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Amazon: 441 new species discovered in four years

Oliver Tickell

23 October 2013

"Most of the recently discovered plants and animals are thought to be endemic to small parts of the Amazon rainforest." more...

Class, poverty & climate change

Susan Clark

15th May 2013

It may be one of those New York Times best-sellers on sale at the airport but Susan Clark is not fooled; Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behaviour is a novel that sets out to tackle the biggest single issue we are facing ...
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Global Extinction Within One Lifetime?

Michael Brown

July 16th, 2012

Environmental chemistry student Michael Brown evaluates how seriously recent claims that global extinction could occur within our lifetime should be taken.... more...
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A Student Writes….Global Extinction Within One Lifetime?

Michael Brown

16th July, 2012

Environmental chemistry student Michael Brown evaluates how seriously recent claims that global extinction could occur within out lifetime should be taken more...
Javan Rhino

Can Asia’s large mammals be saved from extinction?

A. Christy Williams

28th October, 2011

The Javan rhino isn’t the only south east Asian mammal whose future looks bleak, says the WWF’s A. Christy Williams more...
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Campaigners launch 'last ditch' attempt to save Javan rhino from extinction

Jemima Roberts

October 21st, 2010

With fewer than 50 Javan rhino left in the wild immediate action is needed to save the species from extinction according to conservationists more...

What has biodiversity ever done for us?

Jonathan Silvertown

2nd September, 2010

A new book, Fragile Web, reveals why the biodiversity crisis may be humanity's biggest challenge more...
Irshad Mobarak

CASE STUDY: Keeping tourism in balance with nature

Eifion Rees

5th January, 2010

Irshad Mobarak, a self-taught naturalist and environmentalist from the Malaysian island of Langkawi says that development need not mean destruction more...
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CASE STUDY: from campaign group to Westminster

Dixe Wills

20th March, 2009

From chasing endangered parrots to hunting for the environmental holy grail with Friends of the Earth, one of Britain's pre-eminent eco campaigners wants to take his quest for a better, greener world to the halls of Westminster.
Dixe Wills meets a man on a mission
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The First Mass Remembrance

The First Mass Remembrance

David Hawkins

1st April, 2009

The new work by artist Maya Lin, famous for her memorial to US soldiers lost in Vietnam, commemorates the species destroyed and endangered by human action. As the list of the dead grows, David Hawkins wonders if the future is set in stone more...
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Return of Britain's native species

Robin McKie

8th June, 2009

The first great bustards born in the wild in the UK since 1832 hatched last week. The reintroduction of this and many other species is invigorating the countryside, but eradicating foreign invaders - animals and plants - is equally important more...
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Possum or polar bear?

William Laurance

8th April, 2009

With global warming putting pressure on animals and biodiversity in the tropics, is it time we had a new poster child for climate change, asks William Laurance more...

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Grey Area

Malcolm Tait

13th February, 2009

The increasingly loathed 'tree rat' may not be to blame for the red squirrel's decline after all more...
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EU wild-parrot scandal

Tony Juniper

3rd January, 2009

A decade and a half after conservationists wrung from the European Parliament a commitment to end the trade, the EU remains the largest importer of parrots in the world. more...
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Q & A: Bruce Parry, explorer & TV presenter

Laura Sevier

1st October, 2008

Bruce Parry on tree-bark trips, deforestation and lessons learnt from tribal living more...
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UN report assesses the worth of the natural world

News

1st July, 2008

Just as Sir Nicholas Stern’s report in October 2006 put a price on the effects of climate change, a new report by the UN has begun to cost out the threat of failing to conserve the world’s biodiversity – a cool £40 billion annually, and rising. more...
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In a climate of political chaos Zimbabwe's wildlife is being exterminated

Robin Hammond

1st June, 2008

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A green army

Andrew Wasley

1st June, 2008

Natural resources,are increasingly responsible for fuelling violence across the world. Now some environmentalists want to fight back – using force if necessary. more...
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Earth Shattering: Ecopoems edited by Neil Astley

David Hawkinns

1st June, 2008

Context is all in a comprehensive new anthology of verse with an environmental bent. These poems make sense of a disappearing world... more...
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Behind the Label: Roundup Weedkiller

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2008

A weedkiller that kills a lot more than simply weeds? If it’s worse than the poison it’s no cure at all, says Pat thomas
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Investigations

Bad news, bears

Nick Kettles

1st March, 2008

From Catalonia in the South, through the Ariège and Béarn, to the Basque country in the North, both locals and tourists are used to seeing Nationalist slogans daubed in white paint on Pyrenean mountain roads. But now a new clarion call is vying for their attention: Non Ours (no bears) and Mort aux Ours (death to the bears.) more...
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Campaign to save British Bees launched

News

12th February, 2008

The British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA) will this week call for for a five-year £8m research programme to save the insect from colony collapse disorder (CCD). more...
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Flamingos threatened by soda-ash mining

News

12th July, 2007

A huge soda-ash mining plant to be built on the banks of Lake Natron in Tanzania will push the lesser flamingo to the brink of extinction, the Guardian has reported. more...
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Old-growth forests must be protected, say scientists

News

7th June, 2007

Forty-two biologists and botanists have sent a signed petition to the governments of British Columbia and Canada calling for full protection of the country's old-growth forest. more...
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Dead as a dolphin?

Malcolm Tait

1st April, 2007

Another animal’s gone extinct. But this time it’s one of our most beloved creatures – a dolphin. Malcolm Tait reports on a species loss that is more than just another statistic more...

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