As darkness descends the verge comes alive. Blades
of glass rustle as hundreds — if not thousands — of toads
spring forth from hibernation, each one a bloated, wart-ridden, writhing
mass of arms of legs.
Foresters plan pleasant surprise for sleeping dormice
Dormice sleeping in a Monmouthshire woodland can look
forward to a pleasant surprise when they wake from their hibernation
in the spring after Forestry Commission Wales transformed their home
as they slept.
A conservation project underway in Cornwall aimed at
securing the future of one of Britain’s rarest butterflies is
proving to be a success, thanks to the creation of special ‘butterfly
corridors’ and the revival of traditional woodland management.
Achieving renewable targets through reliance on wind
would be a ‘Pyrrhic victory’
The John Muir Trust has repeated calls for an independent
national Energy Commission to examine the technical and economic
aspects of current UK and Scottish policy and to consider the viability
and costs of energy production and transmission.
Our oceans face a grim outlook in the coming decades.
Ocean acidification, loss of marine biodiversity, climate change,
pollution and over-exploitation of resources all point to the urgent
need for a new paradigm on caring for the earth’s oceans—"business
as usual" is simply not an option anymore, experts say.
Increased honey bee diversity means fewer pathogens
A novel study of honey bee genetic diversity co-authored
by an Indiana University biologist has for the first time found that
greater diversity in worker bees leads to colonies with fewer pathogens
and more abundant helpful bacteria like probiotic species.
Eco-conservation zone built near Three Gorges Reservoir
Authorities in southwest China's Chongqing municipality
have finished creating an ecological conservation zone near the Three
Gorges Reservoir, said a spokesman from the Chongqing Municipal Forestry
Bureau on Monday.
A growing illicit trade threatens Jamaica's wildlife
News of Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo's newest attraction
shocked Jamaican authorities. The unlikely stars: a flock of 45 endangered
Jamaican Amazon parrots, hatched from eggs smuggled out of the island
in rum-cake boxes.
Renewables industry urges government to clarify post-2020
The renewables energy industry has again called on
the government to urgently clarify its plans for low-carbon energy
development after 2020, following the release of a controversial
submission to the EU, which argues the bloc should abandon specific
renewable energy targets post-2020.
EU will back down on airline carbon after ICAO plan,
The European Union will probably back down on including
aviation in its carbon market once theUnited Nations’ International
Civil Aviation Organization proposes a global program, said Societe