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"24.10.2016 18:43:57" theguardian.com Fin whales sometimes seen in North Sea | Brief letters Brief letters: Fin whales | Weighing passengers | Traffic | Quakers | Angela Carter
"24.10.2016 18:19:55" theguardian.com Alan Jones launches Great Barrier Reef site after criticising 'global warming hoax' Australian radio hosts broadcasts show critical of climate 'alarmists' from Cairns before launching the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef website
"24.10.2016 17:55:02" theguardian.com Industrial scars: The environmental cost of consumption – in pictures Environmental artist J Henry Fair captures the beauty and destruction of industrial sites to illustrate the hidden impacts of the things we buy – the polluted air, destroyed habitats and the invisible carbon heating the planet
"24.10.2016 17:30:58" theguardian.com UK government boosts local air quality with £3m in funding Annual funding for local air quality management in England has been restored to previous levels, reversing a chronic decline, reports The ENDS Report
"24.10.2016 17:07:55" theguardian.com 'The atmosphere is being radicalized' by climate change | Dana Nuccitelli Dana Nuccitelli: To paraphrase Donald Trump, this is radical atmospheric change and Republicans won't even mention the words
"24.10.2016 11:38:25" Palm oil in Liberia Bacchus Wilson Panyonnoh, a 35-year-old palm oil worker, and Lee Sworh, a community activist, live in the remote forests of south-east Liberia. Both have been affected by the arrival of Golden Veroleum Liberia to build one of the country's largest palm
"24.10.2016 11:09:24" theguardian.com 'New era of climate change reality' as emissions hit symbolic threshold Carbon dioxide reached 400 parts per million on average during 2016 and will not dip below that mark for many generations, experts say “The year 2015 ushered in a new era of optimism and climate action with the Paris climate change agreement. But it will also make history as marking a new era of climate change reality with record high greenhouse gas concentrations.”
"24.10.2016 08:19:58" theguardian.com 'Beauty and horror' in the industrially scarred landscapes of south Wales John Vidal takes to the skies with US photographer J Henry Fair on an aerial toxic tour of south Wales “I am appalled by the subject I photograph but I love what I see in old industry."
"24.10.2016 07:40:42" theguardian.com Petrol cars allowed to exceed pollution limits by 50% under draft EU laws Car industry successfully lobbied for loopholes to dilute EU laws limiting toxic particulates emissions for new cars, the Guardian has learned
"24.10.2016 04:40:24" theguardian.com A storybook world growing from a medieval quarry Barnack Hills and Holes, Cambridgeshire The quarrying has left a strange, toy landscape of ridges and valleys not a kilometre square. Nature has taken it back
"24.10.2016 04:10:23" theguardian.com Environment group named in WikiLeaks email release responds to attacks The low-profile Australian group Sunrise Project hits back at coal lobby after being criticised over funding sources shown in hacked US Democratic emails
"24.10.2016 02:28:22" theguardian.com Victoria's Hazelwood power station to close, French media reports say Utility company Engie say no decision has been made regarding the future of Australia's most polluting coal-fired power plant despite reports in Les Echos
"23.10.2016 23:40:19" theguardian.com Shark attack near Byron Bay leaves surfer with minor leg injuries Attack on beach between Suffolk Park and Broken Head in northern NSW follows a weekend protest against plan to install shark nets in the area
"23.10.2016 23:16:22" theguardian.com Flood defences 'skewed towards wealthy families and regions' Press Association study suggests flood protection funding formula tilts system towards richer households and areas
"23.10.2016 23:10:18" theguardian.com 'Overwhelming' case for Heathrow expansion, says commission chair Sir Howard Davies, of the Airports Commission lends backing to expanding UK's largest airport instead of Gatwick
"23.10.2016 21:49:20" theguardian.com Daylight penetrates deep recesses of the woods: Country diary 100 years ago Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 27 October 1916: Overhead the change which you most note is that whereas a few weeks ago daylight scarcely penetrated these recesses, misty beams now shoot through
"23.10.2016 20:44:05" theguardian.com A handsome pest with a taste for aromatic plants Specieswatch The rosemary beetle arrived in Britain over twenty years ago, and is chewing its way through our culinary favourites – heading north at an alarming rate
"23.10.2016 18:54:06" theguardian.com Airport expansion's disastrous effects, near and far | Letters Letters: The UK government's decision to greenlight aviation expansion is a predictable failure, but not an acceptable one
"23.10.2016 16:33:06" theguardian.com Chris Grayling: decision on airport expansion to be made on Tuesday Transport secretary denies government has already decided which plan it will back in choice between Heathrow or Gatwick
"23.10.2016 08:10:22" theguardian.com Foreign invaders infiltrate Britain's ancient woodlands Trees are coming under attack from beetles and moths that are infesting imported timber
"23.10.2016 05:10:24" theguardian.com The eco guide to televisions How highly should we rate the energy ratings?
"22.10.2016 09:35:26" theguardian.com Four in 10 UK councils exceed air pollution limits, figures show Ministers reveal 169 local authorities breached annual legal limits on nitrogen oxide, linked to lung disease, last year
"22.10.2016 04:44:25" theguardian.com Lonely and mysterious, this is the other Borrowdale Country diary: Borrowdale, Lake District Borrowdale is thriving following an era of being successfully farmed by generations of Westmorland hill farmers
"21.10.2016 21:27:23" theguardian.com Heathrow expansion will boost air quality | Letters Letters: The redesign of local roads, support for sustainable transport and the opportunity to introduce an airport emissions charge all have the potential to bring improvements
"21.10.2016 19:04:38" theguardian.com US energy shakeup continues as solar capacity set to triple Climate Central: Solar expected to almost triple in less than three years by 2017 as coal continues to fall, solidifying gas as country's chief electricity source
"21.10.2016 18:40:38" theguardian.com Heathrow expansion, nuclear fusion and Tasmanian devils – green news roundup The week's top environment news stories and green events
"21.10.2016 18:15:40" theguardian.com Global warming continues; 2016 will be the hottest year ever recorded | John Abraham John Abraham: We will soon see a three-peat of record hot annual global temperatures
"21.10.2016 17:51:36" theguardian.com Hundreds of snow leopards being killed every year, report warns Figure of 220-450 annual deaths could be even higher, as killings by poachers or farmers often go undetected in the remote mountains of central Asia
"21.10.2016 17:27:28" theguardian.com Rare fin whale stranding in Norfolk puzzles scientists Experts say fin whales are normally found on south or west coasts of UK, not on east coast
"21.10.2016 15:34:29" theguardian.com Documentary film-makers face decades in prison for taping oil pipeline protests Deia Schlosberg and Lindsey Grayzel face felony charges that first amendment advocates say are part of a growing number of attacks on freedom of the press “I was surprised at the conspiracy charges. I never thought that would ever happen ... All she was doing was her job of being a journalist and covering the story.”
"21.10.2016 14:24:52" theguardian.com The week in wildlife – in pictures An inquisitive polar bear, blue-footed boobies and autumn colours are among this week's pick of images from the natural world
"21.10.2016 10:57:55" theguardian.com Rare birds thriving on Scilly Isles after scheme rids islands of rats Number of nesting Manx shearwaters almost triples in three years after a project, backed by Prince Chales, sucessfully kills off the rats that eat the birds' chicks and eggs “All the hard work ... has been well worth it when you know that a species has been returned to a habitat which is rightfully theirs.”
"21.10.2016 06:56:19" theguardian.com Islabikes' radical new plan means you may never need to buy your child a bike again Imagine Project sets out to cut waste in the industry by renting rather than selling bikes, which can then be returned and refurbished when the child outgrows them
"21.10.2016 06:05:17" theguardian.com After coking plant's last gasp, a feast for nature Country Diary: Rother valley, Derbyshire The malign dragon's breath ceased, the air cleared, then a corner of the vast works became a nature reserve
"21.10.2016 05:39:18" theguardian.com We are approaching the Trumpocene, a new epoch where climate change is a big scary conspiracy | ... Websites pushing climate science denial are growing their audience in an era where populist rhetoric and the rejection of expertise is gaining traction
"21.10.2016 03:20:15" theguardian.com Australia joins bid to outlaw large-scale commercial and 'scientific' whaling International Whaling Commission meeting in Slovenia follows Japan's recent slaughter of more than 300 minke whales
"21.10.2016 00:38:36" theguardian.com Spiders can 'tune' their webs to sound out plucky potential mates Spiders can control their web's tension and stiffness to help them identify potential partners as well as prey, study shows
"20.10.2016 18:59:58" theguardian.com Quality of life v the push for fracking and airport expansion | Letters Letters: The very promise of payment for householders threatened by fracking constitutes a bribe, which is both wrong in principle and an exploitable precedent for antisocial actions
"20.10.2016 17:50:51" theguardian.com Europe's offshore wind industry booming as costs fall Environment 360: The European Union's push away from fossil fuels toward renewables, along with falling costs, has seen offshore wind thrive with turbines being installed from the Irish to the Baltic Seas
"20.10.2016 17:19:47" theguardian.com EU leaders at loggerheads over nature laws review In a letter seen by the Guardian, European parliament president, Martin Schulz, warns EU chief, Jean Claude-Juncker, that inaction over a stalled review of the EU's nature directives is jeopardising EU biodiversity targets
"20.10.2016 15:31:40" theguardian.com Nigerian president leads tributes to oil activist Ken Wiwa The Ogoni leader and son of renowned Niger delta environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa has died from a stroke in London, aged 47 “Wiwa was an ardent believer in the unity, progress and stability of his community. I urge family, friends and associates to honour his memory by making his dream of an environmentally safe, secured and prosperous Ogoniland a reality.”
"20.10.2016 15:26:59" theguardian.com Park ranger murdered while trying to protect Congo's rare gorillas Munganga Nzonga Jacques died in a region of Kahuzi Biega national park previously believed to be safe for the gorillas, Mongabay reports Twenty-six year old ranger, Munganga Nzonga Jacques, is the second ranger to be killed in Kahuzi Biega in the last six months.
"20.10.2016 07:42:44" theguardian.com Japan to face criticism at international summit for flouting whaling ban Japanese fleets have killed more than 300 minke whales in the Southern Ocean despite a court ruling and three-decade-old ban
"20.10.2016 06:35:44" theguardian.com Onshore windfarms more popular than thought, UK poll finds Some 73% of the British public polled by ComRes support onshore windfarms in contrast with government decisions to block them
"20.10.2016 05:59:43" theguardian.com Great Barrier Reef scores D for health for fifth year in a row Results of annual report card based on data collected before bleaching killed a fifth of the reef's coral, suggesting next year's results will be even worse
"20.10.2016 04:38:44" theguardian.com Listening for the shovels, hooves and curses of long-dead miners Country Diary: Frosterley, Weardale The footpaths were deserted, but, at every turn, there were signs of the days when they echoed with the sounds of human labour
"19.10.2016 19:39:44" theguardian.com No longer taken seriously, we're seeing the last gasp of climate denial groups | Dana Nuccitelli Dana Nuccitelli: Anti-climate groups like GWPF try to leech credibility from serious scientific organizations like the Royal Society
"19.10.2016 19:16:05" Adam Vaughan “It says we want the cleanest air in the world but does not even begin to tackle the fundamental question of how we might help people to shift away from diesel cars."
Greenpeace? Friends of the Earth? No, that's the government's opinion of its own air
"19.10.2016 19:15:44" theguardian.com Cameron aide said government was 'exposed on Heathrow' over air quality As Theresa May prepares for airport expansion decision, memo emerges in which former PM was told he did not 'have an answer' on pollution concerns
"19.10.2016 18:51:44" theguardian.com Going Dutch on recycling pays off | Letter Letter: In the Netherlands our bin was only emptied once a month as everything else – paper, metal, plastic – was collected free
"19.10.2016 18:20:47" theguardian.com UN tells Bangladesh to halt mangrove-threatening coal plant Climate Home: Rampal coal plant poses a 'serious threat' to a key ecosystem for Bengal tigers and must be cancelled, says the UN world heritage body
"19.10.2016 17:50:49" theguardian.com British doctors and health professionals call for rapid coal phase-out Group of health bodies says tackling climate change and air pollution linked to coal would improve health and reduce NHS costs
"19.10.2016 17:17:45" theguardian.com Conventional thinking will not solve the climate crisis | Andrew Simms Andrew Simms: Choosing the best possible future means considering radical scenarios that align energy use and industry with climate action
"19.10.2016 12:18:40" theguardian.com Where is climate change in the Trump v Clinton presidential debates? While we rake over Clintons' emails and Trump's late-night tweets climate has been the elephant in the room, leaving scientists and campaigners asking why there hasn't been a single direct question about the crisis
"19.10.2016 11:45:09" theguardian.com Scientists investigate death of 10,000 endangered 'scrotum' frogs in Peru Researchers and campaingers suspect pollution killed the rare Titicaca water frogs that are endemic to the famous lake and derive their nickname from their wrinkly skin At least 10,000 critically endangered frogs were found in a tributary river to Peru's famous Lake Titicaca.
"19.10.2016 10:17:24" theguardian.com Satellite Eye on Earth: September 2016 - in pictures A newly calved iceberg, an ice avalanche in Tibet and urban growth in Nairobi were among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month
"19.10.2016 08:00:31" theguardian.com Tasmanian devils developing immune response to contagious face cancer Breakthrough the first indication the tumour is survivable and confirms research showing marsupials are rapidly evolving in response to the disease
"19.10.2016 07:20:08" theguardian.com World's mammals being eaten into extinction, report warns First global assessment finds 301 species are primarily at risk from human hunting for the bushmeat trade Hundreds of mammal species - from chimpanzees to hippos to bats - are being eaten into extinction by people, according to the first global assessment of the impact of human hunting.
"19.10.2016 07:11:32" theguardian.com Shipping 'progressives' call for industry carbon emission cuts Some of the world's biggest shipping groups say 'ambitious' action is needed at a key UN meeting to bring the industry in line with Paris climate goals
"19.10.2016 06:19:29" theguardian.com Tasmanian tap water tastes the best in the country, says water industry group A sample from Barrington in the north of Tasmania beat four other state finalists to the prize of top drop
"19.10.2016 04:36:23" theguardian.com Dawn burnishes the landscape, while mice feed on windfall apples Country diary: St Dominic, Tamar Valley Golden light burnishes withered leaves, reflects on the glossy green of ash and enhances the redness of prolific haws
"19.10.2016 00:59:23" theguardian.com South Australian windfarms revise safety settings after statewide blackout Energy market operator says nine of 13 windfarms 'tripped' because their settings disconnected them from the grid after transmission lines were blown over
"18.10.2016 22:28:22" theguardian.com 2016 wildlife photographer of the year - winners in pictures American photographer Tim Laman was named winner of the prestigious annual competition for his image Entwined Lives, showing a critically endangered Bornean orangutan in the Indonesian rainforest
"18.10.2016 21:47:24" theguardian.com Fraser Island oil spill clean-up begins along 40km stretch of sand Dozens of people enlisted to remove small 'patties' found between Eurong beach and Dilli village
"18.10.2016 19:35:14" theguardian.com There are oilfields in the South Downs too | Letters Letters: Oil is being extracted from several small fields, including one in the middle of the national park
"18.10.2016 18:10:14" theguardian.com 2016 locked into being hottest year on record, Nasa says Data shows September was the warmest in modern temperature monitoring following months of record-breaking anomalies this year
"18.10.2016 17:45:27" theguardian.com US Senate could block landmark HFC climate treaty, legal experts warn A new deal to reduce the use of powerful climate-changing chemicals will require Senate approval in the US, reports Climate Central
"18.10.2016 17:18:26" theguardian.com Exxon asks court to throw out New York state's climate change case Subpoena would force oil company to hand over decades of documents that would establish whether it misled investors about climate risks
"18.10.2016 13:10:19" theguardian.com Treasury blocked moves to charge diesel cars to enter polluted UK cities High court hears evidence in air pollution case against the government that environment and transport department plans were overruled The Treasury blocked the move, with officials arguing it “would be politically very difficult, especially given the impacts on motorists”.
"18.10.2016 13:09:39" theguardian.com Norway faces climate lawsuit over Arctic oil exploration plans Campaigners say decision to open up the Barents Sea violates the nation's constitution and threatens the Paris climate agreement "By allowing oil companies to drill in the Arctic, Norway risks undermining global efforts to address climate change."
"18.10.2016 09:56:07" Adam Vaughan If you live in the UK, £110 of your £991 annual energy bill in 2020 will go towards the cost of windfarms and solar power.
But you'll be buying an awful lot of green energy for that money. Renewable sources already make up 25% of UK electricity
"18.10.2016 07:45:32" theguardian.com Tasmanian devil milk could kill golden staph and other antibiotic-resistant bugs Research shows milk from devils could kill superbugs and combat the facial tumour that has killed 80% of their population
"18.10.2016 07:15:32" theguardian.com We can save elephants. But can we save wild elephants? Elephants will certainly survive. But it may only be in 'fortress' conservation parks. Is there any way to allow elephants to stay wild?
"18.10.2016 05:24:30" theguardian.com Green subsidies to push UK energy bills higher than expected National Audit Office says household bills will be £17 higher annually than previously expected by 2020 due to the installation rate of windfarms and solar panels
"18.10.2016 04:47:31" theguardian.com A bird of beauty laid to rest in the lingering fragrance of summer Country diary: Claxton, Norfolk I laid my song thrush down in the earth where all those life scenes and memories and scents arose
"17.10.2016 18:10:29" theguardian.com Finance for deep-rooted prosperity is coming | Joseph Robertson Joseph Robertson: We're entering a new age for the Earth's climate and for the way we conceive of finance
"17.10.2016 17:30:29" theguardian.com Morally and legally, the UK government has failed us on air pollution | James Thornton James Thornton: A lack of urgency and failure to tackle illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide is why ClientEarth is taking the UK government back to court this week
"17.10.2016 17:06:26" theguardian.com MIT nuclear fusion record marks latest step towards unlimited clean energy Scientists create the highest plasma pressure ever recorded with the Alcator C-Mod reactor in a breakthrough for clean energy technology
"17.10.2016 11:35:54" theguardian.com Global warming experiment turns up the heat in Puerto Rican artificial forest A pioneering research project is aiming to determine how forests in the Amazon, the Congo and elsewhere in the tropics will reacting to rising temperatures
"17.10.2016 08:00:47" theguardian.com Antarctic marine reserves deal within reach as Russia thaws environmental stance After five years of failed negotiations, conservations are hopeful Russia is prepared to make a deal to protect the Ross Sea and East Antarctica
"17.10.2016 04:48:43" theguardian.com Wolves once hunted these Helsfell slopes Country diary: Kendal, Lake District A skeleton unearthed by a Victorian archaeologist should give us clues as to when wolves last roamed the Lakeland fells
"16.10.2016 23:56:43" theguardian.com Use of strongest antibiotics rises to record levels on European farms Medicines classified as 'critically important in human medicine' appear to be in frequent use, says European Medicines Agency
"16.10.2016 21:50:44" theguardian.com Taking shelter from the blinding sheets of rain: Country diary 100 years ago Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 17 October 1916: Then the scud came, rain wind-driven in blinding sheets, forcing the cattle under the lee of the hedge
"16.10.2016 20:51:43" theguardian.com A long-distance traveller on a refuelling stopover Birdwatch: A bar-tailed godwit on the mudflats may be on her way from the Arctic to sub-Saharan Africa. But she's a lightweight compared to her New Zealand cousins
"16.10.2016 19:20:45" theguardian.com In their clamour for shale gas, ministers forgot the climate agreement | Letters Letters: Given the rapid phase-out of the UK's existing coal power stations, shale gas will not be produced at sufficient scale and in the necessary timeframe for it to be a substitute for coal
"15.10.2016 23:26:33" theguardian.com Hunted to the brink, but Africa's reviled vultures are vital in fight against disease Wildlife photojournalist of the year exposes the plight of the endangered scavenger
"15.10.2016 20:40:35" theguardian.com Kigali deal on HFCs is big step in fighting climate change The deal done in Rwanda on Saturday will cut greenhouse gases. We assess its global significance
"15.10.2016 20:18:35" theguardian.com Shark conservationists fear backlash after viral cage-smashing video Experts emphasize that the incident, in which a great white broke through a cage holding a diver, was a 'one in a million occurrence'
"15.10.2016 15:36:59" theguardian.com Greenhouse gases deal will make little difference to west HFCs deal is vital for reducing emissions but poorer countries rely on old coolant technologies and will now have to upgrade
"15.10.2016 09:13:54" theguardian.com Climate change: global deal reached to limit use of hydrofluorocarbons Global deal on HFCs – greenhouse gases far more powerful than carbon dioxide – seen as 'largest temperature reduction ever achieved by single agreement'
"15.10.2016 08:18:52" theguardian.com Energy storage vital to keep UK lights on, say MPs Committee urges investment in batteries and smart demand technologies to ensure energy supply as old coal and nuclear power stations close
"15.10.2016 07:12:52" theguardian.com Climate change: global deal reached to limit use of hydrofluorocarbons Global deal on HFCs – greenhouse gases far more powerful than carbon dioxide – seen as 'largest temperature reduction ever achieved by single agreement'
"15.10.2016 06:47:53" theguardian.com British households fail to recycle a 'staggering' 16m plastic bottles a day Almost half of all plastic bottles used in the home end up in landfill sites, research shows, with huge impacts on marine life
"15.10.2016 04:51:53" theguardian.com No shortage of birds as the chilly months approach Country diary: Rogerstown, County Dublin Brent geese are here, and black-tailed godwit have begun arriving from their breeding grounds in Iceland
"14.10.2016 23:57:56" theguardian.com Airport expansion: the experts' view Guardian writers examine the pros and cons of a third runway at Heathrow airport from three different perspectives
"14.10.2016 21:07:55" theguardian.com Electric cars, an escaped gorilla and fracking – green news roundup The week's top environment news stories and green events
"14.10.2016 20:29:58" theguardian.com Heathrow third runway: what does the Tory cabinet think? Where Theresa May's team stands on the proposed expansion of the west London airport
"14.10.2016 18:32:46" theguardian.com Before the Flood: Leonardo DiCaprio hopes his new film will inspire climate action Documentary that sees the actor touring the world to see global warming's impact first-hand has its UK premiere in London on Friday
"14.10.2016 18:04:46" theguardian.com Majority of potential UK fracking sites are rich in important wildlife Almost two-thirds of proposed areas have higher biodiversity, valuable for functions such as pollination and pest control, analysis shows
"14.10.2016 17:39:44" theguardian.com Winter electricity blackouts risk recedes, says National Grid Extra power will mean lights will not go out this winter, says firm that operates UK's electricity transmission network
"14.10.2016 17:13:45" theguardian.com Climate scientists published a paper debunking Ted Cruz | John Abraham John Abraham: Earth's atmosphere is warming faster and more in line with models than Ted Cruz and his witnesses argued
"14.10.2016 16:32:59" theguardian.com New bee arrives for first time in the UK Viper's bugloss mason bee, common in Europe, was spotted for the first time in Britain in a London park Brexit may have caused an anti-immigration buzz but a traveller from the continent has made the UK its new home: the viper's bugloss mason bee.
"14.10.2016 13:10:54" theguardian.com The week in wildlife – in pictures Toxic lion fish, a rare brown panda and a green sea turtle are among this week's pick of images from the natural world
"14.10.2016 11:52:14" theguardian.com London zoo denies gorilla escaped by smashing window Zoo curator says it is investigating Kumbuka's escape as Born Free Foundation calls for inquiry “Categorically … our male silverback gorilla Kumbuka did not break through any glass”
"14.10.2016 04:50:31" theguardian.com Heritage apples – taking your pick of history Country diary: West Dean, West Sussex I munched on wedges of spicy Sussex Mother, fragrant Tinsley Quince and nutty russets
"14.10.2016 03:24:29" theguardian.com We should be putting the brake on the Carmichael coalmine, not hitting the accelerator | Graham ... The Paris climate deal should be a signal to cut fossil fuel use, rather than an excuse to mine more coal
"14.10.2016 00:00:31" theguardian.com Shark nets don't enclose swimmers – they catch and kill sharks | Leah Gibbs The suggestion that nets prevent bites is an oversimplification of a complex story, a misrepresentation of technology and data
"13.10.2016 21:12:32" theguardian.com Autumn: a season of saints and little summers Weatherwatch: According to folklore there could be several distinct spells of good weather in autumn, each named after a saint's day
"13.10.2016 18:30:47" theguardian.com Shambling fox is caught out Country Diary: Ouse Fen, Cambridgeshire There is a looseness, a jauntiness in an off-duty fox, an actor out of costume, performance over. But why was this one stopping so often?
"13.10.2016 17:45:23" theguardian.com Electric vehicles could go first at traffic lights under UK clean air zone plans Government proposals to tackle air pollution in five UK cities could see electric vehicle drivers using bus lanes and getting priority at traffic lights
"13.10.2016 17:16:13" theguardian.com Cycling, saints and Santini: Italy's legendary Giro Di Lombardia The end-of-season classic is not only among the oldest races, but also one of the toughest. Peter Kimpton delves into its course, kit and culture
"13.10.2016 14:37:40" theguardian.com Power stations to get early warning against jellyfish invasions Researchers say forecasting tool will stop coastal plants from being shut down by swarms blocking cooling water intakes Jellyfish swarms have also closed nuclear and coal power plants in Sweden, the US and Japan in recent years, but a new forecast tool hopes to solve the problem.
"13.10.2016 14:18:02" theguardian.com The EU's effect on Blackpool's beaches – before and after pictures Greenpeace sent photographer Vanessa Miles to Blackpool to recreate a series of images she took in 1990 when just one in five UK beaches met EU bathing water guidelines From raw sewage to blue flag, see how Blackpool's beaches cleaned up, in pictures.
"13.10.2016 13:47:20" theguardian.com Red squirrels in Wales protected with military-style strategy Ogwen valley, which allows easy defence against grey squirrels, is selected for new colony Conservationists have turned to military strategy to ensure a new wild colony of red squirrels is protected from its bushy-tailed grey adversary in Wales.
"13.10.2016 08:16:53" Adam Vaughan The fracking industry is winning the planning battle in Britain, but losing the fight for hearts and minds
"13.10.2016 07:50:23" theguardian.com UK must focus on carbon removal to meet Paris goals, climate advisers urge Report from the Committee on Climate Change says a government strategy to deploy new, radical technologies at scale by 2050 must begin now
"13.10.2016 07:00:10" theguardian.com Electric car sales set to pass 2m landmark globally by end of 2016 China leads EU and US in market size, with Nissan Leaf taking the top spot for best-selling model followed by Tesla's Model S and two Chinese-made models
"13.10.2016 06:32:32" theguardian.com Moratorium on logging Tasmania's old growth forests could be reversed Environmentalists furious that 2020 moratorium on 400,000ha of Tarkine forests could be reversed to help Forestry Australia 'stand on its own feet'
"13.10.2016 04:08:34" theguardian.com British public support for fracking sinks to lowest ever level Long-running YouGov poll shows support for shale gas extraction at 37.3% – just as industry gears up to begin drilling
"13.10.2016 00:39:02" theguardian.com Shark attack victim worries nets will snare turtles and dolphins Seneca Rus, 25, was bitten by a suspected white pointer in surf in Ballina on Wednesday
"12.10.2016 19:05:53" theguardian.com Butterfly decline is no surprise to bee-liners | Letters Letters: The decline in not only butterflies and other insects but birds and wildflowers too is no doubt due to the fashion for 'gardening' the countryside
"12.10.2016 18:30:55" theguardian.com Investors warn car industry over climate change Climate News Network: Car manufacturers told they must address climate change by switching to low-emission models − or face a sell-off of their shares
"12.10.2016 17:45:54" theguardian.com Xavi Bou's photographs reveal flight paths of birds – in pictures Spanish photographer Xavi Bou digitally combines sequential pictures of birds in flight
"12.10.2016 17:17:47" theguardian.com Can an upcycling expert transform my junk? Max McMurdo has made a career out of turning household tat into chic new forms. But can his creations match his talk? We put him to the test
"12.10.2016 09:08:43" Adam Vaughan Editor of the Guardian's environment site, occasional reporter. Running, cycling and swimming addict For more environment news and chat, from climate change and energy to wildlife and conservation, you can also follow our environment editor on his Facebook page here:
"12.10.2016 07:35:03" theguardian.com Hillary Clinton urges Florida voters not to elect 'climate change denier' Trump In a joint address in Miami, Clinton and former vice-president Al Gore hammered the Republican nominee for his belief that global warming is a hoax “We can transform our economy, we can rally the world to cut carbon pollutions and above all we can fulfill our moral obligation to protect the planet. Just remember what is at stake. My opponent is a guy who denies science, who denies climate change
"12.10.2016 06:40:12" theguardian.com Shark attack at Ballina: beaches closed after surfer bitten Sixth attack in 21 months persuades the premier, Mike Baird, to lobby federal government to install shark nets on north coast beaches
"12.10.2016 04:51:12" theguardian.com Blood and bandages: a healer in the hedgerow Country dairy: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire Even though the woundwort has lost its place in the pharmacy, bees visit these late flowers for the nectar tucked inside them
"12.10.2016 00:15:10" theguardian.com 生态保护者谴责津巴布韦出口活大象的计划 尽管津巴布韦国家公园管理方予以否认，但专家相信该国正计划将数十只大象运往中国。
"11.10.2016 21:20:12" theguardian.com Germany takes steps to roll back renewable energy revolution Leaked plans show Berlin halving its goal to expand its northern windfarms because its power grid cannot keep pace
"11.10.2016 20:21:07" theguardian.com Coal-fired power stations: Senate committee to examine how best to close them Greens and Labor to combine forces to push for inquiry looking at ways to meet Australia's climate change targets
"11.10.2016 19:50:04" theguardian.com Drones monitor 'dramatic' weight loss of southern right whales during calving season The changing size of mother whales during calving season is being monitored after the southern white whale came back from the brink of extinction
"11.10.2016 19:20:06" theguardian.com Clinton's little-known crusade to save Africa's elephants Relentless poaching is decimating Africa's elephants. But the world's largest land mammal could have a powerful, new champion if Hillary Clinton becomes president of the U.S.
"11.10.2016 18:41:04" theguardian.com Christine Howson obituary Other lives: Marine biologist and diver who compiled and edited the first catalogue of British marine flora and fauna
"11.10.2016 18:11:03" theguardian.com Coalition urged to regulate Indigenous hunting of endangered animals Warren Entsch tells party room dugongs and sea turtles are being subjected to cruelty and being hunted commercially
"11.10.2016 17:36:04" theguardian.com UK minister dismisses threat of climate court battle Climate Home: Nick Hurd waved away suggestions the government could be taken to court over a shortfall in policy to meet binding emissions targets
"11.10.2016 17:05:52" theguardian.com Hurricane Sandy-level flooding is rising so sharply that it could become normal Findings of research into hurricanes, the spread of wildfires and the early arrival of spring show an America that is already in the grip of climate change
"11.10.2016 11:14:01" Adam Vaughan Pretty extraordinary scolding for the UK from World Energy Council, which says myriad changes & policy uncertainty have left the country facing potential energy gap.
"11.10.2016 07:08:27" theguardian.com An energy first as UK successfully transmits data via national electricity grid New technology is a significant step towards the creation of virtual power stations that would enable smarter electricity use by homes and businesses
"11.10.2016 04:50:27" theguardian.com Swallows have taken their leave and the sky seems empty Country diary: Waltham Brooks, West Sussex Around the pool's edges, snipe drill into the mud as the sun sinks towards the horizon
"11.10.2016 03:26:04" theguardian.com A clean energy transition is already happening, but it is at risk The transition to a low carbon economy is already happening in Australia's Capital Territory, but is at risk at upcoming local elections.
"10.10.2016 20:36:06" theguardian.com Science Museum should drop Statoil sponsorship of children's gallery | Letters Letters: The Wonderlab children's gallery at the Science Museum in London has been sponsored by a company that wants to drill seven new wells in the fragile Arctic
"10.10.2016 20:05:52" theguardian.com Science Museum condemned for oil company sponsorship Caroline Lucas and dozens of other campaigners and scientists call on museum to drop Statoil backing of children's gallery
"10.10.2016 19:35:56" theguardian.com Theresa May's local council set to spend £50,000 to fight Heathrow runway Windsor and Maidenhead council looks to increase budget for fighting expected government go-ahead for third runway
"10.10.2016 18:20:54" theguardian.com Bill Mollison obituary Ecologist and one of the co-creators of permaculture
"10.10.2016 17:50:53" theguardian.com Caring for Creation makes the Christian case for climate action | John Abraham John Abraham: The new book by Mitch Hescox and Paul Douglas is a marriage of science and faith
"10.10.2016 17:20:53" theguardian.com Global summit to strike deal on phase-out of HFCs Meeting in Rwanda seeks amendment to Montreal protocol to eliminate manufacture of the chemicals used in fridges, air conditioners and inhalers
"10.10.2016 15:53:36" Adam Vaughan Previous research has shown there is a clear link between economically deprived areas and greater exposure to polluted air.
But new work, which comes as Sadiq Khan launches a consultation on charges to tackle London's polluted air, is one of the first
"10.10.2016 11:14:18" theguardian.com A celebration of botanical art throughout history – in pictures A new book Plant: Exploring The Botanical World celebrates the beauty and diversity of plants from around the world across all media - from murals in ancient Greece to a Napoleonic-era rose print and cutting-edge scans
"10.10.2016 04:55:32" theguardian.com Winner takes all on the hill of the stag Country diary: Ben Damh, Wester Ross Each stag is ready to fight to the death for his chance to mate – and he only has only a short window to take his opportunity
"10.10.2016 04:05:35" theguardian.com Record low number of UK butterflies a 'shock and a mystery' Annual Big Butterfly Count records lowest ever number of usually prolific species despite the relatively warm, dry summer
"09.10.2016 21:50:31" theguardian.com Grey squirrel spotted in Manchester suburb: Country diary 100 years ago: Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 13 October 1916: The appearance of the American grey squirrel in a Withington garden might well cause surprise
"09.10.2016 20:41:30" theguardian.com How can we know when the air we are breathing is harmful? Pollutionwatch In response to public concern, small, relatively inexpensive air pollution sensors are coming on to the market. But tests show that they can be inaccurate. Is there an alternative?
"09.10.2016 13:40:29" theguardian.com John Abbott obituary Other lives: Mathematician who worked to tackle pollution and advance clean air legislation
"09.10.2016 12:14:28" theguardian.com World Bank says Paris climate goals at risk from new coal schemes Jim Yong Kim says slowing down growth in coal-fired power stations is essential in order to reduce emissions
"09.10.2016 10:23:30" theguardian.com Sand tiger sharks: far friendlier than you think They are thought to be solitary, but new research shows one shark species to be intensely social
"09.10.2016 08:25:28" theguardian.com Carmichael mine to be given 'essential' status in sign of Palaszczuk support Queensland government poised to declare mine 'critical infrastructure' to speed remaining approvals process
"09.10.2016 05:40:26" theguardian.com The eco guide to unleaded playgrounds Beware toxic lead paint on climbing frames and seesaws, says Lucy Siegle
"09.10.2016 03:58:25" theguardian.com Drones to monitor shark activity off Western Australia coastline Three-month surveillance trial will stream live pictures to surf lifesavers at metropolitan and regional beaches
"08.10.2016 19:30:29" theguardian.com Top anti-Heathrow Tories will miss vote on third runway Theresa May set to support expansion and spare opponents including Boris Johnson and Justine Greening embarrassment
"08.10.2016 18:45:23" theguardian.com Welsh tidal lagoon project could open way for £15bn revolution in UK energy A prototype system of dams and turbines in Swansea Bay could provide Britain with a major zero-carbon source of power
"08.10.2016 07:28:25" theguardian.com 'Walking into the unknown': rural England weighs up the reality of Brexit The EU helped shape the UK landscape with both money and a swath of rules and directives. In places like Crediton, a picture-perfect corner of rural Devon, locals fear the change to come – but also smell opportunity
"08.10.2016 04:54:32" theguardian.com Predatory menace of the peregrine in the pylon Country diary: Airedale, West Yorkshire We have kestrel and sparrowhawk here, buzzard and kite, but nothing quite matches the peregrine for dramatic oomph
"07.10.2016 18:40:23" theguardian.com Hundreds expected to protest at Lancashire fracking site Environmentalists plan sustained campaign against Cuadrilla after government gave it green light for drilling
"07.10.2016 17:55:21" theguardian.com Overwhelming global response to giving away Australian wildlife sanctuary Harry Kunz's search for a successor willing to continue his legacy of caring for injured creatures has been met by an avalanche of calls, emails and visits
"07.10.2016 17:28:11" theguardian.com UK fracking, record temperatures and fishy accents – green news roundup The week's top environment news stories and green events
"07.10.2016 13:01:22" theguardian.com The week in wildlife – in pictures A snacking water vole, two-towed sloths and humpback whales and among this week's pick of images from the natural world
"07.10.2016 10:51:25" theguardian.com Delay to curbs on toxic shipping emissions 'would cause 200,000 extra premature deaths' Unpublished study warns of the global health consequences of delaying by five years a cap on the sulphur content of shipping fuels "The shipping industry is by far the world's biggest emitter of sulphur ... A single large cruise ship can reportedly burn as much fuel as whole towns, and emit more sulphur than 7m cars."
"07.10.2016 10:43:02" theguardian.com North Sea or Great Australian Bight, oil drilling is always a risky business | John Sauven John Sauven: As BP pushes ahead with plans to drill in the pristine Bight, the oil leak off the coast of Scotland serves as a timely reminder of the company's track record on environmental disasters BP's inadequate response to a spill in the North Sea and its push to drill the Great Australian Bight – an area of exceptional marine significance on the coastline of South and Western Australia – merely underline how poorly equipped they are to manage
"07.10.2016 06:21:02" theguardian.com Hounds hot on the heels of poachers in rhino country Tracker dogs trained on human scent are the latest weapon being used to help catch criminals in South Africa's Kruger national park, the epicentre of the rhino poaching epidemic
"07.10.2016 04:41:58" theguardian.com Rattle and screech as jays and magpies go on raptor alert Country Diary: Dibbinsdale, Wirral The alarm builds, then we hear a plaintive whistle from on high, the birds take flight and we glimpse the buzzard
"06.10.2016 21:00:58" theguardian.com UK fracking decision is nothing short of hypocrisy | Damian Carrington Damian Carrington: The UK government supports unproven, climate-polluting and unpopular fracking, while undermining proven, clean and popular renewables
"06.10.2016 20:31:00" theguardian.com World needs $90tn infrastructure overhaul to avoid climate disaster, study finds Report by Global Commission on the Economy and Climate says world needs 'urgent' shift away from carbon-heavy infrastructure over the next 15 years
"06.10.2016 19:39:56" theguardian.com Intensive farming v the environment | Letters Letters: Non-industrial agriculture will require more labouring away in the fields in order to provide us with more expensive food
"06.10.2016 18:45:57" theguardian.com First deal to curb aviation emissions agreed in landmark UN accord Global scheme, agreed to by 191 nations, applies to passenger and cargo flights that generate more than 1,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases annually
"06.10.2016 18:11:56" theguardian.com Pew survey: Republicans are rejecting reality on climate change | Dana Nuccitelli Dana Nuccitelli: Only 48% of Americans – and 15% of conservative Republicans – realize that humans are causing global warming
"06.10.2016 17:10:57" theguardian.com 'He's rewriting the rules': locals furious at minister's fracking intervention Campaigners in Lancashire say Sajid Javid's decision to overrule council is an affront to local democracy
"06.10.2016 15:46:09" theguardian.com Scotland bans controversial gas extraction technique Ministers heed expert advice warning that underground coal gasification poses 'numerous and serious' risks to the environment and climate “This is a victory for people power. Setting coal seams alight under two of our major firths was always a reckless idea."
"06.10.2016 11:22:52" theguardian.com Wildscreen's Witness the Wild open-air exhibition - in pictures An open-air photography exhibition features large-scale images by several of the world's top wildlife and conservation photographers
"06.10.2016 09:08:34" Adam Vaughan UK government pushes through fracking despite local opposition
"06.10.2016 08:10:40" theguardian.com UK common toad numbers down two-thirds in 30 years Study reveals 'worrying' 68% decline in all regions since 1985, with multiple factors to blame
"06.10.2016 07:35:37" theguardian.com Fracking for gas in UK is better than importing it, Cuadrilla boss says Francis Egan says process is best solution for fuel shortage as his company awaits government ruling on sites in Lancashire
"06.10.2016 06:17:37" theguardian.com Cycle lanes don't cause traffic jams: they're part of the solution The theory that bike routes clog motor traffic has moved from the internet to the newspapers. It's time to counter the myth
"06.10.2016 05:20:38" theguardian.com Councils failing to monitor most British schools for dangerous air pollution FoI requests reveal 'alarming discrepancies' in the monitoring of particulate pollution outside schools by local authorities - despite government advice
"06.10.2016 04:42:22" theguardian.com Plum drunk: the red admirals all on board for a last boozy feast Country Diary: Crook, Durham The butterflies became stupefied drinking liquid seeping from the plums, completely losing their inhibitions
"05.10.2016 21:49:11" theguardian.com Paris climate deal a 'turning point' in global warming fight, Obama says Commitments from other countries push accord forward and is set to be activated on 4 November after the EU, Canada and India ratify the agreement
"05.10.2016 19:55:15" theguardian.com Conservationists deal last-minute blow to 'unlawful' fracking bid Friends of the Earth tells Nottinghamshire council that planned exploratory drilling would harm nature reserve
"05.10.2016 18:55:14" theguardian.com The future belongs to clean energy | Anders Runevad Anders Runevad: Wind power is projected to more than double in developing countries and increase by one-third in developed nations by 2030
"05.10.2016 18:25:14" theguardian.com Climate change could lead to decades-long 'megadroughts' in US Warming temperatures and uncertain rainfall mean if more isn't done to slow climate change, droughts lasting 35 years could blight western states, study says
"05.10.2016 17:54:48" theguardian.com The seven big decisions made at the Cites global wildlife summit A major meeting on the regulation of trade in endangered species is drawing to a close in Johannesburg - here are seven of its key hits and misses
"05.10.2016 17:24:20" theguardian.com Fossil fuel industry's methane emissions far higher than thought Emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas from coal, oil and gas are up to 60% greater than previously estimated, meaning current climate prediction models should be revised, research shows
"05.10.2016 15:13:21" theguardian.com Romania bans trophy hunting of brown bears, wolves, lynx and wild cats Unexpected move reverses a trend that has seen increasing numbers of large carnivores shot by hunters each year since Romania's accession to the European Union Romania has banned all trophy hunting of brown bears, wolves, lynx and wild cats in a surprise decision that gives Europe's largest population of large carnivores a reprieve from its most severe and immediate threat.
"05.10.2016 08:00:46" theguardian.com Has hope become the most endangered species in conservation? As wildlife continues to decline around the world, conservation has become a bleak calling. Can a new Optimism Summit help reframe the mission to save life on Earth?
"05.10.2016 07:26:42" theguardian.com Cod may have regional accents, scientists say Cornish fish moving north with climate change may struggle to understand Scouse counterparts, study says, making it harder for them to mate Experts believe the fish, which make sounds with their swim bladders to attract mates, may have regional accents – and if males cannot “chat up” females who speak a different dialect it could threaten their ability to breed.
"05.10.2016 06:25:47" theguardian.com Green 'abuse' warrants Australian law review, says resources minister Matt Canavan cites leaked 2011 'disrupt and delay' anti-development strategy of NSW environmental group as clear 'abuse of our legal system'
"05.10.2016 04:39:44" theguardian.com Why the elder is a gift of wonders Country diary: Wenlock Edge Elder is a 'culture follower', a plant that travelled with people, who scattered its seeds and encouraged it around their settlements
"04.10.2016 20:10:44" theguardian.com 'Great Pacific garbage patch' far bigger than imagined, aerial survey shows Giant collection of fishing nets, plastic containers and other discarded items called a 'ticking time bomb' as large items crumble into micro plastics
"04.10.2016 17:14:31" theguardian.com By failing to rein in climate change, our children's rights are being disregarded | James Dyke James Dyke: A paper from the prominent Nasa climate scientist James Hansen reminds us of the debt young people face if we continue our high fossil fuel emissions
"04.10.2016 14:42:33" Jessica Aldred “These are some of the most extensive and densely populated coral reefs in Hawaii. It's amazing to find such rich coral communities down so deep.”
"04.10.2016 08:54:56" theguardian.com Sharks and rays win new protections at global wildlife summit Cites votes for new measures to control the trade in silky and thresher sharks, hunted for their fins, and devil rays, whose gills are prized as a medicinal 'cure' "Today is a huge step forward for sharks and rays and for the health of our oceans globally.”
"04.10.2016 07:52:48" Adam Vaughan “This is a valuable milestone on the road to renewables overtaking fossil fuels."
"04.10.2016 06:35:38" theguardian.com Sublime moment with a warbler on the canyon's rim Country diary: Vikos Gorge, Greece Wrapped right around our planet from Alaska to Vladivostok, these migrant birds are draining south now among us all
"04.10.2016 04:08:36" theguardian.com Planet at its hottest in 115,000 years thanks to climate change, experts say Global warming is said to be bringing temperatures last seen during an interglacial era, when sea level was 6-9 meters (20-30ft) higher than today
"03.10.2016 23:30:26" theguardian.com Trees thought to be extinct in UK found at Queen's residence in Edinburgh Two 100ft Wentworth elms were 'hidden in plain sight' and spotted during recent tree survey at Holyrood Palace
"03.10.2016 21:29:17" theguardian.com BP platform leaks 95 tonnes of oil into North Sea Spill 46 miles off Shetland is being monitored by air and said to be heading away from land and dispersing
"03.10.2016 19:37:18" theguardian.com DOE charts show why climate doom and gloom isn't needed | Dana Nuccitelli Dana Nuccitelli: Clean tech costs have fallen 41–94% over the past 7 years. Wind and solar accounted for two-thirds of new energy installations in the US in 2015.
"03.10.2016 19:05:18" theguardian.com Ian Mercer obituary Conservationist who was the first national park officer for Dartmoor and the first chief executive of the Countryside Council for Wales
"03.10.2016 18:35:19" theguardian.com The Welsh hills are alive with the sounds of visitors Country diary: Cadair Idris, Gwynedd This diverse aural geography perhaps reflects the transformation of the Welsh hills from a rural landscape into a recreational one
"03.10.2016 18:05:19" theguardian.com South Australia seeks to put 'emissions intensity' trading scheme in play State pushes for greater integration of Australia's electricity network – but Josh Frydenberg says the idea will have to wait
"03.10.2016 17:35:20" theguardian.com BP's North Sea oil spill heading away from land Oil on the surface of the water appears to be moving north following a spill west of Shetland on Sunday, energy firm says
"03.10.2016 17:05:20" theguardian.com Virtual reality project lets users see life as a doomed cow or piece of coral Scientists hope immersive experience, enabling people to experience the world through the eyes of a cow destined for market or a coral on a dying reef, can increase people's connection with environmental issues
"03.10.2016 13:40:09" theguardian.com Bid for stronger protection for all African elephants defeated at wildlife summit Cites meeting blocks proposal for ban on all trade of ivory from four southern African countries with stable or increasing elephant populations - but passes other vital conservation measures “Where elephants fall on the Cites appendices is inconsequential to their survival. All the paper protection in the world is not going to compensate for poor law enforcement, rampant corruption and ineffective management.”
"03.10.2016 12:32:53" theguardian.com Revealed: MRSA variant found in British pork at Asda and Sainsbury's Tests find UK-produced pork products infected with the livestock strain of the superbug, with potentially serious implications for human health “It is extremely worrying to find livestock associated-MRSA in British-produced pork.”
"03.10.2016 07:15:51" theguardian.com Six billion plastic bags can't be wrong – so what do we tax next? In the first six months of the 5p charge in England, 6bn fewer bags were handed out. Watch out coffee cups and plastic bottles
"03.10.2016 04:18:49" theguardian.com Woman uses thong to scare off stalking crocodile in Northern Territory Reptile retreats after woman claps rubber shoe against her hand at famous Kakadu national park feeding ground, where rangers are calling for stricter safety controls
"02.10.2016 23:40:49" theguardian.com All nature flourishes along the hedgerows: Country diary 100 years ago Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 7 October 1916: A dragon-fly, green and gold, was searching over the tops of the bushes, where almost innumerable insects were on the wing
"02.10.2016 22:05:49" theguardian.com Countries fail to agree on complete ban to protect African lions from global trade The 182 countries at the Johannesburg summit did reach a compromise banning only the trade in bones, teeth and claws from wild lions
"02.10.2016 19:10:47" theguardian.com World's nations agree elephant ivory markets must close With poachers killing an elephant every 15 minutes on average, the pressure to shut down the legal trade in ivory is intensifying
"02.10.2016 14:20:44" theguardian.com African grey parrot has global summit to thank for protected status Convention in Johannesburg votes to end all international trade in popular pet birds whose populations have plummeted
"02.10.2016 11:24:42" theguardian.com India to ratify Paris climate change agreement at UN Narendra Modi has committed that by 2030 at least 40% of country's electricity will be generated from non-fossil sources
"02.10.2016 06:09:41" theguardian.com Butterfish is a big problem for little puffins Warmer seas have attracted a new fish to the Maine coast – but puffin chicks can't stomach it
"01.10.2016 22:30:42" theguardian.com How can we put the taste back into British food? Fresh local produce has been replaced by cheap, bland, industrial-farmed food as supermarkets slash prices. What will it take to bring change?
"01.10.2016 21:48:40" theguardian.com Shark attacks: Coalition to deploy extra drumlines to protect surfers Strategy, which helps track and monitor sharks without baiting or killing them, will be prioritised on north coast
"01.10.2016 09:55:44" theguardian.com Debate: Would a legal ivory trade save elephants or speed up the massacre? Horns will lock over the future of the African elephant at Cites CoP17. We ask experts whether lifting the ivory trade ban could end the global poaching crisis
"01.10.2016 08:35:42" theguardian.com Searching for the ash trees of childhood Country diary: Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire Lime-green bunches clustered heavy on each branch, spinning down with the equinoctial gales or hanging as grim, dry, umber swags
"01.10.2016 05:39:38" theguardian.com More than 15,000 homes and businesses were hit by winter floods New analysis shows impact of storms across the north of England last winter, with some councils still helping homes to recover
"01.10.2016 02:42:17" theguardian.com Bees added to US endangered species list for the first time Seven types of the yellow-faced or masked bees once found in great numbers in Hawaii are under threat, federal officials say
"30.09.2016 23:47:14" theguardian.com The lights go out in SA and Turnbull flicks the switch to peak stupid | Lenore Taylor The PM ridiculed state renewable targets after the South Australian blackout, the very targets he has to achieve to meet his own emissions promises
"30.09.2016 20:20:14" theguardian.com Wildlife trafficking, air pollution and farm subsidies – green news roundup The week's top environment news stories and green events
"30.09.2016 18:30:21" theguardian.com United Nations close to landmark deal to curb airplane emissions 2,000 government officials gathered in Montreal to adopt the first ever international mechanism to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from aviation
"30.09.2016 18:00:16" theguardian.com James Lovelock: 'Before the end of this century, robots will have taken over' Fracking is great, the green movement is a religion, his dire predictions about climate change were nonsense – and robots don't mind the heat, so what does it matter anyway? At 97, the creator of Gaia theory is as mischievous and subversive as ever
"30.09.2016 17:29:11" theguardian.com Amazon's pink river dolphins reveal the bizarre impacts of seafood fraud In recent years numbers of South America's freshwater dolpins have fallen. But they're not being caught to eat, but as bait for a common catfish being fraudulently sold under a different name
"30.09.2016 15:49:53" theguardian.com EU gives green light to ratifying Paris climate deal EU ministers are expected to ratify the agreement, along with India and Cananda, next week meaning enough countries will have signed up for the deal to come into legal force “Today, the EU's member states decided to make history together and bring closer the entry into force of the first ever universally binding climate change agreement."
"30.09.2016 13:17:29" Adam Vaughan Poor chicks
"30.09.2016 13:03:51" theguardian.com The week in wildlife – in pictures A pair of parakeets, a baby tamarin and a lost species of frog are among this week's pick of images from the natural world
"30.09.2016 10:07:43" Adam Vaughan “The reality in terms of decommissioning is that it always costs more than people say"
"30.09.2016 07:47:51" Jessica Aldred “Designating these 48 wild havens in England as marine conservation zones would go some way to guaranteeing a future for the extraordinarily diverse natural landscapes that exist beneath the waves off our coast.”
"30.09.2016 05:05:19" theguardian.com Summer leaves await a glorious autumnal death Country diary: Symonds Yat Rock, Forest of Dean This is an old world forest; organic, unwieldly, fecund, oaky – forest as nature wanted
"30.09.2016 02:10:23" theguardian.com Snake-handler shortage starting to bite in north Queensland Female snakes, hungry after waiting for their eggs to hatch, are heading indoors in search of food such as rats
"30.09.2016 00:20:19" theguardian.com Lifestyle choice of the world's most cosmopolitan butterfly Butterflywatch: Most painted ladies have already headed south, and new research reveals just how far these butterflies travel
"29.09.2016 23:50:18" theguardian.com Commonwealth Bank: coal seam gas makes property 'unacceptable' as loan security Bank turns down owners' application for $500,000 bridging loan on grounds that Queensland property has four coal seam gas wells on it
"29.09.2016 23:20:17" theguardian.com Head of Yosemite resigns amid reports of 'horrific' work conditions, harassment Superintendent Don Neubacher, who is accused of publicly 'humiliating' and intimidating workers, stepped down as California park faces misconduct scandal
"29.09.2016 20:45:17" theguardian.com Zimbabwe accused of preparing to ship dozens of young elephants to China Conservationists say dozens of young elephants being captured by Zimbabwe's government may be bound for China, rather than nearby national park
"29.09.2016 19:50:26" theguardian.com UK faces European court for failing to protect porpoises UK has failed to provide enough safe habitats for the mammals, with just one small site formally proposed so far, says European commission
"29.09.2016 19:20:26" theguardian.com Switch disposable coffee cups for reusables, urge campaign groups International coalition of NGOs is calling for an end to the throwaway culture after the success of a plastic bag charge shows a similar charge on coffee cups could work too
"29.09.2016 18:50:27" theguardian.com UK 'consistently waters down' reforms of EU farming subsidies European commission says government chooses not to apply CAP payment ceiling to large landowners in England
"29.09.2016 18:20:28" theguardian.com Mini-nuclear reactors could be operating in the UK by 2030 - report Energy Technologies Institute argues small modular reactors capable of delivering clean power and heat could be in place by 2030 if the right policy framework is put in place, reports BusinessGreen
"29.09.2016 17:40:25" theguardian.com Coal electricity generation falls to record UK low this spring Closure of coal-fired power plants led to the fossil fuel dropping to just 6% of the power mix, official data shows
"29.09.2016 17:10:30" theguardian.com RSB photographer of the year shortlist and young photographer of the year winner – in pictures Fighting elk bulls and a microscopic image of shark's skin are among the shortlisted images for the Royal Society of Biology's photographer of the year award, which this year takes the theme Biology: from Big to Small
"29.09.2016 15:57:51" What is happening to US forests? An ecological crisis is playing out in US forests. Millions of trees are being lost to diseases like sudden oak death, drought, insects and wildfire - much of it driven by climate change. Forestry officials and scientists are increasingly alarmed by the
"29.09.2016 14:59:59" theguardian.com The Queen, aristocrats and Saudi prince among recipients of EU farm subsidies At least one in five of the top 100 UK recipients of CAP subsidies were for farms owned or run by aristocratic families, say Greenpeace “It is untenable for the government to justify keeping a farming policy which allows a billionaire to breed racehorses on land subsidised by taxpayers. It's clear that there cannot be a business-as-usual approach to farm subsidies after we leave the EU."
"29.09.2016 12:13:26" theguardian.com Wildlife summit cracks down on illegal rosewood trade Cites moves to protect the world's most trafficked wild product by placing all 300 species of the tree under trade restrictions Rosewood is the world's most trafficked wild product, according to the UN Office of Drugs and Crime, accounting for a third of all seizures by value, more than elephant ivory, pangolins, rhino horn, lions and tigers put together.
"29.09.2016 10:42:03" Adam Vaughan Interesting thing about the plastic bag charge – it also made people want to take other green action, e.g. on coffee cups & plastic bottles.
"29.09.2016 07:30:35" theguardian.com Renault says new Zoe has longest range of any mainstream electric car Latest model's 250-mile range will help 'psychological barriers' in drivers who fear running out of power, carmaker claims
"29.09.2016 06:20:33" theguardian.com Lichens stake their claim, millimetre by millimetre Country diary: Kinloch, Skye Though the land is deserted now, the signature of human habitation is deeply imprinted upon it
"29.09.2016 04:17:32" theguardian.com Silent electric car for cities – archive, 29 September 1971 29 September 1971: The Electricity Council says that electric cars are clean, silent, reliable, and make a valuable contribution to reducing pollution
"29.09.2016 00:25:08" theguardian.com Officials admit no modelling shows how Australia will meet Paris climate pledge Environment officials tell parliamentary inquiry there is no modelling on how current policies will affect emissions beyond 2020, or when emissions will peak
"28.09.2016 23:48:03" theguardian.com Current affairs: the mystery of Langmuir circulation Weatherwatch Steady winds produce a pattern on the sea's surface like parallel furrows in a field
"28.09.2016 21:10:04" theguardian.com Fracking is a lousy way to create jobs | Letters Letters: If you want to deliver skilled jobs in an environmentally safe manner, look no further than investment in housing retrofit to deliver massive energy savings
"28.09.2016 18:50:46" theguardian.com Obama's climate change legacy at stake as Clean Power Plan has its day in court Seven hours of legal argument on states' right to allow carbon pollution may determine the fate of the centerpiece of US efforts to limit climate change
"28.09.2016 18:20:41" theguardian.com The world passes 400ppm carbon dioxide threshold. Permanently Climate Central: We are now living in a 400ppm world with levels unlikely to drop below the symbolic milestone in our lifetimes, say scientists
"28.09.2016 17:38:06" Adam Vaughan The fossil fuel divestment movement is still plugging away.
"28.09.2016 17:24:07" theguardian.com Satellite Eye on Earth: August 2016 - in pictures Ocean storms, California fires and an ice-free North-west Passage were among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month
"28.09.2016 15:11:50" theguardian.com Pangolins thrown a lifeline at global wildlife summit with total trade ban World's most illegally trafficked mammal wins total ban on international trade in all species under the strictest Cites protection possible
"28.09.2016 13:26:22" theguardian.com Wildlife butchers of Belén: the town that serves up rare species for a few dollars In this Peruvian shanty town endangered wildlife is sold daily at market, live or freshly cooked in gory detail by traders flouting lax enforcement. Stopping this growing illegal trade will be key to discussions at Cites this week “To catch them they had to kill their mothers”
"28.09.2016 11:12:19" Jessica Aldred “Ranavirus is one of the most serious health threats currently facing the UK's amphibian population, so our findings that humans seem to have helped move the virus around ... could be translated into some straightforward ways to manage the risk of disease
"28.09.2016 07:52:34" theguardian.com Rare bird being driven to extinction by poaching for its 'red ivory' bill Helmeted hornbills' solid red beak sells for several times the price of elephant ivory due to soaring demand on the Chinese black market Little-known trade in 'red ivory' has caused helmeted hornbills to plummet three danger levels in as many years, from 'near threatened' in 2012 to 'critically endangered' in 2015.
"28.09.2016 04:55:58" theguardian.com Robin's alarm flashes red for danger across the green space Country diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire The season might just have tipped over the balance of the autumn equinox but the woods were still green
"28.09.2016 04:20:59" theguardian.com Lack of tree clearing reforms a roadblock to saving Great Barrier Reef Queensland's environment minister says Liberal National party's refusal to pass laws puts reef in danger of being listed by Unesco as 'in danger'
"28.09.2016 01:26:00" theguardian.com Federal government open to shark cull on NSW north coast Josh Frydenberg says he puts 'human safety first' after teenage surfer mauled by a great white at Ballina
"28.09.2016 00:58:53" theguardian.com Peru's new president summoned to Amazon by indigenous protestors David Hill: Interview with Kichwa leader José Fachín on oil contamination and social struggle
"27.09.2016 22:15:55" theguardian.com Wind trumps gas: shale tanker unable to dock in Scotland due to weather After days expensively moored awaiting party in its honour, Ineos ship carrying shale gas from US fails to make entrance
"27.09.2016 21:45:54" theguardian.com Bid to drill shale wells in Nottinghamshire 'should get green light' Officials say IGas application to drill two wells at Springs Road, former cold war missile launch site, should be approved
"27.09.2016 21:10:55" theguardian.com Brexit 'could trigger' UK departure from nuclear energy treaty The UK's withdrawal from the EU could also force it to exit the Euratom treaty on nuclear energy, ENDS has learned
"27.09.2016 20:40:54" theguardian.com Toxic emissions surged after AGL acquired Bayswater coal-fired power plant Federal government figures show sulphur dioxide, hydrochloric acid, fine particle pollution and mercury output rose steeply in 2014-15
"27.09.2016 20:10:52" theguardian.com Greenpeace blockades IOI palm oil refinery in Rotterdam port Protest follows report linking company's suppliers in Indonesia to deforestation, forest fires and human rights abuses
"27.09.2016 19:38:51" theguardian.com China accused of defying its own ban on breeding tigers to profit from body parts Beijing faces pressure at global summit to close 200 farms where tigers are bred for luxury goods and end its obstructive tactics
"27.09.2016 19:10:33" theguardian.com Total ban on ivory sales would endanger art | Letters Letters: The entire community of art historians, curators, connoisseurs and collectors unequivocally supports the preservation of endangered species
"27.09.2016 18:40:44" theguardian.com Single clothes wash may release 700,000 microplastic fibres, study finds Tiny plastic particles released by synthetic fabrics can cause harm to marine life when they enter rivers and oceans
"27.09.2016 18:10:43" theguardian.com Do you live in an area where proposed fracking is condemned by your council? If you live in an area where your council is opposed to fracking, we'd like to hear from you
"27.09.2016 17:40:44" theguardian.com Great Barrier Reef: Unesco pushes for tree-clearing controls UN agency recognises 'importance of strengthening our vegetation protection laws', Queensland's Jackie Trad says
"27.09.2016 17:11:06" theguardian.com Shale gas ban 'would cement decline of UK manufacturing' As Ineos takes first shale gas shipment from US, its CEO Jim Ratcliffe says without fracking UK manufacturing's future is 'gloomy'
"27.09.2016 11:19:09" theguardian.com Revealed: how senior Laos officials cut deals with animal traffickers Evidence obtained by the Guardian shows how treasury coffers swelled with 2% tax on trades worth up to $45m including tigers, rhinos and elephants "In an apparent breach of current national and international law, for more than a decade the office of the prime minister of Laos has cut deals with three leading traffickers to move hundreds of tonnes of wildlife through selected border crossings."
"27.09.2016 10:29:55" theguardian.com Can the aviation industry finally clean up its emissions? With biofuel potential limited and emissions rising, the need for industry to act is urgent. Hopes rest on a global UN carbon offset scheme to be negotiated at the ICAO summit this week - but critics remain unconvinced "I am optimistic that we are on the brink of a historic agreement"
"27.09.2016 08:05:40" theguardian.com Shades of Tolkien in a Northumbrian mire Country diary: Whitley Chapel, Northumberland Water drains from surrounding sandy banks into a peaty bowl where it is held by underlying clay
"27.09.2016 06:20:41" theguardian.com China tops WHO list for deadly outdoor air pollution More than 1 million people died from dirty air in one year, according to World Health Organisation
"27.09.2016 03:22:44" theguardian.com Climate change challenge to Gina Rinehart's Alpha mine dismissed by court Queensland court of appeal finds 'proposed mining would not detrimentally affect global greenhouse gas emissions' because Asian power stations would buy coal elsewhere if Alpha blocked
"27.09.2016 01:43:44" theguardian.com Tony Abbott at odds with Mike Baird over shark nets after teenager attacked Former prime minister says commercial shark fishery should be considered for north coast of New South Wales
"26.09.2016 23:35:34" theguardian.com Climate chief: UK must not use Brexit to water down environment laws Committee on Climate Change chair urges UK to bring in new laws to replace EU legislation and says Scotland must do more to prepare for global warming
"26.09.2016 23:00:15" theguardian.com Labour's pledge to ban fracking in the UK is 'madness', says GMB Party's union donor says proposal would force Britain to rely on 'henchmen, hangmen and headchopper' dictators for gas
"26.09.2016 20:55:12" theguardian.com The Madhouse Effect of climate denial | John Abraham John Abraham: A new book by Mann and Toles explores climate science and denial with clarity and humor
"26.09.2016 19:45:16" theguardian.com South Africa: 'Saving endangered species is the responsibility of everyone' As the 17th world wildlife conference opens, South Africa's environment minister Edna Bomo Molewa explains the country's commitment to protecting wildlife
"26.09.2016 19:15:15" theguardian.com Kea simply takes its share of nature's bounty | Brief letters Brief letters: NZ parrots | iPhone 7 | Pictures of autumn | Eating dirt | Bootle accents | Welsh signage
"26.09.2016 18:44:57" theguardian.com Animal trafficking: the $23bn criminal industry policed by a toothless regulator The Cites convention finds itself confronting powerful networks, even though it has no detectives, no police powers and no firearms
"26.09.2016 18:13:54" theguardian.com Planes need to stop existing in a parallel universe when it comes to the climate fight Curbing flight emissions is essential to meeting the Paris pact, but planes are completely absent from the text, face no legal fuel efficiency requirements or limits on CO2 emissions. But all that is about to change
"26.09.2016 17:40:58" theguardian.com The crime family at the centre of Asia's animal trafficking network Bach brothers based in Vietnam and Thailand are responsible for smuggling thousands of tonnes of elephant ivory, rhino horn and other endangered species
"26.09.2016 17:07:56" theguardian.com US emissions set to miss 2025 target in Paris climate change deal, research finds Even if US implements emissions-cutting proposals it could still overshoot target by nearly 1bn tonnes of greenhouse gases, according to scientific study
"26.09.2016 12:27:04" theguardian.com Revealed: the criminals making millions from illegal wildlife trafficking Exclusive: Investigation uncovers the ringleaders profiting from $23bn annual trade in illicit animals after more than a decade of undercover surveillance A major investigation into global wildlife crime today names for the first time key traffickers and links their illegal trade to corrupt officials at the highest levels of one Asian country.
"26.09.2016 07:54:13" Adam Vaughan "Reality and rhetoric parted ways long ago on this because quite simply the government backed the wrong horse."
"26.09.2016 07:35:46" theguardian.com Maralinga nuclear tests, 60 years on: a reminder not to put security before safety | Liz Tynan Australia stood by while Britain's military elite trashed tracts of its landscape then left. Menzies had said yes without even consulting his cabinet
"26.09.2016 04:37:47" theguardian.com An exuberance of life on the undrained fen Country diary: Woodwalton Fen, Cambridgeshire Bladderworts and bog myrtle, dragonflies, water fleas and hornets all thrive in the vicinity of a bungalow built for natural historians
"26.09.2016 02:05:46" theguardian.com African elephant numbers plummet during 'worst decline in 25 years' African elephant population has contracted by around 111,000 in the past decade as a result of poaching, study finds
"26.09.2016 00:35:45" theguardian.com Surfer attacked by shark at Ballina's Lighthouse beach All beaches in northern New South Wales shire closed after man believed to be in his 20s bitten by shark
"26.09.2016 00:05:45" theguardian.com Climate change solutions: 65% want Australia to be world leader – study Climate Institute study also finds 77% of Australians believe climate change is happening, up from 64% four years ago
"25.09.2016 23:30:46" theguardian.com Sudden power price rises show need for climate policy certainty – report In the wake of South Australian price rise, the Grattan Institute calls on governments to explain that the transition to renewables is coming, with costs attached
"25.09.2016 22:25:46" theguardian.com NSW floods: SES says worst is yet to come as Forbes' Lachlan river peaks Bureau of Meteorology predicts 'rolling cycle of flooding' near Condobolin and Euabalong as river in Forbes surpasses level reached in 1990s floods
"25.09.2016 21:55:47" theguardian.com Autumn tints everywhere: Country diary 100 years ago Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 30 September, 1916: The apples turn a richer colour, the limes along the bottom of the wood are all yellow, the beeches are tinted brown
"25.09.2016 20:55:37" theguardian.com The die is cast for a wet and stormy winter Weatherwatch: Highly unusual behaviour in the upper atmosphere indicates that northern Europe may be in for another nasty winter
"25.09.2016 05:12:42" theguardian.com The eco guide to buying fish Seafood eco-labels are trustworthy – up to a point, says Lucy Siegle
"24.09.2016 20:51:44" theguardian.com The grey parrot and the race against Africa's wildlife extinction The number of African greys has plunged to 1% of past levels, conservationists warn. But it is just one of a host of animals and plants on the continent whose future will be debated by more than 180 nations in Johannesburg this week
"24.09.2016 16:03:55" theguardian.com Lobsters in hot water as rising ocean temperatures affect larvae A new study by scientists in Maine found that if global warming trends continue, lobsters will struggle to survive by the year 2100
"24.09.2016 04:55:45" theguardian.com Red squirrels with a taste for antlers Country diary: Strathnairn, Highlands A squirrel at one of the wooden boxes suddenly darted along the branch and started gnawing away at the antler
"24.09.2016 02:14:44" theguardian.com Giant 'corpse flower' begins to bloom for first time in five years Endangered plant named 'morphy' starts to smell like a burning cigar at Ivy League college but far worse whiffs lie in store at the weekend
"23.09.2016 19:40:29" theguardian.com Terns follow record warm temperatures in 'shock' migration to north of Alaska Researchers on north-west coast of Alaska startled to discover Caspian terns 1,000 miles farther north than species had been previously recorded
"23.09.2016 19:10:32" theguardian.com Andrew Veitch obituary Trailblazer in science journalism
"23.09.2016 18:30:38" theguardian.com Ivory crackdown, Greenland ice loss and Asian hornets – green news roundup The week's top environment news stories and green events
"23.09.2016 17:50:29" theguardian.com Existing coal, oil and gas fields will blow carbon budget – study Climate Home: Expansion of fossil fuel extraction amounts to 'climate denial', says thinktank Oil Change International, but observers argue some additional oil and gas could be safe
"23.09.2016 15:33:30" theguardian.com Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals Conservationists urge countries to give imperilled species the highest level of protection at the global Cites summit opening on Saturday to prevent them becoming extinct in the wild “Either countries do the right thing and give these imperilled species the highest level of protection possible against unsustainable exploitation, or we risk seeing them die out altogether in the wild.”
"23.09.2016 14:18:23" theguardian.com The week in wildlife – in pictures A dozing brown bear, hungry badger and a very hairy caterpillar are among this week's pick of images from the natural world
"23.09.2016 13:01:51" theguardian.com Dutch parliament votes to close down country's coal industry Non-binding vote for 55% cut in CO2 emissions will require closure of remaining five plants and ensure country meets its Paris climate commitments “Closing down big coal plants – even if they were recently opened – is by far the most cost effective way to achieve the goals of the Paris agreement, and all countries will need to take such far-reaching measures."
"23.09.2016 11:01:22" theguardian.com Norway's wolf cull pits sheep farmers against conservationists Norway's recent decision to destroy 70% of its tiny endangered population of wolves shocked conservationists worldwide and saw 35,000 sign a local petition. But in a region dominated by sheep farming support for the cull runs deep The site of Norway's proposed wolf cull is a land inhabited by farmers and hunters, where cars sport stickers reading 'Real Men Shoot Wolves'. It's also home to one of the wildlife groups leading a campaign to stop the cull.
"23.09.2016 09:54:58" theguardian.com Ratifiying the Paris agreement will be a major step but must be the first of many Making the accord legally binding is a major step but it is not enough to guarantee the world keeps warming within agreed limits. That will take much more - not least ending our reliance on fossil fuels What should we take from the Paris pact? Ratification may seem a small step ... but it is important because it gives full legal standing to the document. That makes it harder for any government to row back on the commitments.
"23.09.2016 06:45:42" theguardian.com In the service of the queen, hornets hunt day and night Country Diary: Marshwood Vale, Dorset Workers grab their prey in flight, and dismember it, discarding all but the meaty thorax before returning to the nest
"23.09.2016 03:53:33" theguardian.com Australians waste $10bn of food a year and Gen Y is largely to blame, says report Survey finds households wasting up to $1,100 of food each year with problem worst in capital cities
"23.09.2016 01:55:31" theguardian.com How climate science deniers can accept so many 'impossible things' all at once | Graham Readfern New research claims psychological traits could help explain why climate science deniers often make contradictory arguments
"22.09.2016 20:35:30" theguardian.com Coral bleaching in Okinawa – in pictures As the worst global bleaching event on record stretches across its third year, coral reefs around Okinawa in Japan are being hit hard. Experts warn this type of bleaching event may become the new normal. These images from the XL Catlin Seaview survey
"22.09.2016 20:06:28" theguardian.com Prince William: African elephants could be gone from the wild by the time Charlotte turns 25 Duke of Cambridge tells audience at a conservation charity event in London that he is not prepared to be part of a generation that lets the species disappear from the wild
"22.09.2016 19:37:24" theguardian.com Soil carbon storage not the climate change fix it was thought, research finds Soil's potential to soak up planet-warning carbon dioxide has been overestimated by as much as 40%, say scientists
"22.09.2016 19:09:24" theguardian.com 100 countries push to phase out potentially disastrous greenhouse gas Hydrofluorocarbons, commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioning systems, could add 0.5C to global temperatures by the end of the century
"22.09.2016 18:40:27" theguardian.com Paris climate goal will be 'difficult if not impossible to hit' Top scientists meeting in Oxford this week say they see few scenarios that would meet the Paris target to limit temperature rise to 1.5C
"22.09.2016 18:09:25" theguardian.com Galilee basin coal must be left in ground as a 'priority' – new report Oil Change International argues there is a compelling case for six proposed Queensland projects to be axed in 'managed decline' of fossil fuel
"22.09.2016 17:40:32" theguardian.com Autumn equinox – in pictures The official first day of autumn occurs when the sun aligns directly with the Earth's equator, creating a day and night of equal length
"22.09.2016 17:10:28" theguardian.com Beachgoers in south-west England warned to avoid portuguese man o'war Marine experts say jellyfish-like creatures that have washed up in Cornwall and the Scilly Islands can inflict a very painful and potentially fatal sting
"22.09.2016 15:57:55" theguardian.com Pugs are anatomical disasters. Vets must speak out – even if it's bad for business | Anonymous Owners must be told some breeds are born to a lifetime of suffering, even if it means upsetting clients and putting livelihoods on the line "You would be hard-pushed to find a general practitioner who likes the concept of a brachycephalic dog but you would be equally hard-pushed to find one being openly critical of them because this would put their livelihood on the line."
"22.09.2016 12:05:25" theguardian.com Conservationists and MPs call for a total UK ban on ivory sales Group including William Hague, Jane Goodall and Stephen Hawking write to prime minister Theresa May saying recent crackdown on sales of ivory less than 70 years old does not go far enough “The legal ivory trade in the UK feeds one of the largest markets for ivory in Europe ... The closure of all ivory markets, both international and domestic, is critical for elephants' survival.”
"22.09.2016 08:33:45" theguardian.com Pesticide manufacturers' own tests reveal serious harm to honeybees Bayer and Syngenta criticised for secrecy after unpublished research obtained under freedom of information law linked high doses of their products to damage to the health of bee colonies “It does seem a little shady to do this kind of field study - the very studies the companies say are the most important ones - and then not tell people what they find.”
"22.09.2016 08:10:54" theguardian.com Waste crime is 'the new narcotics', says Environment Agency chief Sir James Bevan, head of the UK agency, says waste crime offers huge profits while costing England £1bn a year
"22.09.2016 05:15:52" theguardian.com Global coral bleaching event might become new normal, expert warns Exclusive: Bleaching may be standard by 2020s says leading reef researcher as new images show the damage to areas around Japanese islands of Okinawa
"22.09.2016 04:40:24" theguardian.com A walk in the woods with Richard Fortey Country Diary: Henley, Oxfordshire The palaeontologist and author offers a tour of Grim's Dyke Wood, which he bought in 2011
"21.09.2016 23:25:23" theguardian.com Enzymes used in cleaning products and food 'are potent allergens', warns study Research says genetically modified enzymes, which allow products to be still labelled as 'natural', should be tested like potentially hazardous chemicals
"21.09.2016 21:35:23" theguardian.com 'It's a depressing sight': climate change unleashes ghostly death on Great Barrier Reef Months after the worst coral bleaching event to hit the reef, Australian conservationist Tim Flannery returns to a tourism hot spot 50km north-east of Port Douglas to witness the destruction wrought by a warming planet
"21.09.2016 20:00:24" theguardian.com Aberthaw power station breached emissions limit, rules EU court UK ordered to pay European commission's legal costs after ruling that coal plant was wrongly granted higher pollution threshold
"21.09.2016 19:12:19" theguardian.com Greenland's huge annual ice loss is even worse than thought Ice cap is disappearing far more rapidly than previously estimated, and is part of a long-term trend, new research shows
"21.09.2016 18:43:03" theguardian.com US tests reveal major TV manufacturers may be manipulating energy ratings Natural Resources Defence Council claims Samsung, LG and Vizio have designed sets that perform well in US testing but disable energy-saving features in real-world conditions, causing energy consumption to soar
"21.09.2016 17:16:06" theguardian.com Indonesia dismisses study showing forest fire haze killed more than 100,000 people Authorities from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore have rejected recent research on the number of early deaths caused by last year's fires
"21.09.2016 14:18:14" Adam Vaughan Given it took the Kyoto protocol 8 years to come into force, it's incredible the Paris climate agreement looks likely to do so in less than a year
"21.09.2016 10:00:34" theguardian.com UK to crack down on illegal ivory sales New initiative closes loophole allowing dealers to claim ivory from recently killed elephants is antique without providing proof of age Britain is to ban all sales of ivory which are not backed by proof that the item is over 70 years old.
"21.09.2016 08:27:22" theguardian.com Theresa May: UK to ratify Paris climate change deal this year Prime minister uses maiden UN speech to make emissions pledge which will be received with relief by green campaigners “This signal is a welcome moment of clarity amidst the all-pervading Brexit uncertainty, but it could have come with a much speedier timetable. Some of the world's major economies have already ratified the Paris deal. So why is the UK government taking so
"21.09.2016 05:41:07" theguardian.com Late-summer contentment on the Dorset coast Country Diary: Lyme Regis, Dorset Morning sun highlights the cliffs, visitors stroll along the Cobb and little boats dip and roll across the open sea
"21.09.2016 04:34:06" theguardian.com UK advertising watchdog admits it was wrong to ban Greenpeace fracking advert Advertising Standards Authority concedes it erred in upholding a complaint against the advert last year, which claimed fracking would not cut energy bills
"21.09.2016 02:00:04" theguardian.com Male redback spiders evade cannibalism by mating with immature females Survival tactic also increases chances of successful insemination, with the immature females able to store sperm until they reach adulthood
"20.09.2016 23:56:06" theguardian.com 新加坡成象牙走私中心 过去3年间，新加坡缉获大量非法象牙，生态保护团体担心犯罪团伙正在开辟新的走私路线。翻译：金艳 (翻译：子明/chinadialogue)
"20.09.2016 20:56:02" theguardian.com Australia's emissions won't fall by 2030 without greater climate action, modelling shows RepuTex analysis says federal government paying polluters and ambitious renewable energy targets won't have sufficient impact
"20.09.2016 20:24:00" theguardian.com Death By A Thousand Cuts: documentary charts the dangers of deforestation Film explores how the contrasting fate of forests in Haiti and the Dominican Republic has exacerbated conflict, xenophobia, poverty and even murder
"20.09.2016 18:55:11" theguardian.com Hillary Clinton 'dropped climate change from speeches after Bernie Sanders endorsement' Climate Home: Transcripts show the Democrat presidential candidate referred to climate change directly in less than half as many speeches after her left-wing rival conceded defeat
"20.09.2016 18:25:09" theguardian.com Fise 2016: Cycling that's less like running, more like dancing Watching professionals compete in top-level acrobatic BMX and mountain bike sports could change your view of what it means to have fun on a bike
"20.09.2016 17:50:14" theguardian.com US and China release fossil fuel subsidy peer reviews Climate Home: With public assessment of each others' subsidies, China and the US take a big step on transparency, but inch forward on reform
"20.09.2016 17:19:08" theguardian.com European bison found poisoned, decapitated on Spanish reserve Police investigating attack on small herd at Valdeserrillas reserve in Valencia after staff discover headless body of dominant male
"20.09.2016 12:14:59" Adam Vaughan Bad news for Britain's honeybees – the Asian hornet, which bites honeybees' heads off, has arrived in the UK
"20.09.2016 08:20:18" theguardian.com Global trade deal threatens Paris climate goals, leaked documents show Controversial Trade in Services Agreement (Tisa) could make it harder for governments to favour clean energy over fossil fuels as part of efforts to keep temperature rises to 1.5C “If we want to reach that target, governments will need a toolbox of measures that can give incentives to cleaner energy. Tisa ... would increase the power of multinationals to prevent governments taking desperately needed measures to decrease CO2
"20.09.2016 05:19:09" theguardian.com Spiders' shining threads turn lifeless gardens silver Country diary Blackwater, Norfolk Garden cross spiders must be among September's most beautiful stars
"20.09.2016 03:22:43" theguardian.com Leonardo DiCaprio given rival invitations to visit Great Barrier Reef Exclusive: Offers follow actor's plea to address climate change and coral bleaching at Our Ocean conference in US
"19.09.2016 20:29:09" theguardian.com Owners of Chinese ship that ran aground on Great Barrier Reef agree to pay $39.3m Government was seeking at least $120m, while Shenzhen Energy Transport Co Ltd argued reef was self-healing
"19.09.2016 19:51:08" theguardian.com Justin Trudeau's lofty rhetoric on First Nations a cheap simulation of justice | Martin Lukacs Martin Lukacs: An era of so-called reconciliation has disguised the continuation of Harper-era land and resource grabs
"19.09.2016 17:27:08" theguardian.com Tackling corruption will deal a lethal blow to the illegal wildlife trade Yury Fedotov and John E Scanlon: Talk of prohibiting, preventing and countering corruption must take centre stage at the Cites summit in Johannesburg
"19.09.2016 13:45:39" theguardian.com 2016 Woodland Trust tree of the year shortlist - in pictures The original Bramley apple tree and the inspiration for the mulberry bush nursery rhyme are among the 29 trees in the UK that have been shortlisted by the Woodland Trust for its annual tree of the year competition Vote for your favourite tree in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
"19.09.2016 10:07:57" Jessica Aldred “My biggest hope is that we better understand what is going wrong for the Bewick's swans."
"19.09.2016 08:13:37" Adam Vaughan We know microplastics are bad for zooplankton – and soon we'll find out how big the problem is, thanks to a new expedition.
"19.09.2016 04:45:02" theguardian.com A tarn for all – on foot, by bicycle and by mobility scooter Country diary: Tarn Hows, Lake District One of the most popular destinations in the north-west, the tarn is made more accessible by free four-wheeled Tramper buggies available from the National Trust
"18.09.2016 22:36:04" theguardian.com Gorgeous colours on the pebble beach: Country diary 100 years ago Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 25 September 1916: The greens are mostly yellowish or mossy, but there is a very handsome laurel green, not often found. The reds are mostly a rich and deep Indian red
"18.09.2016 21:06:02" theguardian.com The whinchat in decline on lowland farms Birdwatch Forty years ago there were as many as 150 breeding pairs of whinchats on the Somerset Levels. Now there are none
"18.09.2016 18:18:28" Jessica Aldred "There is a battle on either side of the hedge – we've already lost the battle on the farmers' side, now we are starting to lose it on the road side too. There is a sense of summer being removed from our roadsides.”
"18.09.2016 16:07:58" theguardian.com 'No time to waste': climate changes for films on global warming Rob Callender, who appeared in Sherlock and Game of Thrones, discusses The Incentive, his environmental call to arms
"18.09.2016 07:09:59" theguardian.com Wildflowers on the verge of disappearing Roadsides are a haven for rare species, but council mowing is a threat. New schemes offer hope
"18.09.2016 05:08:57" theguardian.com The eco guide to noise pollution Peace and quiet is an increasingly scarce commodity in the modern world
"18.09.2016 00:16:13" theguardian.com Buzzards back in hunters' crosshairs over threat to UK pheasant shoots Licences for gamekeepers to kill the protected bird of prey will open the floodgates to illegal hunting, warn conservationists
"17.09.2016 23:17:13" theguardian.com Arctic nations square up as clamour for resources grows With the Danes rebuffing Russia, and Canada laying further claim to the Northwest Passage, rising access to north pole reserves risks flashpoints
"17.09.2016 06:25:14" theguardian.com Shades of yellow on the baking heath Country diary: New Forest The heather is studded with yellow tormentil, and mixed with dwarf gorse so tight to the turf that it's knee-high to a grasshopper
"17.09.2016 03:46:13" theguardian.com Pacific Ocean's hidden wonders revealed on dive to underwater volcano US scientists find possible new coral species and rare Dumbo octopus on expedition to previously unexplored extinct volcano off Hawaii
"16.09.2016 22:49:27" theguardian.com Senate passes Everglades restoration measure to fight toxic algae blooms The Central Everglades Planning Project, hailed as a 'huge victory', will redirect water to undernourished Florida wetlands affected by manmade developments
"16.09.2016 20:40:23" theguardian.com Norway plans to cull more than two-thirds of its wolf population Environmental groups criticise plan that will allow hunters to shoot up to 47 of an estimated 68 wolves living in wilderness
"16.09.2016 20:10:22" theguardian.com Arctic sea ice shrinks to second lowest level ever recorded 'Tremendous loss' of ice reinforces clear downward trend towards ice-free summers due to effects of climate change
"16.09.2016 19:15:23" theguardian.com The day we collared Tim, the great tusker Paula Kahumbu: The latest satellite tracking technology is helping to keep elephants safe from poachers—and away from farmers' crops
"16.09.2016 18:45:23" theguardian.com Peter Cubbage obituary Other lives: Expert in oil and gas safety renowned for his explosive demonstrations
"16.09.2016 17:56:24" theguardian.com Marine life, nuclear power and clever crows – green news roundup The week's top environment news stories and green events
"16.09.2016 17:26:06" theguardian.com Calls to halt NT light festival over fears for vulnerable rock wallaby Parrtjima festival will see art beamed onto a 2.5km area of the MacDonnell Ranges, raising concerns for a struggling species
"16.09.2016 15:21:57" theguardian.com Undercover bike cops launch 'best ever' cycle safety scheme in Birmingham Campaigners hope the operation, that sees plain clothes police on bikes pull over drivers that pass too close, will be taken up across the country “We needed to do something about driver behaviour. In about 98% of cases [the collision] was down to driver action, it was nothing to do with the cyclist.”
"16.09.2016 13:06:39" theguardian.com Guardian Environment A whale shark, Masai Mara migration and wild boar on a seaside visit are among this week's pick of images from the natural world
"16.09.2016 12:53:49" theguardian.com Latest UK flood plans fail to address growing risk of flash floods Flash flooding is a far greater threat to homes, railways and roads than river or coastal floods but is completely excluded from government plans to deal with increased rainfall “We know our major cities, including London, are vulnerable to surface water problems ... but the UK remains at risk because the government refuses to confront the problem."
"16.09.2016 10:52:52" theguardian.com New inhaler protects lungs against effects of air pollution Inexpensive over-the-counter product could help millions of people avoid worst health effects of breathing toxic air, say scientists New inhaler will deliver a molecule, first found in bacteria in the Egyptian desert, which stabilises water on the surface of the lung cells to form a protective layer against pollution.
"16.09.2016 04:34:23" theguardian.com Sacred ground casts a modern spell Country Diary: Stanton Moor, Derbyshire A landscape seamed with neolithic stone circles and burial sites made this one of Britain's first official ancient monuments
"15.09.2016 23:50:09" theguardian.com Oil disaster investigator alarmed by BP Great Australian Bight response Exclusive: Bob Bea, who investigated Deepwater Horizon, blasts BP and Australian regulators, calling their response to concerns about faulty equipment an 'early warning sign' of a potential disaster
"15.09.2016 21:01:28" theguardian.com Global investment in energy falls but renewables remain strong Energy investment fell 8% in 2015, reflecting low oil and gas prices, but falling costs and government policy shift spending towards clean energy, data shows
"15.09.2016 20:07:29" theguardian.com Indonesia and EU announce historic deal on timber trade Indonesia will become the first country in the world to export wood products to the EU that meet new environmental standards to curb illegal logging
"15.09.2016 19:56:26" theguardian.com Lives in the balance: climate change and the Marshall Islands The numerous atolls that make up the island nation are now regularly swamped due to sea level rise. But as more people flee for the US, many fear their culture will be lost to a country that has already taken so much from them If global temperatures rise more than 1.5C, the Marshall Islands are likely to disappear.
"15.09.2016 19:00:18" theguardian.com Monsanto isn't making life harder for smallholders – the Indian government is | Letters Letters: Nothing assures Monsanto of a steady income stream other than offering GM products that farmers want to use at a price they decide is fair value
"15.09.2016 17:15:15" theguardian.com Obama to establish first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean Move aims to protect nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the coast of New England
"15.09.2016 14:18:48" theguardian.com Climate change and the Marshall Islands: lives in the balance The numerous atolls that make up the island nation are now regularly swamped due to sea level rise. But as more people flee for the US, many fear their culture will be lost to a country that has already taken so much from them Explore our interactive on how climate change is affecting people on the Marshall Islands as rising tides threaten to destroy the island life they had previously helped support.
"15.09.2016 14:16:34" Jessica Aldred Octopuses, sea otters and another crow - how many species can you name that use tools?
"15.09.2016 13:19:47" theguardian.com Climate change and the Marshall Islands: lives in the balance The numerous atolls that make up the island nation are now regularly swamped due to sea level rise. But as more people flee for the US, many fear their culture will be lost to a country that has already taken so much from them A special report on how climate change is affecting the Marshall Islands, in the Pacific
"15.09.2016 12:07:44" Adam Vaughan And now for some good news...
"15.09.2016 10:15:01" theguardian.com Nuclear power is risky and expensive; here's a better idea It makes more sense to invest in renewables, efficiency and storage than spending billions on Hinkley Point C "The proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station offers only expensive and risky solutions from the 20th century."
"15.09.2016 08:47:10" theguardian.com Hinkley Point C nuclear power station gets government green light Theresa May gives £18bn scheme go-ahead but announces new safeguards for foreign investment in infrastructure Government approves Britain's first new nuclear power station for a generation, keeping a guaranteed price of £92.50 to EDF for every megawatt hour of electricity generated, despite concerns that is far higher than the market rate.
"15.09.2016 05:35:14" theguardian.com Spain could be first EU country with national park listed as 'in danger' Andalusian reserve home to thousands of species has lost most of its natural water supply due to intensive agriculture and mining and faces 'danger' listing by Unesco
"15.09.2016 04:44:15" theguardian.com A beetle with a taste for cadavers Country Diary: Blanchland, Northumberland The sexton beetle can detect 'the irresistible bouquet of death' from a mile away
"15.09.2016 00:20:13" theguardian.com Was that climate change? Scientists are getting faster at linking extreme weather to warming | ... Attribution studies are letting researchers respond quickly to questions about human influence – before the news cycle turns elsewhere
"14.09.2016 22:56:45" theguardian.com Switching banks: nearly half of all Australians would consider move over climate change Poll findings released as prominent Australians call on big four to withdraw backing for fossil fuel industry
"14.09.2016 22:26:54" theguardian.com 2016 State of Nature report: wildlife winners and losers - in pictures The UK is among the most nature-depleted countries in the world, according to a major report from more than 50 conservation groups. More than one in 10 species is threatened with extinction - but some are making a comeback
"14.09.2016 21:55:29" theguardian.com Norway and Turkey vote against ban on dumping mining waste at sea All of the other 51 countries voted in favour of an international ban, including big mining nations China and Russia
"14.09.2016 21:25:26" theguardian.com Londoners overwhelmingly back Sadiq Khan's air pollution crackdown Some 15,000 people responded to the mayor's air quality consultation, with 79% backing plans to bring forward restrictions on polluting vehicles, reports BusinessGreen
"14.09.2016 20:55:27" theguardian.com Trump and the Republican Party are doing Big Oil's bidding | Dana Nuccitelli Dana Nuccitelli: The fossil fuel industry is dictating Republican Party actions on climate change in attorney generals offices, Congress, and for its presidential nominee
"14.09.2016 20:25:26" theguardian.com Humanity driving 'unprecedented' marine extinction Report comparing past mass extinction events warns that hunting and killing of ocean's largest species will disrupt ecosystems for millions of years
"14.09.2016 19:47:23" theguardian.com British consumers admit confusion over recycling Plastic wrapping, mobile phones and disposable coffee cups top the list of items people are uncertain about, poll finds
"14.09.2016 18:50:26" theguardian.com Washing-line snobbery: why can't I hang my knickers out to dry? An anonymous note chiding a retired funeral director for hanging her frillies outside has gone viral. But it's just the latest incident in the global war on drying
"14.09.2016 18:20:28" theguardian.com Increased drought could see Londoners queueing for water Water companies warn of the likelihood of more shortages due to climate change and lack of investment in infrastructure
"14.09.2016 17:50:27" theguardian.com Attenborough urges UK to use Brexit to improve wildlife protections Brexit is an opportunity to refine legislation to match UK's needs, says conservationist, speaking at the launch of a major report that shows Britain is one of the world's most 'nature-depleted countries'
"14.09.2016 17:12:25" theguardian.com Polar bears losing crucial sea ice: study Life-sustaining sea ice needed for hunting, resting and breeding is declining in all 19 regions of the Arctic inhabited by the species
"14.09.2016 10:30:17" theguardian.com Arctic sea ice cover set to be second lowest ever recorded, data suggests Satellite data shows ice was close to last year's record low confirming a long-term downward trend towards ice-free Arctic summers "Eventually we will lose the summer ice. It's not going to be next year but we are on that trajectory.”
"14.09.2016 08:28:30" theguardian.com Why have hedgehogs declined? You asked Google – here's the answer | Hugh Warwick Every day millions of internet users ask Google life's most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries
"14.09.2016 07:53:58" theguardian.com One in 10 UK wildlife species faces extinction, major report shows State of Nature reveals the destructive impact of intensive farming, urbanisation and climate change on plants, animals and habitats
"14.09.2016 04:55:56" theguardian.com A tide is turning for the swallows Country diary: Wenlock Edge What determines that moment when they can stay no longer, when, come hell or high water, it's time to go?
"14.09.2016 04:09:56" theguardian.com Military experts say climate change poses 'significant risk' to security A coalition of 25 prominent members of US national security community warn that higher temperatures and rising seas will inundate bases and fuel conflict
"14.09.2016 01:17:12" theguardian.com Debunking Malcolm Roberts: the case against a climate science denier The One Nation senator dismisses the conventional scientific view of climate change. Here are the holes in his most commonly deployed arguments
"13.09.2016 21:37:18" theguardian.com Campaigners criticise UK government's response to air pollution warning Formal response rejects measures urged by MPs to tackle dangerously high levels of air pollution in British cities
"13.09.2016 19:35:19" theguardian.com Hugh Boyd obituary Other lives: Research biologist who was committed to wetland and waterbird conservation
"13.09.2016 18:45:28" theguardian.com Brazil ratifies Paris agreement with pledge to sharply reduce emissions Move by Latin America's largest emitter of greenhouse gases is further boost to climate deal after ratification by US and China
"13.09.2016 17:46:17" theguardian.com 拯救非洲大象：“你能想象它们在这个地球上彻底灭绝吗？” 在非洲大陆盗猎活动愈发猖獗，各类保护行动已经在进行，但拯救这一陆地上最大动物的战役离胜利还很遥远。(翻译：子明/chinadialogue)
"13.09.2016 17:09:13" theguardian.com August ties with July as hottest month on record August continued the remarkable streak of record hot months in 2016, equalling July as the hottest month on record
"13.09.2016 09:59:54" theguardian.com Animal-free dairy products move a step closer to market San Francisco startup says its products taste identical but tackle guilty conscience of consumers concerned about large environmental footprint “The alternatives for yoghurt, cheese and ice-cream are so bad that people don't even want to try them”
"13.09.2016 09:02:18" Adam Vaughan Shell is getting into electric cars – charging them, at least
"13.09.2016 04:46:52" theguardian.com Fast and lethal, the hobby plucks a martin from the air Country diary: Waltham Brooks, West Sussex I've seen hobbies hunt smaller birds in fast, level flight, but not attack as a peregrine would
"12.09.2016 20:00:43" theguardian.com Green-powered boat prepares for round-the-world voyage Vessel aiming to be the 'Solar Impulse of the seas' will be powered solely by renewable energies and hydrogen during its six-year voyage
"12.09.2016 19:31:23" theguardian.com The man who thinks trees talk to each other Beech trees are bullies and willows are loners, says forester Peter Wohlleben, author of a new book claiming that trees have personalities and communicate via a below-ground 'woodwide web'
"12.09.2016 18:55:50" theguardian.com Legal rhino horn and ivory trade should benefit Africa, says Swaziland government As talks about a complete ban on both the international and domestic markets heat up, the Swaziland government accuses western NGOs of being 'armchair preservationists'
"12.09.2016 18:25:49" theguardian.com Pittsburgh water: expensive, rust-colored, corrosive, and high in lead Amid concerns about high levels of lead, the city's water agency is fielding mounting complaints over the state of its tap water, while prices rise
"12.09.2016 17:09:07" theguardian.com Just 10 new community energy schemes registered after Tories cut subsidies Number of new local renewable energy schemes has crashed from 76 last year after government slashed support for wind and solar
"12.09.2016 11:46:14" theguardian.com UK must move now on carbon capture to save consumers billions, says report Kickstarting the carbon capture and storage industry with a state-backed company will deliver the clean electricity needed to meet climate targets more cheaply than Hinkley Point C, says government advisory group “CCS is a priority for Britain if our 2050 climate goals are to be achieved at least expense."
"12.09.2016 06:50:44" theguardian.com The bats at home in our attic Country diary: Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales Our loft has become a maternity roost from which the brown long-eared bats emerge at dusk to scour the surrounding area for incautious insects
"12.09.2016 03:54:43" theguardian.com 人口70亿的世界，如何保护野生动植物? 关于如何保护濒危物种，世界正站在一个十字路口，9月份两次至关重要的全球性会议就这一紧迫问题展开讨论。翻译：奇芳
"11.09.2016 23:20:43" theguardian.com Night owls start their call: Country diary 100 years ago: Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 16 September 1916: As night comes on and the west yellows among the clouds, brown owls begin to call
"11.09.2016 22:49:43" theguardian.com The polluting effect of wear and tear in brakes and tyres Pollutionwatch Some wear-particles from brakes and tyres are small enough to be inhaled, and the increase in wear-particles can outweigh the benefits of improvements in exhaust emissions
"11.09.2016 21:55:43" theguardian.com Adani's Carmichael coalmine proves environment laws 'too weak' – report No consequences for the company if its mine causes greater environmental damage to threatened habitats than expected, says study
"11.09.2016 20:20:46" theguardian.com Call to halt Great Australian Bight oil drilling amid faulty equipment fears Exclusive: MPs and activists want BP's exploration licences to be suspended over 'very critical safety issue' identified by US regulators
"11.09.2016 17:22:42" theguardian.com Ban on domestic ivory trade passes at international summit Motion not legally binding but may stem poaching, which has killed nearly one third of Africa's savannah elephants between 2007 and 2014
"11.09.2016 05:06:51" theguardian.com The eco guide to grocery swaps Replace food items you buy with greener ones. What could be simpler, ask Lucy Siegle
"10.09.2016 23:16:51" theguardian.com Balmy September ushers in season of mellow fruitfulness – with added slugs Apple trees are laden, vines are healthy, and in Norfolk the harvest is in. But with bees still in shocking decline, all is not rosy
"10.09.2016 17:14:38" theguardian.com Push for ban on domestic ivory trade spurs feud at international summit As coalition of countries, including US, push for resolution to end practice, Japan, Namibia, South Africa and Canada raise concerns at Hawaii meeting
"10.09.2016 04:42:23" theguardian.com Late summer in the Outer Hebrides Country diary: South Uist Before me is a curve of white sand and a lazy sea of glorious Hebridean blue, breaking with a gentle whisper on to the shore
"09.09.2016 21:25:51" theguardian.com Locals oppose plans for East Sussex's first caviar farm Britain's only caviar farmer plans to expand with a second site in rural East Sussex but locals say the site will impact the landscape and put pressure on a river where sea trout spawn
"09.09.2016 20:22:50" theguardian.com Cuttlefish number sense better than a one-year-old human, research shows Findings suggest that the cephalopods – which have the most complex brains of any invertebrate – also prefer quality over quantity when it comes to food
"09.09.2016 19:45:55" theguardian.com Heathrow airport expansion plan may be put to free cabinet vote Cabinet Office paper, revealed accidentally, suggests collective responsibility may be waived by Theresa May
"09.09.2016 19:15:50" theguardian.com Opencast coal mine application 'called in' over climate change concerns Application for a mine in Northumberland will now be subject to a planning enquiry to determine if it is compatible with government climate change policy
"09.09.2016 17:10:50" theguardian.com Lost wilderness, pandas bounce back and giraffes – green news roundup The week's top environment news stories and green events
"09.09.2016 13:56:21" theguardian.com Guardian Environment An angry-faced caterpillar, lion's mane jellyfish and a new species of giraffe are among this week's pick of images from the natural world
"09.09.2016 12:45:41" theguardian.com First dolphins killed in Japan's annual Taiji hunt Fishermen catch 20 of the mammals on the first day of the controversial six-month hunting season featured in anti-dolphin killing film The Cove Japan's six-month dolphin hunting season in Taiji sees hundreds of the mammals corralled into a secluded bay and slaughtered, turning the water red.
"09.09.2016 10:08:51" Adam Vaughan “There are four reasons why we need to protect these places. One is biodiversity, the second is carbon, the third is the poorest of the poor are living in them, and the fourth is this is a reference point for nature, of pre-human environments."
"09.09.2016 08:19:56" Jessica Aldred “The state of Britain's dormice remains precarious"
"09.09.2016 07:34:56" theguardian.com A new type of politics could help prevent climate disaster | Andrew Simms Andrew Simms: A UK cross-party initiative addresses the appetite and mechanics for the cooperation needed to help us live within Earth's limits
"09.09.2016 07:00:58" theguardian.com Refuelling at the avian departure lounge Country diary: Langstone Harbour, Hampshire For the osprey the fish-rich waters are a welcome place to rest before continuing the 3,000-mile trip to the wintering grounds in Africa
"09.09.2016 04:05:57" theguardian.com UK will miss its 2020 renewable energy targets, warn MPs Urgent action is needed if UK is to meet its targets, particularly for heating and transport
"08.09.2016 23:20:54" theguardian.com Campus ought to be where the wildflowers live | Brief letters Brief letters: When Bill Shankly came knocking | University of Sheffield | Social mobility tsar
"08.09.2016 22:55:56" theguardian.com Climate change and other human activities are affecting species migration | John Abraham John Abraham: Humans have an impact on species migration both through climate change and by changing the landscape.
"08.09.2016 22:25:55" theguardian.com Brexit is 'opportunity to rethink flood protection' Former floods minister Richard Benyon says leaving EU will allow UK to pay farmers to hold back flood water
"08.09.2016 21:55:55" theguardian.com Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's wilderness in 25 years – study Experts warn there may be no unspoilt places left within a century as report shows an area twice the size of Alaska has been lost since 1993
"08.09.2016 21:25:46" theguardian.com 'Good riddance': moving on from the Boxing Day floods Residents in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, didn't need to be asked twice when the Environment Agency offered to buy their flood-ravaged houses
"08.09.2016 20:56:09" theguardian.com Relic of a long-gone medieval community Country Diary: Madingley, Cambridge The hall's owners desired an estate with a view, and that did not include a village street, so the people were evicted
"08.09.2016 20:25:41" theguardian.com Researchers discover there are not one - but four species of giraffe Discovery of genetic differences, using DNA analysis, could boost efforts to save declining populations
"08.09.2016 19:56:39" theguardian.com Beauty and power: how Norway is making green energy look good On the edge of a forest in northern Norway, an unusually handsome hydroelectric plant is generating a buzz
"08.09.2016 19:26:37" theguardian.com Why the Guardian is publishing its elephant reporting in Chinese A new partnership with chinadialogue will bring a year of in-depth reporting, expert opinion and features to a crucial audience of consumers and readers in China
"08.09.2016 18:56:41" theguardian.com 《卫报》为何要用中文报道大象的生存危机？ 在接下来的一年，英国《卫报》将与中外对话联合推出大象保护与拯救的系列报道。翻译：金枝
"08.09.2016 18:27:36" theguardian.com 事实上，大象已经濒临灭绝 目前全球大象种群处境危急。卡尔·马蒂森（Karl Mathiesen）就将向我们解释，为何大象即将迎来前所未有的生死攸关时刻。
"08.09.2016 17:55:27" theguardian.com Large-scale solar to triple after what could be Arena's final renewable energy grants Greens urge Labor to oppose $1bn cut to Australian Renewable Energy Agency, removing its future capacity for grants
"08.09.2016 17:16:41" theguardian.com Overview: a stunning new perspective of Earth from space – in pictures Images from a new book, Overview: A New Perspective, by Benjamin Grant display the beauty and fragility of our planet and its natural resources
"08.09.2016 10:16:58" theguardian.com Flooding: UK government plans for more extreme rainfall National review prompted by severe flooding in recent winters anticipates 20-30% more extreme downpours than before "The government, which had been criticised for not taking full account of the impact of climate change in driving up flood risk, will now plan for 20-30% more extreme downpours than before."
"08.09.2016 08:54:38" theguardian.com UEA criticised by notable alumni for 'thuggish' development plans Ian McEwan and Andrew Motion among those opposed to University of East Anglia's rugby and parking development on wild flower meadows Ian McEwan brands University of East Anglia's plan to turn wildflower meadows over to rugby and car parking as "thuggish" and "crude"
"08.09.2016 07:15:02" theguardian.com Amitav Ghosh: 'climate change is like death, no one wants to talk about it' The author's new book on climate change questions why the arts have been largely silent on the issue and says India must do more reduce its emissions
"08.09.2016 06:40:03" theguardian.com How rail-to-trail cycling projects are proving their worth Around the UK, abandoned railway lines are being turned into world-class cycling and walking trails that are boosting local tourism and recreation
"08.09.2016 06:14:03" theguardian.com London zoo ants at war - archive, 8 September 1924 8 September 1924: Short, fierce campaign between two colonies of ants
"08.09.2016 04:06:02" theguardian.com Carmichael coalmine appeal says Adani 'misled' Native Title Tribunal over benefits Wangan and Jagalingou people say judge should have found company 'misled' tribunal over jobs and economic impact of mine
"07.09.2016 22:21:12" theguardian.com Energy companies call on MPs to save Australia's renewables agency funding AGL, GE and Tesla join 21 other companies in open letter calling for the $1.3bn planned cut to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency to be dropped
"07.09.2016 20:41:00" theguardian.com The pope, population and ecological sins | Letters Letters: Is it fair to say I have sinned if I have to drive my gas-guzzling car in the city because of an absence of safe and coordinated cycle infrastructure?
"07.09.2016 20:05:20" theguardian.com Water supplies in Syria deteriorating fast due to conflict, experts warn Lack of access to safe water in the war-torn country is driving migration and disease and pollution, say hydrologists and humanitarian groups
"07.09.2016 19:35:26" theguardian.com UEA criticised by notable alumni for 'thuggish' development plans Ian McEwan and Andrew Motion among those opposed to University of East Anglia's rugby and parking development on wildflower meadows
"07.09.2016 19:05:17" theguardian.com Former Japan PM accuses Abe of lying over Fukushima pledge Junichiro Koizumi disputes current leader's description of situation at stricken nuclear power plant as being under control
"07.09.2016 18:35:24" theguardian.com Why Labour is putting energy reform at the heart of its green agenda | Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn: No issue better connects the environment to people's lives than energy. In order to deliver clean, affordable electricity we need to change our undemocratic system of supply
"07.09.2016 17:08:03" theguardian.com Saving Africa's elephants isn't just a 'white man's job' Kenyan conservationist Paula Kahumbu leads a new generation of Africans who are taking control of their environmental future
"07.09.2016 14:54:34" theguardian.com Tsunami simulator recreates devastating waves for first time in a lab Huge tank in Oxfordshire replicates the power and shape of the waves and will lead to improved coastal defences, building design and response plans Researchers have created the world's most realistic tsunami simulator giving them new insights into the little-understood giant waves.
"07.09.2016 11:15:48" Adam Vaughan No chance of Tory govt banning grouse shooting on its watch, but interesting that this has become so high profile.
"07.09.2016 10:10:00" theguardian.com Corbyn pledges to ban fracking as part of Labour's new green agenda Labour leader to announce plans to massively increase renewable energy and phase out coal power earlier than currently planned “We want Britain to be the world's leading producer of renewables technology. To achieve this we will accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy, and drive the expansion of the green industries and jobs of the future.”
"07.09.2016 09:58:14" theguardian.com Corbyn pledges to ban fracking as part of Labour's new green agenda Labour leader to announce plans to massively increase renewable energy and phase out coal power earlier than currently planned “When Labour gets back into power, Britain will lead the world in action on climate change. We will act to protect the future of our planet, with social justice at the heart of our environment policies..."
"07.09.2016 09:55:38" theguardian.com Oceana's first North Sea expedition - in pictures The ocean conservation society last week completed its first-ever expedition to document the richness of habitats and threats to marine life in waters off the Netherlands, UK, Norway and Denmark “The North Sea is one of the most industrialised and disturbed seas in the world."
"07.09.2016 08:58:05" theguardian.com UK's public parks face 'decline and neglect' Heritage Lottery Fund report warns of a continuing a decline in the condition of parks as austerity budget cuts squeeze council budgets "If not reversed, parks will be plunged into the disaster crisis of the 1980s and 1990s when they became no go areas full of syringes and no park rangers."
"07.09.2016 05:55:19" theguardian.com Feeding sparrows on Holy Island: an ethical dilemma Country diary: Lindisfarne On the table around the crust in my fingers it was like a dancefloor, with dominant birds and watching wallflowers
"07.09.2016 03:54:17" theguardian.com Most humpback whales to be taken off federal endangered species list Nine of 14 distinct populations to be removed from endangered list, with four populations still listed as endangered, one as threatened
"07.09.2016 01:55:18" theguardian.com Climate Change Authority's move to Canberra raises independence concerns Exclusive: Department of Environment confirms agency's 'mid-September' move from Melbourne 'to improve operating efficiency'
"06.09.2016 23:55:22" theguardian.com Pope should know that resisting birth control is bad for the environment | Letter Letter: Organised religion has stubbornly resisted all realistic forms of birth control and must take its share of the blame for this environmental catastrophe
"06.09.2016 21:45:56" theguardian.com Australia's marine parks could be significantly reduced after review Almost 100,000 sq km of Coral Sea, including important coral reefs, could lose protection from fishing under changes recommended in Abbott-era review
"06.09.2016 21:15:52" theguardian.com Australian kitesurfer killed by shark off New Caledonia West Australian man in his 50s, whose name has not been released, bitten while kitesurfing inside the reef at Koumac
"06.09.2016 20:45:41" theguardian.com EU hits energy reduction target six years early Major savings reported across all sectors before 2020 goal but analysts warn UK could reverse gains after Brexit
"06.09.2016 20:15:46" theguardian.com Turkish coal plants in line for public subsidies MPs and campaigners warn new amendment could open the door to dirty, harmful coal projects with no means to demand environmental assessments