17 July, 2018 – Birds’ hunger for insects may have to shrink. A new calculation estimates the sheer weight of the insects they eat could be too big.
10 July, 2018 – Once again, past warming warns of the power of climate change. The surprise is that it doesn’t take much warming to raise sea levels six metres.
3 July, 2018 – A smartphone app devised by a British campaign group has brought to justice illegal goldminers in Peru, and is also being tested in African forests.
29 June, 2018 – Not just decorative, urban trees do much more: they enrich civic life, moderate climate change and save the taxpayer millions.
28 June, 2018 – Yet another global survey has identified the Earth’s human scar, the devastation of the Anthropocene. By 2050 the landscapes will be degraded even more.
25 June, 2018 – With climate change soon to be the main threat to biodiversity, protected habitat will be a higher priority than ever to give wildlife a chance.
18 June, 2018 – Invisible flickering detected by satellite could throw new light from plant growth on the mysteries of the planet’s carbon budget.
11 June, 2018 – ET hasn’t been in touch. Enduring silence may be the real message from distant and ancient galaxies, if advanced civilisations destroy the conditions for their own survival.
8 June, 2018 – In theory conservation reserves are set aside to preserve wild creatures. But then the humans move in. Land almost twice the area of India is threatened.
7 June, 2018 – The global green vision can become reality, with warming held to 1.5°C. Energy efficiency, radical changes to diet, and renewable energy can together save the planet.
1 June, 2018 – China’s trade plan could cause environmental catastrophe, scientists warn, because of its voracious appetite for natural resources and its climate impact.