Researchers use big data to identify biodiversity hotspots

Often considered desolate, remote, unalterable places, the high seas are, in fact, hotbeds of activity for both people and wildlife. Technology has enabled more human activity in areas once difficult to reach, and that in ...

COVID-19 'should not necessarily foreshadow an economic downturn'

Market hysteria over coronavirus may have seen hundreds of points wiped off indexes around the world this week, but Oxford University experts maintain the COVID-19 crisis should not necessarily foreshadow an economic downturn.

Mexico declares drought emergency

Mexico has declared a drought emergency to enable authorities to take special measures to guarantee water supplies in hard-hit areas.

Europe braces for blistering June weekend heat

France, Spain and other western European nations braced on Saturday for a sweltering June weekend that is set to break records and sparked concern about forest fires and the effects of climate change.