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Microplastics discovered in ‘extreme’ concentrations in the North Atlantic

Within the Atlantic Ocean is the world’s only sea without shores, its borders defined by the currents of the North Atlantic gyre. The Sargasso Sea takes its name from sargassum, a free-floating golden brown seaweed that is a haven for hatchling sea turtles and hundreds of other marine species who use it to feed, grow […]

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Harry and Meghan branded hypocrites for using private jets

Environmental campaigners have accused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of hypocrisy after the couple used private jets to fly to the south of France and Ibiza in two trips just days apart. Prince Harry and Meghan, who have spoken out regularly on environmental issues, were photographed boarding a private jet with their three-month-old son […]

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July confirmed as hottest month on record

July this year was the warmest month ever recorded worldwide, satellite data has confirmed. The assessment was carried out by researchers at the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). Scientists say it’s the latest sign that Earth is experiencing unprecedented warming. Scorching heatwaves saw records tumble across Europe last month, with unusually high temperatures within […]

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Brazilian twins who were born conjoined at the head, separated

Conjoined two-year-old twin girls have finally been separated by surgeons in a 15-hour operation. Ysabelle and Ysadora Freitas, from Ceará, Brazil, were the first pair of craniopagus conjoined twins to be born in the country. This rare phenomenon meant the girls had separate brains – despite being joined at the head. But they shared blood […]