Spread across the North West’s rich and varied
countryside is one of the most diverse kingdoms of life – but,
despite many people having seen these strangely beautiful organisms,
little is widely known about the fascinating life forms called slime
RSPB volunteers set a new record as they hit a million
hours for nature
Despite recent government figures showing the number
of people volunteering formally at least once a year had fallen
to its lowest level for 10 years, the RSPB is today announcing its
best-ever year having reached the one million hours mark for the
Britain’s climate change minister has rounded
on the “environmental Taliban” of green campaigners,
insisting they are wrong to accuse the government of abandoning
its commitment to an ambitious low carbon agenda.
Figures from the UK Department of Energy and Climate
Change (DECC) show that companies have announced plans for almost
£2.5 billion worth of renewable energy investment in the UK,
with the potential to create almost 12,000 jobs, so far in the financial
The BirdLife Pacific Partnership has started a new
four-year European Union funded regional Invasive Species programme
which seeks to reduce the spread and the environmental and socio-economic
impact of invasive alien species ...
The dominance of the US and Europe in global food and
farming is under threat from their lack of natural resources and the
rising power of China, Russia and Brazil, finds a major report published
Fishing for a living in Lake Tanganyika has become
a gamble, due to the escalating effects of climate change, pollution
and unfriendly fishing gear which have reduced catches from the World’s
second deepest lake.
NHM entomologist co-authors new research on parasitic
phorid fly, a new threat to honey bees
A paper to be published on January 3, 2012 in the authoritative
magazine PLoS ONE, co-authored by NHM entomologist Dr. Brian
Brown, reveals a new threat to honey bees and perhaps, a partial explanation
for the bees' well-publicized Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a syndrome
characterized by worker bees abandoning their hive.
Solar feed-in tariff confusion continues as DECC prepares appeal
The government is preparing to appeal a High Court
decision that branded its plans to rush through cuts to solar tariff
payments as "legally flawed", leaving the industry in
the dark over the current level of incentives for new solar installations.
CLA writes to Huhne backing battle against climate
The CLA has written to Secretary of State for Climate
Change Chris Huhne explaining why European landowners support a
30 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions in the fight to mitigate
A warning has been issued to New Zealand’s
coastal centres, including Gisborne, that life in these places is
going to be more troublesome because of a confirmed increase in
extreme weather events, and other climate change impacts.