Flight risk: can we take the carbon out of air travel?

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“Flight shaming is not going to solve all our problems,” says Liam Megill at the start of another marathon day trying to make aviation history. “You can’t take a train to the [United] States, so instead we have to make flying sustainable.” Greta Thunberg demonstrated this week that you can travel long haul without burning…

Birders claim first sighting of brown booby in UK

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Hundreds of birders have flocked to Cornwall to seek what could be the first ever UK sighting of a brown booby. The large, yellow-footed seabird is usually found fishing in tropical waters on the far side of the Atlantic, around the Caribbean and Venezuela. A local birder reported seeing a suspected brown booby while he…

Latest fracking tremor believed to be UK’s biggest yet

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A large tremor that caused houses to shake has been triggered by the UK’s only active fracking site, amid rising alarm about the controversial practice. The 2.9-magnitude quake, recorded near Cuadrilla’s site near Blackpool on Monday morning, is believed to be the biggest fracking-related tremor seen in Britain. Operations at the Preston New Road site…

David Wallace-Wells: ‘There are many cases of climate hypocrisy’

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David Wallace-Wells is the deputy editor of New York magazine. In July 2017, he wrote a long-form essay about the dire prospects for human civilisation caused by the climate crisis. It became the most read article in the history of the magazine and led to a book, The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future,…