Extinction Rebellion protesters stay away from court over Covid-19 fears

Extinction Rebellion protesters stay away from court over Covid-19 fears

Dozens of Extinction Rebellion protesters failed to attend their court hearings after the campaign group told them to stay away..

The week in wildlife – in pictures

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A water rail at Northumberland Park in North Tyneside Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA An adder, Vipera berus, just out of hibernation..

Norfolk road report rewritten to remove warning of risk to bats

Norfolk road report rewritten to remove warning of risk to bats

An ecological report revealing that a new road would imperil one of Britain’s rarest mammals was rewritten to remove the..

‘Nature is taking back Venice’: wildlife returns to tourist-free city

‘Nature is taking back Venice’: wildlife returns to tourist-free city

Look down into the waters of the Venice canals today and there is a surprising sight – not just a..

Mexico’s deadly toll of environment and land defenders catalogued in report

Mexico’s deadly toll of environment and land defenders catalogued in report

At least 83 Mexican land and environment defenders were murdered between 2012 and 2019, while hundreds more were threatened, beaten..

Why not encourage cycling during the coronavirus lockdown?

Why not encourage cycling during the coronavirus lockdown?

It’s an increasingly urgent question for those who still have to travel into work, or to collect supplies or visit..

Country diary: yellowhammers woo their mates with a local song

Country diary: yellowhammers woo their mates with a local song

A raven greets me at the gateway, a tutelary spirit flying low overhead. I’m on the southern path, steep and..

Taxi! Endangered New Zealand seabirds get a lift to safety after crash landing in fog

Taxi! Endangered New Zealand seabirds get a lift to safety after crash landing in fog

A taxi driver in New Zealand has swapped drunken revellers for wayward seabirds in an attempt to halt the decline..

‘The forest is everything’: indigenous tribes in India battle to save their home from Adani – in pictures

‘The forest is everything’: indigenous tribes in India battle to save their home from Adani – in pictures

The Adani-managed Parsa East and Kanta Basan open-cut coalmine carved out of the Hasdeo Arand forest in Chhattisgarh. It produces..