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Volkswagen Apologizes for Testing of Diesel Fumes on Monkeys

The controversy over Volkswagen AG’s diesel-emissions cheating took another twist when the carmaker apologized for a test that exposed monkeys to engine fumes to study effects ...

British Ban on Microbeads to Protect Oceans Comes Into Force

U.K.’s ban on making products with microbeads — tiny plastic particles in everything from cosmetics to shampoo and toothpaste — takes effect Tuesday in an effort ...

On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming

Benjamin Franta: Somebody cut the cake new documents reveal that American oil writ large was warned of global warming at its 100th birthday party. It was a typical November day in ...

Britain’s Next Megaproject: A Coast-to-Coast Forest

This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Northern England is set to get a whole lot greener. On Sunday, the UK government ...

Macron awards US scientists grants to move to France in defiance of Trump

Frances president awards millions of euros to 18 American scientists to relocate in effort to counter Donald Trump on the climate change front Eighteen climate scientists from the ...

Insectageddon: farming is more catastrophic than climate breakdown | George Monbiot

The shocking collapse of insect populations hints at a global ecological meltdown, writes Guardian columnist George Monbiot Which of these would you name as the worlds most pressing ...

Warning of ‘ecological Armageddon’ after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say The abundance of flying ...

Penguins starving to death is a sign that somethings very wrong in the Antarctic | John Sauven

Overfishing, oil drilling, pollution and climate change are imperilling the ecosystem. But ocean sanctuaries could help protect what belongs to us all, says Greenpeace director John ...

Exclusive: footage shows young elephants being captured in Zimbabwe for Chinese zoos

Rare footage of the capture of wild young elephants in Zimbabwe shows rough treatment of the calves as they are sedated and taken away The Guardian has been given exclusive footage ...

This is how your world could end

In an extract from his book Ends of the World, Peter Brannen examines mass extinction events and the terrifying outcomes of rising temperatures for the human race Many of us share ...

South Asia floods kill 1,200 and shut 1.8 million children out of school

Hundreds dead in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, while millions have been forced from their homes and 18,000 schools shut down across the region Heavy monsoon rains have brought Mumbai ...

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted Microplastic contamination has been ...
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