Day: April 1, 2020

Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow postponed until 2021

Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow postponed until 2021

The UN climate talks due to be held in Glasgow later this year have been postponed as governments around the..

Antarctica was warm enough for rainforest near south pole 90m years ago

Antarctica was warm enough for rainforest near south pole 90m years ago

Think of Antarctica and it is probably sweeping expanses of ice, and the odd penguin, that come to mind. But..

Oceans can be restored to former glory within 30 years, say scientists

Oceans can be restored to former glory within 30 years, say scientists

The glory of the world’s oceans could be restored within a generation, according to a major new scientific review. It..

‘Betrayal of trust’: HS2 criticised over removal of woodland soils

‘Betrayal of trust’: HS2 criticised over removal of woodland soils

HS2 is beginning an operation to remove soils from ancient woodlands at a catastrophic time of year for wildlife, according..

‘One seafarer almost cried’: the last chaplain visiting quarantined boats

‘One seafarer almost cried’: the last chaplain visiting quarantined boats

At Europe’s busiest port, in Rotterdam, Reverend Dennis Woodward has adapted his routine. Before the coronavirus pandemic struck, Woodward was..

‘The losses could be profound’: floods wreak havoc on wildlife

‘The losses could be profound’: floods wreak havoc on wildlife

For 900 years, Lugg and Hampton wildflower meadows in Herefordshire have bloomed into a wash of colour in spring. These..

Will the coronavirus kill the oil industry and help save the climate?

Will the coronavirus kill the oil industry and help save the climate?

The plunging demand for oil wrought by the coronavirus pandemic combined with a savage price war has left the fossil..

‘Really amazing’: scientists show that fish migrate through the deep oceans

‘Really amazing’: scientists show that fish migrate through the deep oceans

New research has finally demonstrated what many marine biologists suspected but had never before seen: fish migrating through the deep..

Country diary: there’s solace to be found walking down a rural lane

Country diary: there’s solace to be found walking down a rural lane

Thanks to coronavirus and physical distancing, we’ve seen some glorious sunrises lately. Early one morning last week, while few people..

Nightingales at risk due to shorter wings caused by climate crisis

Nightingales at risk due to shorter wings caused by climate crisis

The nightingale was feted by John Keats as a “light-winged Dryad of the trees”. But the much-celebrated small bird with..