Month: April 2020

Could bringing Neanderthals back to life save the environment? The idea is not quite science fiction | James Bradley

Could bringing Neanderthals back to life save the environment? The idea is not quite science fiction | James Bradley

In 2015, flooding exposed the frozen bodies of two cave lion cubs in the Yakutia region of Russia. Members of..

‘It’s blissful’: people living under UK flight paths savour plane-free skies

‘It’s blissful’: people living under UK flight paths savour plane-free skies

A week or so ago, Iain Chirnside was lying on a trampoline in his back garden with his 12-year-old son,..

First wild stork chicks to hatch in UK in centuries poised to emerge

First wild stork chicks to hatch in UK in centuries poised to emerge

The first wild stork chicks to hatch in Britain for centuries are expected to emerge next month after three pairs..

Watch the birdie: why birdcams are the new box sets

Watch the birdie: why birdcams are the new box sets

On the webcam it is clear that Telyn is back. Sleek, powerful and yellow-eyed, the osprey has successfully raised a..

What can be better for the soul than logging the first cuckoo of spring? | Rob Penn

What can be better for the soul than logging the first cuckoo of spring? | Rob Penn

I heard the first cuckoo on Wednesday evening. I was outside the back door splitting logs when the song floated..

Why Britain’s 2.5 billion paper coffee cups are an eco disaster

Why Britain’s 2.5 billion paper coffee cups are an eco disaster

Britain gets through 2.5 billion of them every year, and the number is set to increase. But despite a growing..

America’s fracking boom founders as global prices and demand collapse

America’s fracking boom founders as global prices and demand collapse

The US shale industry was forecast to deliver record high oil production this year. Only a few months ago the..

British farmers turn to homegrown force to bring in the harvest

British farmers turn to homegrown force to bring in the harvest

Right now, Bruce Kerr is fretting about the shape of a certain curve – but not the one relating to..

Birds join chorus of approval as wildlife thrives in a quieter world

Birds join chorus of approval as wildlife thrives in a quieter world

Britain’s wildlife may be thriving during the current lockdown but its long-term future is looking bleak, according to leading conservation..

Tales of love and loss: people from Oceania share their ‘extinction stories’

Tales of love and loss: people from Oceania share their ‘extinction stories’

The first time poet Craig Santos Perez encountered a bird native to his homeland of Guam it was in a..