Mink coronavirus mutation spreads to humans.

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark will cull its mink population of up to 17 million after a mutation of the coronavirus found in the animals spread to humans, the prime minister…

Leaked report shows Scotland missed target for marine wildlife protection

Government document reveals decline in seabed habitats with protected status due to the climate crisis and overfishingThe Scottish government has failed to meet its target for preventing damage to important…

First polar bear born in UK in 25 years moved from Scotland to Yorkshire

Hamish leaves his mother in the Highlands to start new life with other males in reserveAs parts of northern England were covered in frost, Hamish – the first polar bear…

Animals vote, too: how different species choose – or depose – a leader

Honeybees, Indian jumping ants and pigeons are some of the species that have evolved ways of collective decision-makingAmericans are currently deciding who they think will best serve them as leader.…

How are you helping wildlife in your garden? Share your experiences

We want to hear how you’ve been helping the animals and insects in your gardenGardens are important habitats for a range of species including small mammals, songbirds and insects. Although…

Race to save 100 whales in Sri Lanka's biggest mass beaching

Navy joins forces with rescuers and volunteers in effort to push pilot whales back into oceanRescuers and volunteers were racing to save about 100 pilot whales stranded on Sri Lanka’s…

Antarctica is Earth's one virus-free continent: science fights to keep it that way

The giant land is the only place on Earth not touched by Covid. A British team is on a mission to protect it while also doing vital researchThis week, 40…

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 nature – and family relationsThis spring, when the country was hunkering down against coronavirus,…

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline | Tom Griffiths

The bushfires and the plague are symptoms of something momentous unfolding on Earth – an acceleration of our impact on natureThis is part of a series of essays by Australian…

'An incredible scar': the harsh toll of Trump's 400-mile wall through national parks

Samuel Gilbert visited four distinct wilderness areas near the new border wall, which is fragmenting protected habitats and threatening endangered species In the 1980s, When Kevin Dahl first began visiting…

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