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 Untamed Travel Possibilities for your imagination or your future plans.

Untamed Travel Possibilities for your imagination or your future plans.

Posted Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:34:49 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Where will you wander? The world may be becoming smaller but there are many spots to choose from if you love to explore. A new book reveals many possibilities for those who hanker after a getaway. Whether you imagine shivering in the Antarctic or sweltering in a swamp, this is the ideas factory for you.

Untamed Travel Possibilities for your imagination or your future plans.

<q>Sneeze to leave</q>, and wild dogs vote for a hunt!

Sneeze to leave, and wild dogs vote for a hunt!

Posted Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:15:00 GMT by JW.Dowey

Does the dog in your living room have any similarity to those wild species that we are losing from our savanna and forests? This new discovery of signalling a hunt could lead us to more understanding of much more than our domestic animals. The beauty of the painted dog lies in intricate behaviour and care systems which maintain a society we should envy.

Sneeze to leave, and wild dogs vote for a hunt!

Zero Waste Week starts

Zero Waste Week starts

Posted Mon, 04 Sep 2017 14:58:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Zero waste organisations have been spreading to many nations over the last 10 years. Now we’ve been asking the UK population just how much they care about waste.

Zero Waste Week starts

Otters and their social learning abilities.

Otters and their social learning abilities.

Posted Wed, 30 Aug 2017 09:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

For the first time, two otters have a comparative study on their ability to learn from others in their clan. This could lead to study of more animals in this area, providing valuable evidence of evolutionary trends in sociability.

Otters and their social learning abilities.

New fashionable outdoor-wear from recycled plastic.

New fashionable outdoor-wear from recycled plastic.

Posted Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:25:00 GMT by JW.Dowey

How can we fight the build-up of plastic on landfill, shores and in the middle of the ocean, as well as inside the fish we eat! Fashion can provide a small part of the answer with this new crowd-funded company called Asanox. Plus, you can actually go and pick up the plastic contaminating our best shorelines, alongside sas.org.

New fashionable outdoor-wear from recycled plastic.

The North Sea totally explored (twice) by OCEANA.

The North Sea totally explored (twice) by OCEANA.

Posted Mon, 28 Aug 2017 08:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

OCEANA are fishing closer to home on this occasion, hoping to catch governments and those who wish to destroy our precious, and decreasing stocks of habitats , fish and even sea grass, mud and bivalves.

The North Sea totally explored (twice) by OCEANA.

Sheep hunted before domestication in the Middle East.

Sheep hunted before domestication in the Middle East.

Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:25:00 GMT by JW. Dowey

People wonder why and how hunted animals became the quieter beasts of burden and table fodder of modern times. Here is an interesting moment in time, 14,500 years ago as “Jordanians” hunted sheep and goats with simple bone and stone weapons, prior to their domestication.

Sheep hunted before domestication in the Middle East.

Green Web Hosting: How does it work and what are the benefits?

Green Web Hosting: How does it work and what are the benefits?

Posted Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:45:00 GMT by Talat

Green web hosting is a simple, inexpensive step businesses can take to reduce the environmental impact of their websites. This is how it works...

Green Web Hosting: How does it work and what are the benefits?

Our vertebrate relatives have evolved plenty of Jaw

Our vertebrate relatives have evolved plenty of Jaw

Posted Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Xmas comes very early for us this year, with a tremendous guide to all our ancestors and their evolution into modern forms. You will need a subscription to Nature to read the details but we have the lowdown on the nitty-gritty of fishies and birdies too!

Our vertebrate relatives have evolved plenty of Jaw

Stream insects live well in Yorkshire

Stream insects live well in Yorkshire

Posted Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:55:00 GMT by JW.Dowey

How important are our streams and rivers to us in this age of pollution and interference with natural systems? The effect of conifer plantations is generally negative, but the positive effects on some f these streams could point to ways to improve many such forestry projects, as well as the original moorland.

Stream insects live well in Yorkshire

Farmers and Mars go together

Farmers and Mars go together

Posted Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:51:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Fairtrade was only the beginning. It’s becoming and even essential to shed the oil palm plantation image and become cognisant of public opinion worldwide and not simply in rich countries. Industry and workers go together, so it now seems likely that ties will have to become closer than ever. Mars here seem totally committed to UN strategies to help alleviate poverty among agricultural workers and farmers. More companies may find it impossible not to follow that lead.

Farmers and Mars go together

Extinction or habitat management - the stark choice.

Extinction or habitat management - the stark choice.

Posted Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:35:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The extinction of small and large, plant and animal is a daily event now, as climate change increasingly joins the other anthropogenic influences on the species of our planet. Mapping the possibilities and modelling the effects is now finally helping out with the problems, but we still have to conserve, and quickly.

Extinction or habitat management - the stark choice.

Salamander polyploid amazes with its genome (s)

Salamander polyploid amazes with its genome (s)

Posted Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:56:47 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The polyploids among the animals are the focus of the latest research, given the vast number of plant polyploids and the potential of species that have such enhanced genetic capability!

Salamander polyploid amazes with its genome (s)

Bees that buzz and those that help the economy!

Bees that buzz and those that help the economy!

Posted Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:15:00 GMT by JW. Dowey

It’s that season when the bees, wasps and ants are building to a climax in the Northern Hemisphere. ID can be useful, especially when you consider some of the exotic species, but apart from allergy, most of us are safe with these agricultural workers in our economy.

Bees that buzz and those that help the economy!

Rainforest Alliance and UTZ reinvented to fight against climate change.

Rainforest Alliance and UTZ reinvented to fight against climate change.

Posted Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How will Paris be implemented? Will farming be a major player in preserving our environment as we feed more people than ever existed? The questions for future generations will be thorny, but the rainforest is a thorny clue about conserving what we have left!We're looking forward to seeing how the new NGO copes with expansion as the politics of climate mitigation progresses.

Rainforest Alliance and UTZ reinvented to fight against climate change.

 UK supermarkets must take lead in tackling plastic pollution

UK supermarkets must take lead in tackling plastic pollution

Posted Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:45:00 GMT by Sian Sutherland

After banning free plastic bags, can stores begin the process of cutting out all plastic packaging? The alternatives could be much less damaging to our health, our fertility, our wildlife and even our genetic constitution!

UK supermarkets must take lead in tackling plastic pollution

Myanmar shines with intact forest, but will this biodiversity be conserved?

Myanmar shines with intact forest, but will this biodiversity be conserved?

Posted Fri, 19 May 2017 09:15:00 GMT by JW. Dowey

How can we conserve the beauty of the largest remaining rainforest in Asia? This tract of land, divided by the dry interior, stretches across the Thai border at one end and connects with Indian reserves at the other. Answers to the everlasting problems of conservation must include governance, proper transparency and perhaps most important, grassroots participation at many levels.

Myanmar shines with intact forest, but will this biodiversity be conserved?

Dingo rules - both kangaroos and nutrient supplies.

Dingo rules - both kangaroos and nutrient supplies.

Posted Wed, 10 May 2017 09:39:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Can we persuade sheep farmers to let in the dingo, so that kangaroos can stop noshing all the delicate vegetation? Now there is further evidence that the natural control of herbivores transfers nutrients around the whole landscape. The dingo seems to be a prime conservator too.

Dingo rules - both kangaroos and nutrient supplies.

Climate Change drives early laying/hatching, but not only Temperature!

Climate Change drives early laying/hatching, but not only Temperature!

Posted Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:16:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The tree swallow has magnificent migrations, like many of its ilk. The Alaskan warming however is more drastic than the rest of the continent, like Arctic regions elsewhere, so how does that influence the swallow’s “phenology?”

Climate Change drives early laying/hatching, but not only Temperature!

Bees succeed against the odds, even when solitary.

Bees succeed against the odds, even when solitary.

Posted Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:16:55 GMT by JW. Dowey

What are those small fliers hanging about the wall or the bank? They are not hoverflies because they seem to have nest holes, yet they don’t sting or buzz much either! The solitary bees and the mining bees are just one branch of the great bankers of our fruit tree heritage. They, along with the humble Bumblers, form a major corporation of the pollinators. Here’s a (very) brief life of little Andrena, plagued by cuckoos who are fellow bees. This does remind you of the commercial world of grab and take when you can!

Bees succeed against the odds, even when solitary.

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International Day of Families - 15th May

Posted Wed, 15 May 2013 10:44:00 GMT by Michael Evans

A review of climatic history following a new look at Antarctic ice cores

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 12:33:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Plastic bag bans still face some opposition

Posted Fri, 14 Jan 2011 07:02:00 GMT by Rachel England

Carbon counting in the USA - with a ground-breaking new biomass map

Posted Wed, 20 Apr 2011 16:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Less carbon reduction and more pollution = global warming

Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:54:40 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Rolls-Royce seismic vessel to help search for oil and gas reserves

Posted Wed, 16 Feb 2011 16:51:03 GMT by John Dean

International Tiger Day 2014

Posted Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:01:01 GMT by Julie Cook

Today is World Malaria Day

Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:30:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Spying on the Manx shearwater at sea

Posted Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:23:14 GMT by Dave Armstrong

History of a giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus)

Posted Sun, 13 May 2012 15:03:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Floods connected with Arctic ice loss!

Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 07:49:32 GMT by JW Dowey

Controversial hunting restrictions on New York deer

Posted Thu, 23 Jun 2011 12:19:01 GMT by Laura Brown

Russians join fight for sustainable fisheries

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 08:22:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

New species of green pit viper snake discovered

Posted Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:24:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

WSJ letter downplaying global warming is a call to play with fire

Posted Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:34:31 GMT by Martin Leggett

Calls to better protect US public from chemical health risks

Posted Wed, 04 May 2011 13:16:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

City clean up with nanotechnology

Posted Mon, 19 May 2014 08:40:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Mammals as they used to be.

Posted Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:40:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Why slow-and-steady jellyfish beat fish in oceanic contest

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett