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Global warming slowdown probably due to natural cycles, study finds

Manmade warming in past decade has likely been offset by cooling from natural cycles in the Pacific and Atlantic – but effect will reverse in coming decadesManmade global warming over the past decade has probably been partly offset by the cooling effec…

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India’s tiger success story may be based on inaccurate census, says study

Reports that India’s tiger population has risen by a third in four years are based on an unreliable count method says a new Oxford studyThe accuracy of a recent census suggesting India’s tigers have increased by a third has been called into questio…

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David Attenborough calls on Chinese president to end ivory trade

Broadcaster joins a host of celebrities, MPs and conservationists who have signed an open letter to China’s president Xi Jinping urging him to act now to save African elephants from extinction, ahead of Prince Willam’s visit next month Continue rea…

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Siberian tiger video suggests species is returning to China, conservationists say

Video of a mother tiger and her cubs is a sign the endangered Siberian tiger could be making a comeback in China after it was largely wiped out over 65 year ago Continue reading…

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Minister’s claims that solar panels harm UK food security are false

Documents from environment secretary Liz Truss’s own department reveal they lack any data to back up claims used to justify removal of subsidies from farm land with solar panelsBritish food security is not being harmed by the spread of solar panels i…

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MPs’ pension fund at risk from fossil fuel investments, Caroline Lucas warns

Trustees ignoring risk of financial impact of companies not able to use their carbon reserves due to climate concerns, say a group of 11 MPs and two LordsThe £487m MPs’ pension pot is in danger of taking a financial hit due to the failure of it…

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Capita’s takeover of Defra science agency needs scrutiny, say Labour

Labour and Unions seek reassurances over Capita’s role in forthcoming Food and Environment Research Agency joint venture to ensure public science research is safeguarded against commercial interestsUnions and the Labour party have sought reassurances…

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UK spent 300 times more on fossil fuels than clean energy despite green pledge

Government’s export credit agency gave £1.13bn to ‘dirty’ energy operations abroad compared to just £3.6m to clean energy Continue reading…

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Zimbabwe defends plan to sell 27 elephants to China

Officials send experts to assess suitability of Chinese zoos as conservationists condemn plan to export wild elephants Continue reading…

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Landlords to be banned from letting draughtiest homes

New energy efficiency regulations could help around a million tenants who are currently paying £1,000 more than average on their energy billsLandlords will be banned from renting out England and Wales’ draughtiest homes from 2018 in a bid to cut ene…

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