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Ratty comes home: water voles thrive again on Hertfordshire riverbank
Having suffered a 90% drop in population, they still face extinction in Britain – but a new initiative offers a glimmer of hope

Robin McKie, Environment Editor

22, Aug, 2021 @7:45 AM

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‘So fluffy they’re like teddy bears’: thousands of native bees emerge in Western Australia
Higher than average rainfall and growth of the bees’ two favourite flowers could account for the larger than usual colony

Calla Wahlquist

21, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Going to e-waste: Australia’s recycling failures and the challenge of solar
More than 100,000 tonnes of solar panel waste are forecast to enter Australia’s waste stream by 2035

Royce Kurmelovs

21, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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English cities could be given national park status under new proposals
Government body Natural England is considering move in response to Glover report on protected landscapes

Harry Taylor

21, Aug, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Wrong to label Extinction Rebellion as extremists, says Home Office adviser
Peer at odds with Priti Patel over climate activists on eve of more protests

Tom Wall

21, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Young country diary: this dying tree is still full of life
Bromley, Kent: How we look at nature is very important. So I decided to look twice at this strange tree

21, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Young country diary: the mystery of the blood-red marks my dad found
The Highlands, Scotland: Something has slashed the tree, and it can’t be a bear as we don’t have them any more

21, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Hello hawthorn! £10m sand dunes project brings plants back to life
Traditionally, scrub has been allowed to swamp England and Wales’s sand dunes, but now they are being set free

Mark Hillsdon

21, Aug, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Country diary: the ups and downs of buying a retired shepherd’s flock
Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales: What will happen when it’s me who can’t walk the length of the farm to gather the sheep?

Andrea Meanwell

21, Aug, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon hits highest annual level in a decade
Rainforest lost 10,476 sq km between August 2020 and July 2021, report says, despite increasing global concern

Flávia Milhorance in Rio de Janeiro

20, Aug, 2021 @6:19 PM

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Police unswayed by road-block ruling ahead of London climate protests
Metropolitan police vow to tackle ‘wilful obstruction’ in spite of supreme court’s Ziegler judgment

Damien Gayle

20, Aug, 2021 @2:31 PM

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Protests in Pakistan erupt against China’s belt and road plan
Demonstrations shut down Gwadar, where Chinese are blamed for lack of water and electricity and threat to local fishing

Shah Meer Baloch in Islamabad

20, Aug, 2021 @2:27 PM

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