Year: 2020

Lockdown awakened our interest in nature, but it mustn’t be at the expense of wildlife | Isabella Tree

Lockdown awakened our interest in nature, but it mustn’t be at the expense of wildlife | Isabella Tree

A surge in outdoor activity in the UK has exposed how vital it is to balance human needs with those..

New nectar: could artificial pollen make life sweeter for bees?

New nectar: could artificial pollen make life sweeter for bees?

In winter, starved of pollen and lacking natural forage, honeybee colonies can easily falter. But nutritious substitutes may be the..

UK beach clean: disco ball and pink pants among oddest items found

UK beach clean: disco ball and pink pants among oddest items found

Crisp packets, cup lids and wet wipes among the more mundane objects commonly encountered A full-size disco ball, a plastic..

Is nuclear fusion the answer to the climate crisis?

Is nuclear fusion the answer to the climate crisis?

Promising new studies suggest the long elusive technology may be capable of producing electricity for the grid by the end..

I couldn’t stop Brexit, but I could do my bit to save the planet

I couldn’t stop Brexit, but I could do my bit to save the planet

I needed something to fight for after the People’s Vote campaign collapsed. So I unleashed my inner ecowarrior Anyone who..

Call the cavalry! Horses ride to rescue of an inner city garden

Call the cavalry! Horses ride to rescue of an inner city garden

Mounted City of London police receive a surprise order: to help trample in wildflower seeds at the Barbican ‘Nature survives..

Year of extreme weather creates confusion for Britain’s flora and fauna

Year of extreme weather creates confusion for Britain’s flora and fauna

National Trust review has warned that the climate emergency is clearly leading to more erratic conditions It was a year..

How a ‘tree mortgage’ scheme could turn an Indian town carbon neutral

How a ‘tree mortgage’ scheme could turn an Indian town carbon neutral

Kerala villagers are reaping the benefits of a scheme that pays them to leave their trees rooted, reducing risk of..

Country diary: nature shakes and shimmers in this watery world

Country diary: nature shakes and shimmers in this watery world

Slapton Ley, Devon: After drawing for an hour I have only a page of scribbles – pathetic attempts to describe..

How tough will Joe Biden be on the US shale industry?

How tough will Joe Biden be on the US shale industry?

The president-elect plans to reduce incentives for fracking, but has stopped short of a ban The result of the US..