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China's carbon pledge will require complete inversion of its energy complex

Country will need to kick addiction to coal and build eye-watering amount of wind and solar capacity China’s President Xi Jinping stunned climate action observers in a speech at the United Nations general assembly last week with a pledge to reach “peak carbon” before 2030, and drive down emissions to virtually zero by 2060. The pledge... go to Article >

Mercy on Every Side: Calvin’s Misunderstood Doctrine of Election

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ABSTRACT: John Calvin’s doctrine of election, though well known, is not well understood. Many assume they know what Calvin means by the doctrine without listening carefully to his treatment of it in his Institutes of the Christian Religion.... read more

SDG17, coronavirus, and the battle for a collaborative future

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SDG17's vision of a sustainable future driven by cross-border partnerships has been under siege for the past four years, but is a change coming in the way governments and businesses tackle global challenges? Back when... read more

Thousands of waterbirds flock to Australia's Lake Cowal – in pictures

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At approximately 21km long, Lake Cowal is the largest natural inland lake in New South Wales. After years of drought it began filling in March this year, and native and migratory waterbirds started returning to its wetlands. Above-average... read more

Why Biden calls Trump a 'climate arsonist' – video explainer

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Humanity is said to have just 10 years left to start seriously tackling the climate crisis before passing the 'point of no return' with multiple-degree temperature increases, rising sea levels and increasingly disastrous wildfires, hurricanes,... read more

We're so nature-deprived that even footage of wilderness lifts our spirits | Adrienne Matei

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Around 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. Simulated nature is better than none - but it’s not nature A recent study has determined that watching nature programming on TV or via a virtual-reality headset reduces... read more

'The way I am is an outrage': the Indigenous Brazilian musicians taking back a burning country

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A vibrant underground of rap, metal, folk and more is thriving among Brazil’s embattled tribes, who are standing up to Bolsonaro’s environment policies As Brazil’s world-acclaimed biodiversity turns to ashes, President Jair Bolsonaro has praised... read more

Wall of the wild: animals on the US-Mexico border – in pictures

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Mexican photographer Alejandro Prieto has captured the diverse wildlife threatened by Donald Trump’s barrier, winning a number of awards, including the Fritz Pölking prize, with his project Border Wall Continue reading... read more

Fruitless search for the long-leaved sundew: Country diary, 26 October 1970

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26 October 1970 It is not, perhaps, a sensible time of year to look for the red sundew as red and gold are now the dominant colours in the bog KESWICK: I wonder if most people realise how many hours one can spend in the countryside and see... read more

Tree of the week: ‘They say this oak was used for hangings’

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A sinister rumour is attached to this noble tree in Nottingham, but for the city’s young adults with disabilities, it represents something much more joyous Since Ian Jenkins started as a support worker at the Martin Jackaman Centre, a social care... read more

It's your regular Arctic death-spiral update with Brenda the Civil Disobedience Penguin | First Dog on the Moon

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This just in blah blah blah disaster disaster who is even listening any more? Hello?! Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are published Get all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise... read more

Revealed: the full extent of Trump’s ‘meat cleaver’ assault on US wilderness

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After four years of Trump, protected places such as national monuments and wildlife refuges have opened to oil drilling, new maps show – with more on the way Continue reading... read more