• 11 Nov 2018

    The death toll of the wild fire in Paradise in northern California has risen to 23, making it one of the deadliest fires in the state’s history. Two people have also died in a separate fire to the south near Los Angeles. Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated and thousands of homes destroyed…

  • 10 Nov 2018

    Three wildfires across California have caused massive destruction and claimed at least nine lives in the north of the state.

  • 28 Mar 2018

    Shoppers across England who buy bottles or cans of drinks could soon be charged a surcharge which they’d get back once they return the containers. Full details of the scheme, announced by the Environment Secretary Michael Gove, will go out to consultation.  

  • 13 Jan 2018

    For many, the post-Christmas period is a time of rethinking what we eat and drink. Some try a dry January while others start the year with the good intentions of eating more healthily. But what about eating more sustainably? This week the government published a 25-year plan for the environment and targeted excess packaging, while…

  • 3 Dec 2017

    She was one of America’s first women ‘aquanauts’, setting a deep sea diving record in 1979. At 82, Sylvia Earle remains a passionate deep ocean explorer and campaigner for the seas. She says she still dives at least once a month otherwise she gets “dry rot.” She has just given the Natural History Museum Annual…

  • 29 Oct 2017

    A south Yorkshire village will take on the Swiss petrochemical giant INEOS over a wide-ranging injunction to protect its fracking operations.

  • 30 Aug 2017

    Heavy monsoon rains have deluged India, Bangladesh and Nepal in the region’s worst flooding in years. More than a thousand people have died and millions are homeless.

  • 6 Aug 2017

    How to cut down energy bills while still meeting targets on climate change? That’s the challenge for a new independent review tasked with examining ways of controlling costs.

  • 16 May 2017

    It is one of the world’s remotest places – and one of the world’s biggest dustbins. The tiny Henderson Island in the South Pacific has become inundated with millions of pieces of discarded plastic. Marine scientists say it’s evidence of the “grotesque” extent of pollution.

  • 15 Apr 2017

    t’s an ambitious target and one that the government is on course to miss. The UK is currently committed to getting 15 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, under the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive.

  • 30 Mar 2017

    Leaving aside the nature of Britain after Brexit what about Britain’s nature?

  • 9 Mar 2017

    Donald Trump’s new head of the Environmental Protection Agency has said that he doesn’t agree that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming.

  • 2 Mar 2017

    The Conservatives made a campaign promise to leave Britain’s nature in a better state than they found it.

  • 26 Feb 2017

    The new head of America’s environmental protection agency has told conservative activists he won’t go through with earlier threats to scrap the EPA altogether. But Scott Prewitt said the task of rolling back key climate and clean water regulations could start as soon as next week. And he’s not the only climate change sceptic with…

  • 7 Nov 2016

    Arctic Circle: explore in 360

    On average, the world is now about one degree warmer than it was in pre-industrial times. But the Arctic has warmed twice as fast.