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Climate change sceptic to head up US Environmental Protection Agency

Scott Pruitt has been confirmed at the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – a body he sued more than a dozen times during his tenure as Oklahoma attorney…

Scott Pruitt has been confirmed at the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – a body he sued more than a dozen times during his tenure as Oklahoma attorney…

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Beached whale had 30 plastic bags in its stomach

Zoologists in Norway say a beached whale found off the country’s western coast earlier this week had more than 30 plastic bags inside its stomach.

Zoologists in Norway say a beached whale found off the country’s western coast earlier this week had more than 30 plastic bags inside its stomach.

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EDF accepts closure of France's oldest nuclear plant

EDF has finally voted to begin the process of closing France’s oldest nuclear plant after accepting a government compensation plan.

EDF has finally voted to begin the process of closing France’s oldest nuclear plant after accepting a government compensation plan.

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First footage of a new species of seadragon alive in the wild

The ruby seadragon, a new species of animal, has been filmed alive for the first time by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San…

The ruby seadragon, a new species of animal, has been filmed alive for the first time by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San…

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What are European cities doing to tackle sky-high air pollution?

As Paris steps up its crackdown on the city’s worst-polluting vehicles (in French), Euronews looks at what other European cities are doing to tackle the deadly…

As Paris steps up its crackdown on the city’s worst-polluting vehicles (in French), Euronews looks at what other European cities are doing to tackle the deadly…

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The Australian feral feline epidemic

A recent report highlights the extent of the deadly impact feral cats have on native Australian species

A recent report highlights the extent of the deadly impact feral cats have on native Australian species

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Watch: Polar bear cam shows Arctic plight

Scientists equip a female polar bear on the ice sheet of the Beaufort Sea with a camera to understand how polar bears live with diminishing ice cover

Scientists equip a female polar bear on the ice sheet of the Beaufort Sea with a camera to understand how polar bears live with diminishing ice cover

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ChemChina, Syngenta work to appease EU competition watchdog

ChemChina and the Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngentahave responded to concerns by the EU's competition regulator over their merger.

ChemChina and the Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngentahave responded to concerns by the EU's competition regulator over their merger.

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Iconic giant Sequoia tree collapses in California

A winter storm has felled California's iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree, an ancient Sequoia which is believed to have lived for at least 1,000 years

A winter storm has felled California's iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree, an ancient Sequoia which is believed to have lived for at least 1,000 years

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Smog levels drop in Madrid amid unprecedented traffic restrictions

There is good news for motorists in Madrid, with city officials deciding not to extend unprecedented anti-pollution traffic restrictions imposed on Thursday.

There is good news for motorists in Madrid, with city officials deciding not to extend unprecedented anti-pollution traffic restrictions imposed on Thursday.

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70 thousand baby turtles released into Bolivian rivers

A conservation effort in the Bolivian Amazon has seen over 100,000 baby turtles released into rivers, including the San Pedro and Itenez, located in the northeastern part of the…

A conservation effort in the Bolivian Amazon has seen over 100,000 baby turtles released into rivers, including the San Pedro and Itenez, located in the northeastern part of the…

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How to make millions heating empty sheds

In Northern Ireland farmers to factory owners are cashing in on a flawed scheme designed to encourage the use of renewable heating systems

In Northern Ireland farmers to factory owners are cashing in on a flawed scheme designed to encourage the use of renewable heating systems

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Beard of bees

Egyptian beekeeper Mohamed Hagras grows a “beard of bees” to demonstrate the usefulness of the honey-producing insects and to show that they aren’t aggressive.

Egyptian beekeeper Mohamed Hagras grows a “beard of bees” to demonstrate the usefulness of the honey-producing insects and to show that they aren’t aggressive.

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Giraffes "vulnerable to extinction"

Giraffes have become the latest animal to be considered as being “vulnerable” to extinction.

Giraffes have become the latest animal to be considered as being “vulnerable” to extinction.

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Trump picks 'climate change denier' for key environment post

President-elect Donald Trump has announced another flurry of people for key positions as he continues to build a Cabinet ahead of his inauguration on January 20.

President-elect Donald Trump has announced another flurry of people for key positions as he continues to build a Cabinet ahead of his inauguration on January 20.

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Chernobyl 'protected for a century' by new Confinement Arch

There were celebrations at Chernobyl on Tuesday because a feat of engineering has emerged from the ashes of its nuclear disaster.

There were celebrations at Chernobyl on Tuesday because a feat of engineering has emerged from the ashes of its nuclear disaster.

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A dire climate warning for the Arctic

A new study says the the Arctic is experiencing rapid change "beyond anything previously experienced" and in ways that will fundamentally affect both people and ecosystems.

A new study says the the Arctic is experiencing rapid change "beyond anything previously experienced" and in ways that will fundamentally affect both people and ecosystems.