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Top 10 Business Ideas in the Renewable Energy Sector

Mon, 01 Jul 2019 17:13:00 GMT

We present some business ideas for those of you who think that the future is greener than the present- we can think of some who don't ---. The advice is general and does not apply exclusively to any one nation.


We cannot push population growth under the carpet

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 14:30:00 GMT

We use the tiger (this is a prime Siberian example) to show up our failure to conserve wild species, but while we monopolise all the food that animals require, we could remember that it is not only their conservation we urgently need to cover. It is also our own indulgences.


Barbary macaques : threatened and unique.

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT

How can you describe the threats existing to species, both large and small? Using the highly-threatened primates, we can perhaps see how they have contrived to exist until the current time. Then we can better understand just how we can prevent factors simply wiping them from the face of the earth, often through ignorance, lack of care, prejudice and of course the universal profit motive. Conservation begins in our minds, but demands much more than that.


Butterflies just love ants ---.

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:31:00 GMT

What does that blue butterfly do when you are not watching. We still have to discover exactly how the Eurasian large blue exploits Myrmica ants, but many of its relatives are either cuckoos (eg. (Phengaris alcon), or outright predators like the AustralasianLiphyra brassolis larvae ,eating the whole brood of the green ants they live with. How did such diverse habits evolve? Well, start reading here.


First known manta ray nursery in Florida and new species news!

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:35:00 GMT

For several years, excitement has been building over the Atlantic presence of Manta birostris and Manta cf birostris/ this is the classification system trying to tell us of a potential new species that is related to genus Manta. Little progress has been made on this W. Atlantic species of “oceanic manta,” but it can’t be long before we can confirm new knowledge of parenting and juvenile growth in at least the main species, which seems to live alongside the potential new manta.


The future of the sea? How the ocean economy can fight plastic pollution.

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 12:10:00 GMT

Ocean plastic pollution could triple in a decade without action by the ocean economy. TOMRA CEO Stefan Ranstrand responds to the UK Government’s Foresight Future of the Sea report and explains how container deposit schemes and sensor-based recycling sorting could provide a solution.


Models and mimics are marvels in SE Asia

Wed, 02 May 2018 07:50:00 GMT

Look at those modified wings and the bee antennae. But this is no stinger or biter. It’s a clearwing moth, and you can find similar species near your own location worldwide. It’s all about the mimic, and its model- in this case a generalised stingless bee. Trouble is, you won’t find this guy. Good luck, but he seems to be almost extinct. One of those many new species that will disappear rapidly, just like many others that have been seen just as we destroy their habitat.


Bowhead whales rock- all winter long.

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:39:22 GMT

There is a songster we have missed. He sings far beneath the ice in the dark of a polar winter, so maybe it’s about time we listened to the incredible songs that this whale concocts every winter, every month and possibly each day!


How Climate Change Affects Extreme Weather in the US.

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:15:00 GMT

You can deny climate change as much as you like. The evidence contradicts you. Any logical study takes account of scientific data which can be reproduced. That is the difference between media reports and the global warming reality. Here we have an up-to-date report on the state of one nation, with many others also recognising and acting on how to combat climate change in a coordinated global response.


Too late for the extinct or critically-endangered on Earth---BUT --- ?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:30:00 GMT

IUCN must be listened to, unless you are one of those who disregards any science on the grounds that it could be fake. Acting is the opposite to disinterest, but what can we do to counter the actions of great industries or the governments of large populations of people? The answer seems bland, but it proves individuals are always important.


Forest lives are changing, with combined human/insect threats.

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:10:01 GMT

From Myanmar, through the Congo to the Atlantic forests of Brazil, we are neglecting our rainforests, but temperate forests are also suffering, often from pest influences as global warming really takes hold in certain regions. How to help prevent a treeless future - as always, take these pieces of well-informed, well-rounded and interesting advice.


Untamed Travel Possibilities for your imagination or your future plans.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:34:49 GMT

Where will you wander? The world may be becoming smaller but there are many spots to choose from if you love to explore. A new book reveals many possibilities for those who hanker after a getaway. Whether you imagine shivering in the Antarctic or sweltering in a swamp, this is the ideas factory for you.


, and wild dogs vote for a hunt!

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:15:00 GMT

Does the dog in your living room have any similarity to those wild species that we are losing from our savanna and forests? This new discovery of signalling a hunt could lead us to more understanding of much more than our domestic animals. The beauty of the painted dog lies in intricate behaviour and care systems which maintain a society we should envy.


Zero Waste Week starts

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 14:58:01 GMT

Zero waste organisations have been spreading to many nations over the last 10 years. Now we’ve been asking the UK population just how much they care about waste.


Otters and their social learning abilities.

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 09:45:00 GMT

For the first time, two otters have a comparative study on their ability to learn from others in their clan. This could lead to study of more animals in this area, providing valuable evidence of evolutionary trends in sociability.