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Conrad Gorinsky obituary

Conrad Gorinsky obituary

Ethnobiologist who became an authority on the medical use of tropical plants but was accused of trying to exploit Amazon tribesAs a long-standing supporter of the rights of indigenous peoples, Conrad
World losing area of forest the size of the UK each year, report finds

World losing area of forest the size of the UK each year, report finds

Chance of ending deforestation by 2030 seems lower than when pledge was made five years agoDeforestation: damage goes far beyond AmazonAn area of forest the size of the UK is being lost every year
Jane Goodall Keeps Going, With a Lot of Hope (and a Bit of Whiskey)

Jane Goodall Keeps Going, With a Lot of Hope (and a Bit of Whiskey)

During her girlhood, Tarzan was her role model. When she realized how chimpanzee habitats were being destroyed, she turned into a crusader. At 85, she’s still preaching.
Jane Goodall Keeps Going, With a Lot of Hope (and a Bit of Whiskey)

Jane Goodall Keeps Going, With a Lot of Hope (and a Bit of Whiskey)

During her girlhood, Tarzan was her role model. When she realized how chimpanzee habitats were being destroyed, she turned into a crusader. At 85, she’s still preaching.
Scientists Succeed in Creating Northern White Rhino Embryos

Scientists Succeed in Creating Northern White Rhino Embryos

The species is down to just two animals worldwide, both of them female.
Scientists use IVF procedures to help save near-extinct rhinos

Scientists use IVF procedures to help save near-extinct rhinos

Two embryos have been created in an attempt to rescue northern white rhinosScientists have successfully created two embryos of the near-extinct northern white rhino in a landmark effort to save the
'Chaos, chaos, chaos': a journey through Bolsonaro's Amazon inferno

'Chaos, chaos, chaos': a journey through Bolsonaro's Amazon inferno

A 2,000km road and river odyssey in Brazil reveals consensus from all sides: Bolsonaro has ushered in a new age of wreckingFrom afar it resembles a tornado: an immense grey column shooting thousands
Country diary: this stone is a tabernacle of folk memory

Country diary: this stone is a tabernacle of folk memory

Lledr valley, Snowdonia: Birdsong scatters like elegies here where once an old woman screamed her cursesThis split rock with the wizened rowan growing from its cleft – I was first made aware of it by
Amazon fires are a shameful indictment of our lust for excess

Amazon fires are a shameful indictment of our lust for excess

The flames engulfing the world’s biggest rainforest are a human tragedy as well as an environmental one. We are all to blameThe scale of the devastation caused by the wildfires still raging in the
Amazon fires are 'true apocalypse', says Brazilian archbishop

Amazon fires are 'true apocalypse', says Brazilian archbishop

Erwin Kräutler says he expects next month’s papal synod to denounce destruction of rainforestThe fires in the Amazon are a “true apocalypse”, according to a Brazilian archbishop who expects next
Picturesque view of Bristol's Clifton Bridge ‘under threat’

Picturesque view of Bristol's Clifton Bridge ‘under threat’

Conservationists say Avon gorge crossing would obscure one of area’s defining imagesA spectacular view of Bristol’s Clifton suspension bridge, one of England’s most recognisable historic landmarks and
Global food producers 'failing to face up to role' in climate crisis

Global food producers 'failing to face up to role' in climate crisis

Report urges meat, dairy and seafood companies to address impact of industry’s deforestation, use of antibiotics and emissions The world’s biggest producers of meat, dairy and seafood are failing to
'It's scary': wildlife selfies harming animals, experts warn

'It's scary': wildlife selfies harming animals, experts warn

Concern in New Zealand that trend of taking photographs with penguins and other creatures is having impact on feeding, breeding and birth ratesAt the International Penguin Conference in New Zealand,
Berlin zoo celebrates rare birth of panda twins

Berlin zoo celebrates rare birth of panda twins

Meng Meng delivered two cubs, which must eventually be returned to ChinaBerlin zoo has said its resident panda Meng Meng has delivered twins, the first time one of the endangered animals has given
National Trust membership tops 5.5 million

National Trust membership tops 5.5 million

The charity also spent a record £148m on conservation and restoration in 2018/19National Trust membership has climbed above 5.5 million in a record-breaking year for conservation spending.The charity
Amazon fires 'extraordinarily concerning', warns UN biodiversity chief

Amazon fires 'extraordinarily concerning', warns UN biodiversity chief

Biodiversity chief calls for countries to unite to halt rapid degradation of natureThe fires in the Amazon are “extraordinarily concerning” for the planet’s natural life support systems, the head of
Salmon farming in the Beagle Channel enters troubled waters | Hannah Summers

Salmon farming in the Beagle Channel enters troubled waters | Hannah Summers

Victory for community concerned about the industry’s environmental costs strengthens calls for shakeup of rules along Chilean coastA growing wave of resistance to the expansion of salmon farms along
Burning issue: how fashion's love of leather is fuelling the fires in the Amazon

Burning issue: how fashion's love of leather is fuelling the fires in the Amazon

Beef and soya aren’t the sole culprits – our demand for shoes, belts and handbags is driving rainforest destruction. It’s time for consumers to wake upThe level of destruction is almost impossible to
Amazon's indigenous warriors take on invading loggers and ranchers

Amazon's indigenous warriors take on invading loggers and ranchers

Under threat from fire, deforestation and Bolsonaro, Xikrin people take matters into own hands Threatened by fire, deforestation and invasion, the Xikrin people of the northern Amazon are fighting
The number of species on Earth is uncountable

The number of species on Earth is uncountable

Some scientists estimate around 2 million animal and plant species inhabit Earth. Others approximate around 8 million. Bug experts note there are probably some 5.5 million insects species alone. One