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Harbour seals struggle to match volume of passing ships when trying to attract a mateCruise ships are drowning out the roars of seals that are important for bagging a mate, researchers have found in the... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-07
By Nicola Davis
Increased contact with animals likely cause of outbreaks such as Covid-19, say experts, as conservationists call for global ban on wildlife marketsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHunting, farming and the global move of... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-07
By John Vidal
On my daily walk I can enjoy hearing a bird whose song is the definitive sound of the countrysideOur world is cribbed, confined and bound in as never before. Yet amid all the fear and... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-07
By Stephen Moss
Plan for net-zero emissions combined with a new diplomatic effort is Australia’s best chance at saving reef for future generations The news is overwhelming and exhausting in a way it has rarely been in most... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-07
By Adam Morton
Dirty air increases risk of respiratory problems that can be fatal for coronavirus patientsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAir pollution is linked to significantly higher rates of death in people with Covid-19, according... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-07
By Damian Carrington Environment editor
Research offers ‘a sobering warning’ on the impact of today’s climate emergencyVolcanic eruptions played an important and direct role in triggering the extreme climate that killed off swathes of life at the end of the... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-07
By Nicola Davis
Rare hole is result of low temperatures in atmosphere and is expected to disappear A rare hole has opened up in the ozone layer above the Arctic, in what scientists say is the result of... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-07
By Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent
Captive animals mate for first time in 10 years as coronavirus keeps hordes of visitors awayA middle-aged couple of giant pandas in a Hong Kong theme park have mated for the first time in more... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-07
By Jonathan Watts
More than half the National Park Service’s unit remain open but local police and health officials are urging people to stay awayCoronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs mild... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-07
By Annette McGivney in Flagstaff, Arizona
Number of large-scale, intensive farms with upwards of 40,000 birds or 2,000 pigs is increasing, driven by demand for cheap meatLife in the ‘poultry capital’ of Wales: enough is enough, say overwhelmed residentsNew figures reveal... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-07
By Claire Colley and Andrew Wasley
The 23-year-old man sustained life-threatening injuries to his hand, leg and elbow on MondayA man has died after he was bitten by a shark in waters off the Great Barrier Reef.Queensland police said the 23-year-old... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-06
By Australian Associated Press
There’s a kind of hush all over the world as the reduction in human activity stops the Earth buzzing so muchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe dramatic quietening of towns and cities in... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-06
By Ian Sample Science editor
Most new electricity globally was green and coronavirus bailouts must boost this further, says agencyAlmost three-quarters of new electricity generation capacity built in 2019 uses renewable energy, representing an all-time record. New data from the... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-06
By Damian Carrington Environment editor
Two-fifths of Americans rely on water utilities which have not suspended the policy of shutoffs for non-paymentMillions of Americans risk losing running water if they fall behind with bill payments in coming months, as mass... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-06
By Nina Lakhani in New York
Court makes first major ruling in mass ‘dieselgate’ litigation brought in England and WalesVolkswagen installed unlawful “defeat devices” in thousands of its diesel vehicles, the high court has found in the first major ruling on... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-06
By PA Media
Warning comes as destruction of nature increasingly seen as key driver of zoonotic diseases See all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus latest: at a glanceThe United Nations’ biodiversity chief has called for a global ban on wildlife... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-05
By Patrick Greenfield
The oil industry saw its opening and moved with breathtaking speed to take advantage of this momentI’m going to tell you the single worst story I’ve heard in these past few horrid months, a story... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-05
By Bill McKibben
Plastics factory will not only contribute to pollution in Louisiana town of Gramercy, but will also be a significant source of greenhouse gas emissionsGail LeBoeuf makes an unlikely climate justice campaigner. Although the 67-year-old resident... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-01
By Oliver Laughland in Welcome, Louisiana, and Emily Holden in Washington
Analysts say the coronavirus and a savage price war means the oil and gas sector will never be the same againThe plunging demand for oil wrought by the coronavirus pandemic combined with a savage price... Read more
Published on: 2020-03-31
By Damian Carrington, Jillian Ambrose and Matthew Taylor
Lisa Nandy, Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey answer 17 questions put by the GuardianRead the full story hereThese questions were put to the candidates before the coronavirus crisis1. Is the climate crisis the biggest issue... Read more
Published on: 2020-03-31
By Matthew Taylor Environment correspondent
Shutdown of SSE and RWE plants comes before UK ban on coal-fired power from 2025 The energy corporations SSE and RWE have shut the door on coal-fired power generation by closing the Fiddler’s Ferry power... Read more
Published on: 2020-03-31
By Jillian Ambrose
Internal documents describe how to profit from farmer losses and desire to oppose some independent testing The US agriculture giant Monsanto and the German chemical giant BASF were aware for years that their plan to... Read more
Published on: 2020-03-30
By Carey Gillam
A city more reliant than most on oil and gas reserves hopes to profit from a shift to net zeroAberdeen is one of the few cities in the world where your taxi driver is almost... Read more
Published on: 2020-03-29
By Jillian Ambrose
Extraordinary move signals to US companies that they will not face any sanctions for polluting the air or waterCoronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US Environmental Protection Agency... Read more
Published on: 2020-03-27
By Oliver Milman and Emily Holden

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