More Than Half of Native European Trees Face Extinction, Warns Study

More than half of Europe’s endemic trees are threatened with extinction as invasive diseases, pests, pollution and urban development take a growing toll on the landscape, according to a study. Ash, elm and rowan trees are among those in decline, says the assessment of the continent’s biodiversity, which could complicate …

‘Single-use’ Named Word of the Year for 2018

The term ‘single-use’ has been named Word of the Year for 2018 by Collins Dictionary. It refers to products, often plastic, that are made to be used only once before disposal. According to Collins Dictionary, the word has seen a four-fold increase since 2013, with news stories and images such …