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Tackling Climate Change From Home

3 Small steps you can take in your own life to help protect our planet.   Climate change is ravaging our planet. It’s destroying our oceans and natural landscapes, causing extinctions, harming our own health, and having severe effects on natural weather patterns. The hard truth is that we, as a species, are largely responsible… Continue reading Tackling Climate Change From Home

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Great Bustards found thriving in UK almost two centuries after being declared extinct

The huge birds are being reintroduced to the UK after going extinct back in 1832.   Back in the early 19th Century, Great Bustards were a common sight in Southern Britain. Weighing up to 21kg, with a height of 3ft and a massive wingspan of 8ft, the birds would certainly have been an impressive sights.… Continue reading Great Bustards found thriving in UK almost two centuries after being declared extinct

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Edible Water Bottles Could Make Plastic Packaging A Thing Of The Past

Skipping Rocks Lab, London, creates an edible water ‘bubble’ from seaweed extract Skipping Rocks Lab in London is aiming to create waste-free alternatives to plastic packaging. By reducing the amount of plastic packaging produced, the lab is aiming to ‘stop 1 billion plastic bottles reaching the ocean every year’, as well as preventing ‘300 million… Continue reading Edible Water Bottles Could Make Plastic Packaging A Thing Of The Past

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Oleo Sponge Soaks Up Oil, Not Suds

A pioneering sponge looks set to help clear up our oceans   The new Oleo sponge, developed at Argonne National Laboratory (Illinois, US), could help to revolutionise how we clean up our oceans when they are hit by harmful oil spills. When they do happen, spills can be disastrous for marine wildlife and seabirds. The… Continue reading Oleo Sponge Soaks Up Oil, Not Suds

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Nature Documentaries Offer the Same Health Benefits as Real Nature

  Recent study suggests that nature documentaries have similar benefits to actually being outside. Credit: Planet Earth II, BBC The health benefits of getting outside, be them mental or physical, are truly tremendous. The nature world is beautiful, awe-inspiring and good for our health, boosting positive emotions such as joy, contentment, relaxation, and general happiness.… Continue reading Nature Documentaries Offer the Same Health Benefits as Real Nature

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Nifty LED lighting helps reduce turtle tragedies by 60%

  WWF team up with NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) to launch LED lit fishing nets to help quash accidental turtle catches.  Every year, hundreds of thousands of turtles are accidently killed as a result of fishing. They can easily become tangled in fishing nets or caught on fishhooks, which can quickly lead… Continue reading Nifty LED lighting helps reduce turtle tragedies by 60%

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Earth Hour 10th Anniversary Saw Major Landmarks In Darkness

  WWF’s Earth Hour drew attention to climate change across the globe.   WWF’s Earth Hour campaign has celebrated its 10th anniversary this week, and dedication to the cause was shown as landmarks from around the world spent an hour in darkness. At 8.30pm local time on 25th March 2017, more than 3,000 landmarks in… Continue reading Earth Hour 10th Anniversary Saw Major Landmarks In Darkness

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Urban Jungles Lend A Hand To Wildlife

Vertical forests are becoming a new worldwide trend in cities   Towards the end of last year, the BBC’s Planet Earth II came to an astonishing end. In its last episode, Cities, we were shown how some species thrive within new urban environments, and how others struggle to adjust to a human-centred environment. But the… Continue reading Urban Jungles Lend A Hand To Wildlife

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Tackling Pollution: China Set to Replace 70,000 Taxis with Electric Vehicles

The world’s most polluted city takes action by introducing all-electric transport.   China’s capital of Beijing launches a new initiative to replace 70,000 fossil-fuelled taxis with greener electric vehicles (EVs). The legislation is expected to be implemented later this year, and it shows an impressive step in the right direction to help tackle pollution levels.… Continue reading Tackling Pollution: China Set to Replace 70,000 Taxis with Electric Vehicles

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National Park 60% Bigger Than Yellowstone Approved In China

  China has officially approved plans for a huge National Park that will help protect endangered big cats.  Siberian (Amur) Tiger Plans to establish a huge 5,600 square mile national park in the north-eastern corner of China have been approved by the Chinese government. Almost 2/3rds bigger than the USA’s Yellowstone national park, established in… Continue reading National Park 60% Bigger Than Yellowstone Approved In China