Europe must act on intensive farming to save wildlife

The EU's common agricultural policy (CAP) should be overhauled urgently to stop the intensification of farming practices that is leading
to a steep decline in wildlife, scientists from across the bloc have urged.

Five organisations representing more than 2,500 experts have written to Ursula von der Leyen, and the European parliament, to demand major changes to the way the CAP operates.

theguardian.com/environment/20

The battery metal no one wants to talk about

A toxic legacy

It accounts for around 75% of all rechargeable energy storage around the world.

It is in just about every car and truck, regardless of whether the vehicle has an internal-combustion engine, uses hybrid technology or is pure electric.

euractiv.com/section/batteries

Global groundwater extraction a “ticking time bomb”

Current practices are having an escalating impact on aquatic ecosystems.

cosmosmagazine.com/earth-scien