We Need to Talk About Trees

Matt Daw | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Matt Daw

Next time you have an encounter with a tree, or visit a wood, don't keep it to yourself. Trees can't blow their own trumpets, so we need to give them the credit they deserve when they improve our lives.

Neighbours Aren't Happy About This Man's Phallic 18ft Tree Sculpture

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Comedy

Tree surgeon Chris Bishop has spent three years growing out a tree in his garden for a very special project, but his neighbours are less than pleased....

It Will Only Be a Happy New Year If the Money Drowns Before We Do

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

It's very hard to wish you all a happy new year when so many are experiencing hardship. Whether you are trying to get muddy water out of what used to be your home, digging your children out of the rubble of an air strike in Syria, fighting forest fires in drought ridden Spain, or contemplating the failed COP 21 agreement, I am thinking of you.

A University Is Planting A Tree For Every One Of Its Students - To Cancel Out Their Carbon Footprint

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A university is planting a tree for every single one of its new students who enrol in order to cancel out their carbon footprint. Arts University B...

At This Rate, There Might Be No Trees Left In 300 Years...

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK

Groundbreaking new research has revealed that there are around three trillion trees on Earth, but if current trends continue there might not be any l...

Confessions of a Secret Plant Lover

Gwen Potter | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK
Gwen Potter

What am I waiting for next? Male silver washed fritillary spinning and dancing in flight, skydancing red kites, powdery pink pillows of thrift and purple spikes of spring squill on the coast, meadows filling with colour, the coconut gorse and a turquoise sea - and that's just on the coast. Lots to come!

We Must Not Continue to Let the Poorest Suffer the Effects of Climate Change Alone

Philip Goodwin | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Philip Goodwin

The people of dryland Africa are not responsible for climate change. Yet they are being asked to pay the price with their lives... At the same time we have a duty to help those who are suffering the worst impacts of our actions.

India Is Going To Plant Two Billion New Trees

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

India's Rural Development Ministry on Friday announced a new afforestation plan to plant 2 billion trees along the nation’s highways in an effort to...

That Tree Is Someone's Home

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

At this time of year the birds are busy building and rebuilding their nests, rearing their young and are generally ravenous and noisy. Eastern philosophy teaches that it is important to provide food for the birds as a way of paying homage to the gods.


The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Because physics. Or something. Yes, in the words of an Upworthy post: 'This Man Was Sawing A Tree. What Happened Next WILL BLOW YOUR MIND.' And ...

If Trees Could Give Off Wi-Fi Signals

Mudabbir Khalid | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Mudabbir Khalid

We are connected to this world in more ways than imaginable, in the ground and in the air; everything is made up of the basic building blocks of life, carbon, oxygen and nitrogen. Trees are one of these givers of life, and how humans and trees correspond to give each other life is one of the most fundamental, yet essential aspects of ecology that much of the world lets slip from their minds...

Why the Valuation of Natural Capital Is Key to Protecting the Planet

Barry Gardiner | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

"Grow your economy. And become poorer!" Not a very inspiring message. It doesn't even sound coherent. But however stupid it might sound, that is what is still happening in many developing countries. And if you don't believe that it is possible to grow your GDP at the same time as seeing a decline in your national wealth then consider the following...

Why Fear Sharks? Xmas Trees Are the Real Killers

Xavier Toby | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Every Xmas in the US, trees and decorations cause an average of 250 injuries and 40 fatalities, while sharks in the US are responsible for around one fatality every two years.

The Best Things in Life Are Trees

David Bond | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

This week is the 40th anniversary of National Tree Week. Coordinated by the Tree Council, it marks the start of the winter tree planting season. There are events all over the country, bringing together community groups, schools, and conservation charities...

How You Can Help Save the Amazon Rainforest From Deforestation

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Amazon rainforest is the largest gathering of trees on the planet, covering 5,500,000 square kilometers. The area is vast, spread across nine countries: the majority in Brazil (60%), followed by 13% in Peru 10% in Colombia and other small variants in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

Hundreds Of Acres Of Ancient Forest Felled

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK

Hundreds of acres of an ancient forest are being felled because trees are infected with disease, the Woodland Trust has said. Larches in Wales's la...

Linden Blossom Syrup or Gin Anyone?

Fi Bird | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

In late June and early July the evening air of an avenue of Lime (Tilia) trees is filled by the intoxicating, honey scent of Linden blossom. It's especially noticeable after a shower of summer rain. Linden flowers when steeped in boiling water, produce a fragrant sweet tea. The flowers and bracts (leaves) dry quickly and can be stored in an airtight jar.

Drugs at Work? Social Experiment Gathers Pace

Josh Barrie | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Josh Barrie

Last year the Press Association reported a study that suggested at least one million Brits go to work with drugs in their system. The study carried ...

Socotra: A Jewel Of Biodiversity in the Middle East

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

Socotra. The name conjures images of the exotic and unknown, an island paradise, with breathtaking beaches and a truly alien landscape. Where is this place, you might ask. The answer is Yemen.

Man Paints Trees Blue... But Why?

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 17.04.2012 | Home

Eco-friendly types have long thought of inventive ways to save trees. Hugging them, chaining themselves to them, singing songs about them. Painting th...

To Put Park Lane Into a Tunnel Should be to Recover the Lost Parkland, Boris, Not for Building Upon

Peter Martindale | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

I read with interest recently, enthusiastic support for London Mayor Boris Johnson as visionary for proposing to sink Park Lane (Mayfair, London) into a tunnel and to build on the land thus freed-up. Oh dear, environmental awareness certainly escapes Boris!

The Focus on Military Lobbying Now Needs to Turn to Insurance Industry Lobbyists

Peter Martindale | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

The insurance industry gets away with unacceptable abuse. From banking (ie. payment protection insurance), to extended appliance warranties, some of w...

Stop! You Don't Need a Quick Garden Fix!

Elspeth Briscoe | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Elspeth Briscoe

I know - winter is approaching, and you're thinking, "What can I buy as a quick colour fix for the garden? Just to cheer it up a bit, you know - stop ...

Climate Change Causing Animals To Shrink, Say Scientists

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK

Animals and plants are shrinking due to the effects of climate change, scientists have warned. Increasing global temperatures are impacting on foo...