Environment

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River of life: zoo’s yearly count finds seals thriving on Thames
Hundreds of dozing seals show how much cleaner the river is since it was declared dead in the 1950s

Phoebe Weston

05, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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UK urged to expand meat alternative sales to tackle climate crisis
Social Market Foundation says more research could help people move ‘to more sustainable dietary habits’

Aamna Mohdin

05, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Blue-tongue lizards are resistant to red-bellied black snake venom, Australian study finds
Researchers say blue-tongues seem to have evolved a chemical resistance while goannas that feed on venomous snakes have not

Donna Lu

05, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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The millionaire rewilding the countryside, one farm at a time
Julia Davies, lawyer turned activist, is helping wildlife groups to buy up land – and fight back against Britain’s biodiversity crisis

Robin McKie

05, Sep, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Science project reveals high lead levels in schools’ water
Concentrations at 14 sites were five times higher than recommended limit

James Tapper

05, Sep, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch site threatens wildlife, Texas environmental groups say
The site in Boca Chica, south Texas is surrounded by protected lands that host a huge range of local wildlife including turtles and hundreds of bird species

Dianna Wray

05, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Ministers face showdowns on post-Brexit green bill weeks before Cop26
Peers’ challenge to government may see it arguing for lower environmental standards at home while hosting global summit

James Tapper

04, Sep, 2021 @4:03 PM

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Komodo dragon in danger of extinction as sea levels rise
World’s largest lizard moves from vulnerable to endangered on IUCN red list of threatened species

Phoebe Weston

04, Sep, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Young country diary: searching for an adder with my eagle eyes
Colne Pointe nature reserve, Essex: These shy and mysterious animals are one of my favourites, but I had never seen one before

04, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Young country diary: this newt is magic in the palm of my hand
Aberdovey, Gwynedd: The mysterious log looked like it was hiding something interesting – and it was

04, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Louisiana Shell refinery left spewing chemicals after Hurricane Ida
Power outages from the storm have left air quality tracking systems out of commission, making public health concern hard to gauge

Sara Sneath in Norco, Louisiana

04, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Revealed: how Tory politicians fought plans to tackle air pollution
Guardian investigation finds 17 MPs, candidates or associations took out 50 ads criticising a clean air zone

Niamh McIntyre

04, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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