Environment

The Week Unwrapped: Floating cities, ADHD and £100k speeches
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The Week Unwrapped: Floating cities, ADHD and £100k speeches

What is seasteading? Why are being prescribed video games? And what can we learn from a £100,000 speech?
26 Jun 2020
Fact check: is PPE causing an environmental pandemic?
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Fact check: is PPE causing an environmental pandemic?

Millions of masks, gloves and hand-sanitiser bottles are piling up in oceans
12 Jun 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Alcohol, furlonteering and sewage
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The Week Unwrapped: Alcohol, furlonteering and sewage

Why are South Africa’s hospitals overflowing? Should furloughed staff be working for free? And why are British beaches still not clean?
12 Jun 2020
Russia battles to clean up ‘worst ever’ oil spill in Arctic
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Russia battles to clean up ‘worst ever’ oil spill in Arctic

State of emergency declared following leakage of more than 21,000 tons of diesel in Siberia
11 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: Brits pride in past not matched by future
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Instant Opinion: Brits pride in past not matched by future

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 21 May
21 May 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘women the stronger sex’ in Covid-19 crisis
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Instant Opinion: ‘women the stronger sex’ in Covid-19 crisis

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 18 May
18 May 2020
Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 May
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Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 May

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
15 May 2020
Could heat tolerant algae save coral reefs?
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Could heat tolerant algae save coral reefs?

Scientists have ‘trained’ microalgae to tolerate higher sea temperatures
14 May 2020
Coronavirus: how the pandemic will change city life forever
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Coronavirus: how the pandemic will change city life forever

Rural regions may be released from lockdown earlier than urban areas
7 May 2020
Instant Opinion: Dominic Cummings’s critics ‘simply deluded’
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Instant Opinion: Dominic Cummings’s critics ‘simply deluded’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 1 May
1 May 2020
Is lower air pollution under lockdown saving lives?
Easter snow predicted for parts of Britain
In Depth

Is lower air pollution under lockdown saving lives?

Europe-wide study says effects are equivalent to ‘everyone stopping smoking’
30 Apr 2020
German zoo prepares to feed animals to each other
Neumunster Zoo in Germany
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German zoo prepares to feed animals to each other

Neumunster zoo, deprived of its income from visitors by Covid-19, is running out of the funds it needs
16 Apr 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Radiation, Rwanda and revisionism
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The Week Unwrapped: Radiation, Rwanda and revisionism

Why is radiation spiking near Chernobyl? How many bodies are yet to be found in Rwanda? And why has Prague removed a Soviet statue?
10 Apr 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Happiness, coral and gay Singapore
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The Week Unwrapped: Happiness, coral and gay Singapore

Can we learn to be more joyful? Are the world’s coral reefs doomed? And why is gay sex still illegal in Singapore?
3 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: British environment flourishing during lockdown
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Coronavirus: British environment flourishing during lockdown

New data shows huge drop in air pollution in UK cities
2 Apr 2020
What is #BlossomWatch?
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What is #BlossomWatch?

Charity launches campaign to lift Britons’ spirits by emulating Japan’s hanami custom
27 Mar 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Virtual protest, RuPaul and rhinos
An angry rhinoceros has attacked a car in a Mexican safari park
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The Week Unwrapped: Virtual protest, RuPaul and rhinos

How do you march if you’re in self-isolation? Is RuPaul really an oil baron? And are rhino numbers heading in the right direction?
27 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: how Britain will be forever changed
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Coronavirus: how Britain will be forever changed

Long-term effects of pandemic could include government spending, remote working and lower pollution
23 Mar 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Tree power, official weed and skywriting
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The Week Unwrapped: Tree power, official weed and skywriting

Could leaves power the homes of the future? Why isn’t legal cannabis catching on? And will British skies soon fill with messages?
20 Mar 2020
Why everyone’s talking about white giraffes
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Why everyone’s talking about white giraffes

Just one of the rare creatures remains in existence after poachers kill mother and her calf
11 Mar 2020
Weather warning: threat to life as rains deluge UK
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Weather warning: threat to life as rains deluge UK

North-west England, Wales and parts of the west country experiencing heavy rainfall
10 Mar 2020
E10: what difference will ‘green petrol’ make?
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E10: what difference will ‘green petrol’ make?

Government hopes to make more eco-friendly fuel the standard from 2021
4 Mar 2020
Dark Waters: is pollution threat a ‘ticking timebomb’?
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Dark Waters: is pollution threat a ‘ticking timebomb’?

New Mark Ruffalo film is helping to popularise the story of PFAS pollution
26 Feb 2020
What Greta Thunberg is doing in the UK this week
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What Greta Thunberg is doing in the UK this week

Teen climate crisis activist to lead march through Bristol
24 Feb 2020
Will your heating get more expensive under new fuel ban?
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Will your heating get more expensive under new fuel ban?

Owners of wood-burning stoves and open fires will be affected by government clean air plans
21 Feb 2020
What to do in the event of a flood
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What to do in the event of a flood

More than 400 homes and businesses in UK are flooded. Here’s how to cope
18 Feb 2020
Business Unwrapped: beyond zero carbon
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Business Unwrapped: beyond zero carbon

Will businesses of the future have to be carbon-negative, not just carbon-neutral?
18 Feb 2020
Will Met Office supercomputer finally end UK weather chaos?
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Will Met Office supercomputer finally end UK weather chaos?

New forecasting project will cost £1.2bn of public money
17 Feb 2020
Storm Dennis: what do flood warnings and alerts mean?
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Storm Dennis: what do flood warnings and alerts mean?

Record number of alerts in place after second storm in seven days causes chaos
17 Feb 2020
Can BP become carbon neutral?
BP CEO Bernard Looney
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Can BP become carbon neutral?

The oil giant has said it’s aiming for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050
13 Feb 2020
Storm Dennis: what we know
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Storm Dennis: what we know

More wet and windy weather set to hit UK just a week after Storm Ciara
12 Feb 2020
Britain hit by ‘storm of the century’ - in pictures
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Britain hit by ‘storm of the century’ - in pictures

Strong winds help plane set new subsonic record from New York to London
10 Feb 2020
Boris Johnson’s record on climate change
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Boris Johnson’s record on climate change

Sacked former minister says PM ‘doesn’t really get’ global warming
4 Feb 2020
Petrol and diesel car ban: what you need to know
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Petrol and diesel car ban: what you need to know

Government brings forward deadline to 2035 in bid to boost electric vehicle sales
4 Feb 2020
What Brexit means for animals
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What Brexit means for animals

UK wildlife at greater risk thanks to post-Brexit regulation gaps, claim charities
3 Feb 2020
Who owns Antarctica?
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Who owns Antarctica?

Continent threatened by global warming and exploitation of natural resources
31 Jan 2020