Monday, September 28, 2020

Why David Attenborough is the doomsayer we still adore | Rebecca...

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David Attenborough must be the only person who can appear on national television to tell us that we are all doomed, probably past the...

UK risks losing contract for new climate research centre because of...

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The UK is at risk of losing the contract for the expansion of a flagship European weather research centre based in Reading because of...

Death at Hells Gates: rescuers witness tragic end for hundreds of...

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Ingrid Albion has been helping to save whales and dolphins for three decades, but has never seen anything on a scale like this before....

Blasts from the past: how ice age ponds are coming back...

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Ecologist Will Watson is hunting for Britain's largest blood-sucking leech in a 14,000-year-old pond in Herefordshire. The elusive medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis), grows up...

Young people resume global climate strikes calling for urgent action

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School pupils, youth activists and communities around the world have turned out for a day of climate strikes, intended to underscore the urgency of...

‘Sliding towards extinction’: koala may be given endangered listing as numbers...

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The koala is being considered for official listing as endangered after the summer's bushfire disaster and ongoing habitat destruction on the east coast forced...

How clean are England’s rivers? The latest report makes for uncomfortable...

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England, 2020. Every single river and lake is polluted beyond legal limits. Not one is free from toxic chemicals from industries past and present....

‘Money is worth nothing now’: how Lebanon is finding a future...

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On the side of the Baanoub valley in southern Lebanon, half an hour's drive from the coast, Yasmina Zahar stands surrounded by olive trees...

Country diary: tufts of grass hide tiny breeding chambers

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I'll never look at a tussock of grass in the same way again. Hidden within this one was a ball of woven fronds that...

Tragedy in Tasmania: what are pilot whales, and why do they...

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About 380 pilot whales have died in Tasmania in one of the biggest mass strandings of the marine mammals on record.Rescuers saved at least...

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