Biodiversity

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Earth is under threat, yet you would scarcely know it | George Monbiot
Unlike most of the media, the Guardian resists political or commercial influence in order to keep the climate crisis front and centre

George Monbiot

28, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Half of world’s bird species in decline as destruction of avian life intensifies
State of the World’s Birds report warns human actions and climate crisis putting 49% in decline, with one in eight bird species under threat of extinction

Phoebe Weston

28, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Kwasi Kwarteng denies plans to relax environmental rules in push for growth
Wildlife groups concerned by apparent plans to loosen protections in 38 ‘investment zones’

Peter Walker Political correspondent

25, Sep, 2022 @11:33 AM

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London’s blooming: gardens flourish on the tube – photo essay
The In Bloom competition showcases the talents of green-fingered TfL staff, who have turned tube and bus stations across the capital into havens for plants and trees, and even fruit and veg

Phoebe Weston. Photographs by Jill Mead

23, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Albania’s pelican colony was bouncing back. Now it faces the threat of a new airport
Dalmatian pelicans at Narta lagoon were saved from extinction but now the government is building an airport in Vlora’s protected landscape

Tom Peeters in Vlora, Albania

21, Sep, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Australia signs global nature pledge committing to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030
Morrison government refused to sign Leaders’ Pledge for Nature in 2020 but Anthony Albanese signals environment is back as priority

Lisa Cox

21, Sep, 2022 @3:59 AM

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‘This is what a river should look like’: Dutch rewilding project turns back the clock 500 years
Europe’s largest river restoration is making changes across the entire landscape, bringing benefits to wildlife and people

Phoebe Weston. Photographs by Judith Jockel

20, Sep, 2022 @11:56 AM

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EU slammed over failure to protect marine life from ‘destructive’ fishing
Strict no-take policies urged by scientists, who note there is less protection in 59% of marine protected areas than outside MPAs

Karen McVeigh

12, Sep, 2022 @4:16 PM

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Mother and calf doing well: maternity unit gives Canada’s caribou a boost
One herd has flourished in British Columbia after an Indigenous-led project established a carefully guarded pen to protect pregnant caribou and their newborn calves

Leyland Cecco in East Kootenay Region, Canada

08, Sep, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Dark matter and lithium water: 15 big issues poised to affect oceans and coastlines
Global experts consider the impact of emerging trends on marine and coastal biodiversity

Mary Hoff for Ensia

06, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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WarWilding: a new word to describe the startling effects of using nature as a weapon
From defensive flooding to buffer zones, using the natural world in conflict is as old as war itself – now academics have given it a name

Vincent Mundy

05, Sep, 2022 @10:29 AM

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‘I’m glowing’: scientists are unlocking secrets of why forests make us happy
Research project aims to discover how age, size and shape of woodlands affect people’s happiness and wellbeing

Patrick Barkham

02, Sep, 2022 @3:20 PM

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