‘Unusual mortality’: the plight of Florida’s manatees – in pictures | Environment

[ad_1] A diver from Sea & Shoreline, a Florida-based aquatic restoration firm, scrubs algae from exclusion cages in the Crystal River. The cages allow seagrass to develop mature roots before manatees eat it. As in Indian River Lagoon, land development and pollution fuelled algal blooms that smothered the eelgrass manatees eat. A community organisation, Save … Read more

Imagining the climate-proof home in the US: using the least energy possible from the cleanest sources | US news

[ad_1] Dealing with the climate crisis involves the overhauling of many facets of life, but few of these changes will feel as tangible and personal as the transformation required within the home. The 128m households that dot America gobble up energy for heating, cooling and lighting, generating around 20% of all the planet-heating emissions produced … Read more

We should blame men for the climate crisis | Letters

[ad_1] Arwa Mahdawi claims that men are not responsible for climate change (Don’t blame men for the climate crisis – we should point the finger at corporations, 27 July). This lets men off the hook a little too lightly. Not only are they the instigators of the ruinous Industrial Revolution, which led to the vast … Read more

Don’t tar all men with the climate crisis brush | Letters

[ad_1] With reference to Lucy Ellmann’s starkly eloquent letter (We should blame men for the climate crisis, 29 July), I have spent 30 years teaching secondary geography pupils that we don’t use the term “manmade” any more – it’s gender-biased. We should use “anthropogenic” instead. It also makes you sound cleverer. I’m not sure that … Read more

Bike broke mountains: high-speed sports are destroying the Lake District’s fells | Cycling

[ad_1] I applaud the work of Fix the Fells (Lake District in peril due to climate emergency and influx of pandemic walkers, 18 August), but as a regular fellwalker I fear that much of their work is being undone by the influx of Lycra-clad mountain bikers carrying their expensive machines to the top of Helvellyn, … Read more

How to make your garden more sustainable | Gardening advice

[ad_1] Trying to do the right thing when it comes to the environment can seem daunting. The wonderful thing about gardening, however, is that we can make a real difference. Here are some simple ways to make your plot more sustainable – and more beautiful, too. Unlike, say, energy-intensive power tools, some of the contributors … Read more

‘A combination of failures:’ why 3.6m pounds of nuclear waste is buried under a popular California beach | Nuclear waste

[ad_1] More than 2 million visitors flock each year to California’s San Onofre state beach, a dreamy slice of coastline just north of San Diego. The beach is popular with surfers, lies across one of the largest Marine Corps bases in the Unites States and has a 10,000-year-old sacred Native American site nearby. It even … Read more