Year: 2020

Partying dolphins and rare sea slug among 2020 highlights in UK seas

Partying dolphins and rare sea slug among 2020 highlights in UK seas

Sir David Attenborough has called for a halt to activities that damage the UK’s seas, as the Wildlife Trusts revealed..

‘We don’t sleep when it’s raining’: the mental health impact of flooding

‘We don’t sleep when it’s raining’: the mental health impact of flooding

When Julie Blackburn was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in 2016 she was told to avoid her triggers, scenarios which..

‘A critical time’: how Covid-19 piled the pressure on conservation efforts

‘A critical time’: how Covid-19 piled the pressure on conservation efforts

From the Nepalese Himalayas where tigers patrol the snowy peaks to the lush forest homes of mountain gorillas in eastern..

Floods, storms and searing heat: 2020 in extreme weather

Floods, storms and searing heat: 2020 in extreme weather

This year has broken a series of unwelcome weather records. Last month was the warmest November in history. This followed..

Iceland’s innovations to reach net-zero – in pictures

Iceland’s innovations to reach net-zero – in pictures

One of the largest geothermal field in Iceland, Namafjall/Hverir. The area is covered with smoking fumaroles and boiling mud pots,..

Moths to monkeys: 503 new species identified by UK scientists

Moths to monkeys: 503 new species identified by UK scientists

Scarab beetles from New Guinea, seaweed from the Falklands and a new species of monkey found on an extinct volcano..

Specieswatch: monarch butterfly needs urgent protection

Specieswatch: monarch butterfly needs urgent protection

Watching an American indie band is not the most obvious way to commune with a wonder of the natural world..

Country diary: a ‘mountain’ town much like Chamonix

Country diary: a ‘mountain’ town much like Chamonix

The car hums along the dual carriageway, a warm, dark cocoon for two slumbering children after the stimulus of nursery…

Cold comfort farming: German ice wine maker hails crucial big chill

Cold comfort farming: German ice wine maker hails crucial big chill

On a recent frosty night, Ralf Petgen made use of the light of a full moon to check every hour..

‘We cannot make it without science’: Greta Thunberg says climate experts are being ignored

‘We cannot make it without science’: Greta Thunberg says climate experts are being ignored

Climate specialists not being listened to despite Covid showing importance of following science, activist says Climate experts are not being..