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What are green jobs - and why are they important?

5 hours ago   |   The Guardian

As well as helping the economy recover after the Covid-19 pandemic, new jobs in clean-electricity generation and low-carbon heating solutions could help the UK meet its...
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Why the death of a small, punk-like fish rocked the marine world

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

The smooth handfish is the first extinct marine bony fish of modern times. Scientists are now wondering how many more have disappeared unnoticed In 1802, when French naturalist...
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Vast majority of Europe's key habitats in poor or bad condition - report

3 days ago   |   The Guardian

State of Nature in the EU survey finds only a quarter of species have good conservation status The vast majority of protected landscapes across Europe are rated as in poor or...
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This s*** is going to kill us': Harrison Ford slams leaders who make climate change a ‘divisive issue'

5 days ago   |   The Independent

‘Vote to save nature. Vote to save your children's future. Vote as if your life depends on it,' Ford says 
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‘Nature is in crisis right now': UK's biodiversity loss highlighted in ‘damning' government report

6 days ago   |   The Independent

‘It would be great to believe things are getting better, but they aren't,' wildlife expert says
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Life in extreme environments

Life in extreme environments

7 days ago   |   British Ecological Society

From deep ocean trenches and the geographical poles to outer space, organisms can be found living in remarkably extreme conditions. Life in Extreme Environments: Insights in...
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New York says goodbye to 6 dirty power plants and hello to working with communities

7 days ago   |   Grist

New York's latest move toward its aggressive decarbonization goals makes good on the promise of a more equitable transition. On Tuesday, the New York Power Authority , a...
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I think my dad's girlfriend might become a climate denier

7 days ago   |   Grist

Q. Dear Umbra, In an attempt to connect with me, my dad's girlfriend bought me a book for my birthday that seems to be a pretty popular climate denier text. After 20-plus years...
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Greener play areas boost children's immune systems, research finds

7 days ago   |   The Guardian

Autoimmune diseases are rising fast but first experimental study shows nature could help Children whose outdoor play areas were transformed from gravel yards to mini-forests...
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Smart tech can help us decarbonise the built environment - and return to work safely

Smart tech can help us decarbonise the built environment - and return to work safely

8 days ago   |   Climate Group

Buildings account for 30-40% of global emissions, but renovation rates are still far too slow to meet the Paris Agreement goals. Will smart tech make the difference? The...
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From ‘Zombie' to ‘Jolene', Miley Cyrus is the queen of cover songs

From ‘Zombie' to ‘Jolene', Miley Cyrus is the queen of cover songs

If there's one silver lining to lockdown, it's that many of our fave musicians have been churning out new music and inventive performances while they're stuck in quarantine... Read more ...

Airport and health officials give conflicting accounts of COVID death of...

Airport and health officials give conflicting accounts of COVID death of Texas woman on flight

Key questions are being asked over the nature of the woman's death and the handling of the investigation as authorities provide conflicting accounts three months on from her death. Read more ...

How the US could go from climate laggard to climate leader - in 8 simple steps

How the US could go from climate laggard to climate leader - in 8 simple steps

Imagine a green future for a hot second. The United States and the rest of the world have taken substantive action to slow climate change. Crisis averted! You're probably... Read more ...

Yoster | meet the designer

Yoster | meet the designer

Jewellery. YOSTER Even in the desert, one can make a home. By handling the raw nature of this arid land with a humanistic approach, YOSTER creates jewellery that takes elements... Read more ...

Roberts can still cause Ulster damage: Peel

Roberts can still cause Ulster damage: Peel

When Dwayne Peel was part of the Wales team containing a 21-year-old Jamie Roberts on debut back in 2008, the physical nature of the newcomer's game ensured you'd have been... Read more ...

Vanilla cultivation under trees promotes pest regulation

Vanilla cultivation under trees promotes pest regulation

The cultivation of vanilla in Madagascar provides a good income for small-holder farmers, but without trees and bushes the plantations can lack biodiversity. Agricultural... Read more ...

More indigenous land victories like ours will cool the warming planet

More indigenous land victories like ours will cool the warming planet

The author. Courtesy of Kynan Tegar Your country and mine are suffering from literal floods (1.5 meters of water in my home as I write this!) as well as a flood of bad news, so... Read more ...

This is the 'Seinfeld' presidential campaign, because it's about 'nothing'

This is the 'Seinfeld' presidential campaign, because it's about 'nothing'

Summary List Placement "Seinfeld" was arguably the biggest TV show of the 1990s , and remains popular to this day. One reason for the sitcom's enduring appeal is the show's... Read more ...

Inside the 'frenzy' among ultrawealthy Americans to update their wills, as...

Inside the 'frenzy' among ultrawealthy Americans to update their wills, as the rich hand out million-dollar inheritances years early and overwhelm elite estate planners

Summary List Placement Wealthy Americans have worked themselves up into a "frenzy," their lawyers and estate planners tell Business Insider, and neither the election nor the... Read more ...

Bumblebee queens migrate for hundreds of kilometres

This discovery means that measures to protect bumblebees may be less effective than biologists assumed. Since some bumblebee species are reported to exist even in intensively... Read more ...