Day: April 7, 2021

The Guardian view on dark skies: we need them

The Guardian view on dark skies: we need them

Light pollution is killing insects and birds – and an ancient human connection with the heavenly bodies Severe light pollution..

Marine species increasingly can’t live at equator due to global heating

Marine species increasingly can’t live at equator due to global heating

Study suggests it is already too warm in tropics for some species to survive Global heating has made the ocean..

Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere reach record high

Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere reach record high

Concentrations of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have hit record highs, despite a dip in emissions during the Covid..

Rates of Parkinson’s disease are exploding. A common chemical may be to blame | Adrienne Matei

Rates of Parkinson’s disease are exploding. A common chemical may be to blame | Adrienne Matei

Asked about the future of Parkinson’s disease in the US, Dr Ray Dorsey says, “We’re on the tip of a..

Warning over dolphins at risk of disturbance as people head to UK coast

Warning over dolphins at risk of disturbance as people head to UK coast

Dolphins face an increasing risk of disturbance from people taking to the sea on boats, jetskis, paddleboards and kayaks as..

Hospitals try to curb astronomical emissions as pandemic brings new challenges

Hospitals try to curb astronomical emissions as pandemic brings new challenges

Lois Wessel used to work as a labor and delivery nurse in community clinics in Maryland. She remembers that every..

Threatened species thrive in protected Australian reef – video

Threatened species thrive in protected Australian reef – video

Play Video 0:56 A new long-term study of the Rowley Shoals, an isolated archipelago of reefs 260 kilometres off Australia’s..

Terrawatch: cities that change the shape of the planet

Terrawatch: cities that change the shape of the planet

It’s well known that ice sheets are heavy enough to bend the underlying rocks, but what about cities? Are some..

Seaspiracy shows why we must treat fish not as seafood, but as wildlife | George Monbiot

Seaspiracy shows why we must treat fish not as seafood, but as wildlife | George Monbiot

When the BBC made a film about the crisis in our oceans, it somehow managed to avoid naming the greatest..

The horror safari: why was Francis Bacon so triggered by dead elephants?

The horror safari: why was Francis Bacon so triggered by dead elephants?

If you look into the eyes of a portrait, especially a self-portrait, by Rembrandt, you seem to see a “soul”…