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aphids are taking their first flight 30 days earlier

Insects have ‘no place to hide’ from climate change, study warns

Insects have “no place to hide” from climate change, scientists have said after analysing 50 years’ worth of UK data. The study found that woodlands, whose shade was expected to protect species from warming temperatures, are just as affected by climate change as open grasslands.

protestors block the main preston to blackpool

Fracking plan ‘will release same C02 as 300m new cars’

The government’s fracking proposals would release the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as almost 300 million new cars, fatally undermining ministers’ obligation to tackle the escalating climate crisis, according to new research.

a grey seal pup in grass at donna nook nature reserve in grimsby

UK will miss almost all its 2020 nature targets, says official report

The nation is failing to protect threatened species; end the degradation of land; reduce agricultural pollution; and increase funding for green schemes, the assessment concludes. It also says the UK is not ending unsustainable fishing; stopping the arrival of invasive alien species; nor raising public awareness of the importance of biodiversity.

new homes built after 2025 will not be allowed to use gas heating

Low-carbon heating to replace gas in new UK homes after 2025

The move away from gas heating in new homes was given a cautious welcome by environmental groups, although they said the chancellor had to be more ambitious, systemic and radical if the government was to get to grips with the climate emergency.

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