Category Archives: Environment & science

The humble urban backyard can help save the planet says RHS report


The good news, from a report commissioned by the Royal Horticultural Society, says that there
are four key areas in which gardens make a difference to our environment. The
bad news is that I now have even less excuse for not spending more time working
in the garden:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/house-and-home/gardening/dig-for-victory-how-your-garden-can-help-beat-climate-change-2288156.html

Adding a pond, as well as additional trees and bushes, has increased the resident and visiting wildlife population in our garden. Amongst those visiting are dragonfly of various sizes and colours:

 

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The environmental movement’s dilemmas?


Okay time to sit down with your coffee or other lubrication of preference and read these two pieces by George Monbiot. Afterwards you’ll need some time to go make another drink and then think seriously about what he’s saying:

http://www.monbiot.com/2011/05/02/the-lost-world/

http://www.monbiot.com/2011/05/05/our-crushing-dilemmas/

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‘Potato Earth’


Really interesting piece about new understanding of how gravity differs across the planet:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12911806

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