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Pandemic made 2020 ‘the year of the quiet ocean’, say scientists
Human-generated sounds faded substantially at height of Covid lockdown, studies show

Jonathan Watts

17, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: the ospreys are back – this is the ultimate spring thrill
Badenoch, Highlands: The sight of the male taking up his proud perch and the sound of his high-pitched call mark the climax of spring

Merryn Glover

17, Apr, 2021 @4:30 AM

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M&S faces backlash over plan to release 30m honeybees
High street chain’s farm project could put pressure on wild pollinators, warn conservationists

Phoebe Weston

16, Apr, 2021 @2:15 PM

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Conservation legend Roy Dennis: ‘We’re facing an ecological crisis, but it’s exciting too’
Dennis has devoted his life to returning eagles, osprey, red kites and red squirrels to Britain. But, he says, there is still plenty to do. And he is thrilled by the can-do attitude he gets from young people today

Patrick Barkham

16, Apr, 2021 @11:38 AM

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Scottish countryside visitors urged to be mindful of wildlife as lockdown lifts
Local rangers and park authorities say wild creatures have become used to the absence of humans

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

16, Apr, 2021 @11:13 AM

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Spain’s Endesa power firm sued over electrocution of birds
Landmark case says thousands of birds including endangered eagles die needlessly each year

Stephen Burgen

16, Apr, 2021 @10:14 AM

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How Canada is trying to protect its last three spotted owls
Canada announced a more full-throated response to the potential extinction of the owl within its borders and boost the species

Cara McKenna in Vancouver

16, Apr, 2021 @9:15 AM

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‘A poor man’s rainforest’: why we need to stop treating soil like dirt
The mysterious world under our feet is under threat. Protecting it is as vital as tackling the climate crisis, scientists warn

Phoebe Weston

16, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Country diary: let’s hear it for the unappreciated earthworm
Stamford, Lincolnshire: Waste managers and ecosystem engineers par excellence, they masterfully work, fertilise and irrigate our soil

Simon Ingram

16, Apr, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: a hospital visit, a motorway verge and the first swallow
St Dominic, Tamar Valley: The journey home is slow, but the view is a haze of primrose, celandine and alexanders

Virginia Spiers

15, Apr, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Just 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact, study suggests
Pristine areas in the Amazon and Siberia may expand with animal reintroductions, scientists say

Damian Carrington Environment editor

15, Apr, 2021 @4:00 AM

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WWF Australia creates legal fund to fight projects threatening forests after black summer bushfires
Move comes after environment group identified six areas on east coast it says need more protection in wake of fires

Lisa Cox

14, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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