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Old crocs never die, except when it's cold

Old crocs never die, except when it's cold

Posted Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:02:03 GMT by JW Dowey

The diverse, and maritime, history of crocodile relatives compares badly with their landlubber relatives, but at last we have 23 species still alive today.

Old crocs never die, except when it's cold

Primary forests-the action and the policy

Primary forests-the action and the policy

Posted Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:55:09 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The animals and plants of the primary forests are those we are desperately trying to save. Their habitats are the primary forest, whether taiga or tropical. To conserve those myriad habitats, these policies and actions are recommended for immediate use by you, the people who can turn the tide and keep the last 5% of the once-great green forest.

Primary forests-the action and the policy

Dream animal lives - as a fossil

Dream animal lives - as a fossil

Posted Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:14:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The first drawing from a child or a real image of something resembling one of the first animals with legs. Hallucigenia is such an appropriate name of a creature for all of our dreams.

Dream animal lives - as a fossil

Air pollution means death in cities

Air pollution means death in cities

Posted Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:37:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Throughout Eurasia, we have several developments in regulations that may protect your health. Particulate matter of both PM2.5 and PM10 sizes is being recognised as an enormous health risk, almost parallel to the former risks taken by farmers, mine and other workers with pneumonocosis.

Air pollution means death in cities

Trees lose out to climate change

Trees lose out to climate change

Posted Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

There aren't many large forest animals in Europe, but the lack of forest is the main reason for that. Is it possible that more forest losses will take place because of the great storms cause d by climate change, the wildfires caused by global warming or the increased infection of many species by fungi?

Trees lose out to climate change

Blue Shark life and death in the Azores

Blue Shark life and death in the Azores

Posted Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:19:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

How long can we allow shark-fin soup to decimate and make extinct the top predators of our oceans? The shark is not just one fish. The range of shapes and sizes is vast in these ancient cartilaginous fish. We need that diversity and presence in the ecosystem. Here is one species we hardly notice, as their time is spent far from us, where they are probably better off!

Blue Shark life and death in the Azores

Relicts are natural ecological laboratories

Relicts are natural ecological laboratories

Posted Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Is it crazy to expect tiny pockets of natural communities to hold evidence of past climate change? The evidence is building that they do indeed have genomes full of information on their ancestry.

Relicts are natural ecological laboratories

Oceania sinks, and like New Zealand, we have to help

Oceania sinks, and like New Zealand, we have to help

Posted Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:48:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

In the Indian Ocean and the Pacific there are the volcanic islands of the Tahitian and Hawaiian archipelagos. Many other island nations based on coral atolls now live almost beneath the waves as our carbon emissions literally force global warming to drown them.

Oceania sinks, and like New Zealand, we have to help

Carbon credits, afforestation and wildlife diversity, at last

Carbon credits, afforestation and wildlife diversity, at last

Posted Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:30:00 GMT by JW Dowey

While politics plays a part, people’s hearts and minds are a much more important local cog in the process of building conservation, industrial, afforestation, eco-tourism and educational change into the environmental perspective.

Carbon credits, afforestation and wildlife diversity, at last

Protect penguins from habitat loss

Protect penguins from habitat loss

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

The Antarctic is, or was, the unspoilt continent. To preserve some of its pristine condition, it should be quite easy to keep the oil, the mining the fishing and, most of all, the greed at arm’s length. For the sake of penguins and healthy, sustainable fish stocks, we have to start this difficult process.

Protect penguins from habitat loss

Another extinct cetacean?

Another extinct cetacean?

Posted Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:44:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The old story is about to repeat itself again. Small species with a limited niche, Chinese medicine again an ugly influence. The Mexican government and all available help will be needed to beat this extinction, visibly obvious as a fishing season approaches.A Conservation Challenge indeed!

Another extinct cetacean?

US lakes have increased threat of toxin

US lakes have increased threat of toxin

Posted Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:12:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Can global warming create more dangerous water problems than we had predicted? It seems now that shallow lakes are in great danger of contamination if we feed them agricultural fertilizers. Chinese, African and now American water supplies are regularly affected and made unusable with Microcystis toxins.

US lakes have increased threat of toxin

Jackdaws lose their winning ways

Jackdaws lose their winning ways

Posted Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A lovely species like the Eurasian jackdaw could be expected to have an interesting, eventful and full life among its colleagues, his mate and his nestlings. Not so, I’m afraid, for the high-fliers in society.

Jackdaws lose their winning ways

Tallest penguins ever are discovered

Tallest penguins ever are discovered

Posted Tue, 05 Aug 2014 08:55:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The giant penguins are on the march. There are now several recognised species, each with a different niche connected with the food-rich Antarctic seas. The newest species benefits from having more fossil remains than most, so we can hope to see more remains in the future, giving us better ideas on how these amazing birds looked, evolved and why they died out, millions of years ago.

Tallest penguins ever are discovered

New Atlantic/Pacific climate links cause US and island calamity

New Atlantic/Pacific climate links cause US and island calamity

Posted Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:09:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The Atlantic runs the larger Pacific pressure system? Not quite, but the links between these two great ocean basins are closer than anyone thought.

New Atlantic/Pacific climate links cause US and island calamity

Sun Shine Powers new PVs

Sun Shine Powers new PVs

Posted Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:10:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How should we progress to a world of renewable energy? Well the hydroelectric facilities we have are first-class while the wind and the tidal power industries are developing. Solar power represents to many people what photosynthesis means to the plant world-a cheap, reliable source of instant, if not yet storable, power.

Sun Shine Powers new PVs

Future Transport: roads, rail, air and sea problems

Future Transport: roads, rail, air and sea problems

Posted Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:34:00 GMT by JW Dowey

What happens as business adapts to climate change. Will transport manage to avoid the hazards associated with floods, droughts and the heat? Finally, reports are getting down to detail on what we are going to have to do in the very near future. That is apart from stopping using fossils for fuel!

Future Transport: roads, rail, air and sea problems

Elephant wars for Kruger

Elephant wars for Kruger

Posted Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:20:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

After the International Tiger Day, more 'big game' is in trouble. The targeting of elephant in South Africa would bring matters there to a head, as a final solution must be found to this serious lack of conservation success for both rhino and elephant.

Elephant wars for Kruger

International Tiger Day 2014

International Tiger Day 2014

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

International Tiger Day: The remaining 3,200 tigers from 6 sub-species are lucky to be free, but also suffer severely from human interference and frequent attack. It is our job above all to ensure that the distinct tigers are able to breed and reproduce the animals that can survive in their 6 distinct niches. Without help, I'm afraid there is no future whatsoever. The Far East is responsible for huge losses of tigers (elephants, bears, sharks and rhinos, too) and "breeding programs" have to be curtailed when they are obviously simply selling tiger parts. Awareness and ultimate protection will all contribute to a successful defense of these last of the really big cats.

International Tiger Day 2014

Backpacks and eco-clothing

Backpacks and eco-clothing

Posted Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:27:00 GMT by JW Dowey

What to wear on vacation? Just your cosy pullover, or will you have to splash out on that fantastic breathable mountain jacket that looks great in the pub. We don’t advertise anybody, so see what we suggest. Perhaps just a new underwater camera and you can splash around au naturel! You’ve got to get those fish pics this time!

Backpacks and eco-clothing

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