New biodiversity algorithm ‘will blight range of natural habitats in England’

Natural England biodiversity metric will let valuable wildlife habitat be logged as ‘degraded’ land and penalise rewilding, warn ecologistsThe government’s new metric for biodiversity will have to be urgently improved…

What is the National Food Strategy and how could it change the way England eats?

What is the National Food Strategy and how could it change the way England eats? Bibiphoto/Shutterstock Reforming England’s food system could save the country £126 billion, according to a recent…

Death toll rises and thousands flee homes as floods hit China

Torrential rainfall and burst rivers swamp Henan cities, with commuters trapped on subway trainsDays of torrential rain and massive flooding have hit China’s Henan province, bursting the banks of rivers,…

Germany’s Greens cautious over linking floods to climate crisis

Party leaders hope public will draw its own conclusions from last week’s catastrophic floodsIt was a slogan that cut to the chase: “Everybody is talking about Germany. We talk about…

Extreme heat warning: what first-ever Met Office alert means

Extreme heat warning: what first-ever Met Office alert means Summer 2021 will mark a turning point in how heat is seen by the public and communicated by experts. For the…

The Democrat blocking progressive change is beholden to big oil. Surprised? | Alex Kotch

Joe Manchin owns millions of dollars in coal stock, founded an energy firm and Exxon lobbyists brag about their access to him. Republicans fundraise on his behalfAs “thousand-year” heat waves…

When an ancient volcanic ‘supereruption’ caused sudden cooling, early humans got lucky

When an ancient volcanic ‘supereruption’ caused sudden cooling, early humans got lucky The Toba eruption left behind a 100km long lake where the volcano had once been. Clive Oppenheimer, Author…

The Guardian view on Germany’s floods: another wake-up call | Editorial

The lethal destruction in western states will frame the debate ahead of September’s vital electionEarlier this month, the German Greens unveiled an election poster designed to reassure voters who might…

Space tourism: rockets emit 100 times more CO₂ per passenger than flights – imagine a whole industry

Space tourism: rockets emit 100 times more CO₂ per passenger than flights – imagine a whole industry The commercial race to get tourists to space is heating up between Virgin…

The Amazon is now a net carbon producer, but there’s still time to reverse the damage | Ane Alencar and Adriane Esquivel Muelbert

Brazil’s rainforest stores a huge amount of CO2. As it’s released at record rates, we may have passed a tipping pointThe Amazon acts as a vital organ for our entire…