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Lions, elephants and rhinoceros exported by the thousand legally by 'trophy' hunters

Laura Briggs

17th October, 2017

The African Wildlife Foundation has uncovered the figures behind the shocking numbers of 'trophy hunters' and the sanctioned trade in exporting dead and living animals out of the continent, reports LAURA BRIGGS more...

UEA study reveals new ozone layer threat

Brendan Montague

17th October, 2017

A new study from the University of East Anglia shows the ozone is under threat from new unregulated chemicals. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports. more...

How woodland devastated by Great Storm of 1987 has bounced back

Brendan Montague

16th October, 2017

As 110mph winds raged across southern England, Britain's Great Storm of 1987 wreaked devastation across scores of National Trust woodland. But thirty years later, nature has proven resilient. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports more...

Record numbers of birds and butterflies reap rewards of nature friendly farming

Jack Alexander

16th October, 2017

The Hope Farm Bird Index has more than trebled between 2000 and 2017. Butterfly numbers on the farm have also increased by 213 percent. But during the same period the Farmland Bird Index nationally has decreased. JACK ALEXANDER reports more...

Bats' unique heart rate conserves energy and powers flight

Brendan Montague

13th October, 2017

A new eLife study, using state of the art heart monitoring technology, explains how bats turn their food into energy. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports more...

Green Party well placed to capitalise on youth demand for climate policies

Joe Ware

12th October, 2017

As the Green Party unveils ambitious policies to tackle climate change a new poll from the think tank Bright Blue has revealed that young voters care deeply about the environment. This could have a profound effect on British politics, reports JOE WARE. more...

The Dharma of disobedience at Ende Gelände: breaking the law to combat climate violence

Lindsay Alderton

12th October, 2017

At the start of September 6000 people from across Europe gathered at Ende Gelände in Germany, to shut down Europe’s largest coal mine in a mass act of civil disobedience. LINDSAY ALDERTON shares a little of what she experienced there. more...

What universities can learn from leaders in clean energy

India Benjamin

12th October, 2017

Are universities leading the way when it comes to producing their own energy - and if so, which university is top of the table? INDIA BENJAMIN investigates. more...

Critical moment in fight to save internationally important wetlands

Jack Alexander

11th October, 2017

The Gwent Wildlife Trust is fighting to save the Gwent Levels, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, from the expansion of the M4 Motorway, all in order to save 10 minutes of journey time. JACK ALEXANDER reports more...

World hunger on the rise for the first time in years

Catherine Early

10th October, 2017

Meeting global targets to end hunger by 2030 could be challenging given a recent increase in food insecurity exacerbated by conflict and environmental degradation. CATHERINE EARLY reports. more...

Newly elected RSPB chairman warns of decline in wildlife

Jack Alexander

10th October, 2017

The UK’s largest nature conservation charity, the RSPB, has elected a new chairman, Kevin Cox, who wants to reverse the collapse in wildlife diversity. JACK ALEXANDER reports. more...

Agro-biodiversity is needed to adapt to climate change

Pierina Benites Alfaro

9th October, 2017

With 60 percent of the world's caloric intake now coming from only three crops: rice, maize and wheat PIERINA BENITES ALFARO discusses what can be done to promote Agro-biodiversity and its use as a strategy to adapt to climate change more...

Vernacular architecture, its craftspeople and our sustainable future

Dr Sandra Piesik

6th October, 2017

Editor Dr SANDRA PIESIK discusses her new book Habitat: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet and how it examines what the traditions of vernacular architecture, and its regional craftspeople around the world, can teach us about creating a more sustainable future. more...

Stepping stone or leapfrog?

Andrew J Conway

6th October, 2017

New, decentralised forms of energy are taking shape. Will these new forms be a stepping stone to replicating the developed world's centralised power systems, or will they be a leapfrog to a new model of energy provision?. ANDREW J CONWAY reports. more...

Ash armageddon threatens 70 million British trees

Gary Cook

5th October, 2017

Ecologist Arts Editor, GARY COOK, discusses a new exhibition focused on the plight of British Ash - a home for over 1000 other species more...

Gove: climate policy must not come ‘at the expense of economic growth’

Mat Hope

4th October, 2017

Environment secretary Michael Gove said he is convinced “climate change is a danger” but that efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions must not come at the expense of economic growth. MAT HOPE of DeSmog UK reports more...

‘Green Brexit’? Not with this dirty Brexit brigade, Mr Gove

Brendan Montague

3rd October, 2017

The Brexit campaign included investors, brokers and businessmen with a financial interest in tearing up European Union regulations protecting the environment, claims BRENDAN MONTAGUE more...

James Hansen's Generation IV nuclear advocacy: a deconstruction of nuclear fallacies and fantasies

Dr Jim Green

3rd October, 2017

Climate scientist James Hansen's claims about Generation IV nuclear concepts simply don't stack up, argues JIM GREEN more...

High temperatures drive down sorghum yields

G.B.S.N.P Varma

3rd October, 2017

Two major studies have warned that temperature rises due to climate change could leave millions of people hungry, reports G.B.S.N.P VARMA from India more...

Is the UK coming clean on pesticides?

Peter Melchett

2nd October, 2017

Following recent headlines and new scientific papers PETER MELCHETT of the Soil Association reports on the evolving dialogue around pesticides. more...

Biofuels and biofools

Molly Scott Cato MEP

2nd October, 2017

European politicians are enthralled to the biofuels lobby - they are living a fantasy and it’s time to wake up to the reality of an industry driving deforestation, land grabbing and poverty, says MOLLY SCOTT CATO MEP more...

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