Environment

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‘Dying like flies’: A million chickens die on way from farm to abattoir each year
Whistleblower says birds are dying ‘in a pretty rough way’ from heat stress and lack of water on journeys in England and Wales

Tom Levitt

26, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: as a mountain hare makes tracks, I end up on thin ice
Alport Moor, Derbyshire: I glimpse a white body streaking for cover, but as I start after it I feel and hear a crack…

Ed Douglas

26, Feb, 2021 @5:30 AM

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SUVs and extra traffic cancelling out electric car gains in Britain
Auditors say emissions down just 1% since 2011 and target of zero emissions by 2050 is a long way off

Rajeev Syal

26, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Cheap flowers have a high environmental cost | Letter
Letter: Celia Spears cautions against buying £3 roses from the supermarket as they are likely to be imported and have a bigger environmental impact than locally grown flowers

Letters

25, Feb, 2021 @5:37 PM

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Australian scientists warn urgent action needed to save 19 'collapsing' ecosystems
A ‘confronting and sobering’ report details degradation of coral reefs, outback deserts, tropical savanna, Murray-Darling waterways, mangroves and forests

Adam Morton Environment editor

25, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Male lyrebirds resort to artful deception in the pursuit of procreation
Males use vocal trickery to fool females into thinking a threat is lurking, giving them time to sow their genetic seeds

Graham Readfearn

25, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests
Global study shows blazes diminish forest density and tree size, making woods likely to sequester less carbon

Patrick Barkham

25, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Cattle stranded at sea 'face immediate slaughter' if ship docks in Spain, says manager
Livestock company still hopes to find a buyer for animals on board ship for two months, after rejection by Turkey and Libya

Sophie Kevany

25, Feb, 2021 @12:28 PM

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One protester left in Euston anti-HS2 tunnel as Swampy and others leave
Rail project protest has been ongoing for 30 days, with final activist said to have plenty of supplies

Diane Taylor

25, Feb, 2021 @10:16 AM

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Biden urged to back water bill amid worst US crisis in decades
Water Act proposes massive injection of federal dollars as millions of people go without access to clean, safe, affordable water

Nina Lakhani in New York

25, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Who will clean up the 'billion-dollar mess' of abandoned US oilwells?
As oil companies go out of business, they are leaving a legacy of abandoned wells that leak huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere

Heather Hansman

25, Feb, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Black-browed babbler found in Borneo 180 years after last sighting
Exclusive: Stuffed specimen was only proof of bird’s existence until discovery in rainforest last year

Patrick Barkham

25, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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