Earlier this year, ex-prime minister Tony Blair signed up to the EU target of 20 per cent of all European energy to come from renewable sources by 2020. New prime minister Gordon Brown is now likeky to be advised that the target is too expensive and … [Read more...] about UK to Abandon Renewable Energy Targets?
Archives for October 23, 2007
The UK government's chief scientist has advised ministers that badgers should be killed to prevent the spread of TB among cattle. Sir David King says culling could be effective in areas that are contained, for example, by the sea or motorways. His … [Read more...] about UK Government’s Chief Scientist Urges Badger Cull
The Greenhouse 2007 presentations, papers and panel sessions are now available online: KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS I can't wait to view Sir David King's presentation to see how his plans for us all moving to the Antarctic are shaping up. Sir David is … [Read more...] about Greenhouse 2007 Presentations Now Online
The outer-wing coverings (tegmina) of the Snub-nosed Katydid (Mastigaphoides sp.) are remarkably leaf-like, even to the extent of the centrally prominent vein and subordinate branches. They blend splendidly within rainforest foliage and are found … [Read more...] about Mimicry & the Snub-nosed Katydid
Orphaned baby hedgehogs need feeding by hand every two hours day and night for the first two weeks of their life. Then every four hours for the next two weeks until they can lap on their own. They are fed with a milk substitute, called Espilac (a … [Read more...] about Orphaned Baby Hedgehogs: A Note from Ann Novek
Bush fires are threatening suburbs in Southern California. ...several homes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties were evacuated. Seven-hundred fire-fighters battled the blazes, the largest covered 2,800 hectares. The fires were whipped by high winds … [Read more...] about Southern California Burning, Again