In Pooh's footstepsGuardian Unlimited | 09 Apr 2011
Ashdown Forest, just 40 miles from London, has been enticing visitors for years. But its most famous inhabitant was a bear of very little brain. Literary Britain has many sacred groves. There's Wordsworth's Lake District and the Brontë sisters' Yorkshire. You cannot visit Bath without reminders of...
Should you ban bamboo? | Lucy SiegleGuardian Unlimited | 09 Apr 2011
It's the base of many eco clothes, but just how green is bamboo? THE DILEMMA I have noticed that there is a lot of bamboo in eco clothing and towels, but I have also read something that suggests it isn't very green to use bamboo in these products. I try to run an ethical household, is bamboo something I should buy?
The week in wildlifeGuardian Unlimited | 08 Apr 2011
Baby wombats, Scottish wildcats and spawning toads are among this week's pick of images from the natural world
The 10 best woods and forests for spring flowersGuardian Unlimited | 08 Apr 2011
A visit to Priestley Wood in spring or early summer should test even the most knowledgeable plant-identifier. Some 130 flowering plants have been recorded in the woods, which have been designated a site of special scientific interest. There are relatively large populations of the twayblade orchid, the common spotted orchid, wild garlic, broad-leaved helleborine, herb Paris, primrose and the ever-popular bluebell.
Sir David Attenborough's TV life: the BBC looks backGuardian Unlimited | 07 Apr 2011
Retrospective expected to be aired next year will mark 60 years since the naturalist joined the corporation in 1952. The BBC is planning a TV retrospective of the work of Sir David Attenborough next year in a move that may signal the twilight of the naturalist's career. The series, which has the working title Life Stories from a series of Radio 4 lectures he has been giving since 2009, will look back on his life's work to mark 60 years since he joined the BBC in 1952.
The butterfly effect: not chaos, but wonderGuardian Unlimited | 06 Apr 2011
A new exhibition reveals the astonishing habits of butterflies - including one that drinks a caiman's tears. The sandy-bottomed puddle in a tent on the Natural History Museum's front lawn in London does not look the most alluring of aphrodisiacs. But this shallow pool filled with an elixir of...
Your Green shoots photographsGuardian Unlimited | 06 Apr 2011
We asked for your pictures of the arrival of spring, when longer daylight hours and more wildlife on show means nature photographers can go to town.
How to catch a bike thiefGuardian Unlimited | 06 Apr 2011
A reformed bike thief tells how to stop your cycle from being stolenAccording to Immobilise, the police-backed property register, a bicycle is stolen every minute in the UK and less than 5% are ever recovered. The sad truth is that you can use a couple of chunky locks and leave your bike in busy,...
Letters: Secrets, lies and why we need scrutiny of the nuclear industryGuardian Unlimited | 06 Apr 2011
John Vidal (Nuclear's green cheerleaders forget Chernobyl at our peril, 2 April) and George Monbiot (Why Fukushima made me stop worrying and love nuclear power, 22 March) may compete on your letters page (5 April) but both miss the essential truth. Civil nuclear power is shrouded in the UK not to protect facts from terrorists but because it has well understood risks and is captured under the Official Secrets Act.
Richard Branson unveils deep-sea submarine plansReuters | 05 Apr 2011
Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, known for such exploits as trying to balloon around the world, said on Tuesday he planned to explore the deepest parts of the world's oceans with a jet-like submarine.
Do cyclists pose a threat to people with disabilities?Guardian Unlimited | 05 Apr 2011
A Surrey town has banned cycling in the pedestrianised centre after lobbying from groups representing people with disabilities. Cycling England has come to an end and the backpedalling on some of its successful schemes has already started. Woking, a commuter town in Surrey, last week decided to ban cycling in the centre of town for much of the day. Until now Woking has done a good job as a cycling town.
The anti-nuclear lobby has misled us allGuardian Unlimited | 05 Apr 2011
I've discovered that when the facts don't suit them, the movement resorts to the follies of cover-up they usually denounce. Over the last fortnight I've made a deeply troubling discovery. The anti-nuclear movement to which I once belonged has misled the world about the impacts of radiation on human health. The claims we have made are ungrounded in science, unsupportable when challenged, and wildly wrong.
Send us your ideas for stopping radiation leaksGuardian Unlimited | 05 Apr 2011
We're looking for your views on the best ways to make the plant safe again. The latest ideas to prevent the escape of radiation from Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant are to discharge 11,500 tonnes of contaminated water into the Pacific and plug leaks with an absorbent polymer mixed with sawdust and shredded newspaper.
Letters: No definitive answers in the nuclear debateGuardian Unlimited | 05 Apr 2011
George Monbiot is, at best, confused about debates over nuclear power (The unpalatable truth is that the anti-nuclear lobby has misled us all, 5 April). The real issue is not which individual "foremost campaigner" wins some polemical skirmish. Those with greatest interest in portraying the issues...
Satellite eye on EarthGuardian Unlimited | 04 Apr 2011
White dunes, 'celestial' glaciers and the aftermath of the Japan disaster were among the images captured by Nasa satellites last month
What's the best 'eco-educational' holiday?Guardian Unlimited | 04 Apr 2011
Volunteering? Environmentally educational? Please help our reader find a holiday for under £1,000. I have been endlessly looking for an environmentally educational holiday and was wondering if you might be able to help me out. My budget is less than £1,000. For a change, I would prefer it to be outside the UK. What I am looking for is an eco lodge/village/resort/retreat which is more than just a holiday.
Osprey webcam thrills bird lovers as Lady of the Loch awaits mateGuardian Unlimited | 02 Apr 2011
Thousands log on worldwide to watch oldest breeding osprey keep vigil beside Scottish loch. Inside a wooden hide at the edge of a Perthshire loch, there is a flurry of excitement and a crackling of waterproof clothing. Binoculars are raised and whispered instructions exchanged. But hopes quickly...