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North Sea rocks could act as renewable energy stores, study finds

‘This method could make it possible to store renewable energy produced in the summer for those chilly winter nights’

At least 60% of wild coffee species face extinction

‘Some of the coffee species assessed have not been seen in the wild for more than 100 years, and it is possible that some may already be extinct’

Whales and turtles protected by endangered species act are recovering

More than three quarters of marine animal populations analysed in new study had shown clear signs of recovery

Alarm as global wildlife body to consider halting ivory trade bans

Exclusive: Conservationists alarmed as Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe seek permission to sell off stockpiles 

Trump county confronts administration over rising child cancer rate

Recent tests identified carcinogenic plume spreading underground from old industrial site in Franklin, as president rolls back environmental regulations

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Josh Gabbatiss How realistic is Michael Gove’s ‘green Brexit’ vision?

Analysis: The environment secretary has provided a tantalising vision of what Brexit could mean for wildlife and farming, but with three months to go there are still plenty of unknowns, says Josh Gabbatiss