Jaws made us scared of sharks but is a lack of sharks scarier? – podcast

Jaws made us scared of sharks but is a lack of sharks scarier? – podcast

Last week, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) world conservation congress took place in Marseille. Guardian biodiversity reporter Phoebe Weston was there and heard about the latest updated ‘red list’ of threatened species, which included a warning that over a third of all shark and ray species …

Fire shuts one of UK’s most important power cables in midst of supply crunch

Fire shuts one of UK’s most important power cables in midst of supply crunch

Energy industry Fire shuts one of UK’s most important power cables in midst of supply crunch Coal plants being warmed up as market prices surge to GBP2,500 per MWh from a norm of GBP40 Energy correspondent Wed 15 Sep 2021 12.43 EDT First published on Wed 15 Sep 2021 07.50 …

Grasslands have key role to play in saving the planet | Letter

Grasslands have key role to play in saving the planet | Letter

Conservation Grasslands have key role to play in saving the planet They are essential for trapping carbon, and world leaders must commit to protecting them, write a group of conservationists Letters Wed 15 Sep 2021 12.29 EDT Last modified on Wed 15 Sep 2021 12.53 EDT News that the perilous …

Governments falling woefully short of Paris climate pledges, study finds

Governments falling woefully short of Paris climate pledges, study finds

Climate change Governments falling woefully short of Paris climate pledges, study finds As Cop26 meeting approaches, analysis shows world is on track for 3C temperature increase if present trends continue in New York @olliemilman Wed 15 Sep 2021 12.16 EDT Last modified on Wed 15 Sep 2021 13.01 EDT Every …

Horror at the Faroes dolphin slaughter is only human – but it risks hypocrisy | Philip Hoare

Horror at the Faroes dolphin slaughter is only human – but it risks hypocrisy | Philip Hoare

OpinionWhaling Horror at the Faroes dolphin slaughter is only human – but it risks hypocrisy Our response to a mass cetacean hunt reveals man’s duplicitous attitudes to animals Wed 15 Sep 2021 12.05 EDT Last modified on Wed 15 Sep 2021 12.53 EDT Witnessing the mass movement of wild animals …

My towering agave plant is in full bloom – but it’s a bittersweet bonanza | Adrian Chiles

My towering agave plant is in full bloom – but it’s a bittersweet bonanza | Adrian Chiles

OpinionPlants My towering agave plant is in full bloom – but it’s a bittersweet bonanza The century plant outside my flat grew a monstrous stalk this summer. I have since learned this means its days are numbered – which has painted it in a whole new light Wed 15 Sep …

Wildflower meadow on tennis courts bulldozed by Norwich council

Wildflower meadow on tennis courts bulldozed by Norwich council

Norwich Wildflower meadow on tennis courts bulldozed by Norwich council Despite protests from locals and Green councillors, wildlife haven will become hard courts at cost of GBP266,000 @patrick_barkham Wed 15 Sep 2021 08.54 EDT Last modified on Wed 15 Sep 2021 09.35 EDT A wildflower meadow containing 130 different flowering …

Dozens arrested after protests bring M25 traffic to a halt again

Dozens arrested after protests bring M25 traffic to a halt again

Environmental activism Dozens arrested after protests bring M25 traffic to a halt again Insulate Britain environmental campaigners target London traffic during morning rush-hour Wed 15 Sep 2021 08.30 EDT First published on Wed 15 Sep 2021 04.51 EDT More than 70 environmental protesters have been arrested after they blocked traffic …

A flying great white shark: Chris Fallows’ best photograph

A flying great white shark: Chris Fallows’ best photograph

My best shotArt and design A flying great white shark: Chris Fallows’ best photograph ‘Adolescent great whites lurk in the depths waiting for seals. Then they launch themselves at the surface – and their sheer power takes them clear of the water’ Interview by Wed 15 Sep 2021 08.15 EDT …

Primark pledges to make all its clothes more sustainable by 2030

Primark pledges to make all its clothes more sustainable by 2030

Primark Primark pledges to make all its clothes more sustainable by 2030 Retailer also plans to slash carbon emissions and eliminate single-use plastics from its operations by 2027 Wed 15 Sep 2021 07.12 EDT Last modified on Wed 15 Sep 2021 07.42 EDT Primark has committed to making all of …