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Al Gore viewing a selfie taken at the Paris negotiations in 2015.

Climate crusader Al Gore fears Donald Trump ‘is dangerous in terms of the climate crisis’

Brendan Montague
| 11th December 2017
Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement - making America the only country on earth to opt out of the climate accord. Al Gore is captured in the new film An Inconvenient Sequel looking distressed at the election of Trump in 2016. Here, one of the film's directors tells BRENDAN MONTAGUE how Gore made it clear that he fears Trump is a danger to our planet.

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A little egret.

Rare and wonderful UK birds facing extinction because of climate change - report

Brendan Montague
| 5th December 2017
Report warns many rare breeding birds are at a high risk of extinction in the UK, based on projections of how climate will become less suitable for these species. Climate change will provide opportunities for some species while others will be more vulnerable, according to the latest research. Migratory birds are arriving in the UK earlier each Spring and leaving later each Autumn. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports.

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Rooster

IKEA withdraws its commitment to gold standard welfare for chickens

Jack Alexander
| 30th November 2017
The Compassion in World Farming Good Chicken Award is being embraced by more multinational companies operating in more nations then ever before. But IKEA has just withdrawn from the programme in seven countries. JACK ALEXANDER reports on how IKEA's apparent lack of progress is completely at odds with the growing movement for higher welfare chicken production

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The Lemur Catta Face Lemur is one of many animals endemic to Madagascar, where over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth.

Ambatovy: a tale of reverse development?

Laurence Soustras
| 23rd November 2017
A planned nickel mine in Madagasca has led to numerous environmental problems, and whilst the mine continues to struggle the environmental concerns surrounding the project continue to grow. LAURENCE SOUSTRAS investigates.

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The evolution of armed conflict in Africa

Curtis Abraham
| 21st November 2017
For a generation the nature of warfare in Africa has evolved due to technological advances. The scale of destructiveness in modern warfare has increased. This has had a negative impact on wildlife and its habitats, which had traditionally protected wild animals and environments. CURTIS ABRAHAM reports.

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President Santos: environmental saint or sinner?

Catherine Early
| 20th November 2017
President Santos of Colombia has won awards for championing peace and biodiversity. He was in London recently to receive the Kew International Medal, the first head of state to be awarded the honour by the Royal Botanical Gardens (RGB) Kew. But not everyone is impressed, reports CATHERINE EARLY.

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COP23 is drawing to a close - but what will be its legacy?

Ukraine proposal to position energy companies at the center of climate action

Arthur Wyns
| 17th November 2017
The UN climate negotiations in Bonn have turned out to be of a very technical nature, with much of the Rulebook to be laid out that is needed to implement the Paris Agreement (PA) by 2020. Almost unnoticed, however, a proposal that is the first of its kind in UN history has been laid on the table at the end of the first week of COP23. ARTHUR WYNES reports.

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Re.ne(w) by René Garza is founded on the concept that resource sustainability is the responsibility of every individual - being conscious of both our actions and their impact.

Has fashion gone green - or is it still a wolf in sheep's clothing?

Wendyrosie Scott
| 15th November 2017
The annual British Fashion Awards are due to take place on 4 December this year at the Royal Albert Hall. The British Fashion Council, Vivienne Westwood and London Mayor Sadiq Khan launched SWITCH to encourage the British fashion industry to go green. But has it had any effect? WENDYROSIE SCOTT investigates.

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