The sperm whale's stomach contained plastic bags and fishing nets
Over 1 million square miles of sea have been protected over the course of 2015 so far
Plastic can kill turtles by cutting a hole in their stomach or blocking the gut
Repairing or improving flood defences is so expensive that areas of countryside which are still under water could be deserted, says Environment Agency
'You saved yourself, but I will make a lot of trouble for you,' Coast Official told the captain after he left the ship
Houses been swept into the sea over night as the biggest tidal surge in 60 years hit the east coast. The Environment Agency has urged people to remain vigilant as the high tides continue through the night
It remains nothing more than a dot on the rugby horizon – the 2015 World Cup, that is – and pretty much anything could happen in the 664 days between here and there. The club-versus-union conflict could send the whole of the European game into meltdown (perfectly possible); New Zealand could hit a bad patch (it has to happen sometime, surely); the Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie could decide that his predecessor was right all along and chuck Quade Cooper out on his ear (barely conceivable on latest evidence, admittedly).
The multi-record holding batsman is to call time on his first class career at international level
'I loved About Time and wished there were more light films of this type'
Scientists have warned that climate change has sent the health of oceans "spiralling downward" faster than previously thought.
Kiribati man begs New Zealand court to let him stay as there is ‘no future’ with rising seas
The Grace satellite measures tiny fluctuations of the Earth’s gravity field resulting from the loss of ice into the sea
The far-future Earth will be very hostile to life, says expert
Both the northern and southern hemispheres experienced the warmest temperatures for both land and sea
Climate change may be intensifying the natural cycle and may prolong it, says expert, but it is too early to say