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Tanya Plibersek confirms new environmental protection agency to enforce conservation laws

Could Cumbria coal mine be stopped despite government green light?

Our plastic ocean: infinite waste in boundless seas – in pictures

David Pocock and the Greens welcome Labor’s environmental reforms but push for more urgent action

Why knowing your neighbors could save you in the next climate disaster

Tim Farron calls approval of first UK coalmine in 30 years ‘daft’

Poor performance now ‘the norm’ for some UK water firms, warns Ofwat

‘Extractivism’ is destroying nature: to tackle it Cop15 must go beyond simple targets | Rosemary Collard and Jessica Dempsey

Animals Farmed: China’s pig skyscraper, lab-grown meat and egg shortages


World close to ‘irreversible’ climate breakdown, warn major studies

Indian spiritualist Sadhguru on 100-day motorbike mission to save soil

Climate limit of 1.5C close to being broken, scientists warn

Current emissions pledges will lead to catastrophic climate breakdown, says UN

Shut down fossil fuel production sites early to avoid climate chaos, says study

The IPCC climate crisis report asks: what is at stake? In short, everything

Give legal rights to animals, trees and rivers, say experts

Almost 70% of animal populations wiped out since 1970, report reveals

Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040

Spain and Portugal suffering driest climate for 1,200 years, research shows