Vultures, tongue orchids: why are rare species here in UK?

The Egyptian birds are one of a number of foreign visitors, but why have these continental…

Students protest at Science Museum over sponsorship by Shell

Student Climate Network planning more demonstrations over oil firm’s funding of climate crisis exhibition A group…

‘From denial to delay’: a forehead-slapping week in Australian climate policy

Australia sees a high-profile show of political backing for gas even as world leaders and investors…

Eton v the sea trout: college’s land sale sparks fears of river pollution

Controversial plan to build 3,000 houses in Sussex will have ‘catastrophic impact’ on environment, say wildlife…

Robin Wall Kimmerer: ‘Mosses are a model of how we might live’

Robin Wall Kimmerer can recall almost to the day when she first fell under the unlikely…

Eton v the sea trout: college’s land sale sparks fears of river pollution

Two of the UK’s oldest institutions – Eton College and trout fishing – are heading for…

How to fill out slug-munched beds | Alys Fowler

It was going so well, all your babies standing tall and fine, and then munch, munch,…

Weatherwatch: why Sri Lanka’s climate varies so much despite its size

From the heat of Colombo to the relative cool of ‘Little England’, altitude is one factor…

‘It’s brutal’: Las Vegas cooks amid blazing heatwave – and it’s going to get worse

Tourists line the air-conditioned casino labyrinths amid record temperatures – but many locals are not able…

Country diary: a tale of two fritillaries

On the horizon, the pines are black – dappled emerald when the clouds allow. I am…