Robin McKie

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11 01 2021 | 13:08

Child labour, toxic leaks: the price we could pay for a greener future.

Our mission to create cleaner living using natural resources could itself cause widespread environmental harm, scientists now warn

16 11 2020 | 07:33

Antarctica is Earth's one virus-free continent: science fights to keep it that way.

The giant land is the only place on Earth not touched by Covid. A British team is on a mission to protect it while also doing vital research Rothera on Adelaide Island, the British Antarctic Survey’…

14 10 2020 | 07:58

Greta Thunberg: ‘Only people like me dare ask tough questions on climate’

The activist discusses a new film that follows her life and the role autism played in her journey from troubled child to eco champion.

07 09 2020 | 09:29

Rampant destruction of forests ‘will unleash more pandemics’.

Researchers to tell UN that loss of biodiversity enables rapid spread of new diseases from animals to humans. Scientists are to warn world leaders that increasing numbers of deadly new pandemics…

16 08 2020 | 09:58

Is this the end for ‘king coal’ in Britain?

As the black stuff burnt in the UK plummets to a level not seen since the early steam age, we trace its long, deep history and the problems left in its wake. Britain achieved an unlikely status as a…

03 08 2020 | 07:21

The Methuselah tree and the secrets of Earth’s oldest organisms

The 5,000-year-old bristlecone pine in California is a vivid example of how resourceful and resilient life can be. As old-timers go, the Methuselah tree in California’s White Mountains takes some…