Voices elephants in rain

Protecting habitat and engaging the local community are crucial for both rhinos and elephants, says Christian Lambrechts, the managing director of Rhino Ark

Fate of the rainforest is 'irreversible'

A third of the Amazonian 'carbon sink' is doomed whether or not emissions are cut, Copenhagen conference is told

Reptile loss threatens global biodiversity

More than a fifth of the world's reptiles are threatened with extinction, a new method of monitoring the fortunes of groups of species revealed today.

Ground-level ozone pollution to increase

Ground-level ozone pollution is contributing to hundreds of deaths a year in the UK - and climate change could help make the situation worse, a report from the Royal Society warned today.

Founding father of the internet opens new web foundation

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a key figure in the formation of the World Wide Web, has announced the creation of a new group to advance a "free and open" internet.

Swamped by developers, but now there is hope for the Everglades

Return to the state of nature planned for Florida's unique 'River of Grass'

The Hacker: Fighting for scraps at the lower end of the food chain

My esteemed colleague Peter Corrigan has highlighted the furore that has developed since golf's governing body Congu decreed that matchplay competitions should be played off full handicap difference.

Simon Carr: No wonder we are in such a sorry state

Here's a brilliant example of the sort of society we live in. Perfect, in its way. It's so boring that we never willingly focus on it.

Revealed: polluting impact of humans on the oceans

Almost every part of the world's oceans has been tainted to some extent by the destructive footprint of human activity, whether it is from overfishing and pollution or commercial shipping and coastal development.

Urban gardener, Cleve West: Waste not, want not

"So how exactly do you go about using night soil at your allotment?" said Rick, a dour but thoughtful Yorkshireman who occasionally gets mistaken for the actor Sean Bean. A man of few words, his standard response ("everyone looks like Sean Bean up here") usually comes after a long, wistful pause. Gasping for breath, and looking down a steep slope to Red Tarn from Swirral Edge (near Ullswater) I told him I'd be in a better state to answer him properly when we got to the top of Helvellyn.

MBA finance modules: Should qualified accountants be exempt?

You are a qualified accountant with an ambition to become chief executive. To make the grade, you'll need to learn more about general business strategy but don't see the value of sitting in on finance classes that tell you what you already know. How will schools react to this?

Cooper Brown: He's Out There

'Our hosts were both very big in the City and were leading this hedonistic, extravagant lifestyle'

Coral reefs may start to dissolve in 30 years

SCIENTISTS ARE predicting that coral reefs could start to dissolve within 30 years as rising carbon dioxide levels make the seas more acidic.
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