Environment

Climate protests break out worldwide ahead of UN summit in Madrid – National

Australians affected by recent devastating wildfires joined young environmentalists kicking off a global protest Friday demanding governments act against climate change. The “global day of action” was expected to see rallies in hundreds of cities around the world, days before officials gather Monday in Madrid for talks on the issue. Janet Reynolds in Sydney said …

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Two die in France and highway in Italy collapses as heavy rain batters region | World news

At least two people were killed in France and a landslide collapsed a stretch of elevated highway in Italy, leaving cars perched perilously on a precipice, as heavy rains pounded the region over the weekend, trapping travellers, downing trees and triggering mudslides and floods in parts of both countries. A 30-metre (100ft) section of highway …

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Coldplay: one vital step for sorting out their carbon footprint | Rebecca Nicholson | Opinion

Coldplay fans are bereft at the prospect of being unable to see the band’s new double album Everyday Life performed out in the wild, after Chris Martin told the BBC that they would not be touring it. Instead, the band will spend the next year or two figuring out how best to put on a …

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