UK Nature

Love Alive in Art: Moved by a World In Bloom

Ana Tzarev | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

In my life as an artist, I have never needed to look further than my own garden for inspiration. I could fill ten thousand canvases with the marvels our magnificent Earth so graciously gives.

How Love Really Does Change Your Brain

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Researchers have found that love really can change your brain. Well, that's assuming that humans and prairie voles share similar relationship tendenci...

Sir David Attenborough To Have Urgent Heart Surgery

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Sir David Attenborough is to undergo heart surgery, promoters have said. The veteran naturalist is having a pacemaker fitted and has cancelled a pl...

A Letter to Ian Khama, President, Republic of Botswana

Noam Schimmel | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Noam Schimmel

Dear President Khama, In keeping with Botswana's commitment to democracy and human rights and respect for all its citizens predicated on equality be...

Zoo Keeper Savaged By A Tiger

PA | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

A zoo worker has been seriously injured in a tiger attack at an animal park, police said. The 24-year-old woman was in the big cat's enclosure when...

UK Wildlife 'In Trouble' Warns Sir David Attenborough

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK

UK wildlife is at risk with almost 60% of UK species declining "at a worrying rate" in the past half century, experts have warned. Of 3,148 British...

What's All the Buzz About?

Tony Gray | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK
Tony Gray

Bee numbers have been on the decline since the Sixties, so it is crucial to raise as much awareness as possible around their economical and environmental importance to encourage people to show their support for the British bee.

Fatal Embrace: Boa Constrictor And Iguana Fight To The Death

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

A boa constrictor and iguana are locked in a fatal embrace in this horrifying yet fascinating shot. Posted to Reddit via Imgur, the image is accom...

Why Caring for Nature Should Stay in the National Curriculum

Elisabeth Whitebread | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Elisabeth Whitebread

We wrote a letter, which was published this weekend alongside an article in the Sunday Times. It calls on the government to re-instate caring for nature in the primary school curriculum for the benefit of children today and tomorrow. Sir David Attenborough called me up to let me know he would sign our letter.

Mountains Jim... But Not as We Know Them! An Insider's Guide to Volcano Spotting

Professor Dougal Jerram | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Tech
Professor Dougal Jerram

In my eyes the best, and arguably the most reliable volcano I turn to when I need my magma fix, is Stromboli. Set as the easternmost island of the Aeolian chain, north of Sicily, this wondrous volcano has been erupting like a volcanic heartbeat for over 2000 years.

Pesticides and Pollinators - Time to Act

Ruth Bond | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Politics
Ruth Bond

Our bee population remains in crisis and, in recent months, bees have been in the headlines once again. This is largely in light of a growing body of evidence emerging on the impact that neonicotinoids - a type of systemic insecticide used in agriculture, as well as in the home - has on bee health and wellbeing.

What Will Be Won't Bee

Ella Pawlik | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Tech
Ella Pawlik

Someone nowhere probably didn't say this, although everyone thinks it was Einstein: "If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live". A rogue, probably inaccurate quote. So why bother using it? Because it's likely to be a bit accurate too. In short: bees are dying. And we should be worried.

The Death of Childhood

Emily Buchanan | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Buchanan

At a time when we desperately need children to be environmentally educated, their understanding of biodiversity is being outsourced to digital media. To deprive them of the innocence of outdoor play is to jeopardise the fragile future of our environment.

'Inter-Continental Mind-Meld' Fuses Rats' Brains

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Tech

The brains of two rats on different continents have been fused together to create one trans-continental nightmare digital organism, scientists have ch...

Is Mass Extinction the End of the World?

Chantal Lyons | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK
Chantal Lyons

We are directly and indirectly threatening the existence of countless species through the harvesting of them and the destruction of their habitats. Among the more well-known species we have already lost are the Great Auk, Stellar's Sea Cow, the Baiji White Dolphin, and the Passenger Pigeon.

Organic Food: A Waste of Money

Peter McGuire | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Peter McGuire

Organic isn't better for you. Eating organic food won't stop imaginary 'toxins' from bypassing your liver and making you sick. Buying organic can potentially cause greater harm to the environment. Eating local is no guarantee of reducing your carbon footprint.

David Attenborough Receives Message From Outer Space Through Twitter

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

National treasure Sir David Attenborough made his Twitter debut on Wednesday - and received a message from space. The veteran wildlife broadcaster ...

PREVIEW: Final 'Africa' Episode Turns Its Attention To Rhinos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

David Attenborough will experience the realities of rhino poaching in the final episode of his hit BBC One series 'Africa' on Wednesday night. In K...

Killer Slugs Set To Invade Gardens

Simon Howarth | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Howarth

The 'killer slugs' are actually called Arion vulgaris, or the Spanish Slug, and have devastated crops in regions of Scandinavia. The Spanish Slug has earned the nickname of 'killer slug' as its eating habits include members of its ow

Pictures Of The Day: 14th January 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Recognising the People Who Keep Our Green Places Special

Mike Collins | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Collins

In recent years there has been a boom in community led initiatives from creating new woodlands to running an orchard. These places, which are often quite small, can bring people together to share the wonder of being immersed in nature and seeing how the seasons change.

National Geographic Photo Comp Winners Capture Nature's Raw Beauty

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 06.02.2013 | Home

National Geographic are known for bringing the big wild world to our eyes - from the smuggling tunnels of Gaza, the fastest runner in the animal kingd...

Technology's Beauty Has Overtaken Our Love for Nature

Georgia van Gils | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia van Gils

Some 69% of children aged between two and five can use a computer mouse, but only 11% can tie their own shoelaces. How are we to inspire a generation of children to commit to sustainability when they can't tie their shoelaces? How can we take them outside if they're just going to fall over?

The Seeds of Inspiration

Ana Tzarev | Posted 26.01.2013 | Home
Ana Tzarev

In the Golden Age of Dutch classical painting, Rachel Ruysch crafted still life after still life of vivid floral arrangements, bursting from their can...

Are Children Disconnected From Nature?

Dr Mike Clarke | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Mike Clarke

Today's generation of children are less active and have less contact with the natural world and wildlife than ever before, with serious consequences.