Country diary: there’s new life in Miss Willmott’s Ghost

The summer boom may be over but there are still insects feeding from the sea hollies…

‘Lost decade for nature’ as UK fails on 17 of 20 UN biodiversity targets

The UK has failed to reach 17 out of 20 UN biodiversity targets agreed on 10…

Covid-19 drives leaders to make unprecedented interventions but what next?

For years, those on the left in Britain have been arguing that the government should be…

Never mind Extinction Rebellion, let’s consider Boris Johnson’s charge sheet | Stewart Lee

My old university friend, the American geographer William Dyer, accepted my Skype call at a research…

Scientists baffled by orcas ramming sailing boats near Spain and Portugal

Scientists have been left baffled by incidents of orcas ramming sailing boats along the Spanish and…

A Japan trade deal is little consolation if Britain is locked out of the EU

There was a consistent message from business leaders to international trade secretary Liz Truss’s claims that…

Trump doesn’t care if wildfires destroy the west – it didn’t vote for him | Robert Reich

The air outside my window is yellow today. It was orange yesterday. The Air Quality Index…

Record-breaking wildfires in Brazil threaten endangered species – video

Play Video 0:52 Record-breaking wildfires are threatening thousands of acres of one of the most biologically…

As time becomes kaleidoscopic, I find it unbearable to think too far into my children’s future | Delia Falconer

The sense of time-slip begins during the summer megafires. Walking my children home from school in…

UK move to classify Extinction Rebellion ‘organised crime group’ comes under fire

Stephen Fry, Mark Rylance and a former Archbishop of Canterbury are among 150 public figures to…