Month: October 2020

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline | Tom Griffiths

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline | Tom Griffiths

The bushfires and the plague are symptoms of something momentous unfolding on Earth – an acceleration of our impact on..

Jacaranda trees in bloom: photographs from Guardian Australia readers

Jacaranda trees in bloom: photographs from Guardian Australia readers

Purple patches across Australia are captured in this selection of shots from a ‘secret garden’ to Long Pocket Continue reading…

‘An incredible scar’: the harsh toll of Trump’s 400-mile wall through national parks

‘An incredible scar’: the harsh toll of Trump’s 400-mile wall through national parks

Samuel Gilbert visited four distinct wilderness areas near the new border wall, which is fragmenting protected habitats and threatening endangered..

Huge spider assumed extinct in Britain discovered on MoD training site

Huge spider assumed extinct in Britain discovered on MoD training site

Described as ‘gorgeous’ by the man who found it, the great fox-spider has not been seen since 1993 One of..

‘They give me the willies’: scientist who vacuumed murder hornets braces for fight

‘They give me the willies’: scientist who vacuumed murder hornets braces for fight

Chris Looney helped dismantle the first nest of Asian giant hornets in the US. Now he’s preparing for the next..

Country diary: boulderers make the most of the rocky terrain

Country diary: boulderers make the most of the rocky terrain

Llanberis, Gwynedd: They felt at the initial holds, arms taking their weight, toes stabbing at edges and pockets that might..

Butterflywatch: is UK experiencing a clouded yellow autumn?

Butterflywatch: is UK experiencing a clouded yellow autumn?

I was strolling across a field near the Dorset coast on a cool, blustery day recently when I caught sight..

A Joe Biden victory could push Scott Morrison – and the world – on climate change

A Joe Biden victory could push Scott Morrison – and the world – on climate change

I’m a deeply superstitious person, so I can barely bring myself to utter the words “if Joe Biden wins the..

‘A tourniquet for things to come’: victims and frontline workers say bushfire findings don’t go far enough

‘A tourniquet for things to come’: victims and frontline workers say bushfire findings don’t go far enough

Christy Bryar, Gipsy Point, Victoria I was running my own architectural practice from home in Gipsy Point until we lost..

Net zero: what if Australia misses the moment on climate action?

Net zero: what if Australia misses the moment on climate action?

For a national leader who had just been told up to $80bn in fossil fuel export industries were on the..