POLL: Should the Trump Adminstration be allowed to auction off public land for fracking?

RENO, Nevada— The Trump administration plans to auction more than 900,000 acres for oil and gas extraction on the doorstep of Nevada’s only national park and other protected public lands. It would be the largest single lease sale of public lands in the lower 48 states in at least a decade. “The Trump administration is […]

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Cyprus Warbler, Photos from Spring 2018

The Cyprus Warbler, (Sylvia melanothorax), is a typical warbler which breeds on Cyprus. The species is a partial migrant, with most birds migrating to north-east Africa and the remainder making short-distance or altitudinal movements to the lowlands and coastal areas of Cyprus. These birds breed in a rather wide range of scrub and maquis, favouring […]

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The true scale of deforestation today

The most pertinent issue in the modern world is the state in which we are leaving the planet we live on and the damage we’re doing to it. Since the Industrial Revolution, the vast need to grow, to harvest, to exploit, for economic and social gain has resulted in the world being left in a […]

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Top three conservation projects for endangered animals

To combat the destructive force that mankind has brought to the planet, various samaritans have sought to conserve, regenerate and protect the endangered species of the planet. There are a number of threats human life poses to the animal world. These include: polluting the natural environment of animals and often their food supply, destroying areas […]

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Conserving the Great Barrier Reef

One of the seven wonders of the world, the great barrier reef has been one of Australia’s defining features for decades. The great barrier reef is the largest living structure in the world and is even visible from space. However, in spite of its sheer volume of life, the reef is currently experiencing a difficult […]

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Like Her Mother, Another Famous Yellowstone Wolf Killed by Trophy Hunter

In 2012, a hunter in Wyoming shot and killed Yellowstone National Park’s most famous wolf—alpha female of the Lamar Canyon pack, known as 832F or 06 for the year she was born—not far from the park’s protected area. After that tragedy, 06′s daughter, named 926F or “Spitfire,” took over as the alpha for the pack. […]

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November and Early December

Well, November seems to have passed me by without seeing a single bird of any note while much of the UK seemed to be awash with rare Swift’s. I have barely managed to get out due to work commitments and a general low ebb in my birding enthusiasm, this comes to me once in a […]

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POLL: Should seismic testing off the Atlantic Coast be banned?

Thousands of whales, dolphins and other vulnerable marine life could lose their lives now that the Trump administration has indicated it will move forward with allowing corporations to use seismic tests off the eastern coast of the country. Seismic tests are generally incessant and incredibly loud at excess of 250 decibels. The blasts can even […]

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