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Why whales are climate change heroes

Let’s be honest – whales are awesome. As the biggest animals in the ocean, they need space to feed, breed and thrive. But only recently have we realised just how much our oceans also need whales, especially in the face of climate change.

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BP’s net zero carbon ambition includes lots more oil

BP’s new CEO is setting out his ‘net zero carbon ambition’ for the oil and gas giant. Bernard Looney wants the company to be seen as kinder and cleaner, committed to tackling climate change. But unless he pulls BP out of the fossil fuel business, anything else is just spin.

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Are fast food companies really going vegan?

Plant-based food has hit the mainstream, with major fast food companies like Burger King and KFC releasing vegan versions of their beef or chicken classics. But is this the end of beefburgers and buckets of chicken? Or is it just hype?

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Antarctic penguins are in trouble. Here’s how we can help them

Scientists are braving the freezing conditions of the Antarctic to count chinstrap penguins. But it’s not looking good – average numbers have dropped by around two-thirds since they were last counted in the early 1970s. Lobbying for ocean sanctuaries could help them recover.

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What does Brexit mean for farming, fishing and climate change?

The UK is leaving the EU. But what does this mean for environmental laws and standards? How are fishing, farming and climate change going to be handled from now on? There’s not much detail yet, but here are a few areas to watch as the government passes new laws and paves the way for future trade deals.