No 10 says Brexit transition period will not be open-ended

Rebuttal follows leaked Whitehall paper revealing UK is challenging EUs 21-month limit Downing Street has insisted there will be a firm end-date to the Brexit transition period, after a leaked document revealed the British government is challenging the EU’s 21-month limit and proposing that the UK stays in the single market and customs union as […]

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The Norwegian island that abolished period: ‘You can cut the lawn at 4am’

Residents of Sommary, bright 24/7 in summer, say they want to do what we want, when we want The 350 residents of Sommaroy in the land of the midnight sunshine are hoping to free themselves from the autocracy of the clock by declaring the small Norwegian island the world’s first time-free zone. ” All over […]

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Vietnam incarcerates activist for 14 years for livestreaming pollution march

Hoang Duc Binh had posted footage on Facebook of anglers protesting following a huge chemical spill from a steel plant Environmental activism Vietnam incarcerates activist for 14 years for livestreaming pollution procession Hoang Duc Binh had posted footage on Facebook of anglers protesting following a huge chemical spill from a steel plant Associated Press Tue […]

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How cruise ships bring agonising demise to last Greek whales

Government promises action on crashes to avoid slaughter on busy shipping routes In an office up a steep hill in a seaside suburbium of Athens, a tiny blue light flickers from a computer terminal. Dr Alexandros Frantzis, Greece’s foremost oceanographer, phases it out. The lighting, he says, tracks marine traffic” in real period “. It […]

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IUCN red listing discloses wildlife extermination from treetop to ocean floor

Latest list shows extinction now threatens a third of all assessed species, from monkeys to rhino rays From the tops of trees to the depths of the oceans, humanity’s destruction of wildlife is continuing to drive many species towards extinction, with the most recent developments” red list” showing that a third of all species assessed […]

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Half of world’s oceans now fished industrially, maps reveal

Data gathered from more than 70,000 vessels shows commercial fishing now covers a greater surface area than agriculture More than half the world’s oceans are being fished by industrial vessels, new research reveals. The maps based on feedback from more than 70,000 vessels show commercial fishing covers a greater surface area than agriculture, and will […]

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Brazil: high-risk expedition to contact isolated tribe declared success

Thirty-person expedition, including Funai officials and a doctor, contacted and vaccinated 34 people from the Korubo tribe Brazil’s biggest and most ambitious expedition in decades to contact a voluntarily isolated indigenous tribe has been proclaimed a success after venturing deep into remote and inaccessible Amazon jungle. The rare, high-risk expedition aimed to prevent potential conflict […]

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Absolute hell: the toxic outpost where Mumbai’s poorest are ‘sent to die’

More than 30,000 slum residents have been forced to the critically polluted area of Mahul as the city clears land around a water pipeline and plans a bike lane to stop residents moving back Away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai, a sense of intense gloom pervades Mahul. The former fishing village to the […]

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They owned an island , now they are urban poor: the tragedy of Altamira

Construction of the Belo Monte dam has cast men, women and children who lived rich lives along the Xingu River to the outskirts of Altamira, Brazils most violent city. Here, to the sound of gunfire, they must live behind barred windows, and buy food with money theyve never had or needed before They owned an […]

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Amazon at risk from Bolsonaro’s grim attack on the environment | Fabiano Maisonnave

Climate Home: Menace to the rainforest and its people and an end to the Paris agreement are among the promises of Brazils presidential hopeful No more Paris agreement. No more ministry of environment. A paved road cutting through the Amazon. Not only that. Indigenous provinces opened to mining. Relaxed environmental law enforcement and licensing. International […]

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