Saturday, May 8, 2021

Liechtenstein prince accused of shooting Romania’s largest bear

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Environmental groups say Prince Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein shot bear, named Arthur, in a protected areaEnvironmental groups have accused a prince from Liechtenstein’s...

Weatherwatch: the havoc caused by solar storms

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UK group has put forward proposals for mitigating effects of any future solar stormIn May 1921, a giant sunspot erupted, ejecting masses of solar...

Global heating pace risks ‘unstoppable’ sea level rise as Antarctic ice...

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World faces ‘abrupt jump’ in pace of ice loss around 2060 unless emissions reduced to meet Paris agreement goals, study warnsThe current pace of...

Campaigners condemn plans for New Forest desalination plant

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Southern Water’s proposal to convert saltwater from Solent into tap water labelled ‘bizarre’ and ‘expensive’Plans to build an energy-hungry desalination plant in the New...

How big would Britain have to be for all its meat,...

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The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical conceptsHow...

Floating ‘Wall-E’ scarecrow stops seabirds diving into fishing nets

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Googly-eyed device to be tested in gillnet fisheries after study finds it deters long-tailed ducks Scarecrows may be outstanding in their field, but now...

Great Barrier Reef Foundation still well short of fundraising target, auditor...

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Foundation was controversially awarded $443m grant by Turnbull government in 2018 on the basis it would be able to leverage money from private sector...

Secrets of the dead wood: ancient oaks hold key to new...

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In Richmond Park, decaying logs and mangled old branches are no longer cleared away but valued as habitats for birds and insectsOaks are the...

Pension funds urged to help UK reach net zero climate goals

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Campaigners say many investments still high carbon and call on firms to sign green pensions charterLetter: UK companies must commit to green pensionsPension funds...

Romania’s extreme conditions: from Danube-freezing winters to 42C summers

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Country’s inland coastline along the Black Sea enjoys milder weather and its resorts are popular destinationsLike other countries in south-east Europe, Romania has a...

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‘Things have to change’: tourism businesses look to a greener future

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No planes in the sky, empty hotels and deserted attractions: with the world at a standstill, tourism has been one of the industries worst-hit...

The week in wildlife – in pictures

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The best of the week’s wildlife pictures from around the world, including a Sumatran tiger and rare storks Continue reading...

Country diary: an ancient forest offers protection from the elements

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Light brightens the tent and nudges me out of sleep. Dawn must have arrived. I open my eyes, expecting morning light, but instead see...

‘A surge of hope’: public helps create poem celebrating coming of spring

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Writer Elizabeth-Jane Burnett brings together 400 voices for optimistic riposte to events of past yearSome described chance encounters with birds and animals beginning to...