Great Barrier Reef: drone footage allows researchers to count 64,000 green sea turtles – video

Researchers have pioneered a new way of calculating the large green sea turtle population on Raine Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Using drones and a stripe of white paint on the back of adult turtles, the researchers from the Raine Island Recovery Project estimated there were 64,000 endangered green…

Spiky, hairy, shiny: LA abuzz with insect discoveries – in pictures

Since 2014, entomologists have sampled millions of insects around the city, identifying 800 species, including 47 new to science. The most striking of Los Angeles’ miniature inhabitants are showcased in an online exhibition of photographs taken using a special digital microscopeAll photographs by Lisa Gonzalez Continue reading… Source – Full…

Birdwatch: the hobby – a spectacular flypast from Ferrari of the skies

Falcon, built for agility and rapid response, can pursue insects in flightSometimes, a bird doesn’t just appear in your field of view, but forces itself instantly into your consciousness. So, as soon as I noticed a movement in the skies outside my office window, I instantly knew that it was…

The Guardian view on a green new deal: to save jobs and the planet | Editorial

The pandemic is an opportunity to tackle the climate emergency by creating productive green jobs for those made redundant by the crisis Britain needs a green job-filled recovery from the coronavirus crisis. Unlike Germany and South Korea, it is far from clear that we will get one. While Berlin and…

The Guardian view on a green new deal: to save jobs and the planet | Editorial

The pandemic is an opportunity to tackle the climate emergency by creating productive green jobs for those made redundant by the crisisBritain needs a green job-filled recovery from the coronavirus crisis. Unlike Germany and South Korea, it is far from clear that we will get one. While Berlin and Seoul…

Bristol zoo warns it may never recover from coronavirus impact

Zoo is among many appealing to government to allow them to reopen as lockdown eases Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne of the world’s oldest zoos has said it may never recover from the impact of the UK government’s decision not to allow it and other zoos to…

World faces worst food crisis for at least 50 years, UN warns

Governments urged to act to avoid disaster from recession caused by coronavirus Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world stands on the brink of a food crisis worse than any seen for at least 50 years, the UN has warned as it urged governments to act swiftly to…

Put sustainable development at heart of UK recovery, PM told

Business, charity and trade body leaders urge Johnson to tackle inequality and climate crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe bosses of Unilever, HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland are among 150 business, charity and trade body leaders urging Boris Johnson to put UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) at…

China raises protection for pangolins by removing scales from medicine list

Campaigners hope the move will help end global trade in the scaly anteater, identified as a possible host for Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePangolin scales have been removed from an official 2020 listing of ingredients approved for use in traditional Chinese medicine in a move lauded by…

'She still lives!' Famed Yellowstone bear emerges from winter – with cubs

‘399’, at 24 one of the oldest grizzlies living outside a zoo, becomes symbol of bears’ recovery in Yellowstone ecosystemA few weeks ago, a nature photographer who lives near Yellowstone national park sent a four-word text message to Dr Jane Goodall, the British primatologist.“Miraculously, she still lives!” Continue reading… Source…

Homebuilder was a blunder – spend the money retrofitting social housing instead | Jeremy Burke

We could create a virtuous circle of investment and cost savings, alongside warmer, healthier homesRight now, we are choosing the course of our economic recovery. We can choose to stimulate the economy in the short term, make huge progress on climate and take care of vulnerable people.Last week’s homebuilder policy…

'More masks than jellyfish': coronavirus waste ends up in ocean

A glut of discarded single-use masks and gloves is washing up on shorelines and littering the seabedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageConservationists have warned that the coronavirus pandemic could spark a surge in ocean pollution – adding to a glut of plastic waste that already threatens marine life…

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