Wildlife

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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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Last-minute bid to stop Shell’s oil exploration in whale breeding grounds in South Africa
Campaigners have filed legal challenge against seismic survey along Eastern Cape province

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: The unenviable life of the noon fly
Wolsingham, Weardale: These beautiful and important insects spend their formative days in semi-liquid bovine excrement

Phil Gates

01, Dec, 2021 @5:30 AM

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One in six Australian birds are now threatened, landmark action plan finds
Once-in-a-decade study finds 216 out of 1,299 species are in danger – up from 195 in 2011

Lisa Cox

01, Dec, 2021 @12:27 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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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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County diary: A room of one’s own – then in flew a chiffchaff
Creedy Valley, Devon: For 10 minutes it was just the two of us: me at my desk, the bird exploring with purring wings

EJ Burnett

30, Nov, 2021 @5:30 AM

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White rhinos flown from South Africa to Rwanda in largest single translocation
In a bid to secure the future of the near threatened species, 30 animals have been driven, flown and finally rehomed in Akagera national park

Graeme Green

29, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Nurdles: the worst toxic waste you’ve probably never heard of
Billions of these tiny plastic pellets are floating in the ocean, causing as much damage as oil spills, yet they are still not classified as hazardous

Karen McVeigh

29, Nov, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Nobel-winning stock market theory used to help save coral reefs
Portfolio selection rules on evaluating risk used to pick 50 reefs as ‘arks’ best able to survive climate crisis and revive coral elsewhere

Karen McVeigh

28, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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