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Concerns about the ozone hole have diminished as levels of ozone-depleting man-made chemicals have fallen – but research is still ongoing 
In the Eastern Cape of South Africa, Munu – a blind black rhino – has become an ambassador for his species, opening the world’s eyes to the critical conservation philosophy that ‘every rhino matters’
The contribution of melting polar ice to sea level rise could be vastly underestimated, says Marco Magrini
Photography competition, Earth Photo, returns for the third year with entries open for one more week
A new study reveals the process behind the strange phenomenon in which  coral produce bright colours during bleaching events
Hunting is a topic that attracts polarised viewpoints. But as Mark Rowe demonstrates, when it comes to limiting human-wildlife conflict and to wider conservation measures, it’s not always so simple
A compilation of 50-years worth of data on human activity in the ocean reveals that the race for the seas is well and truly on
From the US to the Mediterranean, herds of goats are used to rid the earth of grasses and shrubs that could be a fire hazard – but should this practice be encouraged?
Meet the 2020 Whitley Award winners
Protecting the most famous members of the animal kingdom may be the right move, and not just because they attract more funding
The return of bison to Romania’s mountains could boost the region’s biodiversity and invigorate rural economies through eco-tourism
With Milan announcing an ambitious new plan to reduce air pollution after lockdown, environmentalists are hoping that the crisis could trigger a green new start
Loss of tourism revenue is having a worrying impact on nature reserves and parks across Africa and India. The lives of animals, and the livelihoods of rangers and guides, are under threat 
Researchers studying marine heatwaves in the northeast Pacific, known as the Blob and the Blob 2.0, are warning that there will be more to come
Today marks the 50th birthday of Earth Day. Founded in the USA by Denis Hayes, it became a global initiative in 1990 when it extended its activities to 141 countries. Today it’s claimed to reach an estimated one billion people…
The notion that the Covid-19 pandemic all began because one person in China ate a bat is a prevalent one, but conservationists are fighting back against misleading claims
The price of oil is plummeting – Angus Parker takes a look at a transnational dispute and its implications
With so much to see on our doorsteps, this is no time to put down the camera 

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