Day: January 11, 2021

Insect populations suffering death by 1,000 cuts, say scientists

Insect populations suffering death by 1,000 cuts, say scientists

‘Frightening’ global decline is ‘tearing apart tapestry of life’, with climate crisis a critical concern Insect populations are suffering “death..

Chinese nuclear firm told it must resolve Bradwell safety issues

Chinese nuclear firm told it must resolve Bradwell safety issues

Disposal of radioactive waste is one of six issues to be addressed before plant in Essex can go ahead The..

More than 50 countries commit to protection of 30% of Earth’s land and oceans

More than 50 countries commit to protection of 30% of Earth’s land and oceans

Coalition says promise is key to preventing mass extinctions and ensuring clean air and water A coalition of more than..

Macron tells Idris Elba he will invite young Africans to summit, not leaders

Macron tells Idris Elba he will invite young Africans to summit, not leaders

French president vows to overhaul France-Africa event to help mobilise Africa’s young people The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has pledged..

50 countries commit to protection of 30% of Earth’s land and oceans

50 countries commit to protection of 30% of Earth’s land and oceans

Coalition says promise is key to preventing mass extinctions and ensuring clean air and water A coalition of 50 countries..

Prince Charles urges businesses to sign Terra Carta pledge to put planet first

Prince Charles urges businesses to sign Terra Carta pledge to put planet first

Magna Carta-style project aims to raise £7bn to ‘bring prosperity into harmony with nature’ Prince Charles is urging businesses to..

All at sea: half a million seafarers stranded by the pandemic – in pictures

All at sea: half a million seafarers stranded by the pandemic – in pictures

Up to 400,000 seafarers have been trapped on board cargo ships during the Covid pandemic, some for more than 18..

Nigeria cattle crisis: how drought and urbanisation led to deadly land grabs

Nigeria cattle crisis: how drought and urbanisation led to deadly land grabs

The death toll of animals and humans is mounting as herders seeking dwindling reserves of pasture clash with farmers In..

Hardy coltsfoot adorns barren waste grounds: Country diary, 11 January 1921

Hardy coltsfoot adorns barren waste grounds: Country diary, 11 January 1921

11 January 1921 The changing face of nature gives a soothing, mental rest when we are wearied by the perplexing..

Country diary: going with the flow through the Debatable Lands

Country diary: going with the flow through the Debatable Lands

Warksburn, Northumberland: The river twists and loops through a landscape steeped in history Perched on a tussocky slope, we eat..