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Leonardo DiCaprio pledges $43m to restore the Galapagos Islands

Leonardo DiCaprio has announced a $43m (GBP30.4m) pledge to enact sweeping conservation operations across the Galapagos Islands, with his social media accounts taken over by a wildlife veterinarian and island restoration specialist.The initiative, in partnership...

Securing a swift return: how a simple brick can help migratory birds

Eagerly anticipated by many, it is a thrilling moment when you first hear the distinctive screech or catch sight of the long, tapered wings of the first swifts arriving for the summer. For thousands of...

Weatherwatch: how Rwanda’s climate differs from rest of east Africa

Rwanda is a landlocked country in east-central Africa, just south of the equator, on the watershed between the Nile and Congo River basins. It is bordered by Burundi to the south, Tanzania to the east,...

No new oil, gas or coal development if world is to reach net zero by 2050, says world energy body

Exploitation and development of new oil and gas fields must stop this year and no new coal-fired power stations can be built if the world is to stay within safe limits of global heating and...

Sales of peat compost to gardeners to be banned from 2024

Sales of peat compost to gardeners will be banned from 2024, the government has said. Ministers will also give GBP50m to support the restoration of 35,000 hectares of peatland by 2025, about 1% of the...

Twenty firms produce 55% of world’s plastic waste, report reveals

Twenty companies are responsible for producing more than half of all the single-use plastic waste in the world, fuelling the climate crisis and creating an environmental catastrophe, new research reveals.Among the global businesses responsible for...