Posts for Environment

Coronavirus has finally made us recognise the illegal wildlife trade is a public health issue

Simon Evans, Anglia Ruskin University There will be few positives to take from coronavirus. But the global pandemic may yet prove to be an important moment in the attempts to […]

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What is helping you get through this difficult time?

By Helen Shingler: I’ve been spending a lot of time lately just staring out the window at our bird feeders, marvelling at the way life just carries on for our […]

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How British wildlife greeted the warmest winter on record

Paul Ashton, Edge Hill University Written on the final, frozen day of 1900, Thomas Hardy’s poem The Darkling Thrush describes a harsh, ice-blasted landscape devoid of life. Hardy’s depiction of […]

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Eco-friendly TVs – the next step

We talk about plastics and cars as pollutants, but what about the telly which so many people love so much? It may be time to quit the plasma and return […]

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Plane, train, or automobile? The climate impact of transport is surprisingly complicated

Laurie Wright, Solent University The 2020s will have to involve some very big decisions about transport – the UK’s most polluting sector. The UK government’s response so far has been […]

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Bumblebees in crisis: insect’s inner lives reveal what the world would lose if they disappear

Tobias Maschtaler/Unsplash, CC BY-SA Philip Donkersley, Lancaster University I study insects for a living, and bumblebees are by far my favourite. They’re the most charismatic and friendly critters you’re likely […]

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End of diesel and petrol engine car sales date moves forward

Following an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live where transport secretary Grant Shapps indicated the date for ending the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles could be brought forward to 2032, RAC spokesman […]

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New vehicle online checker for clean air zones

Reacting to the launch of the Government’s beta online vehicle checker designed to help drivers see how they may be affected by new clean air zones, RAC spokesman Rod Dennis […]

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The ‘cool’ travel list …

As we are all being urged to fly less, National Geographic Traveller (UK) has announced its Cool List 2020, highlighting the 20 must-see destinations for the year ahead. The hotly […]

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People hate flight shame – but not enough to quit flying

Flygskam, or “flight shame,” has done little to counteract the effects of air travel. Ivan Marc/ Shutterstock Roger Tyers, University of Southampton Despite flying being the single fastest way to […]

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