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Rattled, rattled, rattled!

It’s a bit of a pity that today’s Farming Today piece was introduced as a legal challenge to Pheasant shooting because it isn’t – it is a legal challenge against Defra and their failure to assess the ecological impacts of…

Ohio lost a third of its butterflies in 21 years — and it probably isn't alone

Even for people who aren’t big fans of insects in general, it’s hard to deny the appeal of butterflies. They tend to be colorful, graceful and charming, flitting serenely among flowers as they provide valuable pollination services. Yet the popularity…

One of New Zealand's rarest parakeets is having a banner breeding season

New Zealand’s orange-fronted parakeets, or kākāriki karaka, are small birds that live in the forest. Only about 7 to 8 inches (19-22 centimeters) long, these are the country’s rarest parakeet with just 100 to 300 birds estimated left in the…

PMQs, self-awareness, grouse shooting and this blog

It was a strange day in the closing moments of the current Prime Minister’s time in office. Listening to the media I got the impression that Jeremy Corbyn was asking lots of questions about climate change and that Mrs May…

Modeling predicts blue whales’ foraging behavior, aiding population management efforts

Scientists can predict where and when blue whales are most likely to be foraging for food in the California Current Ecosystem, providing new insight that could aid in the management of the endangered population in light of climate change and blue whale mortality due to ship strikes.

These Australian ants are bucking the 'insect apocalypse' trend

Some insects don’t seem to have gotten the memo about end of the world. Despite increasingly stark scientific warnings about the state of bug-kind — including a recent report suggesting 40 percent of the world’s insect populations are in steep…