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App maps shady spots to guide Barcelona walkers along cooler routes

A new app promises to help Barcelona residents find the shadiest route between two places to avoid extreme heat.Cool Walks, a routing tool for pedestrians first developed at a data visualisation contest, aims to show...

Makeup fails to solve mystery of why jumping spiders have back stripes

Researchers have come up with an ingenious way to test the theory that male jumping spiders have evolved colourful stripes to ward off predators - they have put makeup on them.Unlike the females of the...

‘Mucky Beck’: restoring and rewilding Bradford’s river

It was once known as the filthiest river in England but these days, Bradford Beck is hardly known at all. Much of its seven-mile (11km) route is culverted, meaning its course runs through tunnels constructed...

‘More room for nature’: restoration project completed on Bradford Beck

It was once known as the filthiest river in England but these days, Bradford Beck is hardly known at all. Much of its seven-mile (11km) route is culverted, meaning its course runs through tunnels constructed...

Ecocide must be listed alongside genocide as an international crime | Alexandre Antonelli and Pella Thiel

An international team of lawyers co-chaired by Philippe Sands QC and Dior Fall Sow has presented the outcome of its work announced in November last year to develop a legal definition of ecocide. This is...

UK aviation’s carbon plan allows rising emissions from planes

Industry says buying carbon offsets means overall emissions will fall compared with peak year of 2019The UK aviation industry has announced carbon targets that allow emissions from planes to increase into the mid-2030s. It says...