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Modern era dubbed ‘the Plastic Age’ as pollution infests fossil record

‘We all learn in school about the stone age, the bronze age and iron age – is this going to be known as the plastic age?’

Long Reads

Ashley Coates How turtle soup saved the turtle

Ahead of World Sea Turtle Day, Ashley Coates looks at how a fondness for turtle meat led to a global industry and turned a once common sea creature into an icon of conservation

Say goodbye to the natural world: Earth’s wilderness to disappear

‘The amount of wilderness loss in just two decades is staggering and very saddening’

Anthropocene: What is the next epoch and has Planet Earth entered it?

Nuclear bombs, plastic pollution, smoke from fossil fuels, extinction of species, rising seas, rising temperatures – the list of changes caused by humans is long