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environment 'Bags for life' making plastic problem worse, say campaigners

Plastic “bags for life” should be banned or raised in price, campaigners say, as new figures reveal ...

environment GM could help cut livestock methane emissions, say scientists

Gene-modifying techniques could reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from livestock, helping to feed ...

environment More than 16,000 cans and bottles found in four days on UK beaches

Findings from a national beach cleanup underline the urgent need for a comprehensive deposit return ...

environment Country diary: a scruffy wood pigeon finds peace in the grey morning bustle

The wood pigeon looks dejected: a raggedy young bird, fluffed like a mop, feathers grey as the ditch...

environment Impact of air pollution on health may be far worse than thought, study suggests

The number of health problems linked to air pollution could be far higher than previously thought, a...

environment The horrific effects of moor burning

The Moorland Association’s Amanda Anderson (Letters, 26 November) has nowhere to hide among the heat...

environment Climate emergency: world 'may have crossed tipping points’

The world may already have crossed a series of climate tipping points, according to a stark warning ...

environment 'The power of vulnerability': meet Extinction Rebellion's hunger strikers

It’s lunchtime at the Conservative party headquarters, and people come and go clutching bags of Pret...

environment Why a California delicacy won't be on the menu this Thanksgiving

His boat, Stacey Jo, is loaded up, crab pots stacked high, with lines and buoys coiled neatly inside...

environment Country diary: farmed pheasants are little more than free-range livestock

Out of breath and panting heavily, I breasted the summit of the Lion’s Haunch, paused, then turned, ...

environment Most dolphins are 'right-handed', say researchers

Dolphins, like humans, have a dominant right-hand side, according to research. About 90% of humans a...

environment Specieswatch: could we farm the scary but shy Atlantic wolffish?

In the north of England, Atlantic wolffish, Anarhichas lupus, is offered as fillets in fish and chip...

environment Yes, electric vehicles really are better than fossil fuel burners

Hans-Werner Sinn is quite the character. This German economics professor’s writings range from the G...

environment Koala factcheck: have the Australian bushfires put survival of the species at stake?

Hundreds of koalas have been killed and millions of hectares of their habitat destroyed in the bushf...

environment Country diary: walk through woods leads to a spiritual retreat

Under grey skies the air is perfectly still in Launde Big Wood and the space between the grand archi...

environment Australia's science academy attacks 'cherrypicking' of Great Barrier Reef research

Australia’s peak scientific institution has told an inquiry into the reliability of Great Barrier Re...

environment Weatherwatch: how robins became a symbol of Christmas

Of all Britain’s birds, none is more closely associated with winter and Christmas, than the robin. B...

environment Plants could thrive in salty soils with seed coating technique, study shows

Coating seeds in silk, bacteria and sugar could help plants to grow in salty soils, researchers have...

environment Grouse moor burning and flood prevention

Ed Douglas is correct to observe that the impact that burning has on how quickly water runs off the ...

environment Green groups fear Victorian logging ban may actually endanger some old growth forest

Environment groups have raised doubts about the Victorian government’s promise to protect 90,000 hec...

environment Rescue effort resumes for 14,000 sheep on sinking ship as noises heard inside

Attempts to save some of the 14,000 sheep trapped in a half-sunken boat in the Romanian port of Midi...

environment Climate-heating greenhouse gases hit new high, UN reports

The concentration of climate-heating greenhouse gases has hit a record high, according to a report f...

environment Living near busy road stunts children's lung growth, study says

Living near a busy road stunts lung growth in children and increases the risk of lung cancer, resear...

environment UK development bank accused of failure to safeguard Congolese workers

The UK development bank has been accused of failing to protect workers from exposure to dangerous pe...

environment Scottish Power plans major expansion of onshore windfarms

ScottishPower has begun plans for a major expansion of onshore windfarm projects across Scotland in ...

environment Solar farms can keep UK’s lights on even at night

Solar farms could soon play a vital role in the energy system 24 hours a day, after a breakthrough t...

environment The five: areas of deforestation

Brazil Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has increased by almost 30% in just 12 months. A repor...

environment From Alaska to Australia, anxious observers fear mass shearwater deaths

The carcasses began to arrive in July. Residents around the Bristol Bay area of Alaska found thousan...

environment Sumatran rhinoceros now extinct in Malaysia, say zoologists

The Sumatran rhinoceros has become extinct in Malaysia, zoologists have announced. The last of the s...

environment If you go down to the woods today … don't come back with mushrooms

On a bright November morning in Epping forest, the fading contours of late mushrooms are poking thro...

environment Country diary: cranes grace the Broads with their gangly elegance

We’re late heading for Hickling Broad, but the day is bright and cold, a rare gem after days of gloo...

environment Greta Thunberg to guest edit BBC Radio 4's Today programme

Greta Thunberg is to swap leading the global fight against the climate crisis for the more stressful...

environment UK boxes clever when it comes to recycling

Your article (Deliver us, Journal, 21 November) says the cardboard used to package home-delivered pr...

environment Light pollution is key 'bringer of insect apocalypse'

Light pollution is a significant but overlooked driver of the rapid decline of insect populations, a...

environment Australian hydrogen export projections found to be exaggerated by factor of up to 11

As state and federal energy ministers gather for the first time in a year, a report has found that A...