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British Wildlife – June issue

The June issue of British Wildlife contains the usual mixture of news, comment, research and analysis. As always it’s a fascinating mixture. I turned to Derek Gow’s and Peter Cooper’s article on Wildcats in England first – fascinating stuff. British…

Flows (2)

This area of bog and cotton grass used to be a conifer plantation. Who’d have known? Thirty- three years ago when I first worked in the Flow Country of Sutherland and Caithness I often drove along the road north of…

Everything you want to know about Lyme disease

You may want to be a bit more wary when walking in the woods this summer. The rate of Lyme disease cases have been climbing in the last two decades, but you can’t allow the terror of ticks to keep…

As Wind Farms Overwhelm The Irish Sea, Isle Of Man Seabird Populations Plummet

Since the world’s biggest wind farm went up in the Irish Sea, Herring Gulls are down 82%, European Shag down 51%, and Razorbills down 55%. The list goes on…Isn’t there a conspicuous connection? The Isle Of Man wildlife charity Manx…

Costs

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2019-05-22.257394.h Let’s hear it for the Aarhus Convention! So, of £26k raised in double-quick time last spring (2018!) £5k goes in costs and the rest goes to my, our, legal team. And that also pays for the appeal which we…

Sunday quotes (22)

A series of quotes relevant to the environment and/or campaigning. This week’s quotes are from Boris Johnson (born 1964) and I’ve tried to find ones which are vaguely about the environment but it’s quite a struggle… I forgot that to…

Scientists map huge undersea fresh-water aquifer off U.S. Northeast

In a new survey of the sub-seafloor off the U.S. Northeast coast, scientists have made a surprising discovery: a gigantic aquifer of relatively fresh water trapped in porous sediments lying below the salty ocean. It appears to be the largest such formation yet found in the world.

Looking forward to…

Natural England should be replying to Wild Justice’s Pre-Action Protocol letter over General Licence GL26 by 4pm today. Looking forward to seeing what they have to say. Likes(15)Dislikes(1)