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400-Year-Old Greenland Shark Discovered Is Longest-Living Vertebrate

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Tech

The Greenland shark is now the longest-living known vertebrate on planet Earth, scientists have reported. Using radiocarbon dating the team of scienti...

The Challenge of Saving Nature Increasingly Falls to Millennials Like Me

Matt Williams | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK
Matt Williams

It can't have escaped your attention that more and more media coverage is written about the problems facing millennials these days. I'm only 29 years old and according to these articles I should be worrying about how I'm ever going to afford to buy a home, asking whether I'll retire before I'm 75, and wondering why I still feel young but no matter how hard I try I still don't really get Snapchat.

The Devastating Impact of Coral Bleaching

Frontier | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Frontier

The devastating coral bleaching event that is currently sweeping the globe and leaving devastated reefs in its wake is now set to continue through to ...

Seven Signs Which Indicate That It's Time to Emigrate

Anna Roth | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

Do you have this feeling that you are no longer motivated to participate in activities in your surrounding? Maybe your business also does not proceed. This could be because you're not at your right living place.

Tree Stories - The Living Library in Our Landscape

Matt Daw | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK
Matt Daw

Trees are living books. Their life story is recorded in their rings, their shapes, and the marks they bear of events past. Ancient trees are often called 'living monuments', but whereas monuments are unchanging reminders of a person or event, trees bear testimony that life endures, come what may.

What Does the European Union Mean for Our Environment?

Frontier | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Frontier

You'll no doubt be aware that the U.K referendum on remaining in the European Union is near, June 23rd to be precise. While there's a lot of propaganda floating around for reasons to leave and stay, we're looking simply at facts about what would happen to our environment either way.

Seven Amazing Things From Nature That Will Impress Your Children

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Parents

Introducing your children to new experiences and seeing their delight and wonder is one of the joys of parenthood. From squelching your toes in mud to...

Stick Figures - The Danger of Playing the Numbers Game With Trees

Matt Daw | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK
Matt Daw

What's the difference between a tree and a tree? Potentially a lot. Let me illustrate. Meet Greta*. Greta is a Beech tree nestled in a patch of woodl...

Human Remains Found Inside 14ft Crocodile In Search For Missing Woman

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK

Human remains have been found inside a crocodile by investigators searching for a missing woman. Authorities in Queensland, Australia, have been searc...

Where the Wild Kids Are: Growing Plants... and People

Devi Clark | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Parents
Devi Clark

Crispin Swayne, has one of those faces that lets you know he spend a lot of time outside. Tanned, weather-beaten and full of energy, he leans forward with a broad smile.

Why I'll Be Wilder in June

Tiffany Francis | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tiffany Francis

I've always been drawn to wildness. My infant days were filled with bluebell walks and mangled badger bones kept in jars, while rainy evenings found my little heart caught in the perils of Farthing Wood videos.

Yours for £1 - This Stunning National Trust Farm

Richard Neale | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Richard Neale

We want an experienced shepherd, able to move their flock of sheep to ensure that sensitive habitats get the grazing they need. Plantlife Cymru have kindly offered to purchase the farmer's new flock. The National Trust will offer the successful applicant expert conservation and farming support, as well as providing a farmhouse with picture-perfect views over the North Wales coast.

We Need to Talk About Trees

Matt Daw | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Matt Daw

Next time you have an encounter with a tree, or visit a wood, don't keep it to yourself. Trees can't blow their own trumpets, so we need to give them the credit they deserve when they improve our lives.

Idyllic Scottish Retreats: Isle of Eriska, Argyll

The Spa Spy | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Crossing the rickety bridge to the private Isle of Eriska you get the feeling you may be about to infiltrate the land of Narnia. Perched on the west coast of Scotland in 350 acres of manicured gardens, woodland and rugged beaches, against a stunning rural landscape, Eriska lulls you into an immediate state of calm.

Dandelions and Cancer

Karin Sieger | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

As children we cut the stems, put them in water, and they would curl up into weird and wonderful shapes. We would try and sell them to passers by. Now I eat the leaves and the stems. If I am brave I add some burdock leaves, which takes me right up to my bitter taste threshold. But it's seasonal detox.

Why Nature Is One Of California's Biggest Attractions

By Ruth D'Alessandro | Jackie Gallego | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

From Sequoia National Park's colossal trees to Yosemite's towering waterfalls, we check out the natural attractions that make California the ultimate ...

Ode To The Otter

Frontier | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Frontier

They are vital to their environment, which is good enough reason to help conserve them, along with the added reason of us humans having a soft spot for them.

Finding Inspiration When You Need It The Most

Josh Taylor | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK
Josh Taylor

A client recently called me up on a Monday morning and said 'Josh. I'm sat at my desk, I'm all geared up to make the most of this working week and yet...

Tiger Numbers Prowling in the Right Direction

Frontier | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK
Frontier

Last week sprouted the news that for the first time in 100 years, tiger numbers worldwide are on the rise. After a century of poaching and loss of hab...

Why Dolphin Conservation Is So Important

Frontier | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK
Frontier

Happy National Dolphin Day! In honour of this awareness day for one of the world's most endearing animals, it'd be appropriate to look at some of the ...

The World of Turtle Conservation

Frontier | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Frontier

Along with the likes of the giant Panda, Polar Bear, Rhino, Elephant, Tiger and a whole host of others, Turtles gain a lot of attention in the conserv...

Wild Whale Encounters - Not a Tank in Sight

Catherine Capon | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Catherine Capon

By Catherine Capon The news that SeaWorld is ending their orca breeding program implies that hopefully whales in captivity will soon be a thing of t...

BioBlitz - Where People and Wildlife Truly Come Together

Gwen Potter | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
Gwen Potter

As you can see, some of our finds were common, some rare - but all demonstrate how critical it is to conserve, enhance and expand our wildlife habitats and how important it is for visitors to record our wildlife.

Rhino Poaching Has Repulsive Record Year

Frontier | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
Frontier

As one of the poster children for world animal conservation, the Rhino gets plenty of attention and plenty of column inches. But how much real help? How much real progress to protect it? Well, new figures published recently by the IUCN tell a chilling story.

A Whale Of A Problem

Frontier | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK
Frontier

Already some of the most endangered species, whales have, in recent years, seemed to come up against two more frequent threats which are slowly but su...