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Air pollution has major impact on children in sport, study warns

Breathe GB warns of damage to lungs and performance in survey of training groundsBritain’s future sporting performance could be hampered by air pollution because some UK training grounds are in areas with dangerously high pollution levels, a report has…

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Roger Federer responds to climate crisis criticism from Greta Thunberg

Credit Suisse closely linked with fossil fuel industry#RogerWakeUpNow has been trending on TwitterRoger Federer has issued a cautiously worded response to mounting criticism, including from climate activist Greta Thunberg, over his sponsorship deal wit…

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Rising temperatures could imperil future of Boxing Day Test cricket, report warns

Event may need to be played at night or in shoulder season as climate crisis exposes players and fans to unprecedented levels of extreme heatThe Melbourne Boxing Day Test may have to be played at night or moved away from Christmas to November or March …

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Morrison’s smoke and mirrors can’t hide cricket’s place in climate crisis

While bushfire smoke and extreme heat disrupt matches in Australia, the prime minister must offer more than photocalls In the last week of October, Scott Morrison got more involved with the Prime Minister’s XI match than most who have held the office. …

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Swell news for Tahiti as Paris opts to host Olympic surfing 10,000 miles away

Organisers criticised over environmental impact as site is thousands of miles from host cityThe organisers of the 2024 Paris Olympics have chosen Tahiti as the site for surfing events, arguing that the waves are more dependable than the French coast, d…

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Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel driving F1’s climate emergency plan

• Hamilton’s been talking with Chase Carey ’for nearly three years’• Vettel: ‘I would like to see some of the goals achieved sooner’Lewis Hamilton has said he wants to play a fundamental part in Formula One’s ambitious and radical plans to address the …

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Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel driving F1’s climate emergency plan

• Hamilton’s been talking with Chase Carey ’for nearly three years’• Vettel: ‘I would like to see some of the goals achieved sooner’Lewis Hamilton has said he wants to play a fundamental part in Formula One’s ambitious and radical plans to address the …

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F1 reveals plans for net-zero carbon footprint and sustainable products

Initiative sets two-pronged target over next decade Chase Carey: ‘We hope to make a positive impact’Formula One has announced ambitious plans to have a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030, and have all grands prix using sustainable products by 2025.The g…

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F1 reveals plans for net-zero carbon footprint and sustainable products

Initiative sets two-pronged target over next decade Chase Carey: ‘We hope to make a positive impact’Formula One has announced ambitious plans to have a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030, and have all grands prix using sustainable products by 2025.The g…

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F1 reveals plans for net-zero carbon footprint and sustainable products

Initiative sets two-pronged target over next decade Chase Carey: ‘We hope to make a positive impact’Formula One has announced ambitious plans to have a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030, and have all grands prix using sustainable products by 2025.The g…

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Lewis Hamilton brushes off critics and steps up efforts to be more green

• Mercedes driver aims to be carbon neutral by end of year• Hamilton can win sixth F1 world title at Mexican Grand PrixLewis Hamilton has robustly defended his environmental concerns, having received strident criticism for recent posts on Instagram. Th…

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David Pocock and Wallabies teammates lead sporting charge on carbon emissions | Andrew Stafford

Exclusive: Pocock convinces Bernard Foley and Dane Haylett-Petty to join him in encouraging the sports industry to play a bigger role in sustainabilityWallabies flanker David Pocock, along with Rugby World Cup teammates Bernard Foley and Dane Haylett-P…

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The Spin | Cricket feels heat as climate crisis creates corridor of uncertainty

New study suggests raft of possible consequences due to changing weather, from more drinks breaks to playing in shortsThis year the UK experienced its hottest winter day, its hottest Easter, its hottest day on record. That peak of 38.7C came as England…

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The Austrian football stadium with a forest on the pitch – in pictures

‘For Forest – The Unending Attraction of Nature’ by Klaus Littmann has transformed the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt into Austria’s largest public art installation Continue reading…

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Duane Pipe and the sorely missed loo roll | Brief letters

Women’s football | Loo roll | Rare names | Kim Darroch | HeadlinesOne likely outcome of England’s performance in the World Cup (What will be the legacy of England’s Success?, 6 July) is that we will no longer be able to watch them live and free on TV a…

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Tennis players find tranquility in Wimbledon’s living walls

The living walls employ state-of-the-art technology, which means they are automatically irrigatedPlaying on Wimbledon’s hallowed courts can be an intense experience, causing many a player to hurl a racket or mutter a profanity in exasperation. But some…

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Wimbledon ditches plastic racket covers in sustainability drive

All England Lawn Tennis Club move means there will be 4,500 fewer plastic bags this yearIt might not quite be a Wimbledon tradition along the lines of the all-white dress code but the sight of players’ discarding the plastic cover from a freshly strung…

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130 species, 187 miles and lots of energy drinks: Inside the World Series of Birding

As the clock struck 12, the Meadowlands Marsh Hawks set out into the New Jersey night. But could they tally enough birds to beat their rivals?A white SUV ground to a stop near a sliver of New Jersey marshland, tires snarling against the gravel and sand…

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Liverpool and Spurs’ Champions League wins have European roots | Letters

UEFA wins for Spurs and Liverpool should be seen as a triumph for European integration, say Malcolm Bower and Sean Day-Lewis. Myrna Hughes is worried about the environmental cost of the final. Tim Davies says the clean sweep for English sides deserves …

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Formula E losses reach £140m as green racing attracts fresh interest

New teams and sponsors take heart as number of spectators more than doubles in a yearFormula E, the electric-powered racing series, has revealed that its pretax loss widened by 26.7% to £22.6m last year giving it combined losses of £142.2m since it hel…