Day: April 23, 2020

Biodiversity in Britain at risk from standstill due to coronavirus

Biodiversity in Britain at risk from standstill due to coronavirus

While lockdown has allowed some a greater appreciation of spring and the fun of seeing goats, sheep and deer foraying..

Pollutionwatch: why has particle pollution increased under lockdown?

Pollutionwatch: why has particle pollution increased under lockdown?

News reports have focused on reductions in air pollution from traffic during the lockdown, but particle pollution has increased in..

Insect numbers down 25% since 1990, global study finds

Insect numbers down 25% since 1990, global study finds

The biggest assessment of global insect abundances to date shows a worrying drop of almost 25% in the last 30..

Why few Britons pick fruit on our farm | Letter

Why few Britons pick fruit on our farm | Letter

Re your article (‘Just not true’ we’re too lazy for farm work, say frustrated UK applicants, 20 April), we run..

An invitation to the 19th hole for George Monbiot | Brief letters

An invitation to the 19th hole for George Monbiot | Brief letters

George Monbiot (Lockdown is nothing new. We’ve been kept off the land for centuries, 22 April) is clearly not a..

Toxic air over London falls by 50% at busiest traffic spots

Toxic air over London falls by 50% at busiest traffic spots

London has had dramatic improvements in its air quality since the coronavirus lockdown, with dangerous emissions at some of the..

Pandemic! by Slavoj Zizek review – the philosopher provides his solution

Pandemic! by Slavoj Zizek review – the philosopher provides his solution

The dates are by now well-rehearsed. 31 December: China informs the World Health Organisation that cases of pneumonia with an..

Now is the time to sign up for local community-supported agriculture. Here’s why | Adrienne Matei

Now is the time to sign up for local community-supported agriculture. Here’s why | Adrienne Matei

Fresh farm produce is healthy and delicious. Most of the time, that’s reason enough to sign up for a community-supported..

Could Microsoft’s climate crisis ‘moonshot’ plan really work?

Could Microsoft’s climate crisis ‘moonshot’ plan really work?

Microsoft drew widespread praise in January this year after Brad Smith, the company’s president, announced their climate “moonshot”. While other..

‘It’ll cause a water war’: divisions run deep as filling of Nile dam nears

‘It’ll cause a water war’: divisions run deep as filling of Nile dam nears

From his office in central Khartoum, Ahmed al-Mufti prepares every day for what he believes is the water war to..