is returning home to self-isolate after beginning to feel unwell in the House of Commons chamber, his... Read more ...

Past presidents have used the Insurrection Act to protect civil rights and...

Past presidents have used the Insurrection Act to protect civil rights and enforce desegregation. Trump could use it to quell the protests against police brutality

President Donald Trump has threatened to deploy active duty military troops in states to quell George Floyd protests against police brutality. In doing so, he would invoke the... Read more ...

'Major' breakthrough in hunt for Madeleine McCann as police identify German...

'Major' breakthrough in hunt for Madeleine McCann as police identify German suspect

Scotland Yard has tonight identified a 43-year-old German prisoner as a suspect in the long-running investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Read more ...

John Boyega shares passionate speech at Hyde Park demonstration following...

John Boyega shares passionate speech at Hyde Park demonstration following George Floyd's death

John Boyega addressed the crowd gathered at Hyde Park John Boyega has shared a passionate rally cry at today's Hyde Park demonstration in London , in response to the death of... Read more ...

Tottenham confirm positive coronavirus case after latest Premier League testing

Tottenham confirm positive coronavirus case after latest Premier League testing

Spurs have confirmed that an unnamed employee - who is either a player or a coach - is the one positive coronavirus case following round five of testing Read more ...

Lebron James, Aaron Rodgers and More Athletes Slam Drew Brees for National...

Lebron James, Aaron Rodgers and More Athletes Slam Drew Brees for National Anthem Remarks

NFL quarterback Drew Brees can add one more fumble to his career total. The New Orleans Saints star is the latest public figure to spark backlash over his comments surrounding... Read more ...

Strictly Come Dancing bosses ‘ban entourages for stars and judges' in this...

Strictly Come Dancing bosses ‘ban entourages for stars and judges' in this year's series amid pandemic

Strictly Come Dancing have ‘banned celebrity entourages' Strictly Come Dancing bosses have reportedly banned celebrity entourages for this year's series. There's been plenty... Read more ...

Dream Street star Chris Trousdale dies after 'coronavirus battle' aged 34

Dream Street star Chris Trousdale dies after 'coronavirus battle' aged 34

A family member revealed the boyband star passed away on Tuesday night in hospital Read more ...

How Madeleine McCann's disappearance unfolded 

How Madeleine McCann's disappearance unfolded 

Some 13 years after Madeleine McCann disappeared from her room in a Portugal holiday apartment, police revealed a new suspect. But what else has happened between then and now? Read more ...

Donald Trump used White House as his 'legal residence' when he applied for a...

Donald Trump used White House as his 'legal residence' when he applied for a mail ballot in Florida

President Donald Trump tried to register to vote in his newly adopted state of Florida putting down 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. as his address - then switched it to say Mar-a-Lago. Read more ...