Plants ‘scream’ when being cut

Researchers from Tel Aviv University, Israel, have suggested plants stressed by drought or physical damage may emit high-frequency distress noises

Climate change’s coastal damage ‘could cost UK £12bn a year by 2050’

That’s the warning from the WWF, which highlights that this figure is equivalent to around 0.8% of GDP

Green Climate Fund provides $10m to reduce risk of flooding in Laos

Damages from floods in 2018 were equivalent to 10% of the country’s entire budget for the same year

YouTube launches campaign to plant 20 million trees by 2020

American YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, known as MrBeast, launched the campaign

Mayors call for more powers to tackle environmental emergencies

Labour Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Conservative Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street have said the government must do more to go green and empower local regions to do the same

UK’s historic landscapes ‘risk being severely damaged by changing climate’

An archaeologist from the University of Sheffield has said natural areas such as the Dysynni Valley, the Lake District, Snowdonia and the Orkney Islands could be affected

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