The plight of the cuckoo: a 4,000-mile flight followed by golf

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When you've just braved sandstorms, thunderstorms and drought during a 4,000-mile solo flight in search of romance, what is your first priority? For Carlton II...

In the midst of an economic crisis, can ‘degrowth’ provide an...

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Amid the misery and chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there are some short-term consolations. The precipitous drop in road and air traffic has...

‘Change thinking, save lives’: can Rio’s nudge unit halt coronavirus?

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Brazil has been the Latin American country hardest-hit so far by the coronavirus pandemic, with many fearing that deaths from Covid-19 are rocketing well...

Country diary: following the wiming paths of greenfinches

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Caught between the requirement to stay close to home and an irresistible urge to move, we are pacing out our local patch with renewed...

Biodiversity in Britain at risk from standstill due to coronavirus

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While lockdown has allowed some a greater appreciation of spring and the fun of seeing goats, sheep and deer foraying into urban landscapes, Covid-19...

Pollutionwatch: why has particle pollution increased under lockdown?

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News reports have focused on reductions in air pollution from traffic during the lockdown, but particle pollution has increased in the last few weeks. At...

Insect numbers down 25% since 1990, global study finds

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The biggest assessment of global insect abundances to date shows a worrying drop of almost 25% in the last 30 years, with accelerating declines...

Why few Britons pick fruit on our farm | Letter

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Re your article ('Just not true' we're too lazy for farm work, say frustrated UK applicants, 20 April), we run a small soft fruit...

An invitation to the 19th hole for George Monbiot | Brief...

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George Monbiot (Lockdown is nothing new. We've been kept off the land for centuries, 22 April) is clearly not a golfer. Wimbledon Park golf...

Toxic air over London falls by 50% at busiest traffic spots

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London has had dramatic improvements in its air quality since the coronavirus lockdown, with dangerous emissions at some of the capital's busiest roads and...

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‘Black Wednesday’ for big oil as courtrooms and boardrooms turn on industry

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Commodities Surge, Tesla Earnings, Durable Goods – What’s Moving Markets

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Economy2 hours ago (Apr 26, 2021 11:27) © Reuters. By Geoffrey Smith  Investing.com -- Industrial and agricultural commodities prices hit multiyear highs in sync, albeit for...