Australia asks: should great white shark be protected?

Briefing Mon 16 Jul, AT 15:26

A fifth fatality in 10 months confirms Western Australia's place at top of the shark attack league

Mont Blanc avalanche: three British climbers dead

One-Minute Read Thu 12 Jul, AT 14:30

Britons among nine killed after block of ice triggers 150m wide avalanche in French Alps

Zoo denies white tiger cub was eaten by starving companions

One-Minute Read Thu 12 Jul, AT 12:07

Chinese wildlife park claims rare white tiger cub was killed by four older tigers due to 'excessive frolic'

Cage diving with a shark

Western Australia bans shark tourism over attack fears

One-Minute Read Tue 10 Jul, AT 15:31

Cage diving singled out as Australian state hopes to reduce shark attacks

Bear brawl in Florida

Black bears brawl outside Florida home - video

Video Mon 25 Jun, AT 14:11

Having bears wrestling in the front garden is like 'living in a zoo' says home-owner

Alexander Cockburn

Rio+20 summit: welcome to the fantasy land of green conferences

Thu 21 Jun, AT 07:35 Alexander Cockburn

Once again, thousands of delegates descend on a pleasant location. Once again, the result is failure

Overpopulation is a problem – but rising obesity is making it worse

One-Minute Read Mon 18 Jun, AT 11:05

Rising levels of fatness could have the same impact on global resources as an extra billion people

Rio+20 Conference

Rio+20 conference: what is it and what are its aims?

Summary Fri 15 Jun, AT 15:29

World leaders will assemble in Brazil next week to discuss the environment and poverty. But will they make a difference?

Michael Bywater

Would a modern Silent Spring be heard over the web twitter?

Fri 15 Jun, AT 14:40 Michael Bywater

Fifty years ago, Rachel Carson's seminal work of environmental journalism changed the world. Could it happen in a world of blog chatter?