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World cools on global warming as green fatigue sets in

Independent: Public concern about environmental issues including climate change has slumped to a 20-year low since the financial crisis, a global study reveals. Fewer people now consider issues such as CO2 emissions, air and water pollution, animal species loss, and water shortages to be “very serious” than at any time in the last two decades, according to the poll of 22,812 people in 22 countries including Britain and the US. Despite years of studies showing the impact of global warming on the planet,...

The 100 species at risk of extinction – because Man has no use for them

Independent: The spoon-billed sandpiper, three-toed sloth and a long-beaked echidna named after Sir David Attenborough are among the 100 most endangered species in the world, according to a new study. The list of at-risk species has been published as conservationists warn that rare mammals, plants and fungi are being sacrificed as their habitats are appropriated for human use. More than 8,000 scientists from the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) helped...