Endangered habitats

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Every household in England ‘to be within 15 minutes of green space or water’
Major environmental plan includes tackling sewage spills and restoring wildlife habitats but critics question lack of funding

Fiona Harvey and Helena Horton

31, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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System to protect Australia’s threatened species from development ‘more or less worthless’, study finds
Environment ministers’ decisions spanning 15 years made no difference to amount of habitat destroyed, researchers say

Graham Readfearn

23, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The mission to return jaguars to the US: ‘We aren’t right without them’
The big cats once roamed North America but have been pushed near to extinction. Could they make a comeback?

Erin McCormick

28, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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2022 in review: is this the year Australia faced its climate reckoning?
The environmental crisis changed the political tide in 2022. There are some reasons to be optimistic about the outlook ahead – but much more to be done

Adam Morton

22, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Cop15 in Montreal: did the summit deliver for the natural world?
The talking is over, and a text has been agreed on the next decade of targets to save the natural world. Here are the highs and lows of the Convention of Biological Diversity’s (CBD) agreement

Phoebe Weston

20, Dec, 2022 @2:51 PM

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‘Fate of the living world’ will be decided at Cop15, say scientists
Leading researchers say the UN biodiversity summit is ‘vastly more important’ than the recent Cop27 climate meeting

Damian Carrington Environment editor

07, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Scientists create Biodiversity Council in desperate bid to help save Australia’s threatened animals and plants
Modelled on the Climate Council, the body says it will be a ‘strong and trusted voice’ backed by science including First People’s knowledge

Lisa Cox

06, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Australia urged to take leadership role at Cop15 biodiversity summit
‘The conference for nature this month in Montreal could be what Paris was for climate,’ Tanya Plibersek says

Lisa Cox

04, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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How a landmark bill and a small patch of land could save Florida’s panthers
The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would provide $1.3bn annually for wildlife and could speed up completion of a crucial wildlife corridor in one US state

Richard Luscombe

03, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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NSW environmental offsets scheme risks ‘trading away’ threatened species ‘for cash’, inquiry finds
Inquiry says it is too easy for developers to pay cash to biodiversity offsets fund with no guarantee offsets will ever be found

Lisa Cox

24, Nov, 2022 @6:58 AM

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UK plans for ‘sunsetting’ EU laws post-Brexit ‘not fit for purpose’
Watchdog deeply critical of proposals to discard EU-derived legislation on workers’ rights and habitat protections

Helena Horton Environment reporter

22, Nov, 2022 @3:40 PM

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What happens when humans meddle with nature?
Seven ways in which our destruction of the natural world has led to deadly outcomes

Phoebe Weston

22, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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