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Why Drones Are The Ultimate Environment-Saving Tech

Phillip Othen | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Tech

A quick word association game: when you hear drone, what comes most quickly to mind? Chances are it’ll be strike, right? It certainly won’t be eco...

6 Ways To Attract Nature Into Your Outdoor Space (No Matter How Small)

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Parents

You don’t need acres of wildflower meadows to attract wildlife. A small backyard, miniature garden or even balcony can become a magnet for birds and...

Vast Amounts Of Toxic Mercury Are Gathering In The Arctic

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech

Large amounts of toxic mercury are now accumulating in the Arctic tundra, as a result of coal burning, mining and industrial processes around the worl...

Scientists Confirm Earth's Next Major Extinction Event Has Already Started

Press Assocation | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have warned that the Earth’s next major extinction event has already started and unless serious measures are put in place within the next...

EcoSexuality: 7 Things You Need To Know About This Sexual Identity

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Ecosexuality takes the phrase “getting back to nature” to its most extreme, as a concept that celebrates and encourages humans coming together wit...

15 Different Experiences Of Happiness

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

The curse of being a writer is that only a part of you can relish the experience. For a part of you must always step out of it. To observe. To make mental notes. I recently spent four days camping on a hill near the woods by the Baltic Sea. Experiencing the most surreal and sublime in nature.

Get Out And About In Nature This Summer

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Parents

When we think back to happy times in our own childhoods, most of those scenes happened outdoors in a seemingly never-ending summertime of sunshine an...

Win A Farm-Tastically Fun Weekend For Your Family

Polly Rayne | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Parents

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Why Our Kids Need To Get Outside More

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Parents

More than one in nine children in England have not set foot in a park, forest, beach or any other natural environment for at least 12 months, accordin...

This Huge Swarm Of Bees On A London Street Is All Kinds Of Nope

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK

A huge swarm of bees hit part of London during rush hour, shocking onlookers who were forced to duck for cover. People were stopped in their tracks an...

How Nature Improves Your Mental Health

Hayley Gillard | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Gillard

I'm Hayley, and I am part of the overwhelmingly high statistic of people who struggle with a mental health problem. I choose my words carefully. I struggle with mental health on a daily basis, sometimes it's debilitating but it does not own me, I am not my mental health problems and some days are better than others.

Nature: Ways To Get Out Into It More

Louis Sherman | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

At the moment it is cold outside, and while our nature seems to be at more risk than ever (Thanks Trump, however kudos to the National Park Service). So I thought it is as good a time as ever to share some of the ways I get out in nature every day of the year, as well as specifically some ideas for winter.

On The Verge Of Extinction

Dr Trevor Dines | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Dr Trevor Dines

Vibrant verges are an oasis of colour in an increasingly grey landscape and they can contribute to our health and wellbeing. For many of the 23 million people who commute to work by road the verge is their only daily contact with nature. The procession of colour from bluebells to betony through the year brightens our days, keep us in touch with the changing seasons and provide us with a real sense of place.

Screen Time To Wild Time: 60 Years Of The BBC Natural History Unit

Mike Collins | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Mike Collins

Telling stories that inspire must be at the heart of getting people back into nature and captivating the next generation. Films and radio produced by the Natural History Unit will without any doubt play an essential role in allowing us to see the sheer beauty and diversity of wildlife around the world and getting us in to nature in our own backyard.

Dinosaurs May Have Originated In The UK, Scientists Say

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Tech

Dinosaurs may have originated in an area that is now the UK, according to a groundbreaking study that could upend our understanding of their evolution...

Air Pollution Is Ravaging Plant Life

Dr Trevor Dines | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Dr Trevor Dines

Walking in the mountains of Snowdonia, the problems of the city can feel a long way away. The negative impact of poor air quality on human health is, thankfully, increasingly well-documented. Not only does air pollution contribute to thousands of early deaths, it also compromises the health of people suffering from ailments like asthma.

How We're Using Imagery To Depict Today's World

Robyn Lange | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Robyn Lange

This shows the increasing need that marketing and design professionals have to represent today's technologically driven world. We all know what smartphones look like, but how do you represent concepts such as AI and blockchain? This is clearly something people want to know

The Philosophy Of Conservation

Frontier | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK
Frontier

There are many branches of philosophy, within which an entire web focuses on how we humans think and feel about the natural world. Yet, despite severa...

How One Of The Smallest Countries Became A Eco Leader

Phillip Othen | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech

From its age-old traditions advancing into the modern era alongside magical mountains and monasteries, Bhutan is nothing short of enchanting. With a p...

The Amazing Benefits Of Being Outside

Hayley Gillard | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Gillard

There are loads of amazing benefits to being out in nature and in this blog I'm going to explore some of them.

Once A Year This Incredible 'Firefall' Appears In Yosemite National Park

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Tech

Yosemite National Park is already widely regarded as one of the most naturally beautiful places on Earth but every year it reveals a secret that makes...

This Is What It Is Like To Fly Through The Northern Lights

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Tech

For most of us, the worst part of going on holiday is the travelling - airport security, boarding flights, and sitting with no legroom for hours on en...

Scientists Discover A 195-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Rib With Tissue Still Attached

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech

Just weeks into 2017, we already have a contender for the greatest discovery of the year: a sample of dinosaur protein that’s 195-million-years-old....

Five Best Parenting Books You've Never Heard Of

Michelle McHale | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle McHale

Is your bedside table stacked with books or muslins and wet wipes!? We've kept it so simple that we only chose five top books, the first of which is, in itself, the only book you might ever need. The rest have terrific value and can be referred to time and again.

Take Me To The Woods: The Rise In People Needing Nature

Hayley Gillard | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Gillard

Looking at screens for a long period of time is a complex way of thinking and over time we become extremely tired. McGeeney goes on to explain that our attention can be refreshed and revitalised in nature as we effortlessly and involuntarily notice other lighter things like bird song or the wind.