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Are your houseplants bad for the environment?

Image copyright Getty Images Cultivating an indoor plant is thought to have positive effects on mental health and wellbeing, and a snap of a succulent is a sure way to get some Instagram likes. But just how green are your fingers? From cutting down on “plant miles” to reusing plastic pots, British gardeners, botanists and […]

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Sir David Attenborough says fixed-term parliaments lead to lack of climate focus

Image copyright PA Media The UK’s fixed-term parliaments could see politicians failing to prioritise climate change, veteran naturalist Sir David Attenborough has suggested. He told the first citizens’ assembly on climate having a five-year government leads to a lack of long-term planning. The 110-strong assembly in Birmingham will meet over four weekends to examine options […]

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Wales a haven for wildlife – but for how long?

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Elk, wolves, wild boar, lynx, brown bear and auroch once inhabited Wales but are now extinct From slugs to spiders and bees to bottlenose dolphins – Wales is proving a haven for many species. Its varied landscape and mild climate make Wales among Europe’s “best wildlife-watching secrets”, according to the […]

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Space cookies: First food baked in space by astronauts

Image copyright NASAImage caption Tests are being carried out to determine whether the cookies are safe to eat Chocolate chip cookies have become the first food to be baked in space in a first-of-its-kind experiment. Astronauts baked the cookies in a special zero-gravity oven at the International Space Station (ISS) last month. Sealed in individual […]