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MEPs have been divided over banning the use of traditional meat terms for vegetarian and vegan products. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP via Getty

The European Parliament has voted by 379 to 284 to reject a proposed ban on using meat terms for vegetarian products such as vegan “burgers” or “sausa(...)

French prime minister Jean Castex  presenting the  France Relance crisis recovery plan for the economy. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty

The French word for recovery rhymes with France, which gave the government the snappy name of France Relance for an ambitious €100 billion Covid recov(...)

Campaigners warn that the new methods could cause unintended DNA damage with unknown consequences. Photograph: iStock

The European court has ruled that plants using new gene-editing methods must comply with the European Union’s directive on genetically-modified organi(...)

A parade float in Dusseldorf depicting  the exhaust scandal at  Volkswagen.  Photograph: Getty Images

German environmental and consumer groups have reacted with disbelief to a suggestion that taxpayers should pay for the cost of fixing the Dieselgate f(...)

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, scene of the world’s worst nuclear accident in April 1986. Photograph: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky/File

In the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear explosion in April 1986, the Irish embassy in Moscow sourced its food from Finland, State papers show. The docum(...)

Hungarian Greenpeace activists demonstrate against genetically modified organism food. Photograph: Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images

Nongovernmental environmental organisations, principally Greenpeace, have long been vocal in their opposition to genetically modified food. Their opp(...)

A worker unloads coal from a truck in Heilongjiang province, China. Coal-fired power plants are generally blamed as one of the chief reasons for China’s dire pollution problems. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

China issued 210 licences for new coal-fired power plants last year despite the central government repeatedly sounding the alarm on overcapacity, Gree(...)

Three environmentalists wear polar bear costumes as they take part in a demonstration near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, as the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) on Saturday.  Photograph: Reuters

The draft Paris climate agreement represents “the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era”, according to Kumi Naidoo, executive director at Greenp(...)

Oxfam activists  wearing masks depicting some of the world leaders outside the climate conference venue in France. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Frank McDonald in Paris Whatever the outcome of the Paris climate conference, environmental activists have vowed to step up their campaign again(...)

A revised negotiating text, five pages shorter than the previous one, was issued on Thursday morning to delegates at the COP21 UN climate change conference. Photograph: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

No agreement will be reached at COP21 in Paris without addressing the whole issue of loss and damage due to climate change, the poorest countries in t(...)

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