Many bird and animal species ‘not adapting fast enough to climate change’

New research warns slow adaptation is putting ‘a majority of species’ at the risk of extinction

‘Brexit will allow a renewed focus on sustainability and biodiversity’

That’s according to the new Environment Secretary, Theresa Villiers, who made her first official speech yesterday

UV lights ‘can cut rate of birds hitting power lines by 98%’

Ultraviolet wavelengths shone onto cables can illuminate them for birds while remaining invisible to humans

Floating plastic waste ‘can carry invasive species across oceans’

Environmental non-profit Plastic Oceans UK claims items such as old bottles and packaging can act as a raft, enabling a variety of organisms to reach new habitats

Michael Gove: ‘World must reverse nature’s decline in 2020’

The Environment Secretary says there is a political, economic and moral need to improve the state of the planet for future generations

UK aid ‘must be nature positive and steer clear of fossil fuels’

The People and Nature campaign, a major cross-party campaign backed by 28 MPs, has launched in Parliament today

Nearly 600 plant species ‘have gone extinct in the last 250 years’

Researchers suggest this is more than twice the number of other animals that have died out over the same time period

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Average size of animals ‘to plummet as humans drive extinction’

Researchers from the University of Southampton say human-pressures mean the average size of animals on Earth will shrink by a quarter in the next 100 years

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Selfridges cuts palm oil from own-brand offerings

The department store says the milestone has been achieved nine months ahead of the target outlined in its sustainability strategy

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Could interbreeding with aliens help us survive climate change?

A scientist from Oxford University suggests that could already be the case…