Environment

Floating igloos offer hope for threatened penguins
Penguins diving into the Arctic Ocean
Stranger than fiction

Floating igloos offer hope for threatened penguins

Creator of new ‘Penguin Protection System’ says the structures protect endangered species while combating climate change
5 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
China to end import of world’s rubbish
Two scrap collectors work at a plastics recycling mill in Wuhan, China
In Brief

China to end import of world’s rubbish

Veto on accepting overseas junk marks culmination of three-year reduction policy
2 Dec 2020
Phrasebook helped English converse with Welsh ‘peasants’
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In Brief

Phrasebook helped English converse with Welsh ‘peasants’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
24 Nov 2020
Iceberg collision in British territory threatens penguins
A Magellanic Penguin on the shores of Chile, one of the several penguin species found on South Georgia
In Brief

Iceberg collision in British territory threatens penguins

Several species face starvation if the icy giant blocks access to feeding grounds
5 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Donald Trump ‘sealed his fate with women’
Donald Trump speaks during a Make America Great Again rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Donald Trump ‘sealed his fate with women’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 29 October
29 Oct 2020
Climate experts fly more than fellow scientists, study finds
A fleet of British Airway planes sit on the runway at Glasgow Airport as an EasyJet plane takes off.
In Brief

Climate experts fly more than fellow scientists, study finds

Study results trigger calls for environmentalists to ‘look in the mirror’
20 Oct 2020

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Instant Opinion: Brexit Britain built on ‘Microsoft model’
Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures after giving a speech outside 10 Downing Street in London.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Brexit Britain built on ‘Microsoft model’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 20 October
20 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: the rise of the ‘vaccine sceptic’
Covid protest
In Depth

Instant Opinion: the rise of the ‘vaccine sceptic’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 12 October
12 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: can we ‘survive’ four more years of Trump?
Donald Trump at the G7
In Depth

Instant Opinion: can we ‘survive’ four more years of Trump?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 9 October
9 Oct 2020
What exactly are Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s policies?
Trump vs. Biden
In Depth

What exactly are Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s policies?

The two candidates are pushing radically different agendas amid all the name-calling and campaign chaos
9 Oct 2020
Pros and cons of lockdown
West End
In Depth

Pros and cons of lockdown

Millions in north of England remain under lockdown
6 Oct 2020
Millions of migrating birds dropping dead from skies over US
New Mexico Bird migration
In Brief

Millions of migrating birds dropping dead from skies over US

Some experts believe the West Coast wildfires may be to blame for ‘unprecedented’ mass bird deaths in New Mexico
17 Sep 2020
Can the UK decarbonise without nuclear power?
Hitachi Wales
In Depth

Can the UK decarbonise without nuclear power?

Cancellation of Hitachi nuclear plant in Wales threatens to derail Downing Street’s plans for eliminating CO2
16 Sep 2020
What the Spalte glacier tells us about climate change
Greenland
In Depth

What the Spalte glacier tells us about climate change

Scientists warn that calving of largest remaining Arctic ice shelf could be ‘major centre of action for the deglaciation of Greenland’
14 Sep 2020
Debate: should XR be classed as ‘criminal gang’?
Extinction Rebellion
In Depth

Debate: should XR be classed as ‘criminal gang’?

Home secretary proposes reclassification that could see XR activists facing jail terms of up to five years
7 Sep 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Singing dogs, plastic and Covid tech
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In Depth

The Week Unwrapped: Singing dogs, plastic and Covid tech

Where have New Guinea’s dogs been hiding? Is Africa being targeted by Big Plastic? And what will coronavirus do to gadgets?
4 Sep 2020
Stressed zoo elephants to be given cannabis in new trial
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In Brief

Stressed zoo elephants to be given cannabis in new trial

And other stories from the stranger side of life
27 Aug 2020
Fact Check: what are microplastics and are they dangerous?
Scientists have accidentally created an enzyme capable of eating plastic
In Brief

Fact Check: what are microplastics and are they dangerous?

12-21 million tons of microplastics floating in top layers of Atlantic Ocean, new study finds
19 Aug 2020
Business Unwrapped: clean growth
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Business Unwrapped: clean growth

How a new breed of battery will help to power a lower-emission economy
18 Aug 2020
Americans warned not to plant mystery seeds sent from China
China seeds
In Brief

Americans warned not to plant mystery seeds sent from China

Officials say the unsolicited packages have been mailed to residents in at least 27 US states
28 Jul 2020
£20m robotic dolphin could replace captive animals
Robot dolphin
In Brief

£20m robotic dolphin could replace captive animals

Chinese ban on exotic creatures could see robot revolution
24 Jul 2020
Why China receives £71m a year in UK foreign aid
Chinese rocket
In Depth

Why China receives £71m a year in UK foreign aid

MPs request review into why a country with its own space programme is being sent British aid
23 Jul 2020
Hope for rare horse as scientists select foal’s sex in lab
Suffolk Punch
In Brief

Hope for rare horse as scientists select foal’s sex in lab

Landmark arrival offers hope that ‘sexed semen’ could halt decline of other uncommon breeds
15 Jul 2020
Wild European bison to be reintroduced to UK
Bison
In Brief

Wild European bison to be reintroduced to UK

Herd from Europe to be released in Kent in bid to ‘restore an ancient habitat’
13 Jul 2020
Botswana investigating mysterious deaths of 350 elephants
Okavango Delta elephants fighting
In Brief

Botswana investigating mysterious deaths of 350 elephants

Experts fear unexplained mass die-off may be result of unknown pathogen
3 Jul 2020
Cummings gets £100m to save planet by ‘sucking’ CO2 from air
Dominic Cummings
In Brief

Cummings gets £100m to save planet by ‘sucking’ CO2 from air

Treasury is funding the No. 10 advisor’s experimental scheme despite ‘scepticism’ in Whitehall
3 Jul 2020
Russia insists no nuclear plant leak as radiation spikes
Chernobyl
In Depth

Russia insists no nuclear plant leak as radiation spikes

Authorities insists no leakages or faults detected following rise in radioactivity levels across northern Europe
29 Jun 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Floating cities, ADHD and £100k speeches
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In Depth

The Week Unwrapped: Floating cities, ADHD and £100k speeches

What is seasteading? Why are being prescribed video games? And what can we learn from a £100,000 speech?
26 Jun 2020
Fact check: is PPE causing an environmental pandemic?
Coronavirus NHS
In Brief

Fact check: is PPE causing an environmental pandemic?

Millions of masks, gloves and hand-sanitiser bottles are piling up in oceans
12 Jun 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Alcohol, furlonteering and sewage
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In Depth

The Week Unwrapped: Alcohol, furlonteering and sewage

Why are South Africa’s hospitals overflowing? Should furloughed staff be working for free? And why are British beaches still not clean?
12 Jun 2020
Russia battles to clean up ‘worst ever’ oil spill in Arctic
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In Brief

Russia battles to clean up ‘worst ever’ oil spill in Arctic

State of emergency declared following leakage of more than 21,000 tons of diesel in Siberia
11 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: Brits pride in past not matched by future
VE Day
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Brits pride in past not matched by future

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 21 May
21 May 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘women the stronger sex’ in Covid-19 crisis
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘women the stronger sex’ in Covid-19 crisis

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 18 May
18 May 2020
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