A US oil company cut nearly 2,000 jobs – and reaped $2.1bn in pandemic benefits

A US oil company cut nearly 2,000 jobs – and reaped $2.1bn in pandemic benefits

One morning in September, word of layoffs began to spread quickly through Marathon Petroleum’s refinery in the small industrial community..

Octopuses and lobsters have feelings – include them in sentience bill, urge MPs

Octopuses and lobsters have feelings – include them in sentience bill, urge MPs

Octopuses and lobsters have feelings and should be included in the animal sentience bill, a group of Conservative MPs has..

Pollutionwatch: how sources of summertime smog are changing

Pollutionwatch: how sources of summertime smog are changing

Increases in methane from fracking, agriculture and gas production are adding to our climate emergency On 26 July 1943, at..

‘Orchidelirium’: how a modern-day flower madness is fuelling the illegal trade

‘Orchidelirium’: how a modern-day flower madness is fuelling the illegal trade

With traffickers taking species from the wild before they are even recorded, one of the UK’s oldest constabularies is on..

Country diary: I listen for the rapid snort-wheeze of the hedgehogs

Country diary: I listen for the rapid snort-wheeze of the hedgehogs

I went outside to watch for bats and ended up looking at the stars. With the sky lacking the deep..

Mysterious coelacanth fish can live for 100 years – study

Mysterious coelacanth fish can live for 100 years – study

The coelacanth – a giant, mysterious fish that has survived since the time of the dinosaurs – can live for..

Green activists criticise easyJet for launching 12 new UK routes

Green activists criticise easyJet for launching 12 new UK routes

EasyJet launched 12 new domestic UK flying routes on Thursday, a decision criticised by green campaigners as likely to increase..

Rolls-Royce’s jet engines to run on synthetic fuels as part of net-zero plans

Rolls-Royce’s jet engines to run on synthetic fuels as part of net-zero plans

Rolls-Royce, the jet engine maker, has said that all products launched after 2030 will be capable of running with net..

‘The next pandemic’: drought is a hidden global crisis, UN says

‘The next pandemic’: drought is a hidden global crisis, UN says

Drought is a hidden global crisis that risks becoming “the next pandemic” if countries do not take urgent action on..