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Biden signs 'existential' executive orders on climate and environment

3 hours 49 min ago
Oil and gas extraction will be paused and wind energy will expand under Joe Biden's climate plan.

Legal threat over bee-harming pesticide use

9 hours 41 min ago
The government faces legal action over its decision to allow the use of a pesticide that harms bees.

Extinction: 'Time is running out' to save sharks and rays

10 hours 42 min ago
Scientists say sharks and rays are disappearing from the world's oceans at an "alarming" rate.

Climate change: Biggest global poll supports 'global emergency'

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 05:28
More than a million people in 50 countries take part in the biggest poll to date on climate change.

Keystone XL: Why I fought for - or against - the pipeline

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 00:18
President Biden has cancelled the permit for the controversial US-Canada project.

The child environmentalist receiving death threats in Colombia

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 00:13
Francisco Vera, 11, was threatened after calling for better access to education during the pandemic.

Climate: Government postpones Environment Bill again

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 21:22
The Environment Bill has been postponed again because of a lack of time for scrutiny, the government says.

UK government backs birth control for grey squirrels

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 18:23
The government gives its support to a project to use oral contraceptives to control grey squirrels.

Kenyan Mansur Mohamed Surur charged in US over '$7m smuggling ring'

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:31
Elephant tusks and rhino horns "hidden inside African masks" were exported, US prosecutors say.

Covid-19: Five days that shaped the outbreak

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 01:16
Before Wuhan was locked down in January 2020 officials said the outbreak was under control - but the virus had spread inside and outside the city.

Scientists address myths over large-scale tree planting

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 00:29
Scientists propose 10 golden rules for restoring forests to maximise benefits for the planet.

Satellites beat balloons in race for flying internet

Mon, 01/25/2021 - 13:00
Google's Loon bows out - but thousands of satellites are taking to the skies to beam down the internet.

Baby tyrannosaurs dinosaurs were the 'size of a Border Collie'

Mon, 01/25/2021 - 12:28
Scans of fossilised dinosaur remains reveal they were about 3ft long when they took their first steps.

Bank of England criticised for financing carbon-intensive firms

Mon, 01/25/2021 - 09:19
MPs criticise the Bank of England for providing financial help without attaching environmental strings.

Climate change: Six questions about the Cumbria coal controversy

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 01:13
Green groups are calling on the PM to cancel the project - but how was the decision reached?

New light shed on Charles Darwin's 'abominable mystery'

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 01:09
Historical documents are uncovered that provide clues to a puzzle that haunted Charles Darwin.

Climate change: Trump's Paris withdrawal was 'reckless' - John Kerry

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 15:32
US Special Envoy on climate John Kerry says President Trump's Paris pull-out endangered lives.