Blue cushion sea stars, short-nosed snakes and sea slugs: 21 days beneath the Timor sea – in pictures

In April, documentary photographer and film-maker Conor Ashleigh walked the gangplank of the research vessel Falkor…

It’s on our plates and in our poo, but are microplastics a health risk?

The omnipresent plastic is rife in dust, rice, placentas and tap water, but experts say it’s…

‘People are sceptical’: why mining giant BHP wants to get to net zero and how it plans to do it

Fiona Wild, the executive overseeing the company’s ambitious climate plan, outlines three things that must happen…

Divers remove 200lb of trash from Lake Tahoe in one day – video

Scuba divers removed about 200lb of garbage from California’s Lake Tahoe on Friday. The dive was…

Record metals boom may threaten transition to green energy

Demand and prices are soaring for minerals essential to the construction of low-carbon infrastructure The commodities…

The chips are down: Belgium counts the cost of betting all on the potato

A row over a huge processing plant has exposed flaws in the country’s reliance on a…

EPA shuts polluting Caribbean refinery reopened under Trump

Nearby residents in the US Virgin Islands, have endured water contamination and noxious fumes that closed…

A starfish is born: hope for key species hit by gruesome disease

US team succeeds in captive breeding of sunflower sea stars and aims to reintroduce them to…

Weatherwatch: does nuclear power really keep the lights on?

With nuclear fading away, Britain must learn how to carefully manage renewable energy The nuclear industry…

Country diary: nothing beats the thrill of having whales on your doorstep

Stromness, Orkney: Via a WhatsApp group, fishermen inform us landlubbers of any sightings – and off…