Environment

For the chop: the battle to save Sheffield’s trees

‘Europe’s greenest city’ has lost 5,000 trees, chopped down by a private company despite furious local protests. Michael Gove calls the destruction “...

Ramblers are taking a walk on the wild side...

IF YOU are planning a leisurely ramble, Hackney, Walthamstow and Salford are probably the last places on your list.

Marilynne Robinson: ‘I don’t have an ideal reader in mind’

The award-winning author of four novels in 34 years has a new book of essays out. She talks about how faith can be the key to a balanced life The...

The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction

Scientists are alarmed by a rise in mass mortality events – when species die in their thousands. Is it all down to climate change? There was almost...

Can a tourist ban save DiCaprio’s coral paradise from destruction?

South-east Asian idylls – from Philippine islands to the Thai bay made famous in The Beach – plan to turn tourists away so that devastated coral...

Sydney beaches reopen after first shark attack in Botany Bay in 25 years

Anna Shurapey recovering in hospital after being bitten by a suspected juvenile great white off Little Congwong beach Swimmers at a Sydney beach...

Toxic toad invasion puts entire ecology of Madagascar at risk

The Asian amphibians arrived just 10 years ago. Now in their millions, they threaten island’s wildlife, including endangered lemur species Rustling...

​Nappies, takeaways and bubble wrap: could I remove plastic from my life?'

It’s polluting our oceans and killing our wildlife, but how easy is it to get by without it? Four writers find out No man is an island. However, if I...

Conwy's four-weekly bin collections 'better for your health' says leading waste body

Conwy council move backed by Chartered Institute of Waste Management, but stance put it at odds with biggest environmental health institute

Post-colonial talk back: seeing London in the South Seas

Despite the problematic relationship between Pacific Islanders and the British empire, New Zealand’s poet laureate saw a meeting with the queen as an...

Tech billionaire, ordered to reopen public beach, appeals to supreme court

Investor Vinod Khosla has battled regulators for years over Martin’s Beach, which can only be reached by road on his property A Silicon Valley...

PSNI committed to making Northern Ireland a 'hostile environment' for drug crime

The PSNI has said it is committed to making Northern Ireland a "hostile environment" for serious drug crimes after two men were sentenced...

Managing Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace: Can Health Tech Help?

Reflecting on the many changes over my working life; starting in the City as a trainee accountant, when computers were the size of a room and...

Monsanto demands Avaaz hands over all of its campaign data

Subpoena could see the campaign group forced to release huge amounts of internal communications including the email addresses of four million people...

Why are plastic straws so bad for the environment?

Calls for a ban on plastic straws are increasing, with the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, suggesting they could be outlawed in Britain. Plastic...