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Out of Sight, Out of Mind? A Visualization of Ocean Trash

Originally posted on Ocean News:
Project AWARE’s new interactive map is the first to visualize nearly three years of ongoing reporting by an international network of scuba divers who remove marine debris they find underwater through the Dive Against Debris…

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Feature: Protecting the pollinators part 2 – bees and disease

argylesock says… Here’s the second of three articles about pollinators, from the Wellcome Trust blog, which I’m passing on today.

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What’s happening as the world gets warmer

If you don’t believe in climate change, you might as well not bother reading what I’m about to say. You might live long enough to find out the hard way. In fact, the evidence is sure already. We know climates … Continue reading

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Knowing what’s on the land

The Global Land Cover Network (GLCN) exists to bring together all that’s known about what’s covering the land, everywhere there is land to be covered. This very ambitious project involves the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and others. … Continue reading

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2014

Originally posted on Green Living London:
Pic: RSPB More than half a million people are expected to be watching their garden birds the weekend (25-26 January), for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. It’s the biggest wildlife survey in the world…

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Wind and rainfall data 29 to 30 December 2013

Originally posted on Official blog of the Met Office news team:
As forecast gales and heavy rain are again affecting the UK. Below you can see the highest gusts of wind and rainfal totals recorded at Met Office observing sites…

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The climate change scorecard

argylesock says… The time for denial has gone.

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A new invader to eat rice plants?

The Non-Native Species Secretariat (NNSS) for Britain doesn’t list apple snails (Pomacea canaliculata and P. maculata) as invasive species, but perhaps it should. Apple snails are aquatic. They spread when there’s flooding, when they cling onto larger animals or onto … Continue reading

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DON’T PANIC — The Facts About Population

Hans Rosling is a great communicator. Here’s his documentary about human population. Our world reached ‘peak child’ around 2000 because people are using more birth control. Now children aren’t dying so much as they used to. Therefore the world’s population … Continue reading

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Butterflies in Britain, summer 2013

Lewis at woodlands.co.uk announced the results of the Big Butterfly Count for summer 2013. Here’s his blog post about it. It’s good news on the whole. This confirms a report of conservation successes for some kinds of insect and some … Continue reading

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