Category: Conservation

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If Nature Were Built By Machines

We have sculpted our planet since the beginnings of human existence, and in doing so have changed so many ecosystems that the earth’s stability is now reliant upon human intervention. More than ever...

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www.wildlifetrusts.org.uk

Something To Mink About

It’s early morning. The river is flowing silent and flat. A heron stands patiently by the waterside as a kingfisher flits by, calling out across the water. The cormorants are collecting in their...

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Kelp forests in Europe

Kelp, a type of brown seaweed, can form dense ‘forests’ along the coastlines of temperate countries. As long as there are rocks available for the kelp to attach to with their ‘holdfasts’, then...

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UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017

Adapting to the potential effects of global warming is a complicated process demanding actions by government and support from individuals. Sustainable lifestyle requires an understanding of the interdependence between environmental, social, cultural and...

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www.timeslive.co.za

Cecil the lion – looking back.

  On July 1st 2015, Cecil the African lion (Panthera leo) was shot near Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, using a compound bow and arrow by American dentist Walter Palmer. The initial shooting only...

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Pollution reaches the deep ocean

A research paper published this week identified high levels of anthropogenic pollutants in the tissue of deep-water amphipods living at depths of over 10,000 m in the northwest Pacific, disproving the assumption that...

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