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World ill-prepared to stop climate crisis reversing progress on health, says study

The climate crisis threatens to roll back decades of progress towards better health and governments are ill-prepared to stop it, the World Meteorological Organization has said.

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Climate activists dye iconic Italian fountain water black

A group of climate activists in Italy have poured what they described as “a charcoal-based black liquid” into the water of Rome’s famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) – to “sound the alarm about the black future that awaits humanity.”

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Pollen bomb! Six ways to fight hay fever this spring, from vitamin D to making new friends

Air pollution and the climate crisis are making pollen even more of a menace. Here’s how to stop your eyes itching and nose streaming.

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‘They are despairing’: climate crisis weighs heavy on mental health of young Australians

Report shows anxiety over the environment is prominent among teenagers, such as Ruby Bron who feels ‘helpless’ about the future.

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‘From bad to worse’: Drought puts Kenya’s hospitals under pressure

The number of people in Kenya facing severe hunger is expected to rise to 5.4 million this year, particularly in the north of the country, where about 95% of surface water sources have dried up.

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Ministers ‘run scared’ of targeting meat consumption in land use strategy

The government has been accused of being “pathetically nervous” about encouraging the public to eat less meat after excluding the aim from a key strategy.

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George Monbiot: My burning shame; I fitted my house with three wood-burning stoves

Wood burners are incredibly bad for the environment – and flood our homes with toxins, too. I wish I’d known that in 2008.

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