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Chelsea Flower Show - using garden spaces to tackle the challenges of climate change

Laura Briggs

25th May, 2017

It seems we've been talking about bringing green areas to urban spaces for years, but at this year's Chelsea Flower Show (which runs until 27th May) it's clear this theme remains a top priority writes LAURA BRIGGS who pays a visit to the world's best known flower show more...

WITNESS: Marine biology at the top of the world

James Simpson

12th May, 2017

The return of blue shell mussels to the Artic after a 2,000 year absence, plus the arrival of mackerel are just two signs of a changing climate as JAMES SIMPSON discovers when he joins the scientists and fishermen on a research vessel off the coast of Svalbard more...

Ecology Research Report: How noise pollution impacts marine ecology

Laura Briggs

12th December, 2016

Marine ecologists have shown how noise pollution is changing the behaviour of marine animals - and how its elimination will significantly help build their resilience. LAURA BRIGGS reports more...

Scientists call for the protection of the little-known and disappearing ecosystem: seagrass ‘meadows'

LAURA BRIGGS

21st November, 2016

A unified scientific approach has been called for to help protect one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. LAURA BRIGGS learns more about the unique ecosystem known as seagrass beds more...

Biofuels from seaweed?

Laura Briggs

12th October, 2016

Seaweed is known for its culinary uses and has seen a renaissance in past years thanks to its health claims and a distinctive taste - but there are more ecological benefits to seaweed that currently remain untapped. more...
Dolphins are the most intelligent non-human animals, so why do we still allow companies like Seaworld violate their rights? Photo: BenSpark via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA)

Dolphin selfies and performing whales: how our cultural narcissism is killing the planet

Laura Bridgeman

15th March 2016

The craze for selfie photographs has reached an all-time low, after a recent spate of animal deaths have been linked to achieving the perfect picture, writes Laura Bridgeman. But why do people exhibit such a careless attitude to animal welfare when we normally show such apathy? Cultural conditioning may have the answer. more...
Where ice meets ocean - Antarctic coastline by McKay Savage via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Antarctic warmth brings more snow, reducing sea level rise

Alex Kirby & Oliver Tickell

18th March 2015

Rising temperatures will result in more snow falling in Antarctica, and the build-up of ice will reduce sea level rise from other sources. But as the extra weight of ice makes Antarctica's glaciers flow faster, the continent will still be a net contributor to sea level rise. more...
More of this to come ... the western rear end of Jetty East parking lot collapses under the storm surge from Hurricane Ike, 2008. Photo: Ed Hart via Flickr.

Florida's collapse will set in within a 30-year mortgage cycle

Harold R. Wanless

3rd June 2014

We are most certainly witnessing the onset of a rapid pulse of sea level rise, writes Harold R Wanless. And low lying areas - like southeast Florida - will be the first to know about it. So how come they're building there like there's no tomorrow? more...

Tasman Sea: small ships sail to confront oil giant

November 8th, 2013

A 'People's Flotilla' of small boats is launched today from ports around New Zealand to confront a ship set to begin deep sea oil drilling off the west cost of New Zealand's North Island. more...

The ocean is not broken. Consumer behaviour is.

Carlos Duarte

30th October 2013

Recent reports of the death of the oceans are overstated. Our oceans remain very much alive and intensely dynamic ecosystems. All of which can help to ensure their long term health. more...

Blood fish: why prawns should be blacklisted from all our shopping baskets

Andrew Wasley, investigations editor

2nd October, 2012

A new investigation has revealed appalling labour conditions for Burmese migrants working onboard boats supplying 'trash fish' for use in feed given to farmed prawns. But this is just the latest scandal to engulf the global shrimp industry, says Andrew Wasley more...
Tuna catch

Are captive tuna farms a viable alternative to overfishing?

Tom Edathikunnel

22nd August, 2012

The Kindai tuna, bred by scientists at Kinki University, may lead the way for future large-scale tuna farms. Tom Edathikunnel investigates whether the idea really is preferable to overfishing more...

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Congo’s rangers locate first mountain gorilla families in rebel-held territory

The Ecologist

7th August, 2012

Rangers have detected gorilla families in Virunga National Park for the first time since fighting broke out between M23 rebels and government forces earlier this year more...
Chelsea Flower Show

Greener gardening at Chelsea 2012

Rebecca Campbell

From boosting biodiversity to gardens that are helping to tackle climate change, Chelsea Flower Show 2012 will be green in more ways than one. Rebecca Campbell went behind the scenes more...
Shrimp sifting

In season now: what to eat during May

Amy Halls

30th April, 2012

Slow Food UK CEO, Cat Gazzoli, dips into the UK's forgotten flavours to bring us her gastronomic pick for May more...
How to give your wardrobe an eco-friendly spring update

How to give your wardrobe an eco-friendly spring update

Ruth Styles

10th April, 2012

Spring might have sprung but that doesn’t mean you have to rush out and buy a whole new wardrobe. Our experts explain how to get a new look without harming the planet more...
Hunters clubbing seals to death in Namibia

Namibia's 'cruel' seal hunt sparks calls for tourism boycott

Tafline Laylin

12th April, 2012

In the lead up to the new seal hunting season, activists have expressed dismay over the failure of Namibia to halt its annual slaughter of 91,000 Cape Fur seals more...
In season now: what to eat during April

In season now: what to eat during April

Ben Hudson

2nd April, 2012

Celebrate Easter by tucking into a plate of seasonal Jersey Royals. Albert Bartlett’s Tim Ward explains why they’re wonderful and rounds up his April favourites more...
Richmond Upon Thames

Top 10… green places to live

Rebecca Campbell

30th March, 2012

From great public transport to carbon reduction initiatives, the UK’s towns and cities are making strides towards becoming greener places to live. Rebecca Campbell takes a closer look at the most impressive more...
Top 10... alternatives to wheat

Top 10... alternatives to wheat

Bethany Hubbard

9th March, 2012

Whether it’s because of GM or gluten; if you’re giving wheat the chop, there’s an eco-friendly alternative to suit you more...
Island President

Island President - one man's battle to combat climate change and save his country

Priyanka Mogul

2nd March, 2012

The film follows the struggle between Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed and sea level rise. As the Maldives continue to be threatened by climate change, Nasheed realises it is time to take action before his country disappears under the ocean. more...
scilly isles

See weed and eat it: a foraging break on the Scilly Isles

Kate Eshelby

23rd February, 2012

Seaweed, carrot flower and locally caught fish were all on the menu during Kate Eshelby’s gastronomic tour of the Scillies more...
Kiwa hairy crab found near a deep sea vent

Revealed: the new species threatened by deep-sea mining

Bethany Hubbard

20th February, 2012

The lure of deep sea mining in the Pacific and Indian oceans could mean the destruction of species only just discovered on the ocean floor more...

The Ecologist March 1972: Oil pollution of the sea

Ben Martin

March 5th, 2012.

Forty years ago this month, Neiton Pilpel investigated oil pollution at sea. As oil spills became ever more common, can marine life cope? more...
Seal Protection Action Group

TAKE ACTION to save Scotland's seals

Priyanka Mogul

8th February, 2012

There has been a significant reduction in the killing of seals in Scotland but the Seal Protection Action Group needs your help in ending the killings altogether more...

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