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Tree of the month: Willow

This photograph of willow leaves, provided to the Centre for Biosciences Imagebank by Prof Paul F. Brain at the University of Wales, Swansea, illustrates an instalment in my Tree of the Month series. I base this series (‘ogham’ tag) loosely … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Cheap Nitrogen

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
West Fertilizer Plant Explosion. Source: The New Yorker. The explosion of the fertilizer factory in West, Texas, earlier this month was lost amid discussion of the Boston Marathon bombing. Yet the tragic explosion highlights…

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International Day of Action for Rivers

Today, March 14th, is the International Day of Action for Rivers. It’s organised by International Rivers who say that they’re ‘at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them.’ It’s … Continue reading

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Wetland birds

The British wetlands are special places, providing habitats for special birds. My fellow blogger, Finn Holding, told us about waders at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)’s reserve at Titchwell. Another blogger, petrel41, told us how waders … Continue reading

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World Rivers Day

Today is World Rivers Day. My fellow blogger ScienceLens says this about river dams.

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