Aflutter: Guardian readers share UK butterfly sightings – in pictures

Aflutter: Guardian readers share UK butterfly sightings – in pictures

Silver-studded blue ‘I go out photographing butterflies each year,’ says Thomas Moore, a primary school teacher from West Sussex. ‘As..

Covid-19 relief for fossil fuel industries risks green recovery plans

Covid-19 relief for fossil fuel industries risks green recovery plans

The failure of governments and central banks to set out a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis is threatening to..

The Guardian view on Brazil and the Amazon: don’t look away | Editorial

The Guardian view on Brazil and the Amazon: don’t look away | Editorial

A consensus that international cooperation is required to limit the danger from global heating has existed for decades. The success..

The week in wildlife – in pictures

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A robin feeds its young fledgling as a lamb wanders past in Dartmoor, UK. The nearby lambs were drawn to..

Tree mapping app blossoms as city-dwellers seek out nature in lockdown

Tree mapping app blossoms as city-dwellers seek out nature in lockdown

An online mapping tool featuring the location and species of more than 700,000 trees in London has had a fiftyfold..

Mines are hotspots for spread of Covid-19, study finds

Mines are hotspots for spread of Covid-19, study finds

Mining sites in Canada, the US and around the world have become hotspots for the spread of coronavirus, and approximately..

Meat giants selling to UK linked to Brazil farms in deforested Amazon reserve

Meat giants selling to UK linked to Brazil farms in deforested Amazon reserve

Three international meat companies have indirectly sourced cattle from farms that deforested a unique, protected Amazon reserve, a new report..

Airlines and carmakers benefit from UK Covid relief scheme

Airlines and carmakers benefit from UK Covid relief scheme

Airlines, carmakers and oilfield engineers have benefited by billions from the government’s economic rescue plans, despite ministers’ assurances on a..

World Environment Day: Celebrating the UK’s precious biodiversity

World Environment Day: Celebrating the UK’s precious biodiversity

The water vole The water vole, Britain’s fastest disappearing mammal, has vanished from over 90% of its former range since..