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Tastes of Summer
Continuing our series of blogposts on seasonal food, this week it’s aubergines and blueberries in the spotlight. As well as being in season right now, blueberries are absurdly healthy, containing vast quantities of anti-oxidants. They’
'Nail in the Coffin' for Climate Change Sceptics
A study released yesterday has once and for all lain to rest the argument that recent rises in global temperature have been caused by increased solar activity. The new analysis, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society by Professor Michael Lockw
Greenpeace Hails Airport Victory
Luton Airport chiefs bowed to pressure from environmentalists today and shelved a controversial scheme to massively expand the airport. TBI, the company that operates the airport had planned to completely rebuild the runway and to build a new terminal.
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.
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5 Deadliest Cities in The World
1. Chernobyl, Ukraine When you hear Chernobyl, you immediately think nuclear disaster. It was, in fact the worst nuclear accident in history. A huge fallout cloud of radioactive dust spread across vast swathes of the Soviet Union, Euro
Chemical Weapons and Suicide Bombers: The Wonderful World of Insect War
Researchers from Imperial College London have discovered that aphids fight off predators with a deadly chemical attack. The insects release a pungent mustard oil bomb to ward off its enemies, mostly ladybirds, and to protect the colony. The aphids
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!
Animal Deaths Ignored, Environmental Disaster?
The past year has seen a number of barely publicized environmental disasters, resulting in the deaths uncountable numbers of marine animals and birds. Most recently, stories have emerged on Shearwater Sea Birds, thousands of which have died on the