Year: 2020

Fatal freshwater skin disease in dolphins linked to climate crisis

Fatal freshwater skin disease in dolphins linked to climate crisis

Researchers report affected animals off the coasts of the US, South America and Australia Dolphins are increasingly dying slow, painful..

Mother of girl who died from asthma urges mayor to rethink Silvertown tunnel

Mother of girl who died from asthma urges mayor to rethink Silvertown tunnel

Mother of Ella Kissi-Debrah who died from air pollution says road tunnel will drive up pollution The mother of Ella..

Fractures to Antarctic iceberg reduce risk to South Georgia wildlife

Fractures to Antarctic iceberg reduce risk to South Georgia wildlife

Unclear if iceberg will hit small British territory but researchers more optimistic about threat to ecosystem A giant iceberg, heading..

Patti Smith: ‘As a writer, you can be a pacifist or a murderer’

Patti Smith: ‘As a writer, you can be a pacifist or a murderer’

As she prepares to ring in 2021 with a performance on screens at Piccadilly Circus, the punk poet explains why..

‘Miners out, Covid out’: threats to indigenous reserve in Brazil grow

‘Miners out, Covid out’: threats to indigenous reserve in Brazil grow

Illegal goldminers supported by Bolsonaro bring environmental destruction and coronavirus to Yanomami communities ‘Like a bomb going off’: why Brazil’s..

Could Covid lockdown have helped save the planet?

Could Covid lockdown have helped save the planet?

Slowdown of human activity was too short to reverse years of destruction, but we saw a glimpse of post-fossil fuel..

How we are changing the way we rate sustainability of consumer electronics

How we are changing the way we rate sustainability of consumer electronics

Under the new criteria, products will lose marks if they do not meet a certain threshold for progress When we..

New rules to tackle ‘wild west’ of plastic waste dumped on poorer countries

New rules to tackle ‘wild west’ of plastic waste dumped on poorer countries

International convention to stop richer countries exporting contaminated material for recycling could mean a cleaner ocean in five years New..

Country diary: a walk before dawn on a moonless path

Country diary: a walk before dawn on a moonless path

Sandy, Bedfordshire: My feet swish through leaves and I’m conscious of many missteps, slight stumbles over roots and slides into..

Storm Bella helps Great Britain set new record for wind power generation

Storm Bella helps Great Britain set new record for wind power generation

On Boxing Day more than half of country’s daily electricity came from wind turbines More than half of Great Britain’s..