Tag: Rural environments
Tragic polar expedition remembered 100 years on
Robert Falcon Scott raced through icy blizzards to reach the South Pole – only to discover he had been beaten to it. Three months later, he was dead. But why does his legend live on?
Big cat investigation launched after deer deaths
Two mangled deer carcasses found in Gloucestershire are being tested for feline DNA. Are wild panthers, pumas and leopards really on the prowl in peaceful Britain?
Giant ice cube to fight climate change in Mongolia
Scientists in Ulan Bator are trying a radical new technique to keep the city cool during its boiling summers: constructing one of the world’s biggest blocks of ice.
Major blow is struck in battle of country v city
Campaigners claim an important victory over the British government after protestors force parliament to table a debate on plans for a high-speed rail link.
East Africa hit by returning drought and famine
The United Nations believes 10 million people are at risk from lack of food and water in the Horn of Africa. Lack of rain has left crops failing and livestock dead.