Feed aggregator

The eerie sense of being watched

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 9:29pm

Strathnairn, Highlands I saw the roe deer, just staring at me, motionless apart from the mouth that was still chewing away

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Sufi Winter Schedule

Holy Scrap - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 7:31pm
As you may know, here in Truth or Consequences I lead a contemplative Sufi group. Please feel welcome to drop in on us should you find yourself in town. And please do consider coming to town to our very special winter retreat. It is a wonderful opportunity to do deep inner work. You need not have any previous experience or knowledge of Sufism to join in these events.
Categories: Sustainable SW Blogs

Fossil fuel divestment: climate change activists take aim at Australia's banks

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 4:51pm

A national day of divestment will see more than 1,000 bank customers switch their accounts away from the big four banks

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Went for the long ride...

The Field Lab - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 4:24pm










81,91,49,0,B
Categories: Sustainable SW Blogs

US eyes buffet option in global climate talks

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 10:34am
Deal would allow US to join other countries in cutting carbon dioxide emissions but avoid having to obtain Senate ratification Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

China tests outright logging ban in state forests

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 9:06am

China has halted commercial logging by state firms in forests in Heilongjiang, a move experts see as a significant step to curb over-exploitation of timber, reports chinadialogue

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

UK is breaking EU's conservation laws on porpoises

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 8:14am

European commission could take Britain to court within two months for failure to protect harbour porpoises

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

India launches air quality index to warn over dangerous pollution events

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 7:47am

Index will track eight major pollutants, after World Health Organisation said New Delhi was worlds most-polluted city

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Badger cull set to fail for second year running

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 7:18am

Two-thirds of the way through Gloucestershire cull, fewer than a third of required badgers had been shot

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

The week in wildlife in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 7:14am

A newborn seal pup, a lake turned pink with flamingos and tortoises hitching a ride feature in this weeks pick of images from the natural world

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Predictions Of 'Peak Oil' Production Prove Slippery

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 6:27am

Just a few years ago, authors were predicting production would soon hit a peak and then decline. But since then, supplies have surged. So are the forecasters now slapping themselves in the head?

» E-Mail This

Categories: Environment

Ice loss sends Alaskan temperatures soaring by 7C

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 4:56am

Scientists analysing more than three decades of weather data for the northern Alaskan outpost of Barrow have linked 7C rise to the decline in Arctic sea ice, reports Climate News Network

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

IPCC corrects claim suggesting climate change would be good for the economy

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 4:03am

Controversial statement, that was based on faulty data taken from a report by economist Richard Tol, has been removed from the final version of the report

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Shark attack victim recovers in hospital in Australia - video

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 3:07am
A 13-year-old Australian girl is in hospital in Gosford, New South Wales, after being bitten three times by a shark on the foot. Kirra-Belle Olsson was surfing at Avoca beach when the metre-long shark attacked her, leaving her with deep lacerations to her calf and foot. Authorities have closed the beach and told people not to enter the water Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Guardian readers' pictures of starling murmurations

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 1:43am

As scientists launch a citizen science project to find out why starlings form their stunning displays, we take a look at your best images of the birds in action

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Pacific Islanders blockade Newcastle coal port to protest rising sea levels

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2014/10/17 - 12:46am

Pacific Climate Warriors group aims to draw attention to climate change and protest Australias commitment to coal

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Climate change: how to make the big polluters really pay

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/16 - 10:00pm
By dropping Shell, Lego shows new ways to target the astronomical profits of the fossil fuel industries Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Snail braves onslaught of wind and rain on pane of death

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/16 - 9:30pm
South Uist: It seems a miracle the powerful gusts do not break the suction and rip the creature from the window Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Scientists call on public to help solve mystery of starlings' aerial displays

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2014/10/16 - 9:30pm

Do starlings flock together to keep warm, for safety or to share roosting tips? A Society of Biology murmuration survey hopes to find the answer and help stem their decline

Starling murmuration season - readers pictures

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Raccoon's Revenge

The Field Lab - Thu, 2014/10/16 - 4:57pm
Just when I thought it was all over.  Yesterday morning I noticed that the bird netting on top of my chicken pen had been "tampered with".  I also noticed that one of my roosters was gone.  Last night I locked up the boys in their coop and set up the game cam.  Sure enough - a raccoon was on the prowl.  I am fairly certain (based on the photos I have) that this is the first one I caught and released.  Apparently, 5 miles away from TFL was not far enough.  With no way back into the greenhouse, I reckon he figured a chicken dinner was on the menu.  Covered the top of the pen with fencing and modified the trap (just in case he remembers it).  If I catch him tonight, he will go for a very long ride before being released.   If this one or any others show up again - it will be time for some lethal justice.  79,90,45,0,B
Categories: Sustainable SW Blogs
Syndicate content