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  • Households to be paid for daytime green electricity use during lockdown 5th April 2020
    Fall in energy use combined with bright, breezy weather leads to lowest electricity prices in 10 yearsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus latest – at a glanceThousands of British homes will be paid to use electricity during the day for the first time, as wind and solar projects produce a surge in clean […]
  • Scottish fruit farmers recruit thousands of locals to save harvest 5th April 2020
    Students and laid-off bar and restaurant workers given jobs as pickers after urgent appeal Scottish fruit farmers have solved a recruitment crisis that could have resulted in this year’s harvest of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries being destroyed.Several thousand people, including students and restaurant and bar workers laid off because of the coronavirus outbreak, have taken […]
  • Smarty plants: are our vegetable cousins more intelligent than we realise? 5th April 2020
    Plants can learn, memorise information and communicate. Perhaps we humans are not as special as we would like to thinkI had hoped to interview the plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso at his laboratory at the University of Florence. I picture it as a botanical utopia: a place where flora is respected for its awareness and intelligence; […]
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  • Carbon offsetting is controversial, but unfortunately we need it 2nd April 2020
    As an environmentalist, I’m not a big fan of offsetting. Not only does it probably lead to increased pollution, absolving us of responsibility for our emissions, but carbon credits have also been notoriously poor at actually delivering the carbon reductions they claim. I’ve not set foot on a plane since 2011 as I struggle to […]
  • What is COVID-19 teaching us about solving the climate crisis? 1st April 2020
    COVID-19 has rapidly changed the world we live in, as governments rightly prioritise our safety and wellbeing and ask us all to stay home. One of the upshots, for those of us lucky enough to be well, is that we now have plenty of time to reflect. I’m sure I’m not the only one who […]
  • Will the government be able to keep its promise to radically shift transport policy? 31st March 2020
    The UK’s transport sector has not stepped up to the plate in cutting carbon emissions to date, with a meagre 4.5 per cent reduction in its emissions since 1990, compared to 63 per cent in the power sector. Its performance has been lower than every other sector in the UK. Policies like freezing fuel duty, […]
RSS Rural affairs | The Guardian
  • Scottish fruit farmers recruit thousands of locals to save harvest 5th April 2020
    Students and laid-off bar and restaurant workers given jobs as pickers after urgent appeal Scottish fruit farmers have solved a recruitment crisis that could have resulted in this year’s harvest of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries being destroyed.Several thousand people, including students and restaurant and bar workers laid off because of the coronavirus outbreak, have taken […]
  • Grouse shoots scrapped as heather burning is banned on moors 4th April 2020
    Torching heather, popular with gamekeepers but bad for the environment, is now outlawed in several upland areas of northern EnglandThe controversial practice of setting heather-covered moorland on fire – often carried out by gamekeepers to create more attractive habitats for grouse – is now banned on more than 30 major tracts of land in northern […]
  • Country diary: carrion crows construct their high-rise abode 3rd April 2020
    Langstone, Hampshire: The pair get to work high in the canopy, preparing their nest and seeing off predatorsSpurred into action by the spring sunshine, our resident carrion crows have one thing on their minds. Just as they’ve done for the past five years, this pair have begun to build on the foundations of last year’s […]

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  • Big Oil is using the coronavirus pandemic to push through the Keystone XL pipeline | Bill McKibben 5th April 2020
    The oil industry saw its opening and moved with breathtaking speed to take advantage of this momentI’m going to tell you the single worst story I’ve heard in these past few horrid months, a story that combines naked greed, political influence peddling, a willingness to endanger innocent human beings, utter blindness to one of the […]
  • Rescuing the Great Barrier Reef: how much can be saved, and how can we do it? 4th April 2020
    As global heating makes coral bleaching a regular event, scientists are urgently seeking ways to help the world’s biggest reef surviveWhen coral scientist Dr Zoe Richards left the Great Barrier Reef’s Lizard Island in late January, she was feeling optimistic.Richards is a taxonomist. Since 2011 she has recorded and monitored 245 coral species at 14 […]
  • Australia’s path to net-zero emissions lies in rapid, stimulus-friendly steps 3rd April 2020
    The opportunity to meet the target by 2035 is within our grasp – thanks to much cheaper technology – but we must be readyNearly two years ago, ClimateWorks Australia set out to test whether the implied goal agreed by world leaders at the Paris climate conference – cutting greenhouse gas emissions to “net zero” by […]

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