US egg factory roasts alive 5.3m chickens in avian flu cull – then fires almost every worker | Bird flu

Labourers at the one of the world’s largest egg factories arrived at the plant in Rembrandt, Iowa, early one morning in March to discover they were about to work themselves out of a job. As they gathered at the huge barns housing stacks of caged hens, the workers were told to forget about their usual … Read more

Dorset ospreys produce egg for first time in 200 years | Environment

A pair of ospreys have made the first breeding attempt in southern England for almost 200 years. Conservationists are delighted that a pair of birds at Poole Harbor, Dorset, have produced an egg, which they are guarding at a nest in a secret location. Thanks to nest cameras, viewers can watch the female osprey incubate … Read more