Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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...

Farmers lead plan to reintroduce white-tailed eagle to Norfolk

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Consultation comes after the birds have been successfully rewilded in other parts of the UKA consultation has been launched to reintroduce Britain’s biggest bird...

Israel’s ibex make the most of lockdown – in pictures

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Nubian ibex have been roaming the empty streets of Mitzpe Ramon as Israel’s coronavirus lockdown extends to the end of the month Continue reading...

Electric vehicles close to ‘tipping point’ of mass adoption

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Sales increase 43% globally in 2020 as plunging battery costs mean the cars will soon be the cheapest vehicles to buy Electric vehicles are...

One-third of US rivers have changed color in recent decades, research...

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Significance of changes are unclear and could reflect various ways in which humans are impacting the environment Rivers may seem like immutable features of...

George Eustice says water firms must cut sewage releases into rivers...

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Environment secretary says water companies too reliant on overflows discharging pollution after stormsThe environment secretary, George Eustice, has made a commitment to reducing releases...

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‘Green hydrogen’ from renewables could become cheapest ‘transformative fuel’ within a decade

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Country diary: a waterlogged world reverting to the wild

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On the parish's edge, adjoining Viverdon Down and overlooked by Kit Hill, a 10-acre enclosure of wet ground is reverting to a wilder state,...

Chameleon last seen a century ago rediscovered in Madagascar

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Scientists find several living specimens of Voeltzkow’s chameleon during expeditionScientists have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years...