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Pope Francis calls for end to 'relentless' Amazon Rainforest exploitation

Nicole Winfield and Christine Armario
The Pope has travelled deep into the Amazonian rainforest to demand an end to the relentless exploitation of its timber, gas and gold resources and the recognition of its indigenous peoples as the primary custodians to determine the future of "our common home".

Wagamama to stop providing plastic straws

Josie Clarke, Press Association Consumer Affairs Correspondent
The chain said the move would prevent seven million single-use plastic straws polluting the environment each year.

Take on Nature: Nature gives way to the new around the winter solstice

Stephen Colton
THIS weekend as we greet the turning of the year, leave an old friend or foe behind and embrace a new one, I reflect on the recent meeting of old and new in my garden, a coming together of sorts which captured the subtle change of mood in the natural world right now.

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