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As the string of record-breaking global temperatures continues unabated, June 2016 marks the 14th consecutive month of record-breaking heat. According to two US agencies – Nasa and Noaa – June 2016 was 0.9C hotter than the average for the 20th century, and the hottest June in the record which goes back to 1880. It broke
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The government’s cancellation of a pioneering £1bn competition to capture and store carbon emissions may have pushed up the bill for meeting the UK’s climate targets by £30bn, according to a report from the UK’s official spending watchdog. The National Audit Office (NAO) report, published on Wednesday, says the move has delayed by a decade
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Loopholes in the voluntary pledges by the biggest personal care companies to phase out polluting microbeads have been revealed in a report from Greenpeace, which says a legal ban is needed. Tiny plastic beads are widely used in toiletries and cosmetics but thousands of tonnes wash into the sea every year, where they harm wildlife
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Google says it has cut its vast data centres’ energy use by 15% by applying artificial intelligence to manage them more efficiently than humans. The servers that power billions of web searches, streamed films and social media accounts are estimated to account for around 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Google is believed to have
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Hull City have joined Sunderland in urging the Football Association to make a swift decision over the England manager’s job after confirming that Steve Bruce has held talks over the vacancy. Hull said no official approach was received from the FA before the governing body had “informal discussions” with their manager. The club is understood
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The Russian marathon runner Liliya Shobukhova, who blew the whistle on corruption between senior figures in the IAAF and Russian athletics after being banned for doping offences, has been ordered to pay back £377,961.62 plus costs to the London Marathon. That figure represents her total prize and appearance money for the 2010 and 2011 London
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