21 February, 2018 – The loss of ozone may have caused the extinction many millions of years ago of most life on Earth, scientists believe.
20 February, 2018 – Did a blitz by comet end a mysterious civilisation, or kill off the woolly mammoth? Ancient ashes tell a sombre story of climate change.
16 February, 2018 – To achieve a fairer world, humans must think again about how they manage the only planet at their disposal.
15 February, 2018 – The Earth’s largest animal group faces a new threat. Insects – not just rare species, but common insects too – may become less genetically diverse.
8 February, 2018 – Big business says it’s leading the world to a sustainable future. But its critics say that’s a highly implausible claim.
31 January, 2018 – Using atmospheric aerosols to cut global warming is widely condemned as dangerous. It might be even more dangerous to start it and then stop.
22 January, 2018 – Planting more urban forests is a simple way not only to improve the health of a city’s people, but to make them wealthier too.
4 December, 2017 – Variety is not just life’s spice, but its support system. But it may not be so simple for mixed forests, researchers say.
25 November, 2017 – The Earth has entered a new planetary epoch. And another 25 million kilometres of road in a few decades will mean a human-dominated planet.
23 November, 2017 – Lizards can shed light on the development of ecological niches and how the changing climate may affect the natural world.
22 November, 2017 – City trees are responding to climate change and urban growth, making the most of the heat island effect.