Day: January 22, 2021

Coalition quietly adds fossil fuel industry leaders to emissions reduction panel

Coalition quietly adds fossil fuel industry leaders to emissions reduction panel

Critics ask if some appointees to the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee have a potential conflict of interest The Morrison government..

In the early days of Covid-19, we stopped consuming and rather loved it. But it didn’t stick | Sarah Wilson

In the early days of Covid-19, we stopped consuming and rather loved it. But it didn’t stick | Sarah Wilson

In April of last year, Australians stopped spending – but where some label current highs in consumption as ‘recovery’, Sarah..

The Guardian view on electric cars: greener roads are good | Editorial

The Guardian view on electric cars: greener roads are good | Editorial

Technological advances combined with tough emissions targets are bringing the end of petrol and diesel traffic into view The prospect..

Quarter of known bee species have not been recorded since 1990

Quarter of known bee species have not been recorded since 1990

Global study finds that species numbers reported in the wild fell sharply between 1990 and 2015 The number of wild..

Farmers lead plan to reintroduce white-tailed eagle to Norfolk

Farmers lead plan to reintroduce white-tailed eagle to Norfolk

Consultation comes after the birds have been successfully rewilded in other parts of the UK A consultation has been launched..

Israel’s ibex make the most of lockdown – in pictures

Israel’s ibex make the most of lockdown – in pictures

Nubian ibex have been roaming the empty streets of Mitzpe Ramon as Israel’s coronavirus lockdown extends to the end of..

Electric vehicles close to ‘tipping point’ of mass adoption

Electric vehicles close to ‘tipping point’ of mass adoption

Sales increase 43% globally in 2020 as plunging battery costs mean the cars will soon be the cheapest vehicles to..

One-third of US rivers have changed color in recent decades, research finds

One-third of US rivers have changed color in recent decades, research finds

Significance of changes are unclear and could reflect various ways in which humans are impacting the environment Rivers may seem..

George Eustice says water firms must cut sewage releases into rivers and sea

George Eustice says water firms must cut sewage releases into rivers and sea

Environment secretary says water companies too reliant on overflows discharging pollution after storms The environment secretary, George Eustice, has made..

Chris Packham joins fight to end UK’s ’embarrassing’ plastic waste exports

Chris Packham joins fight to end UK’s ’embarrassing’ plastic waste exports

TV presenter says government is reneging on Brexit green pledges by breaking with EU ban Chris Packham, the naturalist and..