Environment

An 18-year-old silverback gorilla is settling into his new home at ZSL London Zoo. Kiburi is a critically endangered western lowland who weighs 193kg. He was transported from Zoo Loro Parque in Tenerife to London’s Heathrow Airport, before arriving at his new enclosure in the Gorilla Kingdom. He was moved as part of an international
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An uncrewed Blue Origin mission came to an abrupt end when the capsule’s emergency escape system was triggered by a failure on its booster rocket. The capsule was carrying a payload of research items and returned to Earth, though the New Shepherd rocket “impacted the ground” according to the company. The Federal Aviation Administration, which
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Throughout August, wildfires raged across parts of China, triggered by a record long heatwave and drought. Thousands of firefighters were mobilised across the country. Around the south-western city of Chongqing, which was one of the worst-hit areas, local off-road motorcyclists joined the effort, transporting emergency workers and essential supplies to areas that were otherwise hard
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Around 8,500 cyclists prevented motorists from using a stretch of Germany’s autobahn, during a protest calling for better public transport and cycle lanes. The demonstration took place between Frankfurt and Wiesbaden – a distance of 40km (25 miles). It was organised by Verkehrswende Hessen – a group seeking to make transport in the German state
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