UK weather: coldest night of winter as mercury drops to -11C

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Weather Snow and ice alert as Braemar in Scotland is hit by lowest temperature in UK since 2012 Deer graze in the snow near Auchallater in Braemar, Scotland, where the mercury plunged to almost -15C. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty The lowest temperature in the Läs mer…

Murray-Darling Basin royal commission report finds gross maladministration

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Murray-Darling Basin South Australian report also finds negligence and unlawful actions in drawing up multi-billion-dollar deal to save river system South Australia has released the royal commission’s report into the Murray Darling Basin, pictured here at Louth in NSW. Photograph: Mike Bowers/The Guardian The Läs mer…

Shark attacks around world fell by about one-quarter in 2018

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sharks Four fatalities recorded, with the US and Australia experiencing the most attacks There were 66 confirmed, unprovoked attacks by sharks on humans in 2018, Florida researchers say. Photograph: Dave Fleetham/Getty Images The number of shark attacks around the world fell by about one-quarter Läs mer…

Monarch butterfly population wintering in Mexico increases 144%

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Butterflies Monarch production will not be replicated next year, experts warn, as above average temperatures will cause problems ‘Once in Mexican territory, the butterflies occupied an area that gives us a lot of hope for the future,’ said Andrew Rhodes. Photograph: Joel Sartore/NG/Getty Images Läs mer…

Photos reveal Queensland cotton farms full of water while Darling River runs dry

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Murray-Darling Basin Over the border in NSW, the Barwon and Darling rivers are a series of muddy pools, and fish are dying Photographs taken by Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick of cotton farms on the Moonie River in southern Queensland. The South Australian royal Läs mer…

Star pupils: students inspire key study on alarming starfish decline

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Marine life Virus outbreak among sea stars coincided with warm waters, researchers found after sixth graders held fundraiser for survey Thousands of sunflower sea stars swarm Croker Rock near Croker Island, located in the Indian Arm fjord, north of Vancouver, British Columbia, on 9 Läs mer…

Josh Frydenberg defends Coalition's climate record as he faces challenge in Kooyong

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Josh Frydenberg Treasurer says climate change is real and Scott Morrison’s government takes emissions reduction ‘very seriously’ Josh Frydenberg is facing a challenge from long-time Liberal and now independent Oliver Yates. Photograph: Stefan Postles/AAP Josh Frydenberg has defended the Coalition’s record on climate change Läs mer…

The miracle method for sustainable rice that scientists dismissed | John Vidal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Food security A technique developed by a Jesuit priest is producing bigger harvests – and reducing emissions of a crop responsible for 1.5% of greenhouse gases Kriengkrai Chanpeng from Warin Chamrap district with his large crop of jasmine rice, grown without flooding the soil. Läs mer…

Toxic smog forces Bangkok to close hundreds of schools

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Thailand Thai capital has been shrouded in murky haze for weeks, forcing residents to don masks and sparking criticism of government The sunset is seen during a poor air quality day in Bangkok. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters Toxic smog forced Bangkok authorities to issue an Läs mer…

It's time to 'take out' environment ministers who fail on climate, says Oliver Yates

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics The long-time Liberal party member wants to take on Josh Frydenberg to start a people power campaign Oliver Yates, the former chief executive of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, is preparing to run as an independent against Josh Frydenberg in the Melbourne Läs mer…

'The river is dying': the vast ecological cost of Brazil's mining disasters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brazil ’The river is dying’: the vast ecological cost of Brazil’s mining disasters Water resources are tapped with often reckless abandon and poor regulation. And it looks set to go on under new president Firefighters look for victims of a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Läs mer…

'Alone in the darkness': life for Liberia's fishermen – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The threat of poaching by foreign trawlers has eased for the nation’s 33,000 local fishermen, who are hauling in the rewards of a coastguard crackdown Photographs: Nicole Schafer/Sea Shepherd Robertsport is one of four coastal towns in Liberia that are home to the nation’s Läs mer…

Dutch man's epic 89,000km drive proves electric cars are viable in Australia

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars By driving such extreme distances, Wiebe Wakker hopes to bust Australian anxieties about electric vehicles Wiebe Wakker at a wildlife crossing during his drive around Australia in his electric car. The Dutch man has driven 89,000km from Amsterdam to Läs mer…

White gold: the unstoppable rise of alternative milks

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The long read White gold: the unstoppable rise of alternative milks Illustration: Lee Martin/Guardian Design How wellness upstarts spoiled milk’s healthy reputation – and built a billion-dollar industry from juicing oats and nuts. By Oliver Franklin-Wallis Main image: Illustration: Lee Martin/Guardian Design In the Läs mer…

Elites' response to climate change must be fair, says EU official

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; European commission Gilets jaunes’ anger shows that companies must do their bit, says Frans Timmermans Yellow vest protesters were confronted by their foulard rouge (red scarf) critics in Paris on Sunday. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images The rise of the gilets jaunes protest movement requires Läs mer…