UK Nature

Beneath the Surface, Our Waters are in Trouble...

Rose O'Neill | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK
Rose O'Neill

However, I bet if our tea consumption or ability to put a load of washing in was rationed, people might think differently. Equally, if we weren't able to take a summer stroll alongside our favourite river or go paddling in the sea on one of those rare hot summer days, people may take more of an interest.

A Mysterious Cloud Above Mars Has Scientists Scratching Heads

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists and astronomers have been left scratching their heads after a huge cloud was spotted over the southern regions of Mars. The massive plum...

Bristol's Fog Bridge - With Fujiko Nakaya

Amelia Carruthers | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Amelia Carruthers

Fujiko Nakaya is a Japanese artist (born in 1933), whose "fog sculptures" represent the culmination of her life long collaborations with nature.

Why Britain Needs a Nature Manifesto

Tony Juniper | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK
Tony Juniper

Nature is not a drag in meeting social and economic goals. The reverse is the case. Perhaps more of them would be able to see this if only they spent a little time reading the evidence confirming this alternative reality, much of which was officially collected at considerable public expense.

Mostly out of Africa: From Monkey to Man

Frontier | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK
Frontier

A recently discovered early primate has revealed that a distant ancient relative of modern day humans may have evolved earlier than originally thought. The primate fossil resembles modern day tarsiers from south-east Asia and is believed to be 55 million years old.

You Think Dog Product On Your Shoes Is Bad!

Nick Abbot | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK
Nick Abbot

Revelling in this awesome sight, rather than swimming away as fast as they could, the diving group got covered like a cake in frosting. They claim that when the whale left the area, perhaps for hygiene reasons, the waste washed off them and left no smell.

7 Wonders Of The Animal World

Frontier | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK
Frontier

Here we have selected 7 of nature's best architects; from deep down in the sea to nestled up in the trees, animals also know how to build impressive structures.

Why We Should Keep Lancashire Frack Free

Damien Clarkson | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Politics
Damien Clarkson

These people are on the frontline and these planning decisions represent a significant moment in the battle to stop fracking across the UK. If the Council refuses the application it will raise serious doubts on whether any community in the UK would have to accept an extreme form of fossil fuel extraction on their doorsteps and under their property.

Black Holes To Collide And 'Destroy Galaxy'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Tech

Two insanely massive black holes are about to collide and destroy an entire galaxy. Fortunately… it's not our galaxy. The pair of supermassive...

You've Never Seen A Bird Fly Like This...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK Tech

The US Government's experimental robotics division DARPA is looking to build an all-new type of fast-flying drone that can mimic the manoeuvrability o...

Play Ideas to Help Kids Become Less Shy

Patricia Evans | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Evans

Children nowadays face a lot of societal pressures. We expect them to be achievers in school or sports, have many friends and be better than the next kid. Parents tend to push their children to mingle with other kids, putting them in the spotlight. However, this does not only increase your kid's shyness, it also makes them feel insufficient and affects their overall confidence level.

Learn to Live Like a Wildling

Frontier | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
Frontier

Did you use to dream of drinking a poison that could turn you into an animal? Or maybe you still wish you could become a lion, a sharp-toothed wolf or a kingly hawk? Well, the bad news is that there is no magical formula that can turn humans into animals, but do you even have to?

'Star Trek Force Field' Discovered Around Earth

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Tech

The Earth is encased in an invisible force field that scientists have compared with the "shields" featured in iconic TV show Star Trek. An American te...

Aliens from Outer Wales

Gwen Potter | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gwen Potter

I was recently taking a break while working alone in the woods, it was completely silent and still. Suddenly, the whole area of 'just trees' became alive - a wren started foraging in front of me, a robin starting singing to me from about a metre away.

Costa Rica: A Spectrum of Colours

Max Lewis Barnard | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Max Lewis Barnard

Costa Rica has, in recent decades, emerged with one of the best tourism infrastructures in the world and a focus on ecological tourism that is central to the award-winning sustainable tourism that is ubiquitous throughout the jungles of this wildlife hotspot.

Diary of a Bardsey Seal Watcher

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

The locals said they couldn't recall a storm like it. It seemed relentless, starting at dusk and continuing well into the early hours of the morning. The thunder rumbled, and forked lightning struck the sea over and over again, searing the eyes of those watching with vivid after-images...

Are Bees 'Green Crap'?

Barry Gardiner | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

This government is presiding over the unravelling of the fabric of nature. On our small part of the planet our approach to pollinators is a local example of what is a growing, global 'biodiversity crisis'. Sir David Attenborough has talked about this crisis leading not only to great physical impoverishment but to great spiritual impoverishment as well. It is hard to imagine a world without bees. It would be even harder to live in it.

Sharks Fighting Sharks Is Really Scary

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Tech

Adam Malski was out on his boat around 50 miles off the Australia coast when he caught something pretty incredible on camera: a Great White Shark figh...

What the Wild Means to Me

Daniel Crockett | Posted 29.11.2014 | 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.

Your Ice Cream Is Melting...

Ella Pawlik | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ella Pawlik

Sustainability. Straight in there. Said it. Not really a crowd-pleaser of an intro...the mere utterance of the word usually incites a long, world-weary (oh the irony!) and sustained (yup, that did just happen) sigh.

Why You Shouldn't Swim With Baited Whale Sharks in the Philippines

Maria Sowter | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Sowter

There's only one thing I can tell you about the town of Oslob in the Philippines: don't go. There is a tendency amongst travel bloggers to over romanticise, but I wouldn't want to lie to you.

The Future of Human/Animal Relations

Daniel Crockett | Posted 04.11.2014 | 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.

Turns Out Drones And Nature Don't Mix

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Tech

Well it was bound to happen eventually. A drone pilot has learned the hard way that while a drone is a great way of capturing nature, if you get too c...

Heading for the Hillforts

Mike Collins | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Mike Collins

This place, which in area is the same as 50 football pitches, is dripping with the history that encapsulates the story of the British Isles... These jewels in the National Trust crown have drawn people for a huge variety of reasons. Whether as a place to escape the rat race, a place to be at one with nature or a place to fire the imagination.

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.