Environment

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Data storage, mining and wind: oceans seen as new frontier but at what cost?
Industries gazing out to sea in search of more space, more cold, clean water and more wind offer a glimpse of the future and its risks

Helen Scales

01, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Essex mega-prisons pose threat to rare wildlife, warn environmentalists
Government accused of reneging on environmental pledges with plan to build on old airfield near Braintree

Helena Horton

01, Dec, 2021 @10:41 AM

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Swifts and house martins join UK red list of endangered birds
RSPB warns wildlife is in freefall with 70 of Britain’s 245 bird species now seriously at risk

Patrick Barkham

01, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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England green homes scheme was ‘slam dunk fail’, says public accounts committee
Dame Meg Hillier says scheme cost £50m and delivered only a fraction of objectives

Sandra Laville

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Farmers fear Defra will not deliver on post-Brexit support, says CLA head
Mark Tufnell says many farmers are reluctant to trust government as changes to subsidy payments loom

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Gene-edited livestock: robust rules needed before approval, say ethicists
Techniques could help make farm animals resistant to disease but there are fears welfare standards could drop

Ian Sample Science editor

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Renewable energy has ‘another record year of growth’ says IEA
Renewables will account for about 95% of growth in global power-generation capacity up to the end of 2026, finds energy agency

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: The unenviable life of the noon fly
Wolsingham, Weardale: These important and rather beautiful insects are dependent to a large degree on the defecating cow

Phil Gates

01, Dec, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Douglas Boyes obituary
Other lives: Entomologist whose ground-breaking research led to new insights into the impact of light pollution on insects

Clare Boyes

30, Nov, 2021 @5:19 PM

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Mythic white sperm whale captured on film near Jamaica
Type of whale immortalised in Moby-Dick has only been spotted handful of times this century

Philip Hoare

30, Nov, 2021 @4:53 PM

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Ofwat concerned by financial health of three UK water firms
Alert over Southern, Yorkshire and SES Water amid concerns over pollution and flooding in sector

Jillian Ambrose

30, Nov, 2021 @4:48 PM

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Dormouse bridge across railway line could help save endangered species
Tiny bridge in Lancashire will connect two wild populations of the tree-dwelling hazel dormouse

Miranda Bryant

30, Nov, 2021 @4:20 PM

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