‘We did it to ourselves’: scientist says intrusion into nature led...

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The vast illegal wildlife trade and humanity's excessive intrusion into nature is to blame for the coronavirus pandemic, according to a leading US scientist...

Speak for coronavirus-afflicted Britain, Keir Starmer | Brief letters

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Alastair Campbell is right (With so many coronavirus deaths, Labour should not be holding back, 22 April). When a Labour opposition was faced with...

Twelve rangers among 16 killed in ambush at DRC gorilla park

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Suspected Hutu militiamen have killed 16 people, including 12 rangers, in the Virunga national park, a Democratic Republic of the Congo government official has...

The week in wildlife – in pictures

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Honduran white bats hang on to as leave in the forested area of Guapiles, Costa Rica. Photograph: Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA A red fox roams through the southern...

Coronavirus detected on particles of air pollution

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Coronavirus has been detected on particles of air pollution by scientists investigating whether this could enable it to be carried over longer distances and...

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...

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U.S. jobs gain largest in 10 months; employers raise wages, sweeten perks

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