Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The green cleaner: 15 natural ways to spruce up your home...

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Former Bake Off winner Nancy Birtwhistle says we have been ‘brainwashed’ into believing we need harsh chemicals to clean our homes. Here’s how to...

Country diary: even the dowdiest day-flying moths deserve a closer look

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There are significantly more species of day-flying moths in the UK than there are butterflies - over twice as many large "macro moths", plus...

The Green Recovery: how Australia can close the recycling loop –...

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Play Video 3:49 Remember when you would take your TV to get repaired if it was broken? Now, most people just buy a new one. When...

Life in the ‘poultry capital’ of Wales: enough is enough, say...

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Darrell Shephard and his family had been living in Berriew, a small village in rural Powys, for 12 years when the owners of Groes-y-Garreg...

Boris Johnson under pressure to ensure green recovery in UK

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Boris Johnson and his cabinet are coming under increasing pressure to ensure the economic stimulus helps to shift the UK to a low-carbon future,...

The nature of the narwhal: ‘The one that is good at...

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There are some animals about which it is easy to forget the fact that they have teeth, so that every time they flash their...

Food for thought? French bean plants show signs of intent, say...

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Many botanists dispute idea of plant sentience, but study of climbing beans sows seed of doubtThey’ve provided us with companionship and purpose during the...

Powerhouses: nanotechnology turns bricks into batteries

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The humble house brick has been turned into a battery that can store electricity, raising the possibility that buildings could one day become literal...

UK brands act to cut catch of ‘near-threatened’ yellowfin tuna

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British supermarkets and brands, including Tesco, the Co-op and Princes, are stepping up action to cut yellowfin tuna catches in the Indian Ocean, amid...

The UK’s farmers face upheaval, but a reform to subsidies is...

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This is a good week to start a revolution. With Brexit now on the brink of deal or no deal, Britain could yet retreat...

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‘One seafarer almost cried’: the last chaplain visiting quarantined boats

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At Europe's busiest port, in Rotterdam, Reverend Dennis Woodward has adapted his routine. Before the coronavirus pandemic struck, Woodward was one of 20 chaplains and...

‘My land is now owned by lions’: Maasai farmers offer Kenya’s wildlife a lifeline

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Air pollution may be ‘key contributor’ to Covid-19 deaths – study

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High levels of air pollution may be "one of the most important contributors" to deaths from Covid-19, according to research. The analysis shows that of...

Aerobatic display over the lake: Country diary, 8 September 1945

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Penrith, September 3There are few entertainments in country life to surpass sitting under the wooded Dunmallet Hill at the foot of Ullswater, especially on...