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The week in wildlife – in pictures

The week in wildlife – in pictures

An egret passes a tree branch to another during the breeding season at the Daan Forest Park in Taipei Photograph:..

Return of the burbot: ‘great lost fish’ to be reintroduced to UK

Return of the burbot: ‘great lost fish’ to be reintroduced to UK

Forget dreams of wolves, bears or lynx – the next animal to be restored to the British countryside could be..

Europe’s cities are leading the fight against xenophobia and the climate crisis | Ada Colau

Europe’s cities are leading the fight against xenophobia and the climate crisis | Ada Colau

Conservative politicians have long declared there is no alternative to capitalism. Many of capitalism’s cruelties, from housing crises and crumbling..

Morrison government to stop funding international collaboration on shift to zero emissions

Morrison government to stop funding international collaboration on shift to zero emissions

The Morrison government has told researchers at two of Australia’s leading universities it will break a commitment to fund an..

The race to save Polesia, Europe’s secret Amazon

The race to save Polesia, Europe’s secret Amazon

On the banks of the Pripyat River lies a forest. On a crisp winter afternoon with an expansive blue sky..

A snowless winter around Europe – in pictures

A snowless winter around Europe – in pictures

Grampian, Scotland The Lecht ski centre near Tomintoul deserted due to a total absence of snow Photograph: David Gowans/Alamy Granada,..

‘Seismic shift’: ministers signal end of badger cull

‘Seismic shift’: ministers signal end of badger cull

The controversial cull of badgers across England will begin to be phased out in the next few years, the government..

This winter in Europe was hottest on record by far, say scientists

This winter in Europe was hottest on record by far, say scientists

This winter has been by far the hottest recorded in Europe, scientists have announced, with the climate crisis likely to..

Why don’t we treat the climate crisis with the same urgency as coronavirus? | Owen Jones

Why don’t we treat the climate crisis with the same urgency as coronavirus? | Owen Jones

It is a global emergency that has already killed on a mass scale and threatens to send millions more to..

Glowing, glowing, gone: plunge in glow-worm numbers revealed

Glowing, glowing, gone: plunge in glow-worm numbers revealed

Glow-worm numbers have plunged by three-quarters since 2001, research in England has revealed, with the climate crisis a clear factor…