New Nissan Leaf has one-pedal driving mode for both accelerating and braking
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New Nissan Leaf has one-pedal driving mode for both accelerating and braking

Updated electric car has longer range, more power and sleeker design, while undercutting rivals from…

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Late summer flowers make crucial refuelling stops for the insects
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Late summer flowers make crucial refuelling stops for the insects

New Forest, Hampshire Marsh flowers provide nectar for a long list of species, from marmalade…

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Time to give up the pot: why it’s much better to plant in the ground
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Time to give up the pot: why it’s much better to plant in the ground

Russia begins cleaning up the Soviets’ top-secret nuclear waste dump
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Russia begins cleaning up the Soviets’ top-secret nuclear waste dump

When the Soviet Union collapsed a vast store of spent nuclear fuel was abandoned in…

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The latest threat to Antarctica: an insect and plant invasion
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The latest threat to Antarctica: an insect and plant invasion

Rise in tourism and warmer climate bring house flies – and the growth of mosses…

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Climate change is turning Antarctica green, say researchers
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Climate change is turning Antarctica green, say researchers

Sweet-scented scurvy-grass is a spring tonic in every sense
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Sweet-scented scurvy-grass is a spring tonic in every sense

South Uist The bitter leaves of this hardy little plant once provided a welcome dose…

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Two wildlife rangers killed by poachers in Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Two wildlife rangers killed by poachers in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Joël Meriko Ari and Gerome Bolimola Afokao discovered a group of men with a freshly…

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The pressing need for nuclear disarmament
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The pressing need for nuclear disarmament

Letters: Paul Mason is right that we should speak out; we should also ask our…

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Young midwestern farmers want to grow sustainable food – but they need help
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Young midwestern farmers want to grow sustainable food – but they need help

Midwestern states are the second leading producers of crops and livestock behind California. But young…

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Paichit – the baby elephant saved from a palm oil plantation in Indonesia
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Paichit – the baby elephant saved from a palm oil plantation in Indonesia

Orphaned at a few months old and nursed back to health by a local wildlife…

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‘Airpocalypse’ smog events in China linked to melting ice cap, research reveals
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‘Airpocalypse’ smog events in China linked to melting ice cap, research reveals

Stagnant weather caused by fast-melting Arctic ice helped create conditions for China’s recent extreme air…

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Elon Musk: I can fix South Australia power network in 100 days or it’s free
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Elon Musk: I can fix South Australia power network in 100 days or it’s free

The Tesla founder says he can build a 100MW battery storage farm within 100 days…

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Libya falls back into civil war as rival sides fight to control oil terminals
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Libya falls back into civil war as rival sides fight to control oil terminals

Conflict sparked by Benghazi Defence Brigade’s capture from Libyan National Army of terminals at Sidra…

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Safe toilets help flush out disease in Cambodia’s floating communities
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Safe toilets help flush out disease in Cambodia’s floating communities

Open defecation in villages on Tonlé Sap lake contributes to sickness, pollution and drownings. Now,…

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Parks are a huge asset, and we need to value them for the 21st century
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Parks are a huge asset, and we need to value them for the 21st century

Our green spaces are shrinking, despite all the benefits they give us. If we want…

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UK offshore wind ‘will lower energy bills’ more than nuclear
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UK offshore wind ‘will lower energy bills’ more than nuclear

RenewableUK chief says windfarms could offer cheaper prices than the rates government has agreed with…

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Hundreds of whales die in mass stranding on New Zealand beach
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Hundreds of whales die in mass stranding on New Zealand beach

Urgent plea issued for locals to drop work and school commitments and head to the…

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After the Women’s March: six mass US demonstrations to join this spring
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After the Women’s March: six mass US demonstrations to join this spring

Organizers across the US are riding the momentum of the post-inauguration march to mobilize in…

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Is the Swedish deputy PM trolling Trump with this all-female photo?
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Is the Swedish deputy PM trolling Trump with this all-female photo?

Isabella Lovin signs bill surrounded by women colleagues, apparently a reference photos of Trump signing…

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