Rhinos saved from the brink of extinction
Should we bring back dead animals? The endangered white rhino could soon be saved from extinction after scientists create embryos in a lab. But some say we shouldn’t get in the way of nature.
Harmful plastics found near Everest summit
Should climbing Everest be banned? Scientists have discovered microplastics near the summit of the tallest mountain in the world. Some say it is time to stop people visiting altogether.
People, animals and art unearthed in Pompeii dig
Were the Ancient Romans just like us? Recent excavations have unearthed two more people frozen in time, taking shelter from the volcano that erupted above the city almost 2,000 years ago.
Killer whales attack as nature fights back
Is nature angry? Groups of orcas have been seen surrounding boats in the Atlantic. To some, it is a sign that the planet is fighting back after years of being treated badly by humans.
Santa visits go virtual as grottos close
Should Santa embrace modern technology? Pre-Christmas visits are cancelled due to lockdown. But video calls mean he can share the festive spirit all the way from the North Pole.
After 3,000 years Tasmanian devils are back!
Should there be more wild animals in the world? Tasmanian devils once roamed the mainland of Australia. Now, after thousands of years on a neighbouring island, they are being reintroduced.
Lockdown brings on love of the outdoors
Should we spend more time outside? After months of lockdown, we have a new appreciation of the outdoors. Research shows that learning to love nature could improve life in unexpected ways.
Rescue workers battle wildfires in the US
Is climate change to blame? Search and rescue operations are underway to help people affected by huge wildfires in the western states of America. Many say global warming is mainly to blame.
‘A million species in danger’, say experts
Is it too late to prevent a sixth mass extinction? A new report from the World Wildlife Fund has warned that humans are destroying nature at a rate that has never been seen before.
The race to save the Great Barrier Reef
For the third time in a decade, the Great Barrier Reef has suffered mass coral bleaching. A recent survey found widespread damage as a result of a hot summer and rising sea temperatures.
Summer holidays back on as lockdown lifts
Are foreign holidays really worth it? Many families are looking forward to heading off on summer trips after the government lifted travel restrictions for more than 50 countries on Friday.
Lockdown brings no respite for rainforest
Is the coronavirus a threat to the rainforest? There may be fewer cars on the road and planes in the sky, but the Amazon is struggling as lockdown encourages increased illegal activity.
Polar ice sheets melting faster than ever
Are melting ice caps our most urgent problem? With ice in Antarctica and Greenland melting faster than ever before, scientists warn of catastrophic consequences if we do not act quickly.
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Zoo celebrates birth of rare baby elephant
Chester Zoo has been working in India on projects helping to protect wild elephants. Its latest arrival should help raise more awareness of the species – and the threats it is facing.
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The koala bear hospital saving fire victims
Hot and dry weather in Australia has made its annual forest fires much worse this year. The country’s favourite animals, koala bears, are being rescued and looked after in special hospitals.