Red-throated diver sees off consortium of energy firms as wind farm plan axed

The red-throated diver has forced three state-backed energy companies to scrap a project to expand the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the London Array.

The floods are having a damaging effect on ecosystems

UK weather: Floods could have devastating environmental impact – as animals drown or die from lack of food

As residents continue to suffer, the environmental devastation is revealed

California opens world's largest solar power farm - as evidence emerges that it leaves birds who fly over 'scorched'

State officials decide benefit of green energy for 140,000 homes outweighs 'significant impacts on environment'

Speaking out: Prince William at the conference last Wednesday

Prince William wants 'all royal ivory destroyed'

There are some 1,200 objects made with ivory in the royal collection. Their possible destruction is welcomed by wildlife campaigners, but not by some art enthusiasts

Storm damage: Police clear fallen masonry from the car in central London

UK weather: Respite at last, but five left dead in storm's wake

A pregnant woman and a minicab driver are among those killed in freak conditions

Lord Stern says that there is more extreme weather to come for the UK if global warming is not tackled

UK weather: Storms are clear sign of climate change and worse to come will lead to conflict and war, says Lord Stern

Leading environmental economist Lord Stern has said the ongoing storms in the UK are just a taste of things to come, warning that failing to tackle global warming could lead to war as hundreds of millions of people are forced to migrate.

Campaigners protest against the illegal trade in wildlife outside the conference venue, Lancaster House in London, yesterday

World leaders say enough is enough on illegal ivory: Agreement to stop wildlife trade hailed as 'watershed' moment

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Storm waves crash over cliffs at Sennen Cove near Lands End

UK weather: Nature shows no mercy to flooded Britain

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UK weather: Billions could drop off the economy as storms continue

With experts warning that some flooded areas of southern Britain could remain underwater until May, and more storms still expected to hit the country before brighter weather returns, the Environment Agency moved to reassure citizens that flooding is unlikely to spead to further parts of the country.

A resident pushes his belongings in Staines-upon-Thames

UK weather: Contaminated floodwaters could lead to norovirus spike

Public health chiefs are braced for a surge in cases of diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach pain caused by bugs in floodwater as sewage spills out of overflowing drains.

Africa's elephant population has dwindled to 500,000 or less as a result of poaching

US launches crack down on Africa's $10bn a year ivory poaching trade

Wildlife advocates are concerned that without forceful global action, elephants and rhinos face extinction

Those who try and stop officials from destroying

Government could force landowners to kill nature’s invaders or face jail

People who try to stop officials exterminating “invasive species” such as parakeets, ruddy ducks and Japanese knotweed on their property should face a prison sentence, under proposals drawn up by the Law Commission.

Interflora and RHS provoke backlash over ‘British-grown’ Ultimate Love Bouquet

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The aggressive breed disrupts food chains and may carry diseases

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