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The reason for the unusual location of Mount St Helens is becoming clearer
Most plants thicken their leaves in response to higher carbon levels in the atmosphere – a new climate change model reveals this could have a big impact on global warming
Not just the preserve of flatulent cows, methane is causing problems on a much wider scale discovers Marco Magrini
As the United States’ Supreme Court delays a landmark climate change legal case, young people in the US and across the world are demanding that their voices be heard and their futures protected 
Of Britain's 15 national parks, the New Forest is probably the one most synonymous with images of Autumn. Home to some of the country's most extensive areas of broadleaf deciduous trees, as well as open heathland, wild ponies and five…
The Treasury has announced that it is considering imposing a tax on the incineration of waste. The move would mark a fall in favour for a practice once considered a good alternative to landfill. Katie Burton visits an incinerator to…
Major earthquakes are triggering seismic activity half the world away
Marco Magrini finds that a warming world also means a more unhealthy one, not just for the planet itself, but for those of us living on it
Unchecked tourism is potentially reducing the number of cheetah cubs that survive to adulthood
A relocated military base in Okinawa, Japan will cause ‘irreversible’ damage to a rare ecosystem, say environmental groups
The ongoing recovery of the planet’s ozone layer is being significantly affected by volcanic eruptions
The Ocean Cleanup has launched System 001, a floating barrier designed to collect plastics from the ocean – but not everyone thinks that it’s a good idea
New videos reveal how plants respond to wounds, sending forth a wave of calcium to signal the need for defence
The recent heatwave had everyone longing for a drop of rain to break the sweltering conditions. But with future summers predicted to get even worse, knowing how to get the best from your water shots is increasingly vital
The demand for horseshoe crab blood – vital for testing new medical developments – is threatening the future survival of the species

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One of the problems in getting accurate climate science out there, says Marco Magrini, is that there are far too many people unwilling to hear
Italy is divided over the future of its wolves and bears
A Scottish tidal power project in the Pentland Firth has the potential to supply enough energy to power 175,000 Scottish homes

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