The week in wildlife – in pictures

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Australian wildlife conservancy ecologist Viyanna Leo examines an Eastern pygmy possum at Manly’s North Head sanctuary in Sydney, Australia. About 200 biodegradeable habitat pods will be field tested at North Head, which is the site of an ambitious mammal reintroduction program run by the Australian wildlife conservancy. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP …

Fashion must stick to climate pledges to prevent waste crisis, says UK economist

Fashion must stick to climate pledges to prevent waste crisis, says UK economist

Fashion must stick to climate pledges to prevent waste crisis, says UK economist Dame Vivian Hunt warns of overproduction at summit attended by Tommy Hilfiger and Kris Jenner The fashion industry is facing a waste and overproduction crisis if it continues on its current trajectory, one of the UK’s leading …

New UK rail travel platform promises to plant a tree for every train ticket sold

New UK rail travel platform promises to plant a tree for every train ticket sold

New UK rail travel platform promises to plant a tree for every booking The company – which offers the same fares as other rail sites – aims to match the government’s target of planting 90-120 million trees a year A new train ticketing platform launching today is promising to plant …

‘No easy fix’: polar bear capital of the world turns to electric buggies to save the bears

‘No easy fix’: polar bear capital of the world turns to electric buggies to save the bears

‘No easy fix’: polar bear capital of the world turns to electric buggies to save the bears The move comes as Churchill, Canada, remained ice free for the first time in years, resulting in less feeding time for its population of polar bears When tourists reach the north Canadian community …

Pfizer and Moderna are best Covid-19 booster jabs suggests new study

Pfizer and Moderna are best Covid-19 booster jabs suggests new study

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are the most effective booster jabs against Coronavirus (COVID-19), a new study published in The Lancet indicated. Following tests on nearly 3,000 people, the study found the vaccines, that are based on mRNA technology, gave the strongest boost to antibodies and T-cells, especially if …

Blackbird reaches 80 American TV stations following recent expansion

Blackbird reaches 80 American TV stations following recent expansion

Blackbird PLC (AIM:BIRD, OTCQX:BBRDF) increased its US customer base to 80 stations spread across 35 states, the cloud-based video editing platform seller said. A 2018 partnership with TownNews has driven the increase in usage, with approximately 86% of Americans now accessing news via digital devices. Notable …