Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Country diary: chicken-of-the-woods is tasty – and not just to us

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Woodland fungi are a furtive bunch, living mostly unseen under the soil or inside other organisms, digesting whatever their creeping threads can find: nature's...

South African rhino poaching halves in six months thanks to Covid-19...

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The number of South African rhinos killed by poachers fell by half in the first six months of the year, partly helped by the...

What You Need To Know About Forex Trading

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You may have heard about forex trading, but probably you do not know what it means? Trading forex may not be secure, and it...

The week in wildlife – in pictures

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Havelland, Germany. A sheep's wagtail sings on a branch in the Havel floodplain. The species likes to stay on fields or wet meadows near...

Animal stunning slowly being accepted by Turkey’s halal butchers, say activists

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As Turkey gears up for Eid al-Adha, or Qurban Bayram, the Muslim festival of sacrifice, animal rights campaigners are celebrating progress in their efforts...

UK waste incinerators three times as likely to be in deprived...

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Waste incinerators are three times as likely to be situated in the most deprived and ethnically diverse areas of the UK, it has been...

Australia’s ‘black summer’ bushfires showed the impact of human-wrought change |...

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Australia's "black summer" megafires were a severe blow to ecosystems already reeling from decades of adverse impacts. Feral predators and grazers, weeds and unsustainable...

Climate crisis exerting increasing impact on UK, says Met Office

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More extreme heat, less frost and snow, and trees coming into leaf earlier are among the signs seen in 2019 that the climate crisis...

Pollutionwatch: will carmakers follow VW and revamp vehicles?

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Five years ago, Volkswagen admitted to using software that ensured its cars were on their best behaviour when tested but could produce more pollution...

Extra 23 million people could face coastal flooding within 30 years,...

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The combined impacts of human-caused sea level rise, storm surges and high tides could expose an extra 23 million people to coastal flooding within...

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Hundreds of thousands of chickens to be culled after Covid disruption

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About half of staff at poultry plant in Norfolk have had to self-isolate after 75 tested positive for coronavirusAt least 400,000 chickens are being...

Planet of the Humans review – contrarian eco-doc from the Michael Moore stable

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Recently, petrolhead pundit Jeremy Clarkson was thought to have disgraced himself by pointing out that the hi-tech sea yacht used by Greta Thunberg for...

Democrats say they have a bold climate plan – but Republicans have other plans

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House Democrats on Tuesday released an ambitious and wide-ranging climate crisis plan on par with what scientists say the world will have to do...