Swooping, soaring, murmurating: why the skies are full of starlings

Swooping, soaring, murmurating: why the skies are full of starlings

Driving through Ripon, North Yorkshire, last week, Hayley Blaymires was surprised to see thousands of birds swoop in spectacular formations..

Revealed: why hundreds of thousands of tonnes of recycling are going up in smoke

Revealed: why hundreds of thousands of tonnes of recycling are going up in smoke

Investigation questions eco-friendly claims of incineration industry When it comes to planet-friendly habits, recycling is by far the UK’s most..

The threat of inflation is not so imminent as No 11 would have us believe

The threat of inflation is not so imminent as No 11 would have us believe

While higher interest rates would add to the cost of financing the debt burden, central banks are unlikely to raise..

Getting to net zero isn’t all pain and expense – there are huge opportunities for Australia | Warren Entsch

Getting to net zero isn’t all pain and expense – there are huge opportunities for Australia | Warren Entsch

Opponents of net zero emissions targets and the policies required to get there like to frame their arguments around the..

A history of the hedgerow and a love letter to weeds: the best books to celebrate spring

A history of the hedgerow and a love letter to weeds: the best books to celebrate spring

Spring is on its way. Daylight hours will lengthen over the next few weeks and soon we will find ourselves..

Oyster shells will give your soil a balanced boost | Alys Fowler

Oyster shells will give your soil a balanced boost | Alys Fowler

I love oysters – not the insides, which my stomach decidedly can’t tolerate, but the shells. I sprinkle them here,..

Plastic-free bathroom treats you can easily recycle

Plastic-free bathroom treats you can easily recycle

British people are mostly onboard with kitchen recycling, but we’re less diligent in the bathroom, where, depressingly, about half our..

Eco-homes become hot property in UK’s zero-carbon ‘paradigm shift’

Eco-homes become hot property in UK’s zero-carbon ‘paradigm shift’

Instead of parking spaces, it’s flowerbeds and vegetable planters that line the car-free street of Solar Avenue in Leeds, where..

Cows might fly: Ireland to jet calves to Europe to cut travel time

Cows might fly: Ireland to jet calves to Europe to cut travel time

Irish authorities have announced plans to fly unweaned dairy calves from Ireland to other EU destinations from May, in an..