Environment Agency chief supports plan to weaken river pollution rules

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The head of the Environment Agency has endorsed a proposal to weaken laws on cleanliness of polluted rivers, lakes and coastlines after Brexit. Campaigners say...

2020 Mammal Photographer of the Year winners

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Mammal Comedian Award winner: Grey Seal by Philip Ryan Elusive Mammal Category winner: Breaching Common Dolphin by Dan Lettice Young Mammal Photographer of the Year, aged...

How Many People Have Been Vaccinated for COVID-19 So Far?

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As the COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer start to roll out across America and the rest of the world, it would...

The best of new sustainable design – in pictures

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Jumeirah sideboard, GBP599, Atkin and Thyme Rose gold rug, GBP79, limitedabode.co.uk Bilot side table by Porada at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London (020 3155 3065); dcch.co.uk/ Couro...

The week in wildlife – in pictures

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A flock of starlings fly in the light of the setting sun in the village of Popielarze, near Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP via Getty...

Authors hope The Lost Words followup will inspire action and change

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Their last book of poems about everyday wildlife became an international cultural phenomenon. Now Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, the creators of The Lost...

Industrial-sized pig and chicken farming continuing to rise in UK

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New figures reveal that the number of large industrial-sized pig and chicken farms in the UK continues to rise, with close to 2,000 across...

The climate crisis will deepen coronavirus. A green stimulus plan can...

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The Covid-19 epidemic is ravaging our tattered healthcare system and shredding our economy. In the past month, over 22 million Americans filed for unemployment...

Lockdown is nothing new. We’ve been kept off the land for...

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In the name of freedom, we have been exposed, to a greater extent than any other European nation, to a deadly pandemic. In his...

The week in wildlife – in pictures

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Igneada Floodplain Forests national park in western Turkey is home to a wide variety of ecosystems and animal habitats. Photograph: Ozgun Tiran/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images An Egyptian...

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Sri Lanka rescues 120 whales after biggest mass stranding

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Gruelling rescue involved navy and volunteers pulling the pilot whales back into deeper waters Sri Lanka’s navy and volunteers have rescued 120 pilot whales...