Month: November 2020

The week in wildlife – in pictures

The week in wildlife – in pictures

The best of the week’s wildlife pictures from around the world, including desert-dwelling sheep and a plant that has evolved..

Escaped infected Danish mink could spread Covid in wild

Escaped infected Danish mink could spread Covid in wild

Escaped mink carrying the virus that causes Covid-19 could potentially infect Denmark’s wild animals, raising fears of a permanent Sars-CoV-2..

Shopping on Black Friday? Remember the stranded seafarers who make it possible | Nusrat Ghani and Guy Platten

Shopping on Black Friday? Remember the stranded seafarers who make it possible | Nusrat Ghani and Guy Platten

This weekend is one of the planet’s busiest shopping sprees, with an estimated GBP66bn to be spent in the UK..

Climate ‘apocalypse’ fears stopping people having children – study

Climate ‘apocalypse’ fears stopping people having children – study

People worried about the climate crisis are deciding not to have children because of fears that their offspring would have..

Lost species day: celebrities to champion threatened wildlife

Lost species day: celebrities to champion threatened wildlife

Writers and activists including Emma Thompson, Margaret Atwood and Amitav Ghosh are to speak about their favourite endangered animals as..

Romania accused of ‘silence’ over ship that capsized killing 14,000 sheep

Romania accused of ‘silence’ over ship that capsized killing 14,000 sheep

Romania has been accused of “complete silence” over its investigation into the sinking of the Queen Hind last November, which..

The British Ecological Society photography competition – in pictures

The British Ecological Society photography competition – in pictures

Overall runner-up Ant Tale by Upamanyu Chakraborty. Weaver ants’ social behaviour taken in a backlit situation. A weaver ant colony..

UK’s nuclear sites costing taxpayers ‘astronomical sums’, say MPs

UK’s nuclear sites costing taxpayers ‘astronomical sums’, say MPs

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has a perpetual lack of knowledge about the state and location of waste on the..

Rein in advertising to help tackle climate crisis, report urges

Rein in advertising to help tackle climate crisis, report urges

Advertising needs to be controlled and changed to reduce its impact on the climate, according to a report released as..

Country diary: cabin fever on the moors

Country diary: cabin fever on the moors

The true start of winter is often debated, but none of the definitions I know include mid-November. That didn’t stop..