UK health professions call for climate tax on meat

Food with heavy environmental impact should be taxed by 2025 unless food industry acts voluntarily, says…

Tree of the week: An American elm that survives all the more safely in its isolation

This tree stands on Massachusetts farmland, 95 miles from the nearest town and safe from the…

Chris Packham: ‘People saw a different side to me’

His daily lockdown show with stepdaughter Megan McCubbin was Chris Packham’s surprise hit, revealing much about…

Plant inspectors and rising prices: UK garden industry set for Brexit shock

Nurseries say doubling up of regulations will mean a rise in costs and EU suppliers going…

'Here we reconnect with humanity': Urban open spaces to lift the spirits

Guardian readers look back to simpler times in lockdown when they escaped to local hidden gemsAs…

Neoprene and afterdrop: how to keep swimming outside this winter

With a reported 323% rise in people swimming outdoors, here is the expert guide to ensuring…

Patio heater, fire pit or a bigger jumper? How to stay warm while socialising outside this winter

If you live in an area where you aren’t allowed to mix with other people indoors…

The joys of spring! 10 easy October tasks to make your garden gorgeous next year

Whether you have a large plot or a modest window box, there is plenty to do…

‘Natural noise’: disturbed by loud sex next door? Just imagine it’s birdsong

When a resident complained that her neighbour’s lovemaking kept her awake each night, Manchester city council…

The house that cork built: is this the ultimate eco-friendly material?

Using cork to clad an extension – inside and out – was a speedy, sustainable and…