Climate change is having major impacts on our environment worldwide, one being that flowering plants are now blossoming later on in spring. This is bad news for pollinators as they need the pollen to feed their young after winter. Luckily, bumble bees seem to have found a way around this…
As a student completing a conservation master’s degree, it can be quite nerve-racking to imagine what you will be doing in a year’s time. Will you have something set up […]
Every day, you are unknowingly contributing to a mass biological annihilation. Whether you drive to work, eat burgers or turn up your thermostat, you’ve become one of the 7.7 billion […]
With global warming on the rise, coral reefs are under threat now more than ever. However, recent studies have revealed strategies that corals have evolved, which may help them face […]
Citizen Science can produce valuable scientific results but is an asset rather than replacement to conventionally collected data. It is rather a bucolic way to do science; sitting in your […]
A cull of a quarter of a million reindeer has been proposed in northern Siberia by Christmas, in a bid to reduce the risk of an anthrax outbreak. This follows the death of a 12 year-old boy in the Arctic Circle this July after consuming the venison of an infected reindeer. The so-called “zombie” disease is believed to have been resurrected because of unusually warm temperatures this summer thawing the carcass of an anthrax-infected reindeer which died over 70 years ago.
Seen by many as the solution to the problem of fossil fuels and increasing greenhouse gas emissions, biofuels have been heralded as clean and green. However, is this really the […]
The livestock industry is behind much of habitat change, climate change, over-exploitation and nutrient pollution.
By: Lauren Ash Now, after reading the title and before you start thinking ‘I’m quite certain this isn’t a science fiction blog,’ let me assure you, I am not talking […]