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The Thames Estuary has long been home to heavy industry, rubbish dumps and drained marshes, but restoration projects are inviting wildlife back in 
Whydahs and indigobirds, collectively known as the vidua finches, show an amazing ability to mimic the chicks of other birds in a parasitic display of Darwinian evolution
Whales sequester an enormous amount of carbon, making their protection ever more vital
Ten photographs recently donated to Prints for Nature - a new initiative set up to support Conservation International 
In his ongoing photographic project, Carpathia, Nicholas J R White documents the mission to create a new National Park in the Southern Carpathian Mountains of Romania. Carpathia is an expansive mixture of landscape and portraiture, shot on traditional large-format film…
Artificial intelligence offers high potential solutions to the climate crisis, but evidence suggests that AI systems and cloud computing will need to clean up their own energy bills 
Rewilding projects across Europe are working to expand populations of carnivores and restore ‘self-regulating’ nature on the continent. In the face of the double-trouble of limited space and a lot of people, proponents are coming up with new ways to…
Scientists are racing to prevent a deadly disease that kills salamanders from reaching the crucial populations of the USA 
Birds are a much-loved component of the natural world, serenading us each morning and filling the skies with life. Yet, like many animals, birds are in decline and it isn’t just the rare, flagship species that are in trouble
The unprecedented pause in human activity that took place during global lockdowns has provided seismologists with a unique opportunity to 'cut through the noise' and listen to earthquake signals 
Since 2006, tiger habitats have shrunk by more than 40 per cent due to forest encroachment. Now, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is set to become the largest human development project in industry. But what impact will the new…
Advances in space-based lightning mapping have allowed scientists to measure flash extent and duration over broader ranges. The development has led to the discovery of 'megaflashes' – vast electrical surges that discharge over long distances and durations
The amount of energy used by the wealthy minority dwarfs that of the poorer majority – but can we boost the energy available to the poor without sacrificing climate targets?
Left denuded and depleted of wildlife following a decades-long civil war, the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique has reinvigorated its biodiversity through a trophic rewilding programme
Can the UK find a way to protect vulnerable birds of prey on its grouse moors?
Katie Burton explores the practicalities and ethics of geoengineering, the controversial science that could quickly cool the atmosphere. Is it the last ditch climate solution that nobody wants? Or are appetites for geoengineering solutions growing with our warming climate?
Though the pandemic has gripped the world's attention, lying just in reach is an opportunity to radically restructure our energy system

Dossier: carbon offsetting

The IPCC embraced the notion of carbon offset schemes in the landmark Paris Agreement, but projects have faced criticism that they lack effectiveness and transparency. Mark Rowe investigates the world of carbon offsetting to determine the role it really plays…

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