“As a young farmer, this sale was of great importance because landowners like the National Trust offer the opportunity for someone like me to begin their farming career on one of the most iconic farms in our area, and gain knowledge not only of how to be a successful farmer, but also how to manage the precious ecosystems which Thorneythwaite supports. … [Read more...] about Teenage farmer attacks National Trust over Lake District land purchase
National action plan on climate change
Barely a month after the first recorded death from what is now known as Covid-19, about 1,500 people have died, almost all in the Chinese city of Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province. Flight routes have been shut down, travel bans issued, thousands of people evacuated and quarantined. As the World Health Organization’s director general calls on countries to act quickly to prevent the spark of the disease “becoming a bigger fire”, leading epidemiologists say Australia’s response has been robust, but not perfect. … [Read more...] about ‘Things are changing so quickly’: will Australia cope with coronavirus if the worst happens?
Lion populations are only increasing in southern Africa, the study found, adding: “Many lion populations are either now gone or expected to disappear within the next few decades to the extent that the intensively managed populations in southern Africa may soon supersede the iconic savannah landscapes in east Africa as the most successful sites for lion conservation.” … [Read more...] about US plans to extend endangered species status to lions in Africa
On board the 290-metre Diamond Princess, passengers and crew say their quarantine has been a mix of fear – especially as the number of infections has spiked – and boredom. Food service is carefully regimented to limit interactions between crew and passengers, and passengers must do their own laundry and bathroom cleaning. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Australia devising plan to evacuate citizens on board cruise ship
The offering, in partnership with WeWork, Wix, MOO and FreshBooks, includes one of the cheapest mobile contracts in the market, alongside discounts and free subscriptions to useful services. … [Read more...] about Millions of Brits plan to ditch their day job for their own business as they think they’d be better than their boss