David Attenborough

Government could introduce a tax on plastic to reduce waste

<b>Products made of plastic could be taxed to tackle waste in the UK.</b><p>The Government has hinted that single-use plastics such as packaging and …

Recycling

Eight big moments from the 2017 RCGS Fellows Dinner and AGM

Exploration and innovation were the two prevalent themes at The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s annual College of Fellows Dinner held at the …

Wade Davis

Single-use plastics could be taxed in effort to reduce waste

The Government is to launch a consultation on whether plastic packaging should be taxed in an effort to tackle waste.<p>In next week's Budget, …

Royal Albert Hall

Alex Salmond RT outcry smacks of hypocrisy

© PA<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Sir, – I yet again smell the rank odour of hypocrisy eminating from the usual British nationalists over Alec …

Ruth Davidson

Nurseries ban glitter in pre-Christmas drive for cleaner seas

Tops Day Nurseries group cracks down amid fears children’s favourite could be as harmful to environment as microbeads<p>Glitter, as anyone who has ever worn it knows, has a habit of turning up in unexpected places days later, even after a good scrub. However, a new peril has emerged from the sparkly …

Environment

Mum Wants David Attenborough To Be Her Birthing Partner, And We Can't Believe We Didn't Think Of This Before

We wouldn't even mind feeling like a hippo.<p>Clearly inspired by the return of Blue Planet II to our TV screens, one expectant mother has decided that …

Time to get excited about gadgets again

Tom Cheshire, Technology Correspondent<p>The iPhone X costs £999 and honestly the best thing about it is how shiny its sides are.<p>FaceID works well, …

UK News

David Attenborough Almost Broke China's Internet, Here's Why

Culture

Justice League review – good, evil and dullness do battle

Ben Affleck’s unconvincing Batman deadens the long-awaited DC adventure as superheroes team up to save planet Earth from destruction, but not boredom<p>A passionate spark of frenemy-bromance between the Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader was famously created in the last DC adventure, Batman Vs …

Batman

The British TV shows that are watched all over the world

TV

The stars of Africa's safari soap opera – and how to see them

High up in the fork of a flowering kigelia crouched a leopard. So perfectly did her coat blend with the dappled light and shade that even when a flock of lovebirds flew into her tree, their bright button eyes failed to spot her.<p>The birds had come for the nectar held in the tree’s trumpet-shaped …

Wildlife

Australia 'brings a smile' with Ferry McFerryface, but not everyone gets the joke

SYDNEY (Reuters) - In the grand tradition of Britain's Boaty McBoatface, Australian authorities are christening one of the ferries crossing Sydney's world famous harbour Ferry McFerryface, but some union workers aren't amused.<p>The New South Wales state government announced the name for one of its …

Offbeat News

The BBC's Blue Planet team has been kept out of deep trouble thanks to Renfrewshire man Ralph Addison

The sub pilot is part of the crew filming David Attenborough's latest documentary<p>You’re 450 meters below the Antarctic Ocean in a tiny submersible, a …

UK Shamed Again As Australia Has Resolve To Name Boat 'Ferry McFerryface'

Well done Australia, well done.<p>Forget Brexit, Trump or the deaths of countless numbers of your favourite celebrities, the real low point of 2016 was …

Boris Johnson

The Bobbit worm was named after Lorena Bobbit due to its gruesome hunting skills

Last night, David Attenborough’s <i>Blue Planet II</i> showed a host of spectacular ocean creatures from the coral reefs, but it was one frightening …

Nature

Readers’ letters - November 7

Catalonia situation and Brexit vote have much in common<p>The situation with the Catalonia independence referendum has much in common with the EU …

Manchester

Blue Planet 2 viewing figures continue to soar for series high

The latest episode of Blue Planet II has been the most successful of the series so far as the audience grew to nearly 11 million viewers.<p>Sir David …

TV

Great news on the environment, Michael Gove, but we can do more

I've been working in nature conservation for The Wildlife Trusts for 30 years, and in that time the Thames has gone from being one of the dirtiest …

Michael Gove

Why Blue Planet II has made the nation’s jaws drop

At 8.25pm this evening, the nation will be united in fright at a new sub-aquatic monster. The bobbit worm, which can grow to a terrifying 10ft long, is a dagger-toothed, carnivorous predator. It lies in wait, buried beneath sand on the ocean floor, invisible to the fish innocently going about their …

Nature

Blue Planet II, episode 3 review: yet another series of blockbuster moments

Nightmare fuel was served up in great, writhing dollops as David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II (BBC One) plunged into the balmy waters of the world’s coral reefs.<p>A metre-long worm with dagger-like teeth rose spectrally from the seabed to bag a passing snack. A cuttlefish hypnotised its prey by …

Manta Rays

Our favourite 11 tweets from the latest episode of Blue Planet II

It’s Sunday night so it must be Blue Planet night. Here’s what people made of the latest episode.1.Scarier than any horror I've seen lately …

British Humour

13 unforgettable Blue Planet experiences

Have your own Blue Planet II adventure courtesy of Sarah Marshall’s oceanic insight. For more on the BBC programme's filming locations, see our guide.<p>1. Reef encounter<p>He’s done it again. Sir David Attenborough has ramped up our wanderlust for wild places with woozy scenes beneath the waves on Blue …

Scuba Diving

Move over Jaws: This week's Blue Planet villain is an 'evil' phallic-shaped worm named the... Bobbit - Mirror Online

Each week there seems to be a standout character in BBC's Blue Planet II that encapsulates audiences from beneath the sea.<p>Be it the transgender …

Nature

New Homes: What's going on sale in London this weekend

New developments on the market this week<p>Woodberry Down, Hackney<p>From £555,000<p>Nature lovers can live next to a thriving reservoir on the edge of a new …

London

Sir David Attenborough on episode three of Blue Planet 2: Seven wonders of coral reefs

Sunday’s episode of Blue Planet 2 sees Sir David Attenborough profile the colourful and varied species that make their home in the world’s coral …

Oceans

Imagine if everything got a Spacey-Plummer do-over: Mallick

It’s the concept that calls out to me, the erasing of the first catastrophe. Brexit. The coffee pod. That one year you can’t remember because you …

Canadian News

Queen Elizabeth Jokes About Her Mortality in New TV Documentary

At 91, Queen Elizabeth has a sense of humor about her age.<p>She proved as much while filming a new documentary with Sir David Attenborough, who is also …

Royal Family

The water is our pitch

Yesterday I flew back from Lausanne where I had the opportunity to address all the Olympic disciplines on ‘Leading the way towards a Sustainable Agenda’ at the International Federation (IF) Forum. I gave an overview on what Land Rover BAR, our British America’s Cup team, have achieved over the past …

Land Rover BAR

'Urgent rescue mission' to save Australia's frogs using smartphone app

Like the stars of stage, screen and <i>Sesame Street</i>, the 25-year-old green tree frog called Godzilla​ was immediately ready for his croak up.<p>When …

Biological Species

The world's best food porn is on China’s state TV

A stack of food magazines is sitting on my kitchen counter, menacing me with 20 different ways to brine, baste, roast, braise, and stuff a turkey; dozens of recipes for holiday cookies; and a raft of aspirational cocktail ideas. Instagram informed me this morning that my breakfast wasn’t pretty …

Frozen