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Ammonia pollution damaging more than 60% of UK land – report

Study finds most sensitive plant and wildlife habitats are worst affected, yet government has no clear plans to monitor impact WT24 Desk Ammonia and nitrogen pollution, mostly from farms, is harming more than 60% of the UK’s land area and hitting the most sensitive habitats for plants and wildlife hardest, a government report has found, despite there being no clear plans to monitor ...

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Heathrow third runway expansion plans revealed

Plans unveiled to lower M25 and reroute rivers as campaigners warn of environmental impact WT24 Desk The scale of the disruption from Heathrow airport’s expansion project has been revealed with the publication of detailed plans to lower the M25 for the third runway to cross, reroute rivers, replace utilities and relocate enormous car parks, The Guardian reports. A 12-week public ...

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Heat wave claims 70 lives across three districts in Bihar

No heat stroke deaths have so far been reported from Jehanabad and Arwal so far, as per the divisional office of the health department. WT24 Desk The 45°C heat wave sweeping across Bihar claimed at least 70 lives in the past 24 hours in three districts of the Magadh division, which includes Gaya, Aurangabad, Nawada, Arwal, and Jehanabad. There were ...

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Hundreds of dolphins have died along Gulf Coast since February, scientists say

At least 279 animals have been stranded, triple the usual figure, and 98% have died, prompting investigation WT24 Desk At least 279 dolphins have become stranded across much of the US Gulf Coast since the start of February, triple the usual number, and about 98% of them have died, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) said, AP ...

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Global heating will inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floods

New UK research predicts extremes of weather will hit food production WT24 Desk Global heating could bring many more bouts of severe drought as well as increased flooding to Africa than previously forecast, scientists have warned, The Guardian reports. New research says the continent will experience many extreme outbreaks of intense rainfall over the next 80 years. These could trigger devastating ...

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Greenpeace steps up BP oil rig drilling protest

Two more activists join protest on North Sea rig in Cromarty Firth as others appear in court WT24 Desk Greenpeace has escalated its protests against BP by putting two more activists on a North Sea rig in the Cromarty Firth, hours after the police removed other activists, The Guardian reports. The environmental campaign group said two activists boarded the Transocean rig ...

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Indian villages lie empty as drought forces thousands to flee

Sick and elderly left to fend for themselves with no end in sight to water crisis WT24 Desk Hundreds of Indian villages have been evacuated as a historic drought forces families to abandon their homes in search of water, The Guardian reports. The country has seen extremely high temperatures in recent weeks. On Monday the capital, Delhi, saw its highest ever ...

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Forest twice size of UK destroyed in decade for big consumer brands – report

Greenpeace estimates 50m hectares cleared by 2020, warning companies must evolve to prevent ‘climate breakdown’ WT24 Desk An area twice the size of the UK has been destroyed for products such as palm oil and soy over the last decade, according to analysis by GreenpeaceInternational, The Guardian reports. In 2010, members of the Consumer Goods Forum, including some of the world’s ...

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Government ‘funding fossil fuel-burning plants abroad’

Environment committee says UK is sabotaging its green credentials with overseas aid WT24 Desk The government has been taken to task by its own MPs for sending billions of pounds overseas to help build power plants that burn fossil fuels while claiming a climate victory on home soil, The Guardian reports. The environmental audit committee said the UK is sabotaging ...

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