Monday, 30 January 2012
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Thursday, 26 January 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jan/26/giant-trees-dying?INTCMP=SRCH ). In the past, substantial trees seemed to be relatively resistant to environmental pressures but forest fragmentation appears to make them more vulnerable than their smaller counterparts.
Friday, 20 January 2012
http://visitswanseabay.com/index.cfm?articleid=47495 ). The intention might well be "...to bring this event to Swansea for the benefit of everyone" but it is difficult to predict what effect the disturbance is likely to have on feeding shorebirds. The effects could be relatively long term.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-16580702). The proponents are now trying to sell the idea as a 'greenish' form of energy production (along with wind power etc). As far as I understand it, however, the process has some similarities to the 'fracking' of shales to 'liberate' contained oil (with attendant risks of environmental contamination and even the generation of minor earthquakes). Even if potential problems can be mitigated, it does seem ill-advised to drill in an area frequented by porpoises, dolphins and migratory seabirds.
Thursday, 19 January 2012
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Thursday, 12 January 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jan/11/mild-winter-natural-world?intcmp=122) that organisms could be reacting as if the prevailing conditions are a) an early Spring or b) a Winter that has, thus far, failed to arrive. The first alternative appears more likely (and it may not last) but the latter can't be ruled out. It is even possible that different organisms are 'seeing' conditions differently.
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
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Bees are very important insect pollinators. Some species are, of course, also commercially-important because they produce honey and bees-wa...
A combination of night rain and day-time sun has resulted in more Bynea blooms. The Southern marsh orchid ( Dactylorhiza praetermissa...
Flies (Diptera) can be quite impressive on a snow-white back drop. I show a number of candidates I have encountered on my travels.
The fuss about allegedly suspect data emanating from the East Anglia University Climatic Research Unit and the 'theft' of emails fr...