HS2 asks government to help it deal with rising number of protests

Boss of high-speed rail line says it is struggling to counter direct action that has cost…

Lawmakers punt deadline for bipartisan police reform deal

Lawmakers negotiating a deal on police reform have punted an end-of-June deadline and plan to keep…

Top insurers join Prince Charles to fight climate crisis

Taskforce led by Lloyd’s of London plans to expand coverage of greener projects and help countries…

Oil and gas donors gave over £400k to Tories before North Sea decision

Exclusive: payments in past year came as government decided on licences for new fossil fuel sites…

‘The water is coming’: Florida Keys faces stark reality as seas rise

Officials prepare to elevate streets despite financial shortfalls, amid recognition that not every home can be…

‘War in the woods’: hundreds of anti-logging protesters arrested in Canada

Activists seeking to halt cutting of ancient trees have chained themselves to trunks in remote woodland…

‘Less water means more gas’: how drought will test California’s stressed power grid

Earlier this month, the water level in Lake Oroville – California’s second-largest reservoir – was so…

Australia and 11 other countries lobby Unesco over Great Barrier Reef decision-making

Twelve international ambassadors to Unesco, including Australia’s, have written to the UN body to “share collective…

‘A lot of people are jaded’: Dems despair amid D.C. gridlock

Efforts to forge a bipartisan gun control deal in the Senate have fallen apart. A sweeping…

Democrats hurtle toward debt deadline without a clear plan

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure negotiations could get more complicated, thanks to the government’s need to keep…