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Climate change: Consumer pose ‘growing threat’ to tropical forests

Climate change: Consumer pose ‘growing threat’ to tropical forests

Science
Getty ImagesRising imports in wealthy countries of coffee, cocoa and other products are a "growing threat" to forests in tropical regions according to a new study.Research shows consumer behaviour in the UK and other rich nations is responsible for the loss of almost 4 trees per person per year.Increasing numbers of trees are now being planted in the developed world, the authors say.But imports of products linked to deforestation undermine these efforts.This growing international trade is doing more harm than good for climate and for biodiversity say the researchers. The real reason humans are the dominant speciesGreen Homes Grant scheme to insulate houses axedWhy my Bangladeshi home could be lost foreverCanada's Supreme Court upholds national carbon taxAmong the world's forests, trees gro...
QAnon: The bizarre pro-Trump conspiracy theory growing ahead of the US election

QAnon: The bizarre pro-Trump conspiracy theory growing ahead of the US election

Technology
It has been described as a right-wing conspiracy theory, an emerging religious movement, and even as a domestic terrorism threat in one FBI bulletin - but what exactly is QAnon?Put simply, QAnon is a surprisingly popular hoax based on the cryptic posts of an individual or group purporting to possess inside knowledge of the Trump administration's secret fight against an evil global cabal. QAnon's followers (which include at least one Republican candidate for the US Senate) often disagree about very significant details of the conspiracy which they believe is taking place. Image: Members of QAnon regularly attend Trump rallies What details do they agree about?Generally they all believe that Donald Trump is fighting against a secretive an...
Gold has ‘growing potential’ to break $1,800 an ounce, says UBS

Gold has ‘growing potential’ to break $1,800 an ounce, says UBS

Finance
A mark of 999.9 fine sits on hallmarked one kilogram gold bullion bars at the Valcambi SA precious metal refinery in Lugano, Switzerland, on April 24, 2018.Stefan Wermuth | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesGold prices could "break the highs" seen earlier this year, after declining in March along with assets across the board, according to UBS Investment Bank's Joni Teves."There is growing potential (for gold) to break $ 1,800 (per ounce) in my view," Joni Teves, precious metal strategist at UBS Investment Bank, told CNBC's "Squawk Box Asia" on Monday. In the near term, the firm has a target price for gold at $ 1,790 per ounce.That comes as "investor interest continues to grow in this environment of uncertainty and negative real rates," Teves said.As of Monday afternoon Singapore time, the price of s...

Sports news LIVE: Growing calls for Premier League season to be cancelled with ‘difficult decisions’ to come, McClean fined for balaclava post, Ajax star out of coma

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news and updates on how the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the sporting calendar.. Headlines: Premier League clubs pushing to cancel season on ‘moral grounds’ – meaning Liverpool would be denied title The Premier League, EFL and PFA have warned ‘difficult decisions’ will need to be made […] talkSPORT
Wanted – volunteers to monitor Britain’s growing slug population

Wanted – volunteers to monitor Britain’s growing slug population

Science
Citizen scientists are being sought to help carry out the first survey in decades of Britain's slug populations.To take part, all that's required is curiosity, a garden, and a willingness to go out after dark to search for the likes of the great grey or yellow slug.The year-long research project will identify different slug species and the features that tempt them into gardens. The last study conducted in English gardens in the 1940s found high numbers of just nine species of slug. Many more have arrived in recent years, including the Spanish slug, which is thought to have come in on salad leaves. Less than half of the UK's 40 or more slug species are now considered native. Research assistant, Imogen Cavadino, who is leading the ...