Thousands of hard-up older people in the UK are being given a stark choice: Sign up to a ‘second mortgage’ with the government, or lose some of the financial help you receive.
Low-income UK households at risk
New figures showing family income is on the rise in Italy are further bolstering the case that the country may be in an economic recovery, but the expanding gap between the country's richest and poorest residents shows the recovery is not helping everyone.
Why Italy poverty growing when family income rises
The space for civil society organizations is shrinking around the world, with particular impacts on women activists and human rights defenders who face additional barriers due to their gender.
Women fight for a voice, space in civil society
Some people who reject the conclusions of climate science claim that the existence of any remaining uncertainty means few or no actions need be taken to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
Warmest climate models might be most accurate
It's official: 2017 is the deadliest and most destructive year on record for wildfires in California. Dry conditions, high temperatures, roaring winds and bone-dry trees and brush are all factors responsible for the devastation. But one underlying question is how much of a roll has climate change played?
Is climate change responsible for wildfires California wildfires?
Websites and apps will be subject to a tough new code of practice in the UK to protect children’s privacy online following a cross-party campaign in the House of Lords to prevent young people’s internet activity being monitored.
Tough code of practice for Britain’s websites aim to protect children online
To the south of the Amazon basin lies a huge savannah known as the Cerrado. Once a mix of grassland and forest, much of the Cerrado has now been transformed into the vast soy farms and cattle ranches that have made Brazil an agricultural superpower. There is also plenty of untouched land – but protecting it requires a new approach to deforestation.
Brazil’s Cerrado forests won’t be saved by corporate pledges on deforestation
The world's energy companies are being increasingly enticed by liquefied natural gas, thanks to an expected rise in global demand and the fuel's flexibility when compared to costly, long-term pipeline projects.
Liquefied gas proving to be a natural for energy firms
Hidden amid the international outrage sparked by Donald Trump’s latest foray into Middle-Eastern politics, the world’s environment ministers were quietly agreeing a UN resolution that could prove the ‘tipping point’ in the battle against plastic pollution in our oceans.
UN resolution could be 'tipping point' in battle to rid oceans of plastic
Fixated on those all-important energy ratings when buying a washing machine or dishwasher?
Pouring cold water on energy myths

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