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Will we release these reincarnated mammoths?

Will we release these reincarnated mammoths?

Posted Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:54:49 GMT by Paul Robinson

Darwin would have called us armchair conservationists, but this is even worse. While he was an armchair theorist (compared to Wallace), we may begin to spend our time and money trying to correct past extinctions. Tinkering is unlikely to be an answer to the continuing loss of biodiversity from every single habitat on land and water. Conservation of what we have is going to be much more difficult than some fairly basic genetic engineering.

Will we release these reincarnated mammoths?

How do we face up to ice loss?

How do we face up to ice loss?

Posted Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:31:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Climate change is about to become the issue that many accept as even more important than wars and finances. We are being physically forced into action, despite the fact that almost nobody lives around the Barents Sea or even the Bering Strait.

How do we face up to ice loss?

Britons prove their ancestry is diverse

Britons prove their ancestry is diverse

Posted Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:11:06 GMT by JW Dowey

SUMMARY: When you look up your surname, the list of ancestors may include many Vikings and Saxons, but the base-metal of many Europeans is the Celt, feared by Rome and remembered for fantastic art and beautiful literature. Check your association with UK or Spanish blood now. You may well be surprised how ancient your ancestors are, according to the locality your more recent forebears inhabited.

Britons prove their ancestry is diverse

Endemic Giant Salamander Threat-from its Neighbour.

Endemic Giant Salamander Threat-from its Neighbour.

Posted Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:33:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When threatened species face both competition and hybridisation from a relative, the best techniques for assessment are needed. The giant salamanders stand apart as unique endemics in NE Asia, but now the Chinese species has begun invading the rivers in which the other member of its genus lives. This could be curtains for Andrias japonicus if the IAS manages to gain a foothold and interbreed.

Endemic Giant Salamander Threat-from its Neighbour.

A Song for Earth Hour: James King

A Song for Earth Hour: James King

Posted Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:14:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

We rarely enter the world of music, unless it’s about whale song, but here is a topical thought on the forthcoming Earth Hour (March 28th.) James King sings a thoroughly sustainable song with a matching video for you. Enjoy the sounds and the sights.

A Song for Earth Hour: James King

Gorillas or oil: the Virunga question

Gorillas or oil: the Virunga question

Posted Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:20:34 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Do you choose the gorillas and the rest of the unbelievable wildlife in this most magnificent of African National Parks, or the petrol in your car? I know which alternative to chuck out of the forest, never to see the light of day again.

Gorillas or oil: the Virunga question

China comes clean (legally at least.)

China comes clean (legally at least.)

Posted Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:30:00 GMT by JW Dowey

With respect for China in many countries becoming more important, the new legislative powers being used there seem to be having some effect. Prosecutions for the well-known and disastrous pollution of air and water in cities and countryside, will certainly stem the political and social consequences of some of the hazards in the nation.

China comes clean (legally at least.)

Vanuatu Suffers Cyclone Pam.

Vanuatu Suffers Cyclone Pam.

Posted Sat, 14 Mar 2015 13:20:01 GMT by JW Dowey

How to help the several hundred thousand people of Vanuata and its neighbours as this terrible storm dies down from category 5 to 4? Donations, I’m sure will be accepted worldwide for this terrible taste of future storms, while money is probably the last thing on the minds of many residents and observers.

Vanuatu Suffers Cyclone Pam.

Spider bites and necrosis!

Spider bites and necrosis!

Posted Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:37:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Many considerations should determine how we approach health issues, pests and even bites we think we have. The effects of unfamiliar bites especially may be made more obvious by this interesting study of biological control. The control is there, but it’s in the spiders hands!

Spider bites and necrosis!

Human epoch or just invasive hominid species?

Human epoch or just invasive hominid species?

Posted Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:51:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When we raped the Americas and dug up coal industriously for the first time, chopped down forests for ships and swapped lives for lifestyle, was that the beginning of something? Kings Philip, Louis and James began the Anthropocene, according to the latest thinking. Personally, I prefer even the ‘60s to that!

Human epoch or just invasive hominid species?

Navigating the Atlantic as a giant turtle.

Navigating the Atlantic as a giant turtle.

Posted Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

When we have learned of the sensory abilities of marine creatures such as the superb world traveller, the leatherback, perhaps then we will be able to both use new linked technology and understand the oceans better.

Navigating the Atlantic as a giant turtle.

Photography competition (Atkins CIWEM) for all

Photography competition (Atkins CIWEM) for all

Posted Mon, 09 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Lots of animals, their habitats and people were harmed before the production of these photographs. Without these records, we might imagine we were conquering our problems of pollution, climate change and habitat destruction. Not so.

Photography competition (Atkins CIWEM) for all

Mature forest needed to protect species from climate change

Mature forest needed to protect species from climate change

Posted Sun, 08 Mar 2015 12:52:00 GMT by JW Dowey

La Niña and may be major headaches, but their use here in defining how species find mature tropical rainforest useful is major. The manakins have been seen here to use the great forest canopy, its moist conditions and its food supplies as a perfect refuge from El Niño’s droughts, over many years. If only the human race could find somewhere to shelter from those stormy blasts we can now expect.

Mature forest needed to protect species from climate change

Report on a better Aral Sea

Report on a better Aral Sea

Posted Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:17:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

The literal solution needed within the Aral Sea area is fresh water. While full regeneration is impossible, fish can indeed swim in this current desert and people can breathe dustless air once more, as money floods into projects that truly help, from energy to health and wildlife.

Report on a better Aral Sea

How mantis control their leaps.

How mantis control their leaps.

Posted Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How popular are these apparently so aggressive and pest-like praying mantids? They are great pest-controllers, have a huge variety of different species, from flower mantis to giant African “tigers of the cabbage patch;” they make marvellous, quite attentive pets and don’t bother your mother because they die after their short adult span. Now we learn something new about a familiar animal. Those leaps they made as nymphs are actually carefully plotted, either to escape from their cannibalistic siblings, or to jump on tiny flies. The wonder of super-mantis never stops.

How mantis control their leaps.

New monkeys, same old monkeying-around with forests.

New monkeys, same old monkeying-around with forests.

Posted Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:31:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Where in the world can we discover new primates? The answer is only in tropical rainforests, but they will certainly be endangered species, like several of the titis and many, many others. We only have one solution to this tragic loss of life, species, habitat and ecosystems. Stop cutting down the last remnants of these once-great forests. It doesn’t even make commercial sense, as this business is never going to be sustainable. Greed is the motive and its result has always been the same.

New monkeys, same old monkeying-around with forests.

Bigger Ideas on Climate Change

Bigger Ideas on Climate Change

Posted Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:06:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Where are we going, as climate begins to dominate the year’s news? With Ukraine and Syria big on bad behaviour, the concentration needs to shift to the millions threatened by other events. As Lennon (and not Lenin) said, war is over, except it seems to hang on like an unwanted spectre. Global problems should now begin to occupy our collective thoughts.

Bigger Ideas on Climate Change

How AIDS moved from chimpanzees and, now, gorillas.

How AIDS moved from chimpanzees and, now, gorillas.

Posted Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:48:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Auto-Immune Deficiency Disease is very much an issue still although many, young and old, ignore it. Those who can afford to spend our health service cash on drugs survive well, but in Africa, the support for prevention or relief is almost nil.

How AIDS moved from chimpanzees and, now, gorillas.

Oil boom in Texas is over?

Oil boom in Texas is over?

Posted Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:24:00 GMT by JW Dowey

While the world ponders climate change, Texas, which suffers badly from drought, has been trying to frack its way forward. It now seems these workers will have to return home and that oil is not the future. It has lasted over a century, but the oil executives are now grasping at straws, instead of embracing renewable or at least less polluting energies. New jobs will have to be found, but this is not the first time oil has gone bust!

Oil boom in Texas is over?

Bees = humans, in false memory at least.

Bees = humans, in false memory at least.

Posted Sun, 01 Mar 2015 19:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How can the tiny capacity of a bee brain store memory as capably as that of our own? The 2 are very similar in performance, according to this research, despite the disparity in size.

Bees = humans, in false memory at least.

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Using clean fuel is not a 100% success - at least in New Delhi

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:59:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Brood parasites: The South American cuckoo mimics its parents

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A fly in your ear!

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Black hole jets observed

Posted Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:39:00 GMT by James Mathews

The International Day of Rural Women - 15th October

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Invasions from 'above' worse than those from 'below'

Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2011 06:08:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Pollution Postcard from the Great Lakes, some Mercury Rising

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World Day for War Orphans

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Track the prey, miss the whale

Posted Tue, 02 Aug 2011 23:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

A nightingale sings

Posted Wed, 09 Nov 2011 22:16:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Comparing cities and blood systems with Atta forest ants

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Protect penguins from habitat loss

Posted Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:08:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Scaling Down Ambitions on Renewable Energy Not Cost Effective

Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2011 20:52:01 GMT by Angela Munro

Fukushima six months on: scientists assess the impacts

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:29:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

How invasive species can trigger mass extinctions

Posted Fri, 07 Jan 2011 11:26:00 GMT by Michael Evans

COP17: Saving Tomorrow, Tomorrow

Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2011 20:22:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Evolution measured in decades not centuries

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:55:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Lions under growing threat from U.S. hunters

Posted Thu, 03 Mar 2011 10:35:01 GMT by Ruth Hendry

10th anniversary for Green Festival in 2011, Chicago event May 14th and 15th

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Californian pregnant women at more risk from flame retardant chemicals

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