Crossbench senators vow to block Coalition changes to environment laws

Crossbench senators vow to block Coalition changes to environment laws

Crossbench senators have vowed to block the Morrison government’s proposed changes to environmental laws next month, in part because they..

Country diary: it is not just the pretty stinkbugs who are going scrumping

Country diary: it is not just the pretty stinkbugs who are going scrumping

It looks as though it carries a switch; its wings are folded in a triangle within the yellow and black..

Greens grow in Europe, but politicians can’t take all the credit

Greens grow in Europe, but politicians can’t take all the credit

The Greens swept to their best-ever results in the 2019 European elections. Winning nearly 10% of seats, the group were..

Up to 48 species saved from extinction by conservation efforts, study finds

Up to 48 species saved from extinction by conservation efforts, study finds

Up to 48 bird and mammal extinctions have been prevented by conservation efforts since a global agreement to protect biodiversity,..

Humans exploiting and destroying nature on unprecedented scale – report

Humans exploiting and destroying nature on unprecedented scale – report

Wildlife populations are in freefall around the world, driven by human overconsumption, population growth and intensive agriculture, according to a..

Climate crisis could displace 1.2bn people by 2050, report warns

Climate crisis could displace 1.2bn people by 2050, report warns

More than 1 billion people face being displaced within 30 years as the climate crisis and rapid population growth drive..

Environmental groups claim victory as plans for Northumberland coalmine rejected

Environmental groups claim victory as plans for Northumberland coalmine rejected

The UK government has rejected plans to develop an “environmentally unacceptable” coalmine near Druridge Bay in Northumberland after years of..

How artificial salt marshes can help in the fight against rising seas

How artificial salt marshes can help in the fight against rising seas

It is the third hottest day on record in the UK and the cool saline mud oozing through my toes..

Hummingbird’s temperature can fall to 3.3C at night to preserve energy

Hummingbird’s temperature can fall to 3.3C at night to preserve energy

Hummingbirds have scooped another record: they are not only tiny but can reach body temperatures below that of any non-hibernating..