Environment

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‘A serious threat’: calls grow for urgent review of damage done by wood burning stoves
Government plan to educate owners and encourage fines not enough to effectively tackle air pollution

Helena Horton and Fiona Harvey

02, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Somerset estate offers rare peek into life of beavers with launch of online tour
National Trust project shows family home of ‘nature’s engineers’ and how they have improved the environment for other wildlife

Steven Morris

02, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: The changing course of our local rivers | Sara Hudston
Bossington, Somerset: Whether by human or nature’s hand, the riparian landscape here is being reshaped

Sara Hudston

02, Feb, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Jordan Peterson’s ‘zombie’ climate contrarianism follows a well-worn path | Temperature Check
The psychologist has turned his hand to exposing new audiences to old arguments from climate change deniers

Graham Readfearn

01, Feb, 2023 @10:59 PM

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Water firms to lose public funds unless they pledge to stop UK sewage spills
Government accepts Liberal Democrat amendment to UK infrastructure bank bill

Helena Horton Environment reporter

01, Feb, 2023 @6:50 PM

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Study reveals links between UK air pollution and mental ill-health
Researchers find long-term exposure to even relatively low levels raises risk of depression and anxiety

Damien Gayle

01, Feb, 2023 @5:42 PM

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Pink pigeon found in New York was ‘probably dyed for gender reveal party’
Rosy-plumaged bird found wandering in city square was domestic king pigeon unable to fend for itself, wildlife group says

Adam Gabbatt

01, Feb, 2023 @2:03 PM

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Dying for sex: endangered male quolls may be mating themselves to death instead of sleeping, scientists say
Data suggests male northern quolls rest less than females and spend much more time on the move, leading to their death after a single breeding season

Donna Lu

01, Feb, 2023 @7:18 AM

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Specieswatch: donkey work is done as UK population dwindles
Equus asinus is gradually disappearing from countryside and as a working animal is now a rarity

Paul Brown

01, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Discovered in the deep: the anglerfish with vampire-like sex lives
A deep trawl has brought up a potentially new species of a fish whose extreme mating methods include permanent physical fusion

Helen Scales

01, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Planting more trees in cities could cut deaths from summer heat, says study
European research finds that increasing urban tree coverage to 30% can lower temperatures by 0.4C

Rachel Hall

01, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: There’s a peacock butterfly presenting the news | Phil Gates
Crook, County Durham: After the delight of finding this magnificent butterfly overwintering in our house comes the dilemma

Phil Gates

01, Feb, 2023 @5:30 AM

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