Month: October 2020

Our world is facing irreversible destruction – and still there’s no urgency in Australian climate policy | Lenore Taylor

Our world is facing irreversible destruction – and still there’s no urgency in Australian climate policy | Lenore Taylor

For Australians, the national trauma of fires burning through 18 million hectares of bushland earlier this year is raw and..

Global heating: the vital statistics from a warming world

Global heating: the vital statistics from a warming world

The Earth is changing faster than at any point in modern history as a result of human-caused global heating. From..

How the Guardian plans to reach net zero emissions by 2030

How the Guardian plans to reach net zero emissions by 2030

Last year was the easy bit – we made a lot of promises to reduce our carbon footprint and become..

The Guardian’s climate promise: we will keep raising the alarm

The Guardian’s climate promise: we will keep raising the alarm

The global climate crisis is the emergency of our times. Amid all the fear and sadness of 2020, it remains..

Papillon the bear: how the ‘escape genius’ sparked a national debate in Italy

Papillon the bear: how the ‘escape genius’ sparked a national debate in Italy

The prisoner is in a cage measuring two by six metres, surrounded by three 7,000-volt electric fences, a four-metre-high barrier,..

Country diary: the vanguard from Svalbard

Country diary: the vanguard from Svalbard

They returned in record-equalling time: 28 barnacle geese, dropping out of the sky on 16 September, to the merse (the..

Tasmanian devils released into sanctuary north of Sydney in step towards ‘rewilding’

Tasmanian devils released into sanctuary north of Sydney in step towards ‘rewilding’

Conservationists working with disease-free Tasmanian devils have taken the next step in what they hope will be a “rewilding” project..

The Guardian view on houseplants: balm for troubled times | Editorial

The Guardian view on houseplants: balm for troubled times | Editorial

The essayist Jia Tolentino wrote last year about people being in the grip of “houseplant fever”; ads for houseplants called..

Mountain butterflies ‘will have to be relocated as habitats get too hot’

Mountain butterflies ‘will have to be relocated as habitats get too hot’

The diversity and resilience of cold-loving butterfly species is threatened by global heating which will destroy genetically unique populations, according..

‘Rarest fern in Europe’ discovered in Ireland

‘Rarest fern in Europe’ discovered in Ireland

Europe’s rarest fern has been discovered in Killarney, Ireland, leaving botanists baffled over how it remained undetected for so long…