Monday, January 25, 2021

Spring promises: things to look forward to, from chocolate bunnies to...

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We’ve all had enough of these long, dark days, thank you. Yes, we know it’s premature, but we’re fast-forwarding into spring. We’re ready for...

Green homes: how to shut out the winter cold and save...

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Some households could be wasting £330 a year because of poor heating and insulationWith storms and snow sweeping much of the country this week,...

How creating wildlife crossings can help reindeer, bears – and even...

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Sweden’s announcement this week that it is to build a series of animal bridges is the latest in global efforts to help wildlife navigate...

Buyers of brand-new homes face £20,000 bill to make them greener

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Critics say the costs could have been avoided if ministers had agreed to bring in low-carbon standards soonerHouseholders buying brand new homes in the...

Heavy rain helps England’s chalk streams flow again

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Rebirth of streams can cause flooding in some areas, as human needs and nature collideGroundwater levels are currently classed as high or exceptionally high...

Country diary: a witchy barn owl swoops across a wintry landscape

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Thixendale, North Yorkshire: In the hazy winter light, hares and partridges blend into the grass and fieldsUp beyond the scarp of the Wolds, there...

Coalition quietly adds fossil fuel industry leaders to emissions reduction panel

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Critics ask if some appointees to the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee have a potential conflict of interestThe Morrison government has quietly appointed fossil fuel...

In the early days of Covid-19, we stopped consuming and rather...

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In April of last year, Australians stopped spending – but where some label current highs in consumption as ‘recovery’, Sarah Wilson sees a cultThis...

The Guardian view on electric cars: greener roads are good |...

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Technological advances combined with tough emissions targets are bringing the end of petrol and diesel traffic into view The prospect of a cleaner motor...

Quarter of known bee species have not been recorded since 1990

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Global study finds that species numbers reported in the wild fell sharply between 1990 and 2015The number of wild bee species recorded by an...

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