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UK potato farmers fear another washout for this year’s crop

The humble spud, staple of the British dinner table, has weathered storm, flood and lockdown, but farmers are on tenterhooks ahead of the crucial growing season for the key crop as the UK heatwave is...

Furry engineers: sea otters in California’s estuaries surprise scientists

When Brent Hughes started studying the seagrass beds of Elkhorn Slough, an estuary in Monterey Bay on California's central coast, he was surprised by what he found. In this highly polluted estuary, excessive nutrients from...

‘The worst of human nature’: UK staycationers’ trail of destruction

Fires caused by portable barbecues, wild flowers being dug up, the disturbance of shorebirds, and an avalanche of rubbish. These are just some of the threats to Britain's wild places as record numbers enjoy coastal...

The underwater future of the Maldives – in pictures

Ukulhas, Alif Alif AtollHassan and Malham, 23 and 28-years-old. They have been friends since they were children and - whatever the future of the Maldives will be - their dream is to open a restaurant...

Amazon fires: Brazil sees worst start to fire season in 10 years – video

Play Video 0:50 Brazil's Amazon rainforest has had its worst start to a fire season in a decade, with 10,136 blazes spotted in the first 10 days of August. The increase follows a similar rise in year-on-year...

China’s billion dollar pig plan met with loathing by Argentinians

A government-sponsored plan to turbocharge Argentina's hog industry with Chinese capital is generating unprecedented resistance among its supposed beneficiaries - the Argentinian general public. Nearly 400,000 people have signed petitions opposing the move. "We never had...