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Two polar bears come sniffing in the Arctic night: Esther Horvath’s best photograph

In the autumn of 2019, I joined an expedition to the Arctic. We set sail from Tromso, Norway, on 20 September, on the Polarstern icebreaker. There were 100 people on board - 60 scientists and...

Boris Johnson’s ‘jet zero’ green flight goal dismissed as a gimmick

Boris Johnson's "jet zero" goal of a commercial transatlantic flight producing no carbon emissions by 2025 is a "gimmick", according to experts, who say technology alone cannot solve the impact of global aviation on the...

Meet the South Poll cow: the healthier, naturally raised cattle of the future?

Missouri rancher Greg Judy spots a six-month-old South Poll heifer calf in his herd that is a prime example of what he calls a "good doing cow". A cow that will "do good" on grass...

Is it a bird? Is it a bee? No, it’s a lizard pollinating South Africa’s ‘hidden flower’

Towards the end of 2017, PhD candidate Ruth Cozien and her husband Dr Timo van der Niet were attending a citizen science workshop high up in South Africa's Drakensberg mountains when they stumbled across "this...

The Indian school where students pay for lessons with plastic waste

Every morning, students in Assam's Pamohi village go to school clutching a bag of plastic waste, in exchange for which they will get their day's lessons. Akshar School, founded by Mazin Mukhtar, 32, and his wife...

The investment portfolio was extended for the next quarter

At the beginning of autumn, we talked about the quarterly investment portfolio for SeptemberNovember 2020. We would like to inform you that we are extending the life of this portfolio for one more quarter ...