Month: April 2020

Covid-19: what role might air pollution play? – podcast

Covid-19: what role might air pollution play? – podcast

After a string of studies that highlight the possible link between air pollution and Covid-19 deaths, Ian Sample hears from..

Bondi beach and Bronte welcome back swimmers as coronavirus lockdown relaxed – in pictures

Bondi beach and Bronte welcome back swimmers as coronavirus lockdown relaxed – in pictures

A surfer waits for the 7am reopening of Bondi beach on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Surfers look on..

What happens after coronavirus will determine our climate’s future

What happens after coronavirus will determine our climate’s future

Since the Guardian began daily reports of the atmospheric carbon dioxide count from Mauna Loa, in Hawaii, they have made..

Meteorologists say 2020 on course to be hottest year since records began

Meteorologists say 2020 on course to be hottest year since records began

This year is on course to be the world’s hottest since measurements began, according to meteorologists, who estimate there is..

Analysing the role of therapy during lockdown | Letters

Analysing the role of therapy during lockdown | Letters

As a therapist, I was drawn to the Guardian long read (Therapy Under Lockdown: ‘I’m just as terrified as my..

Halt destruction of nature or suffer even worse pandemics, say world’s top scientists

Halt destruction of nature or suffer even worse pandemics, say world’s top scientists

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to be followed by even more deadly and destructive disease outbreaks unless their root cause..

Numbers of critically endangered orange-bellied parrot soar from low 20s to more than 100

Numbers of critically endangered orange-bellied parrot soar from low 20s to more than 100

There has been little good to say about the recent history of the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot. Numbers of the..

Silence is golden for whales as lockdown reduces ocean noise

Silence is golden for whales as lockdown reduces ocean noise

In cities, human lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic have offered some respite to the natural world, with clear skies and..

‘The bliss of a quiet period’: lockdown is a unique chance to study the nature of cities

‘The bliss of a quiet period’: lockdown is a unique chance to study the nature of cities

Peregrine falcons have swapped sea cliffs for the UK parliament and red-crowned parrots have left tropical forests in Mexico for..

Country diary: who killed our blackbird? The sparrowhawk has form in this area

Country diary: who killed our blackbird? The sparrowhawk has form in this area

I found the remains of the blackbird on the strip of rough grass between the hedge and a group of..