Climate experts urge government to turn city roofs into wildlife havens and plant urban trees

Harnessing nature to protect homes from floods, droughts and heatwaves will save money, report claims


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Meghan Markle's lobbying fails as Joe Biden drops paid leave from infrastructure bill
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HGV driver shortages: My morning at the wheel of the road’s biggest beast
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Newcastle United offered the chance to sign Chelsea legend Eden Hazard as Real Madrid push for sale
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The top Greater Manchester news stories today - Thursday, October 28
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Double jabbed still spread Covid within their households - research
Double vaccinated people can still spread Covid amongst their households, latest research shows.
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Benedict Cumberbatch to play poisoned Soviet spy in HBO series
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Exxon CEO accused of lying about climate science to congressional panel
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Queen pictured in good spirits during virtual call after pulling out of climate summit
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Amazon reports sales and profit drop in 3Q
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Jamie Redknapp's scathing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attack as Man Utd labelled "a holiday camp"
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Crowdfunder BLOCKS contributions to Insulate Britain fundraising page that received £60,000
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'He hasn't got a leg to stand on!' Emmanuel Macron savaged by IDS over UK fishing threats
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Facebook Inc.: A look at other corporate rebranding efforts
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Nasser Hussain insists he would have taken a knee after Quinton de Kock apology
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Lake Erie is home to a giant ship graveyard: Nearly 2,500 sunken vessels litter the bottom
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Biden is headed to Europe for COP26, having narrowly avoided embarrassment
What the president achieved in Congress with the Build Back Better bill was just a potential victory, but an achievement nonetheless
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Manchester United told David Moyes is 'better manager' amid Ole Gunnar Solskjaer job pressure
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Andrew Cuomo: Misdemeanor complaint filed against former governor related to sex crime, court says
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Cop26: Polar research ship RSS Sir David Attenborough docks in Greenwich ahead of climate summit
Ship which public wanted to call ‘Boaty McBoatface’ will embark on first Antartic mission later this year
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Camilla 'imitating' Kate as she prepares to take place of 'world's most famous woman'
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UK's biggest single-day real ale charity festival facing axe after ONE local moaned of noise
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Review: Plush are the future of rock on debut album
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Neo-Nazi duo handed nine-year US prison terms over apparent attack plot
Judge rules pair intended to engage in terrorist activity in case that highlights broader federal crackdown on far-right extremismTwo neo-Nazi group members were sentenced on Thursday to nine years in prison each in a case that highlighted a broader federal crackdown on far-right extremists.FBI agents arrested former Canadian armed forces reservist Patrik Jordan Mathews, US army veteran Brian Mark Lemley Jr and a third member of a group called The Base four days before a pro-gun rally in Virginia in January last year. Continue reading...
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Manchester United have backed themselves into a corner over Solskjaer 'as Conte interest cools'
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Latest Greater Manchester coronavirus infection rates as cases fall in seven boroughs
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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney see Wrexham's reality but will chase Premier League dream
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GOP revels in Atlanta World Series after All-Star Game move
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T20 World Cup 2021 leading wicket takers: Top bowler standings - Shakib Al Hasan leads
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‘It doesn’t need to be the end of life as we know it, there is a way forward for us’ – Climate Assembly UK member
As Glasgow prepares to greet the biggest number of world leaders the UK has ever hosted, we spoke to Scottish supermodel and climate activist Eunice Olumide and Nadine Mulgrew, one of 120 people who took part in this year's Climate Assemblies.
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RRS Sir David Attenborough and Boaty McBoatface set for first polar expedition
Britain's new polar research ship was given a send-off in London today. This is the ship which the public, when polled, wanted to call Boaty McBoatface. That was overruled, in favour of the more regal-sounding RRS Sir David Attenborough.
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Civilians joining Ethiopia’s military to fight Tigray’s rebels amid new offensive
The Amhara region has become the frontline, and civilians are joining the militias to fight the Tigray rebel forces alongside the government.  
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Millions to be worse off next year due to inflation and tax hikes, IFS says
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On the road with the Welsh Ambulance Service facing intense pressure
The pressures on the Welsh Ambulance Service have got so acute that military personnel have already been drafted in to help. 
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Anger after France seizes UK trawler amid post-Brexit fishing rights dispute
Britain has said it will summon the French ambassador after a Scottish boat was detained off the French coast, in the escalating row over post-Brexit fishing rights.
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Remains of Lauren Cho, missing New Jersey woman found in California desert
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Danyal Hussein jailed for life for murdering sisters
A teenager has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 35 years for the murder of two sisters in a north London park.
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‘If we fail we will not be able to look the next generation in the eye’ – Nicola Sturgeon on climate crisis
We spoke to Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and asked her whether the problems faced by President Biden would make global progress on the climate more difficult
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COP26: Glasgow makes final preparations to host crucial climate conference
About 100,000 protesters, 30,000 delegates and 120 world leaders will soon descend on Glasgow for the climate summit. 
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