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Cop28 live: Guterres calls for climate talks to agree complete ‘phaseout’ of fossil fuels
UN secretary general insists the 1.5C climate goal ‘is not dead, it’s alive’ on day one of summit in Dubai

Damien Gayle

30, Nov, 2023 @9:33 AM

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The new ‘scramble for Africa’: how a UAE sheikh quietly made carbon deals for forests bigger than UK
Exploratory agreements struck with African states that are home to crucial wildlife havens and biodiversity hotspots, for land that represents billions of dollars in potential carbon offsetting revenue

Patrick Greenfield

30, Nov, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Australian populations of threatened bird species fall 60% in past 40 years
The threatened bird index reveals largest declines were in Queensland and South Australia

Lisa Cox

29, Nov, 2023 @11:30 PM

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From tree planting to ‘sponge cities’: why nature-based solutions are crucial to fighting the climate crisis
Nature could hold the key to protecting humanity as the planet heats, but scientists say it is still an underused option

Patrick Greenfield

29, Nov, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘A biodiversity catastrophe’: how the world could look in 2050 – unless we act now
The climate crisis, invasive species, overexploitation of resources and pollution could break down crucial ecosystems. We asked experts to lay out the risks and offer some solutions

Patrick Greenfield, Phoebe Weston and Ajit Niranjan

29, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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10 ways the climate crisis and nature loss are linked
The natural world is caught in a vicious cycle – extreme weather is destroying natural habitats and wildlife, yet these are crucial to fighting the climate crisis

Phoebe Weston

29, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Sunak accused of trying to ‘reset’ climate credentials at Cop28
British PM to tell UN summit of plans for rainforests and new national park – but green groups remain sceptical

Helena Horton Environment reporter

29, Nov, 2023 @12:01 AM

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What are fire ants, and what will happen if these tiny killers take hold across Australia?
The invasive species has been found in NSW after crossing the border from Queensland, and can be deadly and damaging

Daisy Dumas

28, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Sea urchin in Sicily at risk of extinction due to popularity as culinary delicacy
Three-year pause in fishing is the only way to prevent disappearance, researchers say

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

27, Nov, 2023 @2:35 PM

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Western gray squirrel placed on endangered list in Washington state
Major wildfires in 2014 and 2015 killed a multitudinous number and destroyed vast swaths of their natural territory

Richard Luscombe

27, Nov, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Scampi scam? UK retailers accused of misleading claims on environmental impact
Five-year project to reduce environmental impact of industry has ‘all but failed’, report finds

Karen McVeigh

27, Nov, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: This 550-year-old tree stands for all of life | Paul Evans
The Marches, Shropshire: Darwin knew about the value and connectivity of all creatures. Now his oak, along with many others, is under threat

Paul Evans

27, Nov, 2023 @5:30 AM

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