Frontrunner to succeed Merkel ‘sorry’ for joking amid fresh German floods

More flash-floods have devastated towns in Austria, Bavaria and eastern Germany, as the frontrunner to replace the chancellor, Angela Merkel, was forced to apologise after


London floods: ‘We had water gushing at us from all angles’

It was the speed of the flooding that really scared Joseph Wilkins. The manager of Trailer Happiness, a basement bar in Portobello Road in Notting


The Return: a family reconnects with the Amazon as Covid threatens their village – video

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Troubled waters: what’s causing the mystery foam in a Jakarta canal?

The froth has spilled out of a canal in Marunda repeatedly over recent years, but the exact cause is unknown A blanket of thick, snow-like


Ardern says climate crisis is ‘life or death’ as New Zealand landmark report calls for sweeping changes

Climate Commission recommends shift to electric cars, large-scale agricultural reform and an end to reliance on gas in homes New Zealand has been handed a


Cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals sinks off Sri Lanka

A cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals has sunk off Sri Lanka’s west coast, and tonnes of plastic pellets have fouled the country’s rich fishing

Wildlife World

Sharp rise in Florida manatee deaths as algal blooms hasten food depletion

Environmental groups in Florida are warning that unusually high numbers of manatee deaths in the first five months of the year, blamed in part on

Business World

The $3bn bargain: how China dominates Pacific mining, logging and fishing

One country dominates the Pacific’s resources extraction. Guardian analysis of trade data has revealed that China received more than half the total tonnes of seafood,

Science Wildlife World

Bees give me a sense of calm: discovering nature in my back garden

Lockdown started, or reignited, a love of nature in many people. The RSPB reported a 70% increase in visitors to its website during the first