Weatherwatch: solar farms with added food

With solar farms in the sunny south of England now being economically viable without subsidy there is disquiet in the shires about them changing the character of the countryside. On less good quality land most solar farms now include grazing for sheep and wildflower areas as part of their proposals […]

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A Somali sengi (or elephant shrew) – a tiny, proboscis-nosed mammal – which for half a century many believed to be lost, has been living quietly in rocky areas of the Horn of Africa Photograph: Steven Heritage/Global Wildlife Conservation/AFP/Getty As dusk falls, a cautious red-sided garter snake moves towards its […]

Scientists create 3D-printed buildings from soil

Scientists have developed a method to 3D-print greener buildings using local soil that they say has the potential to revolutionise the construction industry. The technology is designed to be a sustainable alternative to concrete, which accounts for approximately 7% of carbon dioxide emissions, according to the International Energy Agency. Sarbajit […]