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17 June 2016 Eight pilot whales dead in mass stranding in Indonesia

Hundreds of fishermen and officials rescued 24 of the whales after their pod swam ashore in Probolinggo, East Java Rescuers measure the short fin pilot whale carcasses at Randu Pitu village beach in Probolinggo, East Java. Photograph: Sijori Imag/REX/Shutterstock Eight pilot whales have died after a mass stranding on the coast of Indonesia’s main island…

17 June 2016 Coal-fired power stations face closure to meet emissions target, says government agency

Australian Energy Market Operator also finds this would push wholesale energy prices up, but reduce consumption Yallourn coal-fired power station in Victoria. The Australian Energy Market Operator says such stations face closure to meet emissions targets. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images Australia’s coal-fired power stations will face early closure to meet 2030 emissions reduction commitments,…

1 June 2016 How fracking can contribute to climate change

Leakage of natural gas from drilling and pipework means more methane is entering the atmosphere Levels of pollutant gas measured from the top of the Swiss Alps have been rising since the start of large scale US shale gas extraction. Photograph: Eddy Risch/EPA

1 June 2016 Australian state MP admits eating elephant he shot in Zimbabwe

Shooters and Fishers MP Robert Borsak, who previously revealed shooting an elephant while on a hunting trip in Africa, says he ate the animal ‘but not in one sitting’ NSW Shooters and Fishers MP Robert Borsak with the elephant he shot while on safari in Africa.

1 June 2016 Forty dead tiger cubs found in freezer at Thai temple

Officials have removed 52 live tigers from Tiger Temple in ongoing operation after allegations of wildlife trafficking   Adisorn Nuchdamrong, the deputy director general of the Department of National Parks, stands by the carcasses of 40 tiger cubs and a bear found at the Tiger Temple. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Getty Images

26 May 2016 Australia’s dirtiest power station may be closed or sold, French owner says

Engie tells French senate committee that it plans to withdraw from coal-fired power generation and is looking at possible shutdown of Victoria’s Hazelwood power station Hazelwood power station in Morwell, Victoria generates about 6% of Australia’s electricity. Photograph: Meredith O’Shea for the Guardian

26 May 2016 Together we can end wildlife crime

Paula Kahumbu: A global alliance to end wildlife crime is within reach. Let’s start talking about how it can be made to work   Elephants crossing the Ewaso Nyiro river in Samburu game reserve, Kenya, on May 8, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Carl de SouzaCARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images Paula Kahumbu

26 May 2016 Body Shop ‘bio-bridges’ to regenerate forests and connect wildlife habitats

Programme in partnership with World Land Trust will create corridors of natural habitat to prevent threatened species from being cut off from each other   Monkey models placed on Westminster bridge in London to mark the launch of ‘bio-birdges’ make passersby curious. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

24 May 2016 The world’s largest cruise ship and its supersized pollution problem

As Harmony of the Seas sets sail from Southampton docks on Sunday she will leave behind a trail of pollution – a toxic problem that is growing as the cruise industry and its ships get ever bigger   At full power the Harmony of the Seas’ two 16-cylinder engines would each burn 1,377 US gallons…

24 May 2016 Why air pollution in schools is such a big deal – and what to do about it

About 3,000 British schools are in areas where air quality is poor, with those in poorer communities suffering more Children campaigning for more fresh air in Hackney, east London. Photograph: Kristian Buus

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