High speed rail must not destroy wildlife
The Wildlife Trusts are concerned
the Government’s proposed route for high speed rail phase one
from London to Birmingham will pose a serious threat to wildlife should
it get the go ahead.
Beavers may win reprieve
Scores of beavers living wild in Scotland may be allowed
to go on roaming free, Scotland on Sunday understands.
Crowds thrilled as whales feast on birds
A pod of four killer whales kept a crowd of wildlife
watchers entranced for hours on a still afternoon in Shetland on Sunday.
Wildlife set for a busy 2012
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is preparing for a very
busy and exciting 2012, looking after Scotland’s wildlife for
the benefit of current and future generations.
Concern for golden eagles
RSPB Scotland is seriously concerned
about the impact a recently consented scheme by Scottish Ministers
to extend a wind farm will have on golden eagles and white-tailed
Spring arrives early in Britain following mild winter
The first signs of spring are emerging weeks early
in the countryside and in gardens as a result of the mild winter,
experts said today.
Unseasonably warm weather sees doubling of wild flowers
Sunseekers tanned in October, ducks were spotted plodding
through Caerphilly Castle in November and record numbers of Tenby
swimmers took the plunge on Boxing Day.
Crab and lobster fishermen fear for their livelihoods
Crab and lobster fishermen in Gwynedd are concerned
that plans to close parts of the sea bed off Lleyn to them could
affect their livelihoods.
Suffolk Wildlife Trust aims to buy Knettishall Heath
The Suffolk Wildlife Trust (SWT) has said it needs
to raise £100,000 from the public by the end of January to
help buy a country park.
Wind turbine blades fly off in storm
Fears over the safety of wind farms has been raised
after blades were ripped off three turbines in winds of up to 112mph.
Wind farm to be built at site of decisive Civil War
A wind farm is to be built at the site of one of
the most important battles ever fought on English soil, despite
officials admitting that the scheme will “harm the setting”
of the historic location.
Wind breezes to a record power-share in storm-lashed
High winds helped the UK’s turbine fleet to
achieve bumper output in December and the first few days of 2012,
latest figures reveal.
Minister hits out at sewerage plans
A Government minister has voiced his opposition to
a super sewerage plant proposed for his constituency.
Hope as Botanics picks up pieces
Staff at a Scottish tourist attraction badly hit
in this week's storms say it will take several weeks for the damage
to their historic glasshouse to be repaired.
Minister almost too good to be true for nature conservation
Ireland must go on. It can’t go on. It’ll
go on. So too, we must hope, will our thought and effort for nature.
Stricken New Zealand cargo ship breaks up
A cargo ship that caused New Zealand's worst maritime
pollution disaster when it ran aground three months ago broke in two
in a storm on Sunday, raising fears of a fresh environmental crisis.
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Government in talks to free whaling activists from
The Australian Government says it is doing everything
it can to try to ensure the safe release of three anti-whaling activists
Biodiesel plant turns poppies into power
A new biodiesel plant in Tasmania's northern midlands
is producing alternative fuel from poppy seeds.
The fast-flowing currents and rich biodiversity of
the Mekong river have gained a temporary reprieve.
Multibillion illegal wildlife trade threatens SE Asia’s
Philippine National Police and Aviation Security personnel
seized a box containing 26.5 kilograms of Philippine pangolin or anteater
Appeal launched for Patagonian grebe
Recent surveys on its coastal Patagonian wintering
grounds indicate that the Endangered Hooded Grebe
has declined by 40% in the last seven years ...
Like magic, Harry Potter's owl spotted across US
Famous for its role as Harry Potter's companion in
the books and movies, a species of majestic, mostly white owls is
being sighted in abundant numbers ...
Climate change affecting Europe's butterflies and
Fast-track warming in Europe is making butterflies
and birds fall behind in moves to cooler habitats and prompting
a worrying turnover in alpine plant species, studies published on
MPs launch bid to protect Arctic
Climate change must be recognised as an issue when
it comes to oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, MPs said as they
launched an inquiry into protecting the region.
Climate change is altering mountain vegetation at
The decade from 2000 to 2009 was the warmest since
global climate has been measured, and while localized studies have
shown evidence of changes in mountain plant communities that reflect
this warming trend, no study has yet taken a continental-scale view
of the situation – until now.
Africa's rainforests 'more resilient' to climate
Tropical forests in Africa may be more resilient
to future climate change than the Amazon and other regions, a gathering
of scientists has said.
Acid test for 'evil twin' of climate change
They call themselves Team Acid and are trawling the
Southern Ocean with fine nets to see if the shells of tiny marine
snails are thinning because of ocean acidification.
Greenhouse gas emissions are delaying Earth's next
A scheduled new ice age could well have been upon
us in the next millennium were it not for increases in CO2 due to
humans, a new report suggests.
Alex Salmond signs Abu Dhabi green energy deal
Scotland is to tie up a deal with one of the world’s
richest cities to boost the burgeoning renewable energy sector.