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Supermarket giants in Thailand for prawn slavery talks

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Morrisons and Tesco join Oxfam and others to create a taskforce to tackle slavery and trafficking in the seafood industry . . . → Read More: Supermarket giants in Thailand for prawn slavery talks

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Volvo and Renault lead way as electric car sales double in EU

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50,000 plug-in vehicles sold in 2013, up from 22,000 in 2012, but electric models still tiny fraction of all new cars sold

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Delaying climate action will carry heavy economic cost, White House warned

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President’s council of economic advisers sounds warning over delaying EPA power plant rules in face of industry lobbying

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New Zealand’s ‘dramatic’ ice loss could lead to severe decline of glaciers

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Study says Southern Alps mountain range has lost 34% of permanent snow and ice since 1977

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Pangolins being eaten to extinction, conservationists warn

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Scaly anteaters are now the most illegally-traded mammal in the world, with all eight species listed as threatened

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General Mills joins climate change fight and requires pledges from suppliers too

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The company is the first major food company to commit to cutting emissions across its operations and supply chain, Oxfam says. The maker of Cheerios also plans to lobby for climate action

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Largest coal mine in Australia: federal government gives Carmichael go-ahead

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Adani’s Carmichael coal mine and rail project will dig up and transport about 60m tonnes of coal a year for export, sparking fears for the Great Barrier Reef

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Fracking push gets go-ahead across UK as ministers tighten safeguards

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Drilling will be allowed in national parks in ‘exceptional circumstances’ but ministers retain power to veto plans . . . → Read More: Fracking push gets go-ahead across UK as ministers tighten safeguards

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Companies proclaim water the next oil in a rush to turn resources into profit

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Mammoth companies are trying to collect water that all life needs and charge for it as they would for other natural resources

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Can ‘agroecology’ bring food security to Latin America?

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A home-grown, alternative approach to farming is bad news for pesticides, monoculture and food poverty in Brazil . . . → Read More: Can ‘agroecology’ bring food security to Latin America?

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