The Union Of Concerned Scientists studied the ‘well to wheel’ conundrum and came up with the following conclusion: “We found that battery electric cars generate half the emissions of the average comparable gasoline car, even when pollution from battery manufacturing is accounted for.”

  Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough may be separated greatly by age and experience, but both have arguably done more in the past year than a(...)

A cushion star  in Poor Knights marine reserve  off New Zealand

The move by Minister for the Marine Michael Creed to exclude large fishing trawlers from Ireland’s coastal seas is great news for the conservation of (...)

The Irish baby born today: the First World problem of ‘where will I go on my holidays?’ may be replaced by ‘where is my next meal coming from?’ Photograph: Getty

A new report depicts an ever-depleting natural world, with huge implications for the coming generation. What will their lives be like? Life-supp(...)

Hanna Ardehn in Swedish crime drama Quicksand. Photograph: Johan Paulin/Netflix

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Season 2 From April 5th Kiernan Shipka in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Season 2. Photograph: Di(...)

“I’ve been snotted on by a whale, I’ve tasted it, and I’m a very happy man,” crows Chris Packham at the end of the first broadcast of Blue Planet Live(...)

Netflix co-founder and chief executive Reed Hastings. The company spends about  €1 billion a year on technology and  €8.8 billion on content. Photograph: Ore Huiying/Getty Images for Netflix

There’s no business like show business, particularly for Netflix. It might have started out as a tech company, but it’s increasingly out to convince t(...)

By 2050 there will be roughly 12 billion tonnes of plastic litter in landfills and the environment.

Trying to live sustainably can sometimes feel like an uphill trek without one clear-cut path to the mountaintop. Often a product that might be environ(...)

Catherine Cleary with some of her plastic-free purchases. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is a muscle memory for opening the lid on a glass milk bottle. You press down with your thumb firmly enough to dimple the foil but gently enough(...)

A scene from BBC’s “Blue Planet”. The merged wildlife streaming service will be owned by Discovery, with the BBC licensing its entire library of natural history programming, including those presented by David Attenborough

The BBC and Discovery, the US media group, have struck a deal to pool their vast natural history and wildlife programming libraries in a new global su(...)

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It   is extraordinarily dense and only accessible on foot

Trekking mountain gorillas is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It instantly evokes David Attenborough’s remarkable interactions in dense forests, or t(...)

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