Animals

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Spanish police seize smuggled baby eels worth €270,000
Dozens arrested in operation as officials warn of resurgence in trafficking of endangered elvers

Sam Jones in Madrid

30, Sep, 2022 @11:19 AM

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How to defend yourself against Australia’s most dangerous bird? Be CASS-O-WARY!
Whatever you do, do NOT corner the cassowary. It is a wild animal and it hates you

First Dog on the Moon

30, Sep, 2022 @5:31 AM

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Police investigate threat to ‘firebomb’ national parks office over Kosciuszko horse cull
National Parks and Wildlife Service says threat ‘should be condemned by all Australians’

Lisa Cox

30, Sep, 2022 @3:12 AM

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Man saves stranded cat from rising Hurricane Ian flood water in viral video
Video has since been viewed 3.4m times on Twitter and has garnered praise and celebration

Maya Yang

29, Sep, 2022 @9:15 PM

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‘Brexit freedoms bill’ could abolish all pesticide protections, campaigners say
Bill would see 570 EU-derived environmental laws removed at end of 2023, with little time to replace them

Damian Carrington Environment editor

29, Sep, 2022 @2:14 PM

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Autumn brings rare butterflies and moths to UK shores
It has been an epic year for the convolvulus hawkmoth, with dozens sighted for the first time

Patrick Barkham

29, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Ruff day? Dogs can detect if people are stressed, research finds
Study finds stress response changes people’s ‘odour profile’ – which dogs can sniff out

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

28, Sep, 2022 @6:00 PM

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The grim cost of ripping up red tape | Brief letters
Brief letters: Remembering the Grenfell Tower tragedy | Perfect public loos | Massaging the numbers | Catchy tunes

Letters

28, Sep, 2022 @4:25 PM

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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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Outrage as Montana hunter poses with dog she killed after mistaking it for wolf
Amber Rose Barnes, 36, condemned for posting picture of dead Siberian husky – not the ‘predator wolf pup’ she believed she killed

Erum Salam

27, Sep, 2022 @3:23 PM

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Dog rescued after being thrown off Florida bridge in a bin
Daisy unhurt as animal services team responds to Orange county witness’s phone call

Gloria Oladipo

27, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Slug numbers appear to shrivel after UK heatwave
Zoologists say they have never seen this low a number, after unprecedented hot weather

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

27, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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