UK Nature

Travel Eye: The Unforgettable Magic Of Whale Watching In Alaska

Karen Edwards | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

My partner Brad and I are with a small group of guests on a small rubber power boat called a Zodiac, at the Chiswell Islands in the Gulf of Alaska. A Humpback whale has been feeding around us, at the surface of the water, for 45 minutes.

Surfers As Leaders In The Fight Against Climate Change

Gregory Borne | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK
Gregory Borne

(Photo by Gregory Borne) How we engage with and understand our environment is a hugely complex process. We all understand the world differently, dra...

Welsh Rugby Player Gets Bitten By Lion While Trying To Pet it Like A Cat

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.09.2017 | UK

A Welsh rugby player has been injured while trying to pet a lion. Wales and Ospreys hooker Scott Baldwin was caught on camera sticking his hand throug...

Neil DeGrasse Tyson On Beyonce’s Babies, And Why He Won’t Engage Trump On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.09.2017 | UK

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a world-renowned astrophysicist, author and science educator. And recently, he also got involved in suggesting names for Beyonc...

End Of The Earth: Watch HuffPost UK's First Documentary Here

The Huffington Post | Dawn Kelly | Posted 16.09.2017 | UK

Why Antarctica? We went to Antarctica to film a documentary about climate change. Except we wanted to do something different. We didn’t want to tr...

The Mystery Of Whale Strandings

Frontier | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK
Frontier

We know the images: colossal, glistening bodies, resting lifelessly on the shore, sometimes in the hundreds. Whale strandings are a sadly common occur...

How Virtual Reality Tech Will Help The Environment

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Tech

A recent report from academics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, lays bare the devastating impact plastics are having on the environment...

These Weird Brain-Like 'Blobs' Found In A Lagoon Have Been Around For Millions Of Years

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Tech

A creature resembling a giant gelatinous blob has been found lurking in a lagoon in downtown Vancouver by a group of amateur nature lovers over the we...

8 Ways To Make A Family Walk Fun

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Parents

Suggest a family walk and your children might well groan and roll their eyes, but once they’re unplugged from their screens and out with you, it’s...

7 Reasons Why Your Kids Will Love Visiting A City Farm

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Parents

You don’t need to take your family to the countryside to experience life on a farm. City farms give children the chance to stroke cows, feed chicken...

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...