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Past articles by Olivia:

Cold weather puts Scottish grouse breed in danger of extinction

‘Worrying’ decline causes capercaillie numbers to drop below 1,000 for the first time, with risk the bird could die out in years ahead → Read More

Birds with avian flu are dying in the streets of Cornwall

Dog walkers warned to avoid hundreds of the dead animals washed up on beaches → Read More

Green belt under threat as more protected countryside is offered for development

Research found since last year, there has been a 21 per cent increase in land London and Home Counties councils are planning to build on → Read More

BBC loophole leaves Chris Packham free to praise hunt saboteurs

Countryside Alliance launches petition to stop what they call the ‘gaslighting’ of viewers by letting the presenter dodge impartiality rules → Read More

Record-breaking heat 'will be the norm by 2035'

Met Office analysis suggests an average summer in central Europe by 2100 will be over 4C hotter than it was in the pre-industrial era → Read More

France accuses Britain of using the Channel as a sewage ‘dumping ground’

Euro MPs from En Marche party say they are ‘concerned about negative consequences for the quality of the seas we share’ → Read More

Sewage pours into wild swimming hotspot months after bathers were warned away

River Wharfe near Ilkley polluted by untreated sewage this week from Yorkshire Water outflow → Read More

Lake Windermere is ‘as toxic as cobra venom’ owing to sewage pollution

Tests show levels of blue-green algae at the Lake District tourism hotspot are higher than recommended, posing ‘a massive health risk’ → Read More

Sewage now pollutes every single beach between Brighton and Hastings

Heading to the south coast for a summer break? You might struggle to find somewhere clean to swim → Read More

Half of all lightning strikes this year have been recorded since Sunday, Met Office says

Britain is being battered by summer thunderstorms after weeks of dry weather but data suggests they are becoming less common in the UK → Read More

Monty Don says BBC must stop pandering to ‘gardening mafia’

He says traditional viewers just want to show off their knowledge and Gardeners' World needs to attract a younger audience of renters → Read More

Heat-pump rollout at risk of delay, amid fears of crackdown on crucial gas

Gases central to both heat pumps and air conditioning are set to be phased out more quickly than previously planned → Read More

Bumblebees feel pain too, and their rights ‘should be protected’

Insects traditionally viewed as ‘unfeeling robots’ in the world of science - but a new study suggests bees are an exception → Read More

Temperature record set to fall – and ‘heat dome’ will keep the scorching days coming

Experts warn that continued high temperatures and dry weather could lead to health risks and restrictions on water use → Read More

Britain braced for national heatwave emergency

Ministers drawing up unprecedented plan to manage soaring temperatures, as health warning issued indicating a 'danger to life' → Read More

Pet owners caught without dog mess bags could face £100 fine

Council wardens in Nottinghamshire will ask owners to show evidence of their 'means to pick up' waste → Read More

Dirty rivers could lead to a wave of legal action

New watchdog is investigating Environment Secretary, Environment Agency and Ofwat for failing to prevent widespread dumping of raw sewage → Read More

‘Blood rain’ on the way as red Saharan dust cloud mixes with thunderstorms

Weather warnings as red or orange rain expected amid downpours, lightning, strong winds and hail → Read More

Raymond Blanc hotel accused of ‘ecological vandalism’ after razing wildflower meadow

Villagers criticise ‘pointless destruction’ as field cut despite ‘no mow May’ to preserve wildflowers → Read More

Lobsters are being deformed and left unable to swim because of undersea cables

Study warns the animal is three times more likely to have a reduced tail, eye defects or swollen body when exposed to electromagnetic fields → Read More