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  • US-WEATHER-FLOOD<br>A shopkeeper clears floodwater from her store in Brooklyn, New York on September 29, 2023. (Photo by Ed JONES / AFP) (Photo by ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images)

    New?York mayor dismisses claims he was slow to react as heavy rain causes major flooding – as it happened

    Eric Adams says anyone ‘caught off guard’ must have been living ‘under a rock’ after schools, homes, transport and roads were deluged
  • A general view of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon national park, Arizona.

    US?national parks set to close in event of government shutdown

  • A rig and supply vessel in the Gulf of Mexico,

    Biden to sell three oil and gas leases over five years, angering climate advocates

  • young people lying on the ground with signs

    Eighteen climate activists arrested for shutdown protest in McCarthy’s office

  • 6th Street Bridge over the Los Angeles River in downtown Los Angeles, California.

    Forever chemicals at former Nasa lab are leaking into LA River, say watchdogs

  • Orange tape and orange-and-white sawhorses across a two-lane road through a barren landscape, with Joshua trees and rocky outcroppings, under a bright blue sky.

    Revealed: Trump administration forced Joshua Tree to stay open during last US shutdown

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  • Person on a bike next to a van

    Sunak ‘backs drivers’ with curbs on 20mph limits and bus lanes

  • Dead dolphin

    Mass death of Amazonian dolphins prompts fears for vulnerable species

    Rising temperatures could be passing tolerance threshold for endangered animals as Lake Tefé reaches 39C
  • Stop Rosebank protesters

    Activists stage Rosebank oilfield protest outside offices of Labour frontbench

    Party urged to commit to revoking licence for site in North Sea and back comprehensive Green New Deal
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  • Fossil fuel companies ‘could have an amazing impact on accelerating decarbonization, but they’ve decided not to do it’, said Figueres.

    Exclude fossil fuel firms from Cop28 if they only want to obstruct, says ex-UN chief

  • *** BESTPIX *** Climate Activists Demonstrate In Lower Manhattan As NYC Prepares To Host The United Nations General Assembly<br>NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 18: Police gather as People involved in climate activism hold a demonstration in the Financial District of Manhattan to demand an end to fossil fuel funding by Wall Street and the American government on September 18, 2023 in New York City. The late morning protest, which wound through the area before ending at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York building, resulted in dozens of arrests on September 18, 2023 in New York City. The rally and protest comes as the United Nations Climate Ambition Summit brings world leaders to New York for the UN General Assembly. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

    Climate activists block Federal Reserve bank, calling for end to fossil fuel funding

  • The former US secretary of state Rex Tillerson, who was the chief executive of ExxonMobil between 2006 and 2016.

    New?files shed light on ExxonMobil’s efforts to undermine climate science

  • People standing in front of an NYU campus flag.

    New?York University will divest from fossil fuels in win for student activists

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America's dirty divide

  • A man with a mustache sitting next to a window, looking out.

    ‘The burns can cook them’: searing sidewalks cause horrific injuries in US

  • Joe Biden<br>President Joe Biden speaks on the anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act during an event in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    ‘It’s a beast’: landmark US climate law is too complex, environmental groups say

  • illustration of a person experiencing heat stress

    How?heat affects the body – inside and out

  • Gail LeBoeuf protesting with members of the Concerned Citiznes of St. John and the Coalition Agianst Death Alley in front of the Denka Plant on the fourth day of a march through Cancer Alley in front of the Denka plant .

    Revealed: Louisiana created alleged conflict of interest in ‘Cancer Alley’ case

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Our unequal earth

  • A very cute, healthy, pink adult pig with wide pointed ears, standing next to another cute adult pig, looks out at the camera over a low wire, appearing to be outdoors somewhere.

    From cage-free chicks to puppy mills and Avian flu: Republicans are trying to roll back animal protections

  • A middle-aged Japanese man dressed in jeans, a long-sleeved shirt and a ball cap leans over to feel the leaves of a strawberry plant. He stands in a field of bright green leaves.

    Working harder than ever: the last remaining Japanese American farmers

  • Yemi Amu at Oko Farms’ 10,000 sq ft plot, which is filled with beds of lemongrass, cabbage, okra, peas and peppers.

    ‘They’re sentient beings’: a new way of raising fish – and vegetables – in New York

  • reddish crops on slopes of mountain

    Sautéed seaweed and amaranth pancakes: how to cook three climate-friendly superfoods

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  • Earthworms in soil

    Earthworms help produce as much grain as Russia, say researchers

  • Marmots have long been beloved mountain inhabitants – this Himalayan marmot specimen was photographed in China’s Qilian Mountains, encountering a fox as it left hibernation. As the climate warms, more foxes are entering alpine marmot habitats.

    They kill their own parents, children and neighbours. Now life is even worse for the vicious alpine marmot

    The climate crisis has intensified the rodents’ bloodthirsty fighting. From a chalet high on the French-Italian border, scientists are documenting their battles
  • A man in a yellow hard hart and jacket with a small water tank on his back faces a line of

    In?the line of fire: Indigenous brigades battling forest blazes in the Amazon

    The photographer Victor Moriyama follows an Indigenous fire brigade as they try to fill the gap left by the Brazilian state in Rond?nia, one of the most deforested regions of the Amazon
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  • Two girls play on barnacle-covered rocks at SG?ang Gwaay in British Columbia, Canada

    An?end to plunder and pillage: how a First Nations nature reserve became a model for the world

  • scientists inspect a bird

    Galápagos Islands tightens biosecurity as avian flu threatens unique species

    • man cycles past construction equipment on the beach

      Property over people? New York City’s $52bn plan to save itself from the sea

    • A bronze whaler shark swims through a giant ball of sardines off the east coast of South Africa.

      Five amazing ocean sites to make the first protected high seas areas

    • Trawler fishing off the coast of Shetland

      Britain’s fish populations are in a ‘deeply troubling state’ – report

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  • File photo of a galah

    An?injured galah taught me that what makes something beautiful is also what makes it fragile

    Natasha May
    • What is the climate crisis doing to Australia’s weather extremes? A Coalition frontbencher gets it ‘patently wrong’

      Graham Readfearn
    • Artistry, romance and knavery in our garden: it’s the sublime satin bowerbird

      Nick Evershed
    • ‘What’s your favourite bird?’ is almost impossible to answer. I am always torn

      Sean Dooley
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  • A hummingbird hawk moth feeds on salvia in a garden in London, UK

    The?week in wildlife – in pictures

  • Backlit in black and white

    Hadrian’s Wall Sycamore Gap tree – in pictures

    The 300-year-old tree, set in a dramatic dip near crumbling Roman walls, drew photographers and tourists from all over the world until it was felled in a suspected act of vandalism
  • Brazil's supreme court blocks attempt to prevent Indigenous communities from claiming land


    'We made it': tears of joy as Brazil backs Indigenous land rights – video report

    Brazil's supreme court blocks attempt to prevent Indigenous communities from claiming land
  • Two toucans

    The?week in wildlife – in pictures

  • Rishi Sunak said the UK was adopting a more 'proportionate and pragmatic way' to reach its climate goals


    UK?still on track to hit climate targets despite net zero rollback, says Rishi Sunak – video

  • Rishi Sunak insisted the UK is on track to meet its net zero target by 2050 despite watering down green policies


    'You're making claims that aren't true': Sunak pressed on scrapping 'meat tax' proposal – audio

  • Ian Watkin’s photograph Can someone please let me out now, showing a fish embedded in a jellyfish

    Britain’s most stunning seascapes – in pictures

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