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  • 'It's a no-brainer': are hydrogen cars the future? January 20, 2018
    Inventor Hugo Spowers has a dream: to replace today’s cars with his own hydrogen prototype. Is the world ready?In the mid-1990s, Hugo Spowers ran a Formula Three racing team. At the time, motorsport was in the pocket of big tobacco. Every weekend, Formula One cars emblazoned with cigarette brands – Marlboro, Camel, Silk Cut – […]
    Oliver Franklin-Wallis
  • Vancouver aquarium won't keep whales or dolphins captive after public outcry January 20, 2018
    Canada aquarium has announced it will end the practice of keeping cetaceans in captivity, after pressure from the publicFor years the Vancouver aquarium fended off pressure from animal right activists, local government and residents, arguing instead that whales and dolphins were central to its mission. But this week the tourist attraction gave in to public […]
    Ashifa Kassam in Toronto
  • Why do supermarkets sell organic products wrapped in non-cyclable plastic? January 20, 2018
    We find organic mushrooms in non-recyclable trays next to plain veg in compostable wrappingMy environmentally conscious wife Clare is the keenest recycler possible. She even collects and recycles the silver milk bottle tops that I tend to chuck out. But when it comes to organic food she’s furious. Why? Because she finds it is the […]
    Miles Brignall
  • Thai police arrest notorious wildlife trafficking suspect January 20, 2018
    Exclusive: Boonchai Bach allegedly ran tusk and horn smuggling route from AfricaPolice in Thailand have arrested one of the world’s most notorious wildlife traffickers, allegedly involved in the smuggling thousands of tonnes of elephant tusks and rhino horns from Africa to Asia, the Guardian has learned. Boonchai Bach, who goes by multiple aliases including Bach […]
    Oliver Holmes
  • Country diary: the marshes are teeming with waders January 20, 2018
    Keyhaven, Hampshire: The brent geese feeding on the grassland are restless, but not because of the people walking along the skyline above themThe mudflats are still, but first impressions are deceptive. On a grey, raw day, we stop on the bridge across the Avon Water as it enters the Keyhaven Marshes. The tide is out, […]