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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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Exotic trees

Lewis at woodlands.co.uk tells us about the exotic (alien) trees which are familiar in our British landscapes. Lewis tells us how many of these trees arrived during colonial times when great houses and gardens were built. He doesn’t mention how … Continue reading

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Forests and insects for food security

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation has recently brought attention to two neglected areas of food security: forests and insects. On the 13th to 15th May 2013 the…

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To manage or not to manage‏

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See CITES Save

Originally posted on La Paz Group:
Loading rosewood timber on trucks at the port of Toamasina (Tamatave), Madagascar. Photograph: Babelon Pierre-Yves/Alamy If the proclamations and rules coming out of CITES are even half-implemented, endangered species of various domains–aquatic, terrestrial, animal…

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Replanting the elm trees?

Elm trees (Ulmus spp.) contribute beauty and diversity to landscapes in the British Isles. There are four elm species whose leaves are eaten by several species of butterfly larvae. One of those butterflies is the White Letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album) … Continue reading

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Tree of the month: Hazel

Today the moon is new so, according to this version of the Ogham calendar, we’ve just entered the Month of the Hazel or the Month of the Crabapple. I say ‘this version’ because people don’t always agree about the Ogham … Continue reading

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