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Wild Flowers of the Month
Enchanter’s Nightshade Thrives in moist shady woodland. Its minute white flowers and small round hairy fruits grow along thin, spiky stems. In classical mythology, Circe is said to have used it to turn Odysseus’ men into pigs!
Making a pile out of rubbish. How the British recycling industry is already worth £10 billion a year and will boom. more… They Tried t
Glaciers More Deadly Than Ever, New Study Says
The threat of rising sea levels caused by melting ice is well recognised, but scientists are now revising their thinking on just how global warming will manifest itself.
McDonald's, Mc Eco-Friendly?
McDonald’s announced today that it plans to convert its UK fleet of 155 trucks to run on biofuel made from recycled vegetable fat from 900 restaurants. This will, they claim, save 1,650 tonnes of carbon per year. McDonald’s has launched a raft of appa
Neo-Nazis Murder Environmentalist
An environmentalist was murdered yesterday, when a group of environmental activists were attacked by neo-Nazis in Siberia. The activists were protesting outside the Angarsk Electrolysis Chemical Plant near Lake Baikal when the attack occurred. The
Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, It's a Super Butterfly!
A butterfly in the South Pacific has just evolved its way out of extinction in just a year, displaying the fastest evolutionary change yet observed. The blue moon butterfly had been decimated by a parasite, but has now evolved a resistance to the bacteri
"Harrar!" For Ethiopia - Starbucks Backs Down
A little while ago you may remember that Starbucks was attempting to block an attempt by the Ethiopian government to trademark its best-known coffee beans, Sidamo and Harrar. In a typical case of David and Goliath, Starbucks has backed down, meaning that
Let's All Grow Trees On Mars
NASA scientists are examining a high altitude forest on a Mexican volcano in an attempt to understand the practicalities of colonising Mars. They see forestation as a crucial step towards making Mars habitable. They are examining Pico de Orizaba’s
Attenborough's Echidna Reprieved
It had been thought that the long-beaked echidna, Zaglossus attenboroughi, named after the television naturalist and living national treasure, was extinct. But following reported recent sightings by local tribespeople in the Cyclops Mountains of