Country diary: goosegrass and the glory of spring

Country diary: goosegrass and the glory of spring

Crook, County Durham: Every generation of children on a country walk learns how tenaciously a well-aimed handful of goosegrass will..

Shark tourism and conservation off South Africa – in pictures

Shark tourism and conservation off South Africa – in pictures

Conservationists are strongly critical of the system used to prevent shark attacks off the beaches of KwaZulu-Natal, an area where..

Shell pulls out of joint venture to build UK sustainable jet fuels plant

Shell pulls out of joint venture to build UK sustainable jet fuels plant

Withdrawal a blow to Boris Johnson’s desire for UK to achieve first zero-emission long-haul flight Shell has pulled out of..

The green cleaner: 15 natural ways to spruce up your home – from nettles to rainwater

The green cleaner: 15 natural ways to spruce up your home – from nettles to rainwater

It was a filthy washing machine that prompted Nancy Birtwhistle to embrace the power of eco-friendly cleaning. “I was nearly..

Biden to ‘hit ground running’ as he rejoins Paris climate accords

Biden to ‘hit ground running’ as he rejoins Paris climate accords

Joe Biden is set for a flurry of action to combat the climate crisis on his first day as US..

Simple change to fishing gear saves thousands of birds in Namibia

Simple change to fishing gear saves thousands of birds in Namibia

A cheap and simple change to the equipment used by Namibian fishing boats is saving tens of thousands of vulnerable..

Fighting climate crisis made harder by Covid-19 inequality, says WEF

Fighting climate crisis made harder by Covid-19 inequality, says WEF

Tackling the existential risk posed by the climate crisis will be made harder by the growing gap between rich and..

Plotting the future: the ‘seed guardians’ bringing variety to UK gardens

Plotting the future: the ‘seed guardians’ bringing variety to UK gardens

It’s a fine, crisp day and the first frost of the season, a significant occasion for any gardener and one..

Electric car batteries with five-minute charging times produced

Electric car batteries with five-minute charging times produced

Batteries capable of fully charging in five minutes have been produced in a factory for the first time, marking a..