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Net zero. It’s the phrase that polarises scientists and environmental campaigners like no other. For some, it’s the only game in town, the sole means by which humans will avoid catastrophic climate change and limit global warming to 1.5°C. For…
As the world gears up for COP26 in Glasgow, Marco Magrini charts the fortunes of the COP summits
James Wallace, chief executive of Beaver Trust, shares an unlikely tale of acquaintance between three familiar species
The winners of the most hotly anticipated photography competition have been announced
Artist and geographer Nick Jones was appointed artist in residence for the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute, and in 2018 voyaged to Greenland and Baffin Island, painting pictures of icebergs, clouds, cliffs and seascapes
Photojournalist Tommy Trenchard joins a research expedition to the Saya de Malha Bank in the Indian Ocean, where a profusion of marine life waits to be discovered
So far, carbon offsets have focused mostly on tree-planting. But a marketplace for verified soil carbon credits is emerging, and it could bring significant change to agriculture
Marine scientists are often too few and too underfunded to study marine species. Social media and citizen science is filling in the gaps
Indigenous marmosets are under threat from released pets and forest fragmentation
A rare encounter with a leopard in the mountains of Armenia sparked a hunt for the elusive creature, caught between Armenia and Azerbaijan
The Saildrone Surveyor, a type of uncrewed autonomous vehicle, has completed its maiden voyage. Its design could enable Saildrone to revolutionise ocean mapping
Australia has the highest per-capita use of rooftop solar power in the world and some of its states and territories are striding ahead with clean-energy initiatives, yet the federal government still keenly supports fossil fuels. So what’s up Down Under?
Ecoacoustics – a way to listen in closely to the ecosystem – is being trialled in ponds and streams as a way to detect invasive species
In Portugal’s Greater Côa Valley, rural abandonment has taken root, and a hotbed of organic fuel for wildfires has emerged on ungrazed lands. An alternative model for land-use is emerging – one that looks to harness the region’s natural heritage,…
Ash dieback is set to transform the British landscape. Robert Darch, armed with his camera and his curiosity, is determined to document it
Photographer Patrick Wack documents documents changes in the Chinese province 
A growing tide of legal action is increasing pressure on fossil fuel companies

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