UK hits Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox with fines over private jet pollution

A parliamentary petition backed by 500,000 people failed to bar Donald Trump from the UK, but the controversial US presidential candidate and climate change sceptic now faces a new deterrent: a fine for the carbon pollution from one of his enormous private jets .

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Scientists anticipate birth of Cecil the lion's grandcubs

Son Xanda is spotted mating as public donation for Oxford University’s lion research work in Zimbabwe crosses $1 million

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Lack of diversity on boards of US oil firms 'increases risk' of bad investments

A “worrying” lack of diversity on the boards of major US oil companies increases the risks of “groupthink” and bad investment choices, according to a new report from the University of Oxford .

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Almost 7,000 UK homes will be lost to rising seas

Almost 7,000 homes and buildings will be sacrificed to the rising seas around England and Wales over the next century, according to an unpublished Environment Agency (EA) analysis seen by the Guardian. Over 800 of the properties will be lost to coastal erosion within the next 20 years.

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Geoengineering could offer solution of last resort against climate change

Fighting global warming by reflecting sunlight back into space risks “terrifying” consequences including droughts and conflicts, according to three major new analyses of the promise and perils of geoengineering . But research into deliberately interfering with the climate system must continue in search of technology to use as a last resort in combating climate change, scientists have concluded.

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Climate change is disrupting flower pollination, research shows

Sexual deceit, pressed flowers and Victorian bee collectors are combined in new scientific research which demonstrates for the first time that climate change threatens flower pollination, which underpins much of the world’s food production.

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Prescription drugs flushed into the environment could be cause of wildlife decline: study

New studies show antidepressants causing starlings to feed less and contraceptive drugs reducing fish populations in lakes

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Scientists warn mysterious ozone-destroying chemicals slowing ozone repair over Antarctica

Dozens of mysterious ozone-destroying chemicals may be undermining the recovery of the giant ozone hole over Antarctica, researchers have revealed.

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Fish oil could soon come from GM crop

Oils could provide feed for farmed fish and ultimately be used as a health supplement in human foods such as margarine

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Current rate of carbon emissions will double devastating El Niño weather events: study

Research shows world's most devastating natural phenomenon will occur once a decade under current emissions scenario

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First Apartheid, then arms dealers, now fossil fuel divestment movement emerging in UK schools

An international campaign to urge large institutions to dump fossil fuel investments reaches the UK this week, following rapid success in the US.

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NASA fuel cell tech will power Al Gore's London headquarters

Fuel cell converts gas into heat and electricity without producing carbon emissions

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The willful idiocy of alleged 'global temperature decline' is based on a mirage

The landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is crystal clear: human action is warming the planet and we're heading for big trouble if carbon emissions are not slashed. As Prof Tim Palmer, at the University of Oxford put it: "The report is further reinforcement that there is an unequivocal risk of dangerous climate change."

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Scientists warn that mass badger hunt could cause an illegal extermination of the whole population

England's highly controversial badger culls risk illegally wiping out every badger in the cull zones because the animals' numbers are so poorly known, according to one of the UK's leading badger experts.

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Leading climate scientist: Canada's tar sands makes climate change 'unsolvable'

Major international oil companies are buying off governments, according to the world's most prominent climate scientist, Prof James Hansen. During a visit to London, he accused the Canadian government of acting as the industry's tar sands salesman and "holding a club" over the UK and European nations to accept its "dirty" oil.

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