‘A mockery’: Great Barrier Reef Foundation raises just $21m of $357m...

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The Great Barrier Reef Foundation has raised only $21.7m out of a target of $357m in donations more than two years after it was...

Coronavirus pandemic prompts record drop in global emissions, study finds

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The coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest drop in heat-trapping emissions in human history, according to a new study. Lockdowns, travel bans and...

The week in wildlife – in pictures

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Essen, Germany. A house sparrow flies to the ripe ears of a barley field. As well as insects and their larvae, the sociable birds...

Brussels failing to protect bees, says watchdog

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Bees and other wild pollinators are not being protected from decline by the EU, with loopholes even allowing for the use of banned pesticides...

Boris Johnson says newts are a drag on the UK’s economy....

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Lingering in the shallows of a south Norfolk pond, voracious amphibians are resting ahead of a night gorging on slugs, worms and insects. The...

UK air pollution still down despite return to normal traffic –...

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Air pollution has remained at lower levels in UK towns and cities despite a return to near-normal traffic levels after the easing of coronavirus...

Swim on sharks, nothing to see here: could fake kelp prevent...

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In 2017, surf champion Kelly Slater responded on Instagram to the death of Alexandre Naussac, a bodyboarder who died after a shark attack: "Honestly,...

Wildlife traffickers target lion, jaguar and leopard body parts as tiger...

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Lion, jaguar and leopard body parts are being increasingly sought as substitutes to tiger products by traffickers, a major UN report has found, but...

Brenda the Civil Disobedience Penguin vs the Gigantic Floating Gas Refinery...

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Wild bison to return to UK for first time in 6,000...

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Wild bison are to return to the UK for the first time in 6,000 years, with the release of a small herd in Kent...

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‘Thank you Greta’: natural solutions to UK flooding climb the agenda

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There is ponding on nearly every field in the valley where the rivers Severn and Vyrnwy meet on the English-Welsh border. Swollen rivers have...

Treasury’s ‘green recovery’ not enough, say campaigners

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Environmental groups have reacted with disappointment to details of the government's Covid-19 economic rescue package released by the Treasury.On Monday night the government announced...

A swallow puts an end to our isolation | Letters

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I hope the LSE academics suggesting that some folk are embracing more common pursuits such as football in their Who's Who entries (16 April)...

UK economy to shrink by 8% in 2020, forecasters say

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The British economy will shrink by 8% this year and is unlikely to recover from the damage wrought by the coronavirus crisis until 2023,...

The five: trees of the year

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The Guardian of the Flooded Village Last week, a pine tree near a flooded Czech village was voted European tree of the year. Known to...