Month: July 2020

The week in wildlife – in pictures

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Havelland, Germany. A sheep’s wagtail sings on a branch in the Havel floodplain. The species likes to stay on fields..

Animal stunning slowly being accepted by Turkey’s halal butchers, say activists

Animal stunning slowly being accepted by Turkey’s halal butchers, say activists

As Turkey gears up for Eid al-Adha, or Qurban Bayram, the Muslim festival of sacrifice, animal rights campaigners are celebrating..

UK waste incinerators three times as likely to be in deprived areas

UK waste incinerators three times as likely to be in deprived areas

Waste incinerators are three times as likely to be situated in the most deprived and ethnically diverse areas of the..

Australia’s ‘black summer’ bushfires showed the impact of human-wrought change | Tim Flannery

Australia’s ‘black summer’ bushfires showed the impact of human-wrought change | Tim Flannery

Australia’s “black summer” megafires were a severe blow to ecosystems already reeling from decades of adverse impacts. Feral predators and..

Climate crisis exerting increasing impact on UK, says Met Office

Climate crisis exerting increasing impact on UK, says Met Office

More extreme heat, less frost and snow, and trees coming into leaf earlier are among the signs seen in 2019..

Pollutionwatch: will carmakers follow VW and revamp vehicles?

Pollutionwatch: will carmakers follow VW and revamp vehicles?

Five years ago, Volkswagen admitted to using software that ensured its cars were on their best behaviour when tested but..

Extra 23 million people could face coastal flooding within 30 years, even with emission cuts, study says

Extra 23 million people could face coastal flooding within 30 years, even with emission cuts, study says

The combined impacts of human-caused sea level rise, storm surges and high tides could expose an extra 23 million people..

‘Everything is burning’: Argentina’s delta fires rage out of control

‘Everything is burning’: Argentina’s delta fires rage out of control

A raging fire described as “completely out of control” is threatening one of South America’s major wetland ecosystems. The fire..

European commission orders France to outlaw ‘barbaric’ glue traps for birds

European commission orders France to outlaw ‘barbaric’ glue traps for birds

France is to outlaw trapping birds using sticks covered in glue after the European commission threatened legal action and fines…

Life and death: what readers in Australia are seeing post-bushfires

Life and death: what readers in Australia are seeing post-bushfires

From the eerie absence of birdsong to green shoots sprouting from burnt-out trees, Guardian readers in Australia have shared their..