The world is ‘way off track to hitting either the 1.5°C or 2°C Paris Agreement targets’

António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, has warned ‘time is fast running out’

Plants ‘scream’ when being cut

Researchers from Tel Aviv University, Israel, have suggested plants stressed by drought or physical damage may emit high-frequency distress noises

Mayor of Venice blames extreme flooding on climate change

The island-based city has been hit with the highest water levels witnessed in more than 50 years

Equinor mobilises to clean up oil spill in Bahamas

The energy giant is working to clean up oil leaking from its South Riding Point terminal after it was damaged in Hurricane Dorian

Cyberattacks on London’s power grid ‘could cost £111m a day’

A new report suggests a cyberattack on the capital city’s electricity networks would be likely to disrupt more than 1.5 million people

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One million plant and animal species ‘now at threat of extinction’

A new report says suggests human behaviours means many of these organisms could die out within decades

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Extreme weather leaves Scottish farmers with £161m bill

A new report suggests an exceptionally hot summer and an unusually cold winter negatively affected livestock and crop yields

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Great Barrier Reef’s ability to recover from bleaching ‘ severely reduced’

Researchers say the number of new corals on the world’s largest reef system has plummeted by 89% since marine heatwaves in 2016 and 2017

Climate change is making church roofs all holy

The National Churches Trust says the shifting environment is damaging religious buildings across the UK

‘Almost half of all utility project groundwork puts workers at risk’

A new report says underground pipes and cables are often not properly mapped out before excavation work begins