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Britain must change how land is used to meet climate goal: advisers
Britons should plant many more trees, eat less meat, cut food waste and restore peatlands if the country is to meet its climate target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, the government's climate advisers said on Thursday.

Norway court to rule in Arctic oil drilling case
An Oslo appeals court will on Thursday rule on a lawsuit that seeks to stop Norway's plans for more oil exploration in the Arctic on the grounds that it violates people's right to a healthy environment.

Australia's bushfire danger flares up as Sydney faces scorching heat
Soaring temperatures are set to stoke simmering bushfires in Australia's southeast on Thursday, with Sydney forecast to hit 41 degrees Celsius (105.8 Fahrenheit) following a few days of cooler weather.

U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with 'forever chemicals': environment watchdog
The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group.

Peruvian indigenous group wins suit to block oil exploration in Amazonian region
A Peruvian judge ruled that the government exclude an indigenous region of the Amazon near the border with Brazil from any oil exploration and exploitation, a legal group said on Wednesday, in a win for native communities that have long fought against oil and mining projects on their land.

Factbox: Climate change plans of the leading U.S. Democratic candidates
The leading Democratic candidates all believe climate change is an existential threat to the planet and have vowed to bring U.S. greenhouse gas emissions down to net-zero by 2050.

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 strikes near Kirkagac, Turkey: USGS
An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 has struck near the Turkish town of Kirkagac on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Conservationists try to save underfed lions in Sudanese wildlife park
Conservationists in Sudan are trying to save four lions they say have been underfed and neglected in a wildlife park in the capital Khartoum, after one lion died earlier this week.

Maltreated tigers and lions, rescued from Guatemala circuses, arrive in South Africa
Twenty-one lions and tigers rescued from Guatemala arrived at a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa on Tuesday after an animal conservation and protection group said they endured years of severe confinement and maltreatment.

Siemens CEO says advised Trump to talk to young climate activists
The chief executive of Siemens had some advice for U.S. President Donald Trump over dinner in Davos, engage in dialogue with young climate activists.

 

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