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Scientists propose an innovative new biodiversity target

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After shortfalls in tackling the biodiversity crisis, and an increase in pressure to save threatened species, environmental policy experts have teamed up to propose a new...

Post-pandemic plans for a green future

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In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, 207 business leaders have called for measures to sustain a greener future post-pandemic. But what does this mean for economic...

Tree loss progressing at an alarming rate

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Patrick Harland discusses how an area of primary forest the size of a football pitch was lost every six seconds in 2019. ...

India cuts CO2 emissions for first time in decades

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Characterised by dust, smog and smoke, India’s bustling streets are known for its air pollution. But with a downturn in the demand for coal power in light of the pandemic,...

The global fight against Earth’s sixth mass extinction

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Given the biodiversity crisis faced by our planet, conservation has never been so important. Currently, we are undergoing biodiversity decline at a rate of tens to hundreds of...

Wales planning to ban all single-use plastics from 2021

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The Welsh Government revealed plans earlier this week to ban a wide range of single-use plastics, a proposal expected to be passed into legislation following an upcoming...

Is planting a tree really helpful?

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Elizabeth Meade debates whether planting a tree is really the best thing for the environment....

New study to investigate traffic’s impact on hedgehogs

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Elizabeth Meade on a study from NTU on the impact of traffic on hedgehogs...

Blue whale counts could be on the rise

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Kristina Flexman on whether there is still hope for one of the world's most endangered species...

Ouseburn goes ‘plastic-free’

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Em Richardson shares how Ouseburn has become the first community in Newcastle to achieve 'plastic-free' status...