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  • March 30, 2021

Average westerner’s eating habits lead to loss of four trees every year

Research links consumption of foods such as coffee and chocolate to global deforestation The average western consumer of coffee, chocolate, beef, palm oil and other commodities is responsible for the…

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  • March 30, 2021

After the deluge: NSW’s flood disaster victims begin clean-up – in pictures

More than a week after torrential rain hit New South Wales, communities are working to clean up what is left behind Continue reading…

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  • March 30, 2021

Why is it hard to get our head around fungi? (part one) – podcast

Our colleagues from The age of extinction, Phoebe Weston and Patrick Greenfield, are back with two new episodes. We often talk as if we know what species exist in the…

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  • March 30, 2021

Country diary: a pregnant pause as the ewes return for lambing

Tebay, Cumbria: We rest on the brow of the hill. Even with all the uncertainty there is much to be thankful for. The sheep look well and the weather is…

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  • March 30, 2021

Roaring success of Scottish windfarm shows global potential

Hywind Scotland is breaking world records for maximum output and now other firms are competing for sites It took 10 years to develop the first floating windfarm and it seemed…

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  • March 30, 2021

Crystal brains and witches’ butter: discover the fabulous world of fungi

The UK’s woods are full of strange specimens. But they aren’t easy to identify – even for the experts A host of otherworldly characters are squatting in the wood. Conventional…

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  • March 30, 2021

As a climate activist, I object to the Post Office selling me to Shell Energy

It sold its home phone broadband business but I can’t leave without penalty I am among the 465,000 Post Office home phone and broadband users who have been collectively sold…

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  • March 30, 2021

Calm skies: the healing power of birdsong – in pictures

Photographer Gary Calton’s pandemic wanderings around the North York Moors taught him how to be alone – and in harmony with the soothing music of nature Continue reading…

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  • March 30, 2021

Jordan’s worsening water crisis a warning for the world

Prolonged and potentially destabilizing water shortages will become commonplace in Jordan by 2100, new research finds, unless the nation implements comprehensive reform, from fixing leaky pipes to desalinating seawater. Jordan’s…

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  • March 30, 2021

Air pollution and physical exercise: When to do more or less

Physical activity is important in preventing heart and blood vessel disease in young people so long as they don’t undertake very strenuous activity on days when air pollution levels are…

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