Day: December 31, 2020

John Howard 2000 cabinet papers: climate wars and the conservative re-engineering of Australia

John Howard 2000 cabinet papers: climate wars and the conservative re-engineering of Australia

John Howard had come to office as prime minister in 1996 promising that by 2000 he would return Australia to..

How should I treat insect bites? Do home remedies work? | Cameron Webb

How should I treat insect bites? Do home remedies work? | Cameron Webb

It’s the holidays and we’re spending more time outdoors. This means we’re exposed to the more annoying and painful aspects..

Butterflies, bushfires and bears: Age of Extinction’s year in photography

Butterflies, bushfires and bears: Age of Extinction’s year in photography

A red pierrot checking if a kalanchoe leaf might be a suitable place to lay her eggs featured in Mumbai..

Is the UK about to have liftoff in the global space industry?

Is the UK about to have liftoff in the global space industry?

In 1969, a British engineer was invited to the White House to meet President Nixon. His name was Francis Thomas..

Calls from the deep: do we need to Save the Whales all over again?

Calls from the deep: do we need to Save the Whales all over again?

In June 1975, a small group of activists set off from the coast of California in an 85ft boat. They..

‘It’s awakened me’: UK climate assembly participants hail a life-changing event

‘It’s awakened me’: UK climate assembly participants hail a life-changing event

At the start of 2020, Sue Peachey could never have predicted how her life would change over the next 12..

Amid 2020’s gloom, there are reasons to be hopeful about the climate in 2021 | John Sauven

Amid 2020’s gloom, there are reasons to be hopeful about the climate in 2021 | John Sauven

In a world rife with disputes and divisions, there will be one emotion likely to unite most people at the..

One photograph a day, whatever the weather – in pictures

One photograph a day, whatever the weather – in pictures

Storm surge damage, Lake Michigan, US, 13 January 2020 We begin at the start the year in the US. On..

Country diary: defiant flowers raise a stink on woodland floor

Country diary: defiant flowers raise a stink on woodland floor

At the far end of the quarry, workers in spindleberry hi-vis use a pile-driving rig to hammer a yellow-headed nail..

How Covid has plunged Asia’s captive elephants into fresh crisis

How Covid has plunged Asia’s captive elephants into fresh crisis

It has been a tough year for many, and for the elephants at Elefanjoy sanctuary in Jaipur, India, it has..