Month: April 2020

‘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..