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Evidence should be at the heart of climate-friendly policies, but there is real risk that political demands for ‘perfect evidence’ could actually undermine attempts to improve air quality. Credit: Shutterstock

Expert Comment: Let's bring the city centres back to the people

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Many new methods are emerging with potential. Rather than focusing on one or two options we should encourage a portfolio, so that we get to net zero quickly without over-relying on any one method - Dr Steve Smith Credit: Shutterstock

CO2 removal is essential, along with emissions cuts, to limit global warming - report

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Debris accumulating on Aldabra Atoll, a remote coral island and UNESCO World Heritage Site in the southwestern Seychelles. This photograph was taken as part of the Aldabra Clean-Up Project. Image credit: Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF).

New study shows that most plastic debris on Seychelles beaches comes from far-off sources

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A male lion photographed in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

Raising the minimum age of trophy hunted lions could make hunting more sustainable, new study finds

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water level in Yangtze river - Photo by Zhonghui Yao.

Compound extreme heat and drought will hit 90% of world population – Oxford study

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A herd of African elephants walking in single file. Image credit Shutterstock.

Satellite imagery reveals that wild African elephants choose paths leading directly to their favourite food

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A deep reef in the Seychelles. Image credit: Nekton 2022.

New study highlights urgent need to safeguard deep reefs - one of the largest and least protected ecosystems

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