Congestion set to exceed pre-lockdown levels as cars crowd back on to UK roads

Congestion set to exceed pre-lockdown levels as cars crowd back on to UK roads

British towns and cities are braced for a rapid rise in traffic congestion when the lockdown eases on Monday after..

British farmers need all the help science can offer. Time to allow gene editing  | Sir David Baulcombe

British farmers need all the help science can offer. Time to allow gene editing | Sir David Baulcombe

The agriculture bill, now going through parliament, could influence whether we use gene editing on our farms. At present, this..

The art of protest in pen and ink – in pictures

The art of protest in pen and ink – in pictures

Black Lives Matter, Parliament Square, London, June 2020. Extinction Rebellion, Oxford Circus, London, April 2019. Black Lives Matter, Parliament Square,..

The vultures aren’t hovering over Africa – and that’s bad news

The vultures aren’t hovering over Africa – and that’s bad news

It’s hard to love vultures. Their bare-headed appearance, scavenging habits and reputation as the refuse disposal workers of the bird..

Fast-growing mini-forests spring up in Europe to aid climate

Fast-growing mini-forests spring up in Europe to aid climate

Tiny, dense forests are springing up around Europe as part of a movement aimed at restoring biodiversity and fighting the..

Climate worst-case scenarios may not go far enough, cloud data shows

Climate worst-case scenarios may not go far enough, cloud data shows

Worst-case global heating scenarios may need to be revised upwards in light of a better understanding of the role of..

Gas ‘completely dominated’ discussion about Covid-19 recovery, commission adviser says

Gas ‘completely dominated’ discussion about Covid-19 recovery, commission adviser says

A member of a government Covid-19 recovery taskforce has rejected the overwhelming focus on gas as the path out of..

The week in wildlife – in pictures

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A cuckoo holds a grub in its beak near Horsham in the south of England Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty An owa..

‘Surprisingly rapid’ rebound in carbon emissions post-lockdown

‘Surprisingly rapid’ rebound in carbon emissions post-lockdown

Carbon dioxide emissions have rebounded around the world as lockdown conditions have eased, raising fears that annual emissions of greenhouse..