Month: October 2020

‘No predators, plenty to eat’: New Zealand struggles with plague of peacocks

‘No predators, plenty to eat’: New Zealand struggles with plague of peacocks

A bird renowned around the world for its beauty has showed its ugly side by causing havoc on farms in..

US and UK citizens are world’s biggest sources of plastic waste – study

US and UK citizens are world’s biggest sources of plastic waste – study

US population may also be third-largest producer of marine plastic pollution The US and UK produce more plastic waste per..

The week in wildlife – in pictures

The week in wildlife – in pictures

The pick of the world’s best flora and fauna photos, including an ant tug of war and red macaws’ return..

Humans pushing North Atlantic right whale to extinction faster than believed

Humans pushing North Atlantic right whale to extinction faster than believed

New modelling says just 356 remain – down from 409 last year The 70 breeding females could disappear in 10-20..

Chameleon last seen a century ago rediscovered in Madagascar

Chameleon last seen a century ago rediscovered in Madagascar

Scientists find several living specimens of Voeltzkow’s chameleon during expedition Scientists have found an elusive chameleon species that was last..

New sensor offers a window into the secret lives of Britain’s rarest bats

New sensor offers a window into the secret lives of Britain’s rarest bats

Device makes it inexpensive to monitor sites previously too hazardous or difficult for volunteers to enter after dark The secret..

Plant inspectors and rising prices: UK garden industry set for Brexit shock

Plant inspectors and rising prices: UK garden industry set for Brexit shock

Nurseries say doubling up of regulations will mean a rise in costs and EU suppliers going elsewhere The UK’s love..

‘Here we reconnect with humanity’: Urban open spaces to lift the spirits

‘Here we reconnect with humanity’: Urban open spaces to lift the spirits

Guardian readers look back to simpler times in lockdown when they escaped to local hidden gems As many UK cities..

‘Un-managing the land’: sheep make way for trees in Cumbria’s uplands

‘Un-managing the land’: sheep make way for trees in Cumbria’s uplands

Sheep grazing has dominated the Howgill Fells for over a century, but with shifting agricultural subsidies and urgent calls to..

‘Long johns with a bum hatch’: Guardian readers’ secrets for staying warm outside this winter

‘Long johns with a bum hatch’: Guardian readers’ secrets for staying warm outside this winter

Who better to ask how to handle the cold than people who work in the elements? Here, Guardian readers give..