Game birds ‘could wipe out adders in most of Britain within...

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The adder, Britain's only venomous snake, could become extinct across much of Britain within 12 years because of the uncontrolled release of millions of...

Scientists use satellite tags to reveal white storks’ migratory habits

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Marge, a white stork released onto a rewilded farm in West Sussex, is shedding light on the birds' unpredictable migratory habits by flying to...

85 bird crime incidents recorded last year, says RSPB report

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There were 85 confirmed incidents of the illegal shooting, trapping and poisoning of birds of prey in Britain in 2019, according to the RSPB's...

New British standard for biodegradable plastic introduced

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A new British standard for biodegradable plastic is being published which scientists say will cut through a jungle of classifications that leave consumers confused. Plastic...

Global heating warming up ‘nights faster than days’

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The climate crisis is heating up nights faster than days in many parts of the world, according to the first worldwide assessment of how...

Jair Bolsonaro attacks ‘international greed’ over Amazon – as it...

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Key events Show 5.07pm EDT 17:07 'Self-regulate fishing around the Galapagos islands' - Ecuadorian president 3.46pm EDT 15:46 'We must recognise we are not the most important species' - Costa Rican...

Beware human rights abuses in name of conservation, warns indigenous activist...

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Key events Show 5.07pm EDT 17:07 'Self-regulate fishing around the Galapagos islands' - Ecuadorian president 3.46pm EDT 15:46 'We must recognise we are not the most important species' - Costa Rican...

Green Homes Grant: homeowners can apply for up to GBP5,000 in...

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Homeowners in England can apply for vouchers worth up to GBP10,000 to make their homes more energy efficient through the government's Green Homes Grant...

M&S cuts soya from production of milk to curb deforestation

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UK retailer Marks & Spencer has eliminated soya from the production of all its milk as part of its commitment to end deforestation in...

Close Up Photographer of the Year – in pictures

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First in the animals section and overall winner of the competition was this shot of an eel larva off the coast of Indonesia during...

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