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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
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 
A new decade-spanning study, in which the longest migration of any killer whale was recorded, has developed a theory that the ocean giants return to warmer waters to regulate the health of their skin.
Marco Magrini analyses the implications of the COP26 delay
Covid-19 has forced us to reduce destructive atmospheric behaviours and has reminded us that we are at the mercy of nature. Matt Maynard looks into the effect that viral-mitigation is having on global emissions, and asks whether current material and emotional…
Recruiting armies of albatrosses could enable the detection of illegal fishing
What better time to get reading? We’ve collected some of our favourite books from over the years, a collection of certifiable classics and a few lesser-known delights. Dive right on in...
We may be stuck inside, but there’s no need to close our eyes to the world beyond our walls. We’ve collated some of our favourite documentaries available on Netflix and BBC iPlayer to tantalise the geographically minded...
It is supposed to ease the transfer of workers in high-carbon industries and environment-destroying jobs into cleaner, greener alternatives, without destroying their livelihoods in the process. But if the so-called ‘Just Transition’ holds all the answers, why aren’t governments around…
New discoveries about the way grizzly bears retain muscle strength during hibernation could help patients with muscle atrophy

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