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Celebrities and animal welfare groups have been expressing their disappointment online about Japan’s pledge to restart its whaling activities this year
In a series of photographs from his recent trip to Sinjar in northern Iraq, photojournalist Sean Sutton captures the work being done to clear the area of thousands of landmines and other explosive hazards, leftover from Isis occupation and the…
In contrast to established wisdom, one group of scientists believe that by factoring in global health benefits, it is possible to decrease carbon emissions and still save money
Parkesine, celluloid and Bakelite – the first three kinds of plastics ever discovered – reshaped the world for the better. Their modern descendants are clogging it for the worse says Marco Magrini
Flat and level landscapes might not have much to offer in terms of dynamism and impact, but there’s a lot to unearth if you know how to look
Winning entries include meerkats, zebra sharks and courting nudibranches

World Ocean Day

The UN’s World Ocean Day is a day to celebrate the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the planet’s water bodies

World Environment Day

Breathe easier this World Environment day with this collection of stories
A 50-year look at the activity of aphids, moths, butterflies and birds has revealed some surprising aspects of the UK’s ever-earlier spring
The British Isles are packed with natural landmarks that serve as iconic references for national tourism campaigns and picturesque settings for feature films, none more so than our stunning chalk landscapes, says Keith Wilson
The prestigious photography awards to go on display in some of the world’s top-ranked hotels
The discovery of a slow-motion earthquake near Istanbul, which took place in 2016, raises the question of how these lesser-known events interact with more deadly natural disasters
The 2014 to 2016 marine heatwave, which took place off the coast of California, saw an unprecedented number of southern tropical species migrate north
Marco Magrini discovers that hydrogen is back, but hopefully not with a bang
 A ten-year analysis of chimpanzees has revealed that the presence of humans diminishes behavioural diversity, leading to calls for a new approach to conservation
The return of the pine marten to UK forests has been celebrated as a win for the red squirrel, but some scientists advise caution
A project in Orkney is converting excess wind energy into hydrogen to address a country-wide problem
Mountains provide a dramatic sight at the best of times, and no time is better than early spring, says Keith Wilson

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