UK Nature

Amazing Footage Captures Storm Gertrude Blowing A Waterfall Upwards

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.01.2016 | UK

A Scottish waterfall on the Isle of Skye can be seen being blown upwards by the high winds brought by Storm Gertrude. The incredible footage, take...

The Small Changes You Can Make to Help the Planet

Frontier | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK
Frontier

These sorts of articles have peppered the web for years now. Do this and don't do that to save the planet. Part of what turns people away though is ...

Is Anthropomorphism Bad For Wildlife Conservation?

Frontier | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK
Frontier

"The world is too PC!" We've all heard that one before. Like health and safety it was meant to make us all - well - safer; but for political cor...

2015: The Year of the Jellyfish (And the Floods)

Gwen Potter | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK
Gwen Potter

As is becoming an annual event, 'once in a lifetime extreme weather' has brought climate change issues to the fore. More on this December later - let's start at the beginning, and the sunniest winter on record and the start of some very unpredictable seasons.

The Shortest Day Of The Year Means It Can Only Get Better From Here

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK

In 2015, the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere will begin on December 22 at 4:48am UTC. To calculate the turning point in your time zone, cli...

The Most Endangered Places in the World

Frontier | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK
Frontier

Ethical travel is becoming more popular, but we still have a negative impact on our environment to the point where it is just a matter of years until some of the most beautiful places on the planet will have disappeared. Not just animals can be endangered; there are also a number of places which could vanish very soon.

See You In Spring

Frontier | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK
Frontier

With short days, dark mornings and cold temperatures, our only way to escape is to go somewhere warm over the holidays. Wouldn't it be great if we could just sleep until spring? Ah, if only hibernation was for humans!

Reclaim Your Right to Relax

Adrian Kowal | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Kowal

We are taking relaxation more and more seriously in our work as guides and entrepreneurs. Not just as a way of letting go at the end of the day, or as leisure or luxury, but as a guiding beacon to life. We see relaxation as a fuel inside us; a conduit for relationships; as DNA to how we might live and work.

13 Ways to Reconnect With Nature

Elena Manighetti | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Manighetti

Even in a world where most eco-systems have been devastated and wild animals are a rarity, there are many things we can do to reconnect with nature, find purpose and feel more alive. If you feel lost, apathetic or unhappy, try to rewild yourself a little. Here are 13 easy ways you can do it without having to do anything drastic, like go and live in the woods.

Sibling Rivalry - it's in the Genes

Dr Helen Driscoll | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK
Dr Helen Driscoll

Petty fights in the back of the car, temper tantrums over the possession of a favourite toy, irrational jealousy over who is the family favourite - squabbling brothers and sisters have infuriated parents for generations.

A Tourist Just Captured This Rare 'Fire Rainbow' On Camera

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Tech

A tourist in Jamaica has captured a rather stunning phenomenon on camera. Beckie Bone Dunning posted a photo of what appears to be a 'fire rainbow'...

The State of Nature

Steve Backshall | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Steve Backshall

To the Government, I say - we are waiting for you to read this report, take note and act on its recommendations. Come back with the details of your 25-year plan. People and nature need you to make it a great one.

Why We Want To Raise Lifelong Learners

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

A few weeks ago, whilst choosing books on Amazon to take along on my honeymoon, I bought Professor Mary Beard's A History of Ancient Rome. I bought the book simply because it was on Amazon's bestseller list, but to my surprise, I really enjoyed it.

Now You Can Become A Tree When You Die

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's now a way to live on even after death. Bios Urn is a biodegradable plant pot, made from cellulose and natural fibres, that uses your ashes ...

This Gigantic Sunfish Makes These Divers Look Like ANTS

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Tech

Divers exploring the coast of Portugal have had a close encounter with one of the world's heaviest fishes known as the sunfish or Mola. The divers ...

Extreme Animal Migrations

Frontier | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Frontier

We humans are not the only ones that enjoy a trip abroad. Some animal species migrate to find food, breed, or escape the cold. There are a few species...

Are Screens the Enemy of a Natural Childhood?

Kate Blincoe | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Blincoe

We can't hide from it, just as we can't trot down the M25 in a horse and cart anymore, so we have to find a way of managing it and making it part of a balanced life. It is part of our children's lives and brings many wonderful benefits - any five year old who has played on Google Earth knows the mind bending sense of awe of zooming out and out from their home to see the planet as a green and blue sphere.

Hearts (and Minds) of Oak

Dr George McGavin | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK
Dr George McGavin

In my new 90 minute film for BBC Four Oak Tree: Nature's Greatest Survivor I take a look at the oak beyond its obvious beauty, longevity and unmistakable presence and discover how it plays a much greater, indispensable role in our society.

Summer in Wales

Gwen Potter | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gwen Potter

The weather also helped birds - some of our nuthatches even managed to have a second brood at Llanerchaeron, while in late August some of our swallows in the barns still hadn't fledged, having arrived right on cue in the second week of April, exactly the same date as last year.

Give Your Family a Healthy Free-Range Autumn

Kate Blincoe | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Blincoe

Whilst more snuggle time is lovely, it doesn't always help you feel better. You and your children need exercise and fresh air to feel energised and time outdoors in daylight is very important for beating winter blues and helping tackle SAD. So how can you fight that urge to hibernate and keep those kids active outdoors instead?

The Moment A 40-Tonne Humpback Whale Nearly Killed London Kayakers

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK

Two British tourists have told of the moment they escaped a near-fatal incident, when a 40-tonne humpback whale crash-landed on their kayak. Charlo...

Green Parenting Without the Guilt and Stress

Kate Blincoe | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Blincoe

I found a green lifestyle that would make my family life better, happier and healthier, not worthy, guilt-filled and exhausted. This meant changing things that would benefit us and letting fun and family activity be the guide.

A Tale of Two Treehouses ~ Part Two Golden Oak Treehouse ~ Blackwood Forest, England

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Parents
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Family trees are also a great interest of mine. Unfortunately, my own family tree has had a bit of surgery. A few branches have been cut off and some of that wood has been used to fuel fire. However, recently, this tree of mine has seen some new growth. I'm pleased to feel strength in it again.

A Tale of Two Treehouses ~ Part One La Palombière Treehouse ~ Quinsac, France

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

As the day ticked on and temperatures soared to 36C, we were invited into the chateau to keep cool. Filled with family heirlooms collected from the world over, I enjoyed finding out a little about Anne Marie's family history as we walked and talked from delightful room to delightful room.

Our Responsibility to the Environment

James Butler | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
James Butler

Natures Cycle On looking at some plants in the garden, I noticed how interlinked life is to one another. I could see how interwoven natures is, that h...