The Guardian : environment
08  décembre     11h00
Swampy on tunnels, bailiffs and 25 years of protest: We need to stop capitalists destroying the planet’
Patrick Barkham    p He became a household name in the 90s, then disappeared from view. But he never stopped protesting. Now the man known as the human mole is busier than ever p p Dan works in forestry. Clare is a school counsellor. Recently, they took their youngest son to a superhero film. Their middle son loves...
    07h00
National Trust to fell at least 30,000 trees hit by ash dieback
Helena Horton    p Charity warns of catastrophic’ increase in tree and plant disease because of climate breakdown p p At least 30,000 ash trees are due to be felled by the National Trust this year at a cost of 3m due to dieback, as the charity warns of a catastrophic increase in tree and plant disease...
    05h00
Whoops and grunts: bizarre’ fish songs raise hopes for coral reef recovery
Damian Carrington Environment editor    p Vibrant soundscape shows Indonesian reef devastated by blast fishing is returning to health p p From whoops to purrs, snaps to grunts, and foghorns to laughs, a cacophony of bizarre fish songs have shown that a coral reef in Indonesia has returned rapidly to health. p p Many of the noises had...
    07h00
Mud, glorious mud: restored ditches bring birds flocking back to Norfolk wetlands
Patrick Greenfield    p Jake Fiennes is putting wildlife back into the farmed landscape, showing how nature can be at the heart of post-Brexit reforms p p From the driver’s seat of his pickup truck, Jake Fiennes points to the dark green strips of grass that betray the location of a dried-out saltwater creek system on...
07  décembre     13h00
Disastrous’ plastic use in farming threatens food safety - UN
Damian Carrington Environment editor    p Food and Agriculture Organization says most plastics are burned, buried or lost after use p p The disastrous way in which plastic is used in farming across the world is threatening food safety and potentially human health, according to a report from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization...
    10h45
Defra may approve devastating’ bee-killing pesticide, campaigners fear
Helena Horton    p Department sources say emergency authorisation of neonicotinoid Cruiser SB likely to be announced p p The UK government may be about to approve the use of a controversial bee-killing pesticide, wildlife groups fear. p p Sources inside the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ...
    08h00
Your generation got us in this mess’: children of big oil employees discuss the climate crisis with their parents
Emma Pattee    p Two generations of energy workers discuss how their family has responded to the climate emergency p p a href https: www.theguardian.com environment 2021 jun 30 fossil-fuels-insider-climate-crisis-readers Are you a fossil fuel industry insider? We want to hear from you a p p What do...
06  décembre     17h43
How arable farming sows the seeds of river pollution Letter
Letters    p strong Prof John Boardman strong on the reasons behind the poor state of Britain’s rivers p p You rightly focus on the poor state of our rivers in terms of nitrates, phosphate and sediment pollution, and the resulting damage to ecology, blaming it on livestock and chicken farming ( a href ...
07  décembre     05h30
Country diary: One eagle and 500 sparrows - I must be on holiday
Mark Cocker    p strong Casével, Portugal: strong There is joy and sadness in seeing sparrows in such abundance outside the UK p p In Baixo Alentejo province, there is a stretch of near-treeless undulating country centred roughly on the town of Castro Verde. It is sheep-grazed land, historically rotated on a...
    07h01
Vague and weak’ policies mean Scotland could miss emission targets
Severin Carrell Scotland editor    p Climate Change Committee says Holyrood administration cannot show how it will cut CO sub 2 sub by 75% p p There is an acute risk that Scotland will miss its targets to heavily cut carbon emissions because government policies are too vague and weak, an influential advisory body has warned. ...
06  décembre     12h00
Old UK oilwells could be turned into CO2 burial test sites
Damian Carrington Environment editor    p strong Exclusive strong : Consortium of energy firms and universities says underground storage of hydrogen can also be investigated p p Exhausted oil and gas wells would be turned into the UK’s first deep test sites for burying carbon dioxide next year, under plans from a consortium of...
07  décembre     12h15
Indigenous leaders urge London’s Science Museum to cut ties with Adani
Matthew Taylor    p Leaders say Adani Group, a major operator of coal mines, is responsible for land destruction p p Indigenous leaders on the frontline of the climate crisis are calling on the Science Museum to cancel its sponsorship deal with a company they say is responsible for widespread destruction in their...
    06h00
Boris Johnson urged to set up net-zero initiative across government
Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent    p Businesses, unions and green groups say ministers must ensure all policies are compatible with climate targets p p Boris Johnson should set up a new cross-government initiative on reaching net-zero emissions, and subject all government policies to tests to ensure they are compatible with the...
06  décembre     16h00
All coral reefs in western Indian Ocean at high risk of collapse in next 50 years’
Patrick Greenfield    p Reefs from Seychelles to South Africa may become functionally extinct due to global heating and overfishing, study finds p p All coral reefs in the western Indian Ocean are at high risk of collapse in the next 50 years due to global heating and overfishing, according to a new assessment. p p...
    06h01
Labor rules out post-election climate deals, dismissing Coalition scare campaign
Daniel Hurst in Canberra and Bernadette Carreon in Koror    p Chris Bowen says party’s stance is not negotiable as Morrison claims a vote for Labor is a vote for Greens targets’ p ul li strong a href https: www.theguardian.com technology ng-interactive 2018 may 15 the-guardian-app?CMP cvau sfl Download the free Guardian app a ; a href https...
    06h00
Hope on the banks of the Clyde: Cop26 legacy sculpture installed
Severin Carrell Scotland editor    p Artist Steuart Padwick says the child’s arms reach across Glasgow with a simple, positive message p p A new public sculpture that calls for optimism about humanity’s response to the climate crisis has been installed in a park once home to Glasgow’s last working coalmine. p p a href https...
03  décembre     13h33
Cop26 could be a watershed in greening the financial sector Howard Davies
Howard Davies    p New initiatives could give bankers the tools to help their clients fund and manage the green transition p p The recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (Cop26) in Glasgow was, it seems, a historic success. We have this on a href https: www.theguardian.com environment 2021 nov 14...
08  décembre     06h00
The mute swan - loved, a little feared ... and not so silent
Stephen Moss    p They are Britain’s largest bird and, flying overhead, Theroux described them as sounding like a couple making love in a hammock’ p p The mute swan is not so much a bird, more of a national treasure: the avian equivalent of Sir David Attenborough or the Queen. And just like them, swans are...
07  décembre     14h00
Northern lights photographer of the year - in pictures
All photographs c/o Capture the Atlas    p The travel photography blog Capture the Atlas has published its annual a href https: capturetheatlas.com northern-lights-photographer-of-the-year northern lights photographer of the year a collection with stunning images from 25 photographers. Coinciding with the northern lights season at...
    06h00
Antarctic visitors threaten world’s largest remaining wilderness
Jeremy Plester    p Visitors bring in foreign species that colonise ground exposed by rapidly melting glaciers p p The first Airbus A340 landed in Antarctica recently using an immense 10,000ft runway carved out of ice, designed to take tourist flights each carrying up to 380 passengers. Increasing numbers of...
06  décembre     19h42
The activist facing jail for rescuing a sick goat from a meat farm
Adrienne Matei    p Wayne Hsiung’s trial on theft and trespass charges could set a legal precedent for the right to rescue’ agricultural livestock p p On a rainy night in February, 2018, animal rights activist Wayne Hsiung sneaked into a small scale North Carolina farm and, depending on your perspective, either...
    16h13
Robert Habeck: from translating English verse to German high office
Philip Oltermann in Berlin    p Ted Hughes felt the soon-to-be minister for economy and climate was on the same wavelength’ p p The man who will spend the next four years trying to bring about a green transformation of Germany’s coal-hungry industry once faced another daunting challenge in a previous, less publicly exposed...
09  octobre     08h00
These salt marshes saved my life’: how nature is helping mental health
Damian Carrington Environment editor    p Green social prescribing, where people are referred to nature projects, on the rise across UK p p It sounds dramatic, but this place saved my life, says Wendy Turner, looking out over the Steart salt marshes in Somerset. I am really loving the colours of all the marsh grasses at the moment,...
21  septembre     12h15
Revolutionary in a quiet way’: the rise of community gardens in the UK
Anna Turns    p Royal Horticultural Society sets up first Community Awards as community gardens become more common p p The first melon of the season always tastes amazing, says Lucy Mitchell. I don’t think anyone has ever taken one home - every year, we just cut them into as many slices as there are people...
09  septembre     12h40
Surrey heating co-op’s woodland scheme entices rare butterfly to return
Patrick Barkham    p Scheme that uses locally harvested woodchip to heat homes of retired sailors yields biodiversity benefits p p A low-carbon co-operative that heats the homes of retired sailors has helped one of Britain’s a href https: www.theguardian.com environment 2017 jul 07 butterfly-endangered-wood...
31  août     06h00
There’s no point in throwing away if you can fix it’: a day out with the recycling van
Emma Beddington    p Protest organisation’ that collects recyclable waste from thousands in Brighton sets sights on the future p p It’s 8am on a damp Brighton morning and I’m joining Rob Jones-Mantle on his recycling round, but the second-hand batteries on a href https: magpie.coop Magpie Co-op a ’s fleet...
25  octobre     06h00
The Guardian’s climate pledge
Katharine Viner    p Six things the Guardian is doing to confront the climate emergency p p In 2019, the Guardian a href https: www.theguardian.com environment 2019 oct 16 today-we-pledge-to-give-the-climate-crisis-the-attention-it-demands?CMP gu com made a pledge a in service of the planet. We declared that...
30  octobre     06h00
Cop26: the time for prevarication is over Katharine Viner
Damian Carrington, environment editor, and Guardian reporters    p Glasgow 2021 must be the moment when the promise of Paris 2015 becomes real - history will not forgive us otherwise p p Summits do not always live up to the name. They can get bogged down in detail and disagreement, never really reaching altitude. p p That is often the case with the annual UN...
31  octobre     07h00
Reasons to be hopeful: the climate solutions available now
First Dog on the Moon    p We have every tool we need to tackle the climate crisis. Here’s what some key sectors are doing p p The climate emergency is the biggest threat to civilisation we have ever faced. But there is good news: we already have every tool we need to beat it. The challenge is not identifying the...
08  décembre     06h19
It is summer and THE GRASS WILL NOT STOP GROWING. It’s snake time First Dog on the Moon
Nils Pratley    p WE GOT RID OF ONE SNAKE LAST YEAR AND NOW HERE IS ANOTHER WHAT IS GOING ON? p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com commentisfree 2014 jun 16 -sp-first-dog-on-the-moon-subscribe-by-email Sign up here to get an email a whenever First Dog cartoons are published li li a href http...
07  décembre     18h49
SSE may not need to split now but it does need more clean energy expertise
Helen Sullivan    p Activist investor Elliott Management is right - if SSE wants to be the UK renewables champion it needs green heavyweights on board p p Elliott Management’s open letters are improving. When the US activist hedge fund tried to take a pop at GlaxoSmithKline in the summer, it produced 17 pages of...
    16h30
A Christmas beetle: in Europe they’re called cockchafers’ Helen Sullivan
Lucas Chancel    p In 1479 beetles were put on trial for creeping secretly in the earth’ p p If you hold a Christmas beetle - small, brown, mechanical - in the palm of your hand, it moves as though under a spell. The spell commands it to keep walking, to burrow its surprisingly strong legs endlessly forwards,...
    11h30
The richest 10% produce half of greenhouse gas emissions. They should pay to fix the climate Lucas Chancel
Patrick Greenfield    p This is not simply a rich versus poor countries divide: there are huge emitters in poor countries, and low emitters in rich countries p p Let’s face it: our chances of staying under a 2C increase in global temperature are not looking good. If we continue business as usual, the world is on track...
02  décembre     17h40
Plans to mine Ecuador forest violate rights of nature, court rules
Genevieve Glatsky in Bucaramanga    p Landmark ruling says mining permits issued in Los Cedros protected area breach Ecuador’s constitution p p Ecuador’s highest court has ruled that plans to mine for copper and gold in a protected cloud forest are unconstitutional and violate the rights of nature. p p In a landmark ruling, the...
    10h00
They can’t silence us’: the female lawyers defending Colombia’s environment
Anne Pinto-Rodrigues    p Legal team faces daily threats as it works to protect displaced families from landowners, ecosystems from mining and indigenous groups from oil companies p p Julia Figueroa never leaves her house without security. She travels with two bodyguards and an armoured vehicle. Her home and office are...
03  décembre     07h00
Recycled regatta: world heritage site highlights plastic pollution crisis
Lorenzo Tondo    p When environmentalists on a Seychelles atoll decided to race boats made from ocean litter, they had 500 tonnes to pick from br br Photographs: Anna Koester Seychelles Islands Foundation p p Red Lion is the kind of boat you would not see in most regattas. Its frame is made of bamboo, sourced...
02  décembre     14h28
The most unsafe passage to Europe has claimed 18,000 victims. Who speaks for them? Lorenzo Tondo
Ed Ou , Ian Urbina, Jess Gormley, Chris Michael, Ekaterina Ochagavia and Lindsay Poulton    p As Europe outsources its border policing to Libya, rescue operations by NGOs are hampered by criminal inquiries in Italy p p Earlier this year, in June, somewhere in the vast expanse of the central Mediterranean, a Médecins Sans Frontières team on board a rescue vessel received a distress call....
    12h00
Unsafe Passage: on board a refugee rescue ship racing for Europe - Guardian documentary
Ed Ou, Ian Urbina, Chris Michael, Jess Gormley, Ekaterina Ochagavia and Lindsay Poulton    p An overcrowded ship with asylum seekers leaves Libya bound for Europe - triggering a high-stakes showdown between a Doctors Without Borders vessel wanting to escort it to safety and the Libyan Coast Guard fighting to turn it back. As the Libyans issue armed threats, tension grows below deck. With...
    12h00
Unsafe Passage: on board a refugee rescue ship racing for Europe - video
Karen McVeigh    p An overcrowded ship with asylum seekers leaves Libya bound for Europe - triggering a high-stakes showdown between a Doctors Without Borders vessel wanting to escort it to safety and the Libyan Coast Guard fighting to turn it back. As the Libyans issue armed threats the tension grows below deck....
29  novembre     07h15
Nurdles: the worst toxic waste you’ve probably never heard of
Clare Horton and Tom Levitt    p Billions of these tiny plastic pellets are floating in the ocean, causing as much damage as oil spills, yet they are still not classified as hazardous p p When the X-Press Pearl container ship caught fire and sank in the Indian Ocean in May, Sri Lanka was terrified that the vessel’s 350 tonnes...
06  décembre     10h30
Animals farmed: airport patrol pigs, male chicks and China’s meat demand
Staff and agency    p Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web p p The use of gene-editing technology to create female-only and male-only litters of mice has opened the door for the same technique to be used in the chicken...
26  novembre     13h46
Can seaweed help solve Ireland’s livestock methane problem? - in pictures
Senay Boztas in Amsterdam    p Scientists are combing Ireland’s west coast for seaweed to feed to farm animals after research showed it could stop them belching out so much climate-heating methane p ul li strong Photographs by Clodagh Kilcoyne Reuters strong li ul a href https: www.theguardian.com environment...
24  novembre     06h30
Pig patrol: Amsterdam airport’s innovative approach to flight safety
Ashifa Kassam    p Farm animals are being used to prevent bird strikes as numbers of geese boom around Schiphol, one of Europe’s busiest flight hubs p p A group of animals has been drafted in to combat a hazard in the skies above the runways of Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, the Netherlands’ aviation hub. p p A...
18  novembre     12h37
Canada floods leave thousands of farm animals dead and more trapped
Adam Adada    p Frantic rescue operation to save livestock from submerged farms underway, with many animals in desperate need of food p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com environment 2021 nov 17 pacific-north-west-flooding-british-columbia-washington-state-canada How bad is the Pacific north-west...
08  décembre     05h01
Whoops, purrs and grunts’: previously unheard fish sounds from restored reef - video
Compiled by Joanna Ruck    p From whoops to purrs, snaps to grunts, and foghorns to laughs, a cacophony of bizarre fish songs have shown that a coral reef in a href https: viewer.gutools.co.uk world indonesia Indonesia a has returned rapidly to health. br p p Many of the noises had never been recorded...
06  décembre     03h50
Budgie mayhem’: desert in central Australia turned green and gold by budgerigar murmuration - video
Briana Flin, Josh Landis, Alastair Gee, Frida Garza, Laurence Topham and Charlie Phillips    p After a bumper wet season, huge flocks of budgerigars are on the move in the desert. A massive murmuration - the phenomenon of thousands of birds flocking together - has swarmed the Northern Territory. Photographer Steve Pearce has captured the natural phenomenon, saying ’The photos are...
03  décembre     12h00
The week in wildlife - in pictures
Richard Sprenger, Alex Healey, Katie Lamborn and Charlie Phillips    p The best of this week’s wildlife pictures, including sunbathing monkeys, a pygmy possum and a new home for white rhinos p a href https: www.theguardian.com environment gallery 2021 dec 03 the-week-in-wildlife-in-pictures Continue reading... a
    06h31
Anthony Albanese announces Labor’s 2030 emissions target - video
   p Labor leader Anthony Albanese says the party plans to reduce emissions by 43% by 2030 (on 2005 levels) if it wins the next federal election. The target is lower than the number it took to the 2019 election but higher than the Coalition’s goal of 26-28%. Labor says its plan, which includes...
02  décembre     08h04
Lithium mine pits electric cars against sacred Indigenous land - video
   p As the United States turns to electric vehicles, solar and wind for its clean energy transition, the demand for lithium - used in rechargeable batteries - is on the rise. In a remote corner of the Nevada desert sits Thacker Pass, the site of a planned lithium...
01  décembre     10h50
When wild animals escape: could the exotic pet trade be our downfall? - video
   p Exotic pet ownership in the UK has grown 60% since 2000, according to the wildlife charity Born Free. But escaped wild animals are also a growing concern for their potential to spread disease, and the impact an invasive species might have on nature. The Guardian visits BeastWatch, an organisation...