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Radio Monsoon aims to ensure safety reigns among fishermen in south India | Nicola Slawson

With the rainy season approaching in Kerala state, a radio station is providing a low-tech forecast service to encourage 30,000 families to fish more safelyFor the fisherfolk of India’s southern state of Kerala, risking life and limb is part of every…

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UK’s rarest plants are at risk of extinction, charity warns

Campaign group Plantlife unveils list of top 10 endangered species and calls for better management of road verges that have become habitats of Britain’s floraSome of the UK’s rarest plants are at risk of extinction unless action is taken to look af…

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Birds on the battlefield: Country diary 100 years ago

Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 27 April 1917Reports of the arrival of the swallow are coming in thick and fast from all parts of the district; it is impossible to mention them in detail. A few straggled in earlier, but from the 16th…

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Giant redwoods brought to British shores on a tide of Victorian fashion

In woods across the UK, an imported American stands higher and broader than the trees that surround itA wooded ridge overlooking the Ouzel Valley in Bedfordshire has a remarkable set of trees sticking head and shoulders above the rest.Credited with bei…

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Winter returns to Europe with a vengeance

Farmers fear for crops after a week of frost and snow, while a persistent heatwave in India costs scores of livesAfter a very warm start to April, parts of Central and Eastern Europe reverted to winter mode over the Easter weekend and throughout last w…

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Michael Bloomberg to world leaders: ignore Trump on climate change

Former New York mayor defends Paris climate deal in new bookBloomberg argues states and markets will ensure US hits emissions goalsThe former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has urged world leaders not to follow Donald Trump’s lead on climate change…

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Jon Vogler obituary

My father, Jon Vogler, who has died aged 77, used his skills as an engineer to set up the UK’s first large-scale recycling system. In 1974, when recycling at home was virtually unknown in Britain, Jon designed a household scheme in West Yorkshire for…

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Energy bills: what’s the difference between Tory cap and Miliband freeze?

As newspapers alter their views on energy market intervention consumers must work out what it would mean for themIt’s not what you know but who you know. To prove the aphorism, compare the response to Theresa May’s promise to cap energy bills, and …

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Hillary Clinton in surprise Tribeca appearance for Bigelow elephant film

Defeated presidential candidate discusses The Protectors: Walk in the Rangers Shoes, a short VR film about the fight against poaching and the ivory tradeThe premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a hig…

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Trump: 100 days that shook the world – and the activists fighting back

Three months in, the future is totally unpredictable. But a dramatic fightback is under way. Four activists tell us how they are adapting to the new normalThe first 100 days of President Donald Trump: how has my life changed? First of all, there was th…

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