Helena Horton, The Telegraph

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Past articles by Helena:

Lake Windermere could be awarded bathing water status to stop it ‘dying’ from sewage pollution

Discharge from septic tanks is creating blue green algae in England’s largest lake, which can kill dogs and make people seriously ill → Read More

Dramatic stunts that changed the world as Greenpeace celebrates its 50th anniversary

Greenpeace has carried out dramatic stunts since it was first created 50 years ago which have led to the ban of commercial whaling and blocking toxic fluid from a Spanish pipe → Read More

Chris Packham on Britain's 10 most endangered species and how you can help save them

From feathered friends to furry critters, some of Britain's best-loved countryside friends could be facing extinction. Here wildlife expert Chris Packham advises how you can do your bit to save our four legged and flying pals → Read More

Carrie Johnson’s charity in 'world first' elephants rewilding project

The Aspinall Foundation is flying 13 elephants – Mrs Johnson’s favourite animal – from Kent to Kenya → Read More

Tomatoes and lavender at risk of decimation by foreign pests, RHS warns gardeners

The horticulture charity is announcing a new plant health chief → Read More

EU accused of 'land grab' by fishermen as they increase use of 'destructive' fly-shooting boats in UK waters

Fishing groups have said fly-shooting, where whole shoals of fish are encircled by nets, will be the next scandal → Read More

Urban beehive craze means city-dwelling insects are running out of nectar

Households and businesses have started keeping bees to be eco-friendly - but Buglife has warned the craze has spiralled out of control → Read More

48 of Prince Philip's greatest quotes and funny moments

The Duke of Edinburgh was always known for speaking his mind → Read More

Celebrity dog cropping trend faces crackdown as government considers 5 year jail sentences for 'mutilators'

Many celebrities own the dogs, which are mutilated in order to look more fearsome → Read More

World’s first lab-grown caviar developed in Britain as luxury product goes fish-free

Because so much of it can be made in a short time, it will likely be significantly less expensive than traditional caviar → Read More

Exclusive: Carrie Symonds' charity launches bid to rescue sick Bristol Zoo lion languishing in Tehran

Many big cats have died at the zoo, and now a lion from Bristol Zoo has fallen unwell → Read More

Britain's 'Tiger King' could live on your road as it is revealed 300 dangerous big cats kept as pets

The government is facing calls to ban keeping dangerous wild animals as pets → Read More

Exclusive: Family heirlooms and House of Lords robes to be exempt from fur ban

Government insiders said the ban will allow peers to keep their ermine robes and families to hand down fur coats → Read More

Almost all pheasant sold in UK contains toxic lead, study finds

BBC presenter Chris Packham has been campaigning against lead shot → Read More

Spinach taught how to send emails in MIT study that could help warn of climate change

Plants are far better than man-made instruments at detecting differences in the soil → Read More

Social media trend for multicoloured dogs is creating 'extreme' breeds with lifetime of problems

Lilac and Merle colours, as well as dogs that are bred to resemble toads, are among those in the new trend → Read More

Royal Forestry Society urges grey squirrel cull in the wake of more than £1bn of woodland damage

Members have named the furry rodent as the number-one threat to their broadleaf woods → Read More

York and Leeds set to flood as melting snow and heavy rain cause perfect storm

Yorkshire cities are expected to face the brunt of bad weather next week → Read More

Celebrity dog seller says ear cropping is so they don't get ripped during fights as government considers ban

The dog vendor imports its "protection dogs" with cropped ears from abroad to sell to celebrities → Read More

Tower of London's 'Queen' raven missing and feared dead

Merlina was a favourite of the Ravenmaster, who looks after the birds → Read More