Robin McKie

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03 01 2023 | 18:13

‘There’s been a fundamental change in our planet’: hunt on for spot to mark the start of the Anthropocene epoch

Scientists are to pick a location that sums up the current epoch when Homo sapiens made its mark In a few weeks, geologists will select a site that demonstrates most vividly how humans have changed…

23 12 2022 | 13:45

Despite the hype, we shouldn’t bank on nuclear fusion to save the world from climate catastrophe

Last week’s experiment in the US is promising, but it’s not a magic bullet for our energy needs

29 11 2022 | 06:59

‘We need a breakthrough deal on biodiversity’: can Montreal summit deliver for nature?

In 201o, politicians pledged to halt devastation of Earth’s wildlife. Since then, no progress has been made. And despite glimmers of hope, prospects look grim for next month’s top-level meeting in…

21 11 2022 | 06:50

Five crucial issues in fight to save planet – and what Cop27 did about them

This month’s environmental summit opened as our planet wilts under the impact of climate crisis. Here we examine five key areas and assess what success – if any – was achieved in Egypt

07 08 2022 | 08:39

‘Soon the world will be unrecognisable’: is it still possible to prevent total climate meltdown?

Blistering heatwaves are just the start. We must accept how bad things are before we can head off global catastrophe, according to a leading UK scientist ​​The publication of Bill McGuire’s latest…

02 08 2022 | 12:01

Soon it will be unrecognisable’: total climate meltdown cannot be stopped, says expert

Blistering heatwaves are just the start. We must accept how bad things are before we can head off global catastrophe, according to a leading UK scientist.

13 12 2021 | 06:29

Hot news from two billion years ago: plankton actually moved mountains

Our planet’s geology shaped life on Earth. But now scientists reveal it worked the other way around too The mighty forces that created our planet’s mountains in ancient days got some unexpected…

31 08 2021 | 09:37

It’s now or never: Scientists warn time of reckoning has come for the planet

The IPCC is unequivocal: we must take urgent action to curb global heating and prevent catastrophe. Will our policymakers and the Cop26 conference be up to the task? At the end of the 60s sci-fi…

05 06 2021 | 12:37

Heatwave deaths set to soar as UK summers become hotter.

Met Office warning over impact of global heating prompts calls for action to protect elderly and vulnerable. Britain is failing to protect its vulnerable citizens from the threat of intensifying…

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…