UK Ecology

Changing the Climate and the Future of Green Politics: Part I/3

Marienna Pope-Weidemann | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Politics
Marienna Pope-Weidemann

The impossible is happening. The People's Climate March was a global day of action of historic proportions. Over 30,000 people took to the streets in London. New York City hosted the biggest march climate march ever, with religious and labour leaders coming together with scientists, environmentalists and 400,000 Americans. People protested in 166 countries demanding system change...

What the Wild Means to Me

Daniel Crockett | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Daniel Crockett

I consider my relationship with nature as a long and unfolding conversation, like learning a language that I can never master. And this conversation is never dull. Like most discourses, it only improves with time and age, to reach a point where a constant connection evolves and grows, with almost daily realisations.

The Future of Human/Animal Relations

Daniel Crockett | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK
Daniel Crockett

I wish to narrow the focus, to explore our relationship with animals. I propose a different future: a hypothetical outlook at odds with current reality and direction. So, let us fast forward fifty years.

Nature Connection Will Be the Next Big Human Trend

Daniel Crockett | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Crockett

The greatest fear of disconnection with nature, and the widest response thus far, seems to be for children. At some point, society separates our young people from the natural world, reinforcing a doctrine that has been evolving for hundreds of years.

Professional Climbers Aid Scientific Discovery in Southern Africa

Will Ross | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Sport
Will Ross

It's not everyday that you hear of world-first rock climbing ambitions meet with scientific research on the same perilous face in Southern Africa. But for a group of professional rock climbers and international scientists, Mozambique's Mt. Namuli set the stage for such a collaboration - The Lost Mountain project.

The Suicidal Society

Nick Clements | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

We are a happy and simple people, that's all we wish for. I've never been to your lands, but I can feel what you are doing. It feels like a very grim, unhappy place where you live. You must only ever talk about death.' The Eastern European shaman was talking about the Western European culture.

Why Is Preserving Biodiversity Important?

Maria Sowter | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK
Maria Sowter

A diverse ecosystem means a productive ecosystem, as each small part that makes up the larger whole plays a vital and important part in keeping the machine functioning. With millions of species in the world, biodiversity is one of our biggest economic resources for medicine, food and natural materials.

Is Mass Extinction the End of the World?

Chantal Lyons | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK
Chantal Lyons

We are directly and indirectly threatening the existence of countless species through the harvesting of them and the destruction of their habitats. Among the more well-known species we have already lost are the Great Auk, Stellar's Sea Cow, the Baiji White Dolphin, and the Passenger Pigeon.

Eden Project In Cornwall To Axe Dozens Of Jobs

PA | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK

Dozens of jobs are under threat at one of the UK's most popular tourist attractions after it announced it had to make cuts worth £2 million. Staff...

'Eco-doom': Silently Trending on Teens Virtual Networks

Inma Martinez | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Tech
Inma Martinez

If you thought that your children were clubbing with Penguins or feeding livestock on a digital farm oblivious to the threat of ecological disasters, smell the coffee that organisations running such networks have uncovered.

Richard Benyon's Bad Science - How Data is Ignored by DEFRA

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Politics
Shaughan Dolan

The Minister for Rural Affairs has had an incredible year for ill thought-out policy u-turns.

Can We Bring Back the Wilderness?

Green Futures | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK
Green Futures

Across the globe, from the Aral Sea to the arid Sahel, ambitious programmes to revive and recreate degraded ecosystems are challenging the assumption that once destroyed, nature is gone for good.

Richard Benyon MP is Unfit for DEFRA

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Politics
Shaughan Dolan

I'm a big believer of it's not where you're from, it's what you do that matters. Richard Benyon is one of the richest landowners in Berkshire, the great, great, great grandson of a former Prime Minister Lord Salisbury and lives in a Tudor Mansion. He is firmly in the 1% and it doesn't bother me at all.

Long-Tailed Tits: No, Not an Intentional Pun on the Previous Blog

Peter Martindale | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

For the first time ever, I have seen long-tailed tits in the flesh. Having seen them written about and pictured in bird books since childhood, and having remembered for a life-time the details, due to their shear appealing looks, they were instantly familiar when I saw them in the trees some way away. Then when they continued their chase closer to the house, they were recognisable without a doubt.

Legless Amphibians Found Burrowing In India (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.02.2012 | UK

A new family of legless amphibians has been found burrowing in the earth of a remote northeastern village in India. The chikilidae stems from the ...

Fake Plants are an Environmental Curse of London; An Open Letter to the Evening Standard

Peter Martindale | Posted 26.01.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

The Editor, Evening Standard, I was appalled to read the 'Standard' article, "It may be fake, but it works" of 17 August 2011. I...

Five Gabala Principles Point Way to Rio+20

Leyla Aliyeva | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK
Leyla Aliyeva

Recently I outlined my support for the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, and his aim for more young people to be included in crucial discussions on major policy issues such as sustainability and our global fight against climate change.

The Focus on Military Lobbying Now Needs to Turn to Insurance Industry Lobbyists

Peter Martindale | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

The insurance industry gets away with unacceptable abuse. From banking (ie. payment protection insurance), to extended appliance warranties, some of w...

The Dark Mountain project: where creativity, intellectualism and politics combine

Mark Newton | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Politics
Mark Newton

The Dark Mountain Project is a creative project, a writers' movement that has become something far more important. If you claim to be an environmental...

French Wild Boar Deaths Mystery

BBC | Posted 27.09.2011 | UK

More than 30 wild boars have been found dead on the banks of the Goussant estuary in Brittany over the past month. The cause of death is as yet unknow...