Month: January 2021

The Guardian view on climate progress: the need for speed | Editorial

The Guardian view on climate progress: the need for speed | Editorial

The transformation of the US government’s stance on the environment is hugely significant. Now the global green recovery must start..

The Morrison government must change our environment laws – or be guilty of condemning our greatest treasures | Tim Beshara and Suzanne Milthorpe

The Morrison government must change our environment laws – or be guilty of condemning our greatest treasures | Tim Beshara and Suzanne Milthorpe

We’ve been looking for signs that the Morrison government is willing to implement change, but all we’ve seen is a..

Modern slavery in The Archers: how credible is its latest shocking plotline?

Modern slavery in The Archers: how credible is its latest shocking plotline?

When Ambridge builder Philip Moss turned out to be a gangmaster – employing homeless Britons as unpaid workers – some..

Is it possible to change a chicken’s sex before it hatches?

Is it possible to change a chicken’s sex before it hatches?

Billions of unwanted male chicks are slaughtered by the farming industry. Now a startup claims to have found a surprising..

Bat boxes, ‘greened’ streets and bug hotels: Barcelona embraces its wild side

Bat boxes, ‘greened’ streets and bug hotels: Barcelona embraces its wild side

The spring lockdown brought butterflies and biodiversity to the Spanish city, and inspired a reimagining of its relationship with nature..

HS2 tunnellers start legal action against safety regulators

HS2 tunnellers start legal action against safety regulators

Sunday deadline for HSE to inform activists at Euston of steps being taken to ensure their safety The environmental activists..

Chris Grayling’s latest wild assertion | David Mitchell

Chris Grayling’s latest wild assertion | David Mitchell

The former transport minister has turned conservationist, but in a typically wrong-headed fashion Quiz question: what did former cabinet minister..

Extraordinary voyage: on the trail of the trillion-tonne runaway iceberg

Extraordinary voyage: on the trail of the trillion-tonne runaway iceberg

Amid fears of huge damage to marine ecosystems from the giant A68a berg, British researchers are setting sail to assess..

Will sharks survive? Australian scientists fear for apex predators without more protections

Will sharks survive? Australian scientists fear for apex predators without more protections

Australia’s spike in shark deaths bears no correlation to how they are doing globally due to overfishing, scientists say About..

Planned coalmine would create ‘more emissions than any other in UK’

Planned coalmine would create ‘more emissions than any other in UK’

Committee on Climate Change says new mine in Cumbria gives ‘negative impression of UK’s climate priorities’ Approved plans for a..