Month: March 2021

G7 should double help for poorer countries to cut CO2 emissions, says UN

G7 should double help for poorer countries to cut CO2 emissions, says UN

The world’s richest G7 group of countries must double the amount of finance they are offering to poor countries to..

The Guardian view on cherry blossom: lessons from fragile, fleeting beauty

The Guardian view on cherry blossom: lessons from fragile, fleeting beauty

Early in Junichiro Tanizaki’s great novel The Makioka Sisters, we learn of the family’s annual trips to admire the cherry..

European Union official sounds alarm over threats to Great Barrier Reef

European Union official sounds alarm over threats to Great Barrier Reef

A senior European Union official has sounded the alarm over the rapid decline of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef while backing..

Damage from invasive species ‘trebling every decade’

Damage from invasive species ‘trebling every decade’

The costs of damage caused by invasions of alien species across the world is trebling every decade, research has found…

Water firms discharged raw sewage into English waters 400,000 times last year

Water firms discharged raw sewage into English waters 400,000 times last year

Water companies discharged raw sewage into rivers and coastal waters in England more than 400,000 times last year, Environment Agency..

Seaspiracy: Netflix documentary accused of misrepresentation by participants

Seaspiracy: Netflix documentary accused of misrepresentation by participants

A Netflix documentary about the impact of commercial fishing has attracted celebrity endorsements and plaudits from fans with its damning..

We sampled tap water across the US – and found arsenic, lead and toxic chemicals

We sampled tap water across the US – and found arsenic, lead and toxic chemicals

In Connecticut, a condo had lead in its drinking water at levels more than double what the federal government deems..

How to test your drinking water – and what to do if it’s contaminated

How to test your drinking water – and what to do if it’s contaminated

Finding out what’s in your water and which water filter you need isn’t always straightforward. You need to find out..

‘Similar to having a baby, the euphoria’: rediscovery of rare gecko delights experts

‘Similar to having a baby, the euphoria’: rediscovery of rare gecko delights experts

New Zealand lizard expert Ben Barr, who spent years looking under rocks for the elusive Cupola, has finally found what..

Japan’s cherry blossom bloom – in pictures

Japan’s cherry blossom bloom – in pictures

Japan’s famous cherry blossoms have reached their flowery peak in many places earlier this year than at any time since..