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The government is looking the other way while Britain’s rivers die before our eyes | George Monbiot

The government is looking the other way while Britain’s rivers die before our eyes | George Monbiot

You can judge the state of a nation by the state of its rivers. Pollution is the physical expression of..

Country diary: one feather does not describe a whole bird

Country diary: one feather does not describe a whole bird

August is the feather month, when the sky is brought down to earth. Birds have worn out the summer: quills..

Birdwatch: white storks return to UK after 600-year absence

Birdwatch: white storks return to UK after 600-year absence

The sound was both primeval yet utterly fresh and new: a time-travelling throwback to the middle ages; yet, at the..

Powerhouses: nanotechnology turns bricks into batteries

Powerhouses: nanotechnology turns bricks into batteries

The humble house brick has been turned into a battery that can store electricity, raising the possibility that buildings could..

You have pesticides in your body. But an organic diet can reduce them by 70% | Kendra Klein and Anna Lappe

You have pesticides in your body. But an organic diet can reduce them by 70% | Kendra Klein and Anna Lappe

Never before have we sprayed so much of a chemical on our food, on our yards, on our children’s playgrounds…

‘As the tundra burns, we cannot afford climate silence’: a letter from the Arctic | Victoria Herrmann

‘As the tundra burns, we cannot afford climate silence’: a letter from the Arctic | Victoria Herrmann

When you stand facing an exposed edge of permafrost, you can feel it from a distance. It emanates a cold..

Stranded dolphin rescued in Cornwall after five-hour operation

Stranded dolphin rescued in Cornwall after five-hour operation

A stranded dolphin has been saved after a five-hour rescue operation in Cornwall. The mammal was stuck in shallow water..

Country diary: crickets in the bushes, staring eyes in the water

Country diary: crickets in the bushes, staring eyes in the water

Today seems to be the day of the gatekeepers. Dozens of the bright, coppery-brown butterflies are fluttering around, rising above..

Gene manipulation using algae could grow more crops with less water

Gene manipulation using algae could grow more crops with less water

Tobacco plants have been modified with a protein found in algae to improve their photosynthesis and increase growth, while using..

Emergency in Mauritius after oil spill  – in pictures

Emergency in Mauritius after oil spill – in pictures

Oil drifts ashore after the MV Wakashio, a Japanese-owned, Panama-flagged bulk carrier ship, ran aground off the south-east coast of..