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Emperor penguin Chick Dawson-Lambton Glacier, Antarctica © Fritz Pölking / WWF

Top 10 facts about emperor penguins

For me, Emperor penguins are the iconic Antarctic species. When I first saw them on the ice, I was struck by their serene grace and intricate beauty. Delicate gold patches adorn their chest like an artist’s brushstroke against their otherwise black and white plumage. No other species is so perfectly adapted to survive in the […]

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A girl joins the People's Climate March in New York, 2014 citizen scientists

March for Science on Earth Day

Geologists, biologists, physicists, oceanographers, meteorologist, paleoclimatologists…. some are familiar titles, and some sound like something out of a sci-fi movie. But these are all professions at the leading edge of science, the tool of curiosity, creativity and discovery that began with humanity trying to understand the world we live in, and now has the power […]

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Westminster at dawn © Gareth Redmond-King climate change

Rebut the nonsense, seize the opportunities

Well it’s been a pretty significant few weeks. Nine months after the vote on EU membership, the war of words is over and the formal exit proceedings have started. It’s quite the moment for reflection, when you realise just how many of us were born into Britain the European Union member state – or were […]

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mother polar bear and cub walk across frozen pond © Elizabeth Kruger / WWF-US

Icons of the ice (part two)

You join me on an innovative population survey of polar bears in the Canadian Arctic, led by scientists from the Government of Nunavut. We’re here to improve our understanding of how the bears will survive in a climate-altered future. “Bear! Starboard at 9 o’clock”. In the excitement, it takes a fraction of a second to […]

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