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Weatherwatch: why Sri Lanka’s climate varies so much despite its size

Weatherwatch: why Sri Lanka’s climate varies so much despite its size

From the heat of Colombo to the relative cool of ‘Little England’, altitude is one factor With a land area..

‘It’s brutal’: Las Vegas cooks amid blazing heatwave – and it’s going to get worse

‘It’s brutal’: Las Vegas cooks amid blazing heatwave – and it’s going to get worse

Tourists line the air-conditioned casino labyrinths amid record temperatures – but many locals are not able to take cover indoors..

Country diary: a tale of two fritillaries

Country diary: a tale of two fritillaries

On the horizon, the pines are black – dappled emerald when the clouds allow. I am down on the forest..

The whale sentinel: two decades of watching humpback numbers boom

The whale sentinel: two decades of watching humpback numbers boom

He may have seen it tens of thousands of times before but when Wayne Reynolds spots a whale emerging from..

Net zero by 2050? Over our dead body, bolshie Nationals tell Scott Morrison | Katharine Murphy

Net zero by 2050? Over our dead body, bolshie Nationals tell Scott Morrison | Katharine Murphy

On Thursday morning, shortly after the resources minister, Keith Pitt, finished his “net zero by 2050: not on your nelly”..

Kiwi wars: the golden fruit fuelling a feud between New Zealand and China

Kiwi wars: the golden fruit fuelling a feud between New Zealand and China

It is the story of a global superpower, a smuggling operation, pestilence and a small hairy fruit. Ubiquitous on supermarket..

High greenhouse gas emitters should pay for carbon they produce, says IMF

High greenhouse gas emitters should pay for carbon they produce, says IMF

Companies with high greenhouse gas emissions should be subject to a carbon price of $75 a tonne of carbon dioxide,..

‘Human swan’ to make 3,000-mile UK flight to raise climate awareness

‘Human swan’ to make 3,000-mile UK flight to raise climate awareness

A woman dubbed “the human swan” has said she is feeling excited as she prepares to launch a world-first circumnavigation..

Belgium’s climate failures violate human rights, court rules

Belgium’s climate failures violate human rights, court rules

Belgium’s failure to meet climate targets is a violation of human rights, a Brussels court has ruled, in the latest..

The week in wildlife – in pictures

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Ants herd aphids to protect them from predators such as ladybirds, wasps and hoverfly larvae in the village of Povarovo..