Tag Archives: wildlife

A neonic that’s bad news for birds

Here in Europe, three insect-killing neonicotinoids are under a temporary ban. One of the banned neonics is called imidacloprid. Six months into the neonic ban, here’s new science about imidacloprid and insect-eating birds in the Netherlands. The chemical and biotech … Continue reading

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Gardens for wildlife

Here in Britain the gardening season looks good so far. Here’s an article about gardening for bees and other wildlife. Untidy gardeners like me are good gardeners for wildlife. It’s now a year since hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) bred in my … Continue reading

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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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Rubbish in the oceans

As teams from several countries search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they’re finding a lot of rubbish. Laura Parker at National Geographic tells us how this shines a spotlight on giant ocean garbage patches.

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Tyto alba

Originally posted on The Naturephile:
A few posts ago in ‘The Owl and the Woodpecker‘ I mentioned that a pair of robins may have started getting fruity in my garden as early as the begining of January. And then last…

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Save Britain’s Barn Owls

Originally posted on Green Living London:
A petition has been launched to save Britain’s Barn Owls, which are dying off in their thousands. The changing climate and a loss in their natural habitat is part of the picture, but these iconic…

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Feeding vegetable oils to farmed salmon

Many fish farmers in temperate climates raise Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Salmon are carnivores, fed pellets made from (among other things) wild fish. Wild fish are getting scarcer so a team of scientists, led by Erling-Olaf Koppang at the Norwegian … Continue reading

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