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26 February 2016 Only inside the European Union can the UK help fight global poverty

Homs has been destroyed by years of conflict. ‘Cooperation within the EU will be essential to tackling the humanitarian emergency in Syria, the migration crisis, and the wider issues of peace, security and development in the Middle East and north Africa,’ write Valerie Amos, Mark Malloch Brown and 22 others. Photograph: Andrew McConnell/UNHCR Letters The…

26 February 2016 Rare ‘superbloom’ blankets Death Valley in millions of yellow wildflowers

Heavy autumn rains have transformed the California park from salt flats and sand dunes to a colorful floral landscape not seen to this extent since 2005   ‘At first glance you are blown away by the sheer numbers of flowers, then on closer inspection the diversity of species will draw you in,’ said Alan Van…

26 February 2016 Tasmania’s bushfires: a human-made calamity on par with the razing of Palmyra’s temples Karl Mathiesen

Unesco says it is “not in a position to speculate about the extent to which global warming is responsible for this particular fire”. Earlier this month the Tasmanian premier, Will Hodgman, attacked “activists” for “almost gleefully capitalising” on the fires, which he said were “naturally caused”. But this ignores the unnatural rarity of these particular…

24 February 2016 UK fracking traffic would increase local air pollution, finds study

Number of tankers taking water to and from drilling sites would increase hourly levels of nitrogen oxide emissions by as much as 30%, says research A test drilling site for shale gas on the outskirts of Southport, Lancashire. Photograph: Alamy Shares Save for later The traffic generated by fracking in the UK would increase air…

24 February 2016 Heathrow 13 likely to become UK’s first climate change protesters to be jailed

Activists will be sentenced on Wednesday and have been warned of likelihood of jail time despite support of leading politicians ‘It is in the tradition of this country over centuries that people have taken direct action and it should not be one which receives a custodial sentence,’ said shadow chancellor John McDonnell. Photograph: Plane Stupid/Amer…

23 February 2016 Colombian court bans oil, gas and mining operations in paramos

Major environmental victory after loophole permitting operations in rare ecosystems is declared “unconstitutional”

23 February 2016 Chris Packham photographs the impact of litter – in pictures

TV presenter Chris Packham has unveiled a series of images exploring the impact of litter on wildlife and the natural environment. The pictures were commissioned by the supermarket chain Lidl UK, which will be donating £500,000 from the proceeds of its single-use carrier bag charge to a new initiative with Keep Britain Tidy designed to…

23 February 2016 295,000 US deaths may be prevented by 2030 with cuts to greenhouse gas

New paper finds that Americans who would otherwise die from lung cancer, heart attacks or respiratory diseases would be saved by reduction in air pollution

22 February 2016 University of Chicago professors urge fossil fuel divestment over climate change fears

More than 250 professors at the former home of Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders sign petition, but university resists over tradition

22 February 2016 Climate experts urge leading scientists’ association: reject Exxon sponsorship

James Hansen, Michael Mann and Kerry Emanuel among more than 100 researchers voicing concern over firm’s ‘complicity in climate denial’

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