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Dick Potts obituary

Ecologist and conservationist who helped save the threatened grey partridgeDick Potts, who has died aged 77, did more to bridge the gap between conservationists, farmers and the game shooting fraternity than any other figure. He combined his training a…

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Red alert: Kofi Annan on the photos that capture our choking planet

From a masked Tokyo commuter in a crush to the plastic particles killing our oceans, the former UN secretary-general hails the photographers shortlisted for tonight’s space-themed Prix Pictet prizeWe are running out of space. Fly over Africa at night…

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Beijing hit by new air pollution crisis as huge sandstorm blows in

Dozens of flights are reported cancelled and residents urged to stay indoors to avoid breathing in dangerous particlesA putrid, nicotine-shaded mist loomed over Beijing on Thursday after a massive sandstorm slammed into the Chinese capital bringing the…

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Nissan launches British-made home battery to rival Tesla’s Powerwall

Sunderland plant to produce new and recycled batteries from electric cars to serve as home energy storage unitsBatteries that have powered electric cars around the UK will get a second life providing energy storage for households, with the launch this …

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Man arrested at airport with snakes, frogs and lizards in backpack

Russian en route from Brazil detained in Amsterdam after reptiles and cockroaches found in buckets in luggageCustoms officials have arrested a Russian man at Amsterdam’s international airport after dozens of poisonous snakes and frogs were found hidd…

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Spray on and printable: what’s next for the solar panel market?

Thin film technology is touted as a gamechanger for the solar panel market, but it’s not without drawbacksSpray on, printable and other new thin film technology looks set to provide a major boost to the global solar market.Currently being developed b…

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‘Nebraska is the last hope to stop the Keystone XL pipeline’ – video

After Trump’s revival of the Keystone XL pipeline project, some communities along its route are getting ready to fight back. Others see the US president keeping his promise to ‘make America great again’. The Guardian drove along the proposed rout…

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Soil erosion in Tanzania – in pictures

The Jali Ardhi, or ‘care for the land’ project, studies the impact of soil erosion on Maasai communities and their grazing lands. Photojournalist Carey Marks captures the changing landscape, its people – and the challenges they faceThe exhibition…

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Keystone XL: the final leg and the myth of Trump’s job promise

Part three: The Guardian’s pipeline road trip ends in Nebraska, where Trump has sold the project as a creator of ‘a lot of jobs’, but facts don’t support his claimsWords by Oliver Laughland, photos and video by Laurence Mathieu-Léger, graphics…

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Secretive spore shooter prized by gourmets

Wolsingham, Weardale We were about to give up when we spotted the first morel, its convoluted, toffee-coloured, cap not much larger than a golf ballEvery winter this gently sloping bank on the outside of a bend in the Wear is swept clean by flood water…

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