Posts by a host of fantastic nature writers

UK

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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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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Blackcaps in Winter

I currently have a male Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) in my back garden, he has been there for at least two weeks now, probably longer. Every time I see him he is either rummaging...

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Amphipod

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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Lost Bird Names

It is difficult these days to imagine this country being so connected to nature that each county could have its own folk-names for the wild animals that lived alongside us humans. We people...

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A Wild Moment

A Wild Moment

I came across some wild things today, going about their lives amidst the bustle of the human-sculpted landscape we live in. They were wild birds; a flock of 15 Redwing, some Starlings and...

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