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UK vows to close all coal power plants by 2025


  UK will ‘champion a global alliance’ on a transition to coal-free power generation   The UK has committed to a programme that will phase coal out of all electricity generation by 2025. Canada has also said it will close its coal power stations by 2030, and both countries are ...

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Campaign urges people to recycle dead batteries


      Major high street retailers have joined forces to encourage people to recycle their used household batteries as a new poll revealed that more than half of respondents admitted they throw them in the bin. Asda, B&Q, Currys PC World, Marks & Spencer and Morrisons are all backing ...

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US opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord


The United States refused Monday to sign on to a Group of Seven pledge that calls the Paris climate accord the “irreversible” global tool to address climate change. The G-7 environment ministers issued a final communique Monday after their two-day meeting, the first since the United States announced it was ...

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Increasing ocean acidity could impact fish spawning

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A new study suggests that the increasing acidification of the oceans is likely to interfere with the ability of fish to reproduce. Researchers found that elevated levels of CO2, which make the waters more acidic, saw significantly lower levels of spawning. However, other mating behaviours of the same species were ...

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8 tips for summer gardening

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8 tips for summer gardening Our long, wet spring seems to have given way, at last, to the typical hot, dry summer. Gardeners now face a whole new set of problems. Since we can’t change the weather, let’s try and help our gardeners make the best of it. What practical ...

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A Town Demands Protection from Pesticides


Almost a year ago, National Geographic told the story of Aixa, now eight years old, who lives in Avia Terai, a town in Argentina surrounded by soybeans and other crops treated with pesticides. Included was a photograph by Marco Vernaschi that showed tumors and blotches covering Aixa’s face and body. ...

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