UK Nature

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 26.04.2017 | 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.

Is Population Growth The True Issue Of Our World?

Louis Sherman | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

I have recently been reading several papers looking at the idea of 'Humans V Nature' and the sustainable way we can sustain both and allow them to grow. In our current modern world this seems near impossible, as the greedy, consumerist nature of the West takes opportunities and investment from the rest of the world, or at least it can be seen like that.

Why Elephant DNA Could Hold The Key To Fighting Cancer

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have known for some time that cancer is unusually rare in elephants. Just three per cent of the giant mammals succumb to the disease over t...

Have You Ever Seen A Cuttlefish Hunt? It's Brutal

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech

The humble cuttlefish might appear to be nothing more than the lovable puppy of the seas but that’s probably got something to do with the fact you...

Iceland Isn't In Space But It's The Closest You'll Ever Come To Walking On The Moon

Susan Devaney | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

Upon landing, I was met with acres and acres of sprawling desolate land. It was cragged, fractured - but solid in it's base. It looked to the naked eye like it had won a long, hard fought duel with nature's unpredictability.

Where Is The Happiest Place To Live?

Izzy McRae | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

For as long as I can remember I've been going on holiday to Galloway. It's in the south west corner of Scotland - a part of the country that's often ignored as people power up the motorway to Glasgow or Edinburgh and beyond.

Our Worst Nightmare Has Come True: Vampire Bats Are Now Biting Humans

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech

It has finally happened, after years of contently drinking the blood of local birds the vampire bat is now moving on to humans. These tiny coffee cup-...

This Blood Sucking 'Dracula' Ant Is One Of 133 'New' Species

SWNS | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech

More than a hundred animals and plants - including an armoured lizard, a blood sucking ant and a colourful sea slug - are among the newly discovered s...

HS2 To Claim Central London's Last Hedgehog Stronghold Thanks To House Of Lords Ruling

Tanya Perdikou | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Tanya Perdikou

Last year, by the light of a spring moon, I spent a night creeping the flowerbeds and secluded corners of London's Regent's Park. Until the early hour...