Day: November 25, 2020

The Cerrado: how Brazil’s vital ‘water tank’ went from forest to soy fields

The Cerrado: how Brazil’s vital ‘water tank’ went from forest to soy fields

It took just a few decades for Brazilian agriculture to transform its tropical savannah hinterlands – the Cerrado – into..

How can we stop using soya linked to deforestation?

How can we stop using soya linked to deforestation?

Who uses soya and why? Nearly all soya is used by the farming sector as a livestock feed for chickens,..

Two polar bears come sniffing in the Arctic night: Esther Horvath’s best photograph

Two polar bears come sniffing in the Arctic night: Esther Horvath’s best photograph

In the autumn of 2019, I joined an expedition to the Arctic. We set sail from Tromso, Norway, on 20..

Revealed: UK supermarket and fast food chicken linked to deforestation in Brazil

Revealed: UK supermarket and fast food chicken linked to deforestation in Brazil

Supermarkets and fast food outlets are selling chicken fed on imported soya linked to thousands of forest fires and at..

Boris Johnson’s ‘jet zero’ green flight goal dismissed as a gimmick

Boris Johnson’s ‘jet zero’ green flight goal dismissed as a gimmick

Boris Johnson’s “jet zero” goal of a commercial transatlantic flight producing no carbon emissions by 2025 is a “gimmick”, according..

Meet the South Poll cow: the healthier, naturally raised cattle of the future?

Meet the South Poll cow: the healthier, naturally raised cattle of the future?

Missouri rancher Greg Judy spots a six-month-old South Poll heifer calf in his herd that is a prime example of..

Is it a bird? Is it a bee? No, it’s a lizard pollinating South Africa’s ‘hidden flower’

Is it a bird? Is it a bee? No, it’s a lizard pollinating South Africa’s ‘hidden flower’

Towards the end of 2017, PhD candidate Ruth Cozien and her husband Dr Timo van der Niet were attending a..

The Indian school where students pay for lessons with plastic waste

The Indian school where students pay for lessons with plastic waste

Every morning, students in Assam’s Pamohi village go to school clutching a bag of plastic waste, in exchange for which..

The Morrison government has abrogated responsibility for acting on the climate crisis to the states | John Hewson

The Morrison government has abrogated responsibility for acting on the climate crisis to the states | John Hewson

A colleague commented to me recently: “Where would we be without the states leading and driving the response to Covid-19?”..

Bin-shaming: the fine line between recycling education and community alienation

Bin-shaming: the fine line between recycling education and community alienation

A Sydney council has come under fire for a program in which staff inspect residents’ garbage bins and leave notes..