Day: November 19, 2020

Danish Covid mink variant ‘very likely extinct’, but controversial cull continues

Danish Covid mink variant ‘very likely extinct’, but controversial cull continues

The Covid-19 mink variant that led to a cull of all mink in Denmark and the resignation of the country’s..

Blue whale sightings off South Georgia raise hopes of recovery

Blue whale sightings off South Georgia raise hopes of recovery

When the Antarctic blue whale – the largest and loudest animal on the planet – was all but wiped out..

UK to support plans for new global treaty to ‘turn tide’ on plastic pollution

UK to support plans for new global treaty to ‘turn tide’ on plastic pollution

Britain has thrown its weight behind a new global agreement to tackle the plastic pollution crisis, which Lord Goldsmith said..

Firefighters and others on the climate frontline need Labour to be bolder | Matt Wrack

Firefighters and others on the climate frontline need Labour to be bolder | Matt Wrack

This week, the government announced a so-called “green industrial revolution“, with the slogan and some watered-down policies lifted straight out..

The ‘market’ won’t save us from climate disaster. We must rethink our system | Robert S Devine

The ‘market’ won’t save us from climate disaster. We must rethink our system | Robert S Devine

The massive wildfires that have been rampaging across the American west this year are not purely natural disasters. They are..

‘It isn’t safe to walk’: how would young people plan UK streets?

‘It isn’t safe to walk’: how would young people plan UK streets?

A group of sixth formers are talking about street play, hide-and-seek and football – and about how cars impact the..

Endangered animals get entangled in plastics that riddle US oceans – study

Endangered animals get entangled in plastics that riddle US oceans – study

Endangered marine mammals and sea turtles are routinely being entangled in or are swallowing pieces of plastic that now riddle..

The secret world of pygmy seahorses, where males give birth – photo essay

The secret world of pygmy seahorses, where males give birth – photo essay

After spending hundreds of hours observing pygmy seahorses for my doctorate, I knew exactly when Tom, a Denise’s pygmy seahorse..

Rediscover nature: winners and finalists – in pictures

Rediscover nature: winners and finalists – in pictures

Zoom Out on Nature, winner Horses in Galicia by Javier Arcenillas, taken in Galicia, Spain Photograph: Javier Arcenillas/REDISCOVER Nature /EEA..

Country diary: a waterlogged world reverting to the wild

Country diary: a waterlogged world reverting to the wild

On the parish’s edge, adjoining Viverdon Down and overlooked by Kit Hill, a 10-acre enclosure of wet ground is reverting..