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There Is a Way

Sharon Bull | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK
Sharon Bull

Cover Design - Socciones "In 2010 I woke up!" The opening line of my speech at 'Derby Women's Centre' on Wednesday the 24th February 2016. My fift...

Saving the World in Jimmy Choos

Emma Fulu | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Style
Emma Fulu

I have an obsession with beautiful things. Beautiful furnishings, beautiful food, beautiful dresses, beautiful music, beautiful photographs and definitely beautiful shoes.

Springing Ahead

Gwen Potter | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK
Gwen Potter

Even the most hardened naturalists will have deprived themselves of nature in all this driech, but March is on its way. Spring will begin properly with risky plant predictions - primroses and wild daffodils, then bluebells and finally Welsh poppies. In a pond near you, tiny frogs will emerge from the water.

The Wild Is In Your Heart

Daniel Crockett | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Crockett

At the moment, 'wild' is on trend. The marketing and advertising industries have turned their eye to the romantic escape fantasies we all covet. 'Find your wild,' the advert insists, click to buy.

Photographer Captures Incredible Pictures Of Eagles In Mid-Air Epic 'Kung-Fu' Battle

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK

Battling it out for the top spot these two juvenile eagles are at the beak of their fitness. These spectacular pictures show how this pair of White...

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 th...

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 correct...

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?