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Last male northern white rhino's death highlights 'huge extinction crisis'

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The tragic death of Sudan the rhino should act as a warning of the need to act to prevent mass extinctions around the world, say conservationists

Can climate litigation save the world?

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Courts are a new front line of climate action with cases against governments and oil firms spiralling, and while victories have so far been rare the pressure for change is growing

Spring equinox marks the end of winter – despite the snow

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Winter is officially over and the days are now getting longer, although it may not feel like it in many parts of Britain

Sudan the rhino is dead. But his sperm could save the species | Helen Pilcher


With the death of the last male northern white rhino, conservationists must embrace the hi-tech methods that could save it

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Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, dies – video report


The last male northern white rhino has died, leaving only two females to save the species from total extinction.

'Nobody believes Rees-Mogg actually cares about fish': your best comments today

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Fisheries were a key talking point in our Brexit coverage on Tuesday, here’s a look at some of the most interesting conversations


Labor vows to block 'largest removal of marine area from conservation, ever'

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Opposition condemns Coalition plan to open more recreational and commercial fishing areas

Shoestring expedition returns with wild photos of Sumatra


A shoestring expedition to one of the remotest places in Sumatra has returned with stunning photos of tigers, tapirs, clouded leopards among other rare species, large and small. Will they find orangutans next?

Last male northern white rhino is put down

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Hopes for species rest on IVF with two females after death of Sudan, the ‘gentle giant’


Survey reveals which Easter eggs use the most packaging

Plastic and cardboard packaging makes up more than a quarter of product weight in some of the UK’s best-selling chocolate eggs


Fish and chips to curry: UK's favourite dishes at risk from climate change, research shows

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Earth Hour campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact global warming could have on food supplies, from cod stocks to the rice and tomatoes used to make chicken tikka masala


Marine heatwave set off 'carbon bomb' in world's largest seagrass meadow

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22% of seagrass in Western Australia’s Shark Bay was lost after 2010-11 heatwave, causing release of up to 9m tonnes of carbon

Monday, Mar 19

London air pollution activists 'prepared to go to prison' to force action

Group of campaigners arrested after spray painting mayor’s offices as part of a series of direct action protests over of the capital’s illegal air pollution

Climate change soon to cause movement of 140m people, World Bank warns

Tens of millions in three regions of the developing world expected to migrate before 2050 unless environment is improved

Water shortages could affect 5bn people by 2050, UN report warns

Conflict and civilisational threats likely unless action is taken to reduce the stress on rivers, lakes, aquifers, wetlands and reservoirs

Is the way we think about overpopulation racist? | Fred Pearce

Half the world lives in urban areas, yet environmental concerns about megacities often focus on developing economies. But consumption is as important as population

Sunday, Mar 18

Ban new petrol and diesel cars in 2030, not 2040, says thinktank

Green Alliance says ending UK sales earlier would close climate target gap and halve oil imports

Billion-dollar polar engineering ‘needed to slow melting glaciers’

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Underwater sea walls and artificial islands among projects urgently required to avoid devastation of global flooding, say scientists

Friday, Mar 16

Shutting down EU ivory trade is a ‘personal priority’ for Boris Johnson

A government minister has promised that the UK will lead a fight to shut down the ivory trade in the EU, describing the issue as “a personal priority” for the foreign secretary Boris Johnson.

Is Fukushima doomed to become a dumping ground for toxic waste?


Despite promises of revitalisation from Japan’s government, seven years on from the nuclear disaster the area is still desolate

The quest for bike-friendly children's books in a world where cars rule


From cute cars to smiley emergency vehicles, kids’ culture is awash with rosy images of driving, so a new Mr Men book about cycling is a welcome read. What are your favourite cycling-friendly children’s books?

Dirty kitchen roll among things Britons wrongly think they can recycle

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Others include plastic soap dispenser tops and wrapping paper, study shows