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  • Forest lives are changing, with combined human/insect threats.

    Mon 5:10am
    From Myanmar, through the Congo to the Atlantic forests of Brazil, we are neglecting our rainforests, but temperate forests are also suffering, often from pest influences as global warming really takes hold in certain regions. How to help prevent a treeless…
  • Untamed Travel Possibilities for your imagination or your future plans.

    Sep 26, 2017, 5:34 am
    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…
  • Sneeze to leave, and wild dogs vote for a hunt!

    Sep 6, 2017, 3:15 am
    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…
  • Zero Waste Week starts

    Sep 4, 2017, 10:58 am
    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.
  • Otters and their social learning abilities.

    Aug 30, 2017, 5:45 am
    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.
  • New fashionable outdoor-wear from recycled plastic.

    Aug 29, 2017, 5:25 am
    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…
  • The North Sea totally explored (twice) by OCEANA.

    Aug 28, 2017, 4:59 am
    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.
  • Sheep hunted before domestication in the Middle East.

    Aug 23, 2017, 5:25 am
    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…
  • Green Web Hosting: How does it work and what are the benefits?

    Aug 16, 2017, 3:45 am
    Green web hosting is a simple, inexpensive step businesses can take to reduce the environmental impact of their websites. This is how it works...
  • Our vertebrate relatives have evolved plenty of Jaw

    Jul 31, 2017, 4:59 am
    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!
  • Stream insects live well in Yorkshire

    Jul 21, 2017, 6:55 am
    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…
  • Farmers and Mars go together

    Jul 11, 2017, 8:51 am
    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…
  • Extinction or habitat management - the stark choice.

    Jul 4, 2017, 5:35 am
    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…
  • Salamander polyploid amazes with its genome (s)

    Jun 23, 2017, 6:56 am
    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!
  • Bees that buzz and those that help the economy!

    Jun 23, 2017, 4:15 am
    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…
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