The week in wildlife – in pictures

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Fallow deer from Dagnam Park rest and graze on the grass outside homes on a housing estate in Harold Hill, near Romford, Essex. The...

HS2 wood clearance to go ahead as Chris Packham legal bid...

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The clearing of ancient woods for HS2 is to proceed this month after the high court refused an emergency injunction and judicial review of...

Oceans’ capacity to absorb CO2 overestimated, study suggests

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The North Atlantic may be a weaker climate ally than previously believed, according to a study that suggests the ocean's capacity to absorb carbon...

UK road travel falls to 1955 levels as Covid-19 lockdown takes...

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The coronavirus outbreak has brought Britain to a near standstill, with road travel plummeting by as much as 73%, to levels not seen since...

Climate monitoring and research could fall victim to coronavirus, scientists fear

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The coronavirus pandemic has stalled scientific fieldwork and may even start to affect the monitoring of the climate, scientists have warned. Major projects to gather...

Brazil: coronavirus fears weaken Amazon protection ahead of fire season

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The coronavirus pandemic is weakening Brazilian state protection for the Amazon rainforest and its people ahead of this year's fire season, according to indigenous...

Farmers across Europe bank on improvised armies of pickers to save...

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At this time of year John Greene is usually preparing to welcome dozens of Slovakian strawberry pickers for another harvest at his farm in...

Beware hungry seagulls during lockdown, Yorkshire residents told

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They are already the scourge of the seaside day tripper, mounting mobbing raids on those enjoying fish and chips. Now, with the coronavirus lockdown and...

‘We must use this time well’: climate experts hopeful after Cop26...

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Green campaigners and climate leaders have vowed to keep up the pressure on governments around the world to make stringent new commitments on the...

Secret footage shows calves from Ireland beaten and kicked in France

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Footage which appears to show Irish calves being beaten and kicked at a French feeding station has been published by animal campaign groups.The video,...

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Airline chiefs urge end to UK-U.S. travel restrictions

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Global water crisis will intensify with climate breakdown, says report

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