Entries in environment (109)

Tuesday
Dec122017

Species at Risk in the  UK

There are ubiquitous, internationally reaching campaigns to raise awareness for animals near extinction, and rightly so. We need to do whatever we can for all endangered species around the world. We often hear about the Snow Leopard or the White Rhino, but do you know which animals are endangered in the United Kingdom?  

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Thursday
Dec072017

5 Mind-Boggling  Mountains

Mountains have always been a source of amazement to us. The view from a mountain offers us unique perspective on our world and we are always in awe of how our earth can push its land into such a formation. From expeditions to photography, mountains have continually been a focal natural phenomenon to us...

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Wednesday
Dec062017

Climate Change and the Prevalence of  Malaria

All we hear about is what Climate Change is causing… Climate Change is increasing… It really is never ending! Believe it or not, new research now poses severe risk to human health, finding an association between Climate Change and malaria.

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Tuesday
Dec052017

Turkey's Turtle Haven 

This year alone, roughly 500,000 baby turtles made it out to sea after hatching on beaches in Turkey. The Forestry and Waters Affairs Minister claimed that Turkey had the highest number of nesting sites for the endangered Caretta caretta turtles. This means a huge responsibility in protecting the species.

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Thursday
Nov302017

Exploring the Dead  Sea

The Dead Sea is one of the most extraordinary places on Earth. Not only is it submerged with biblical significance but currently stands as the Earth’s lowest land elevation. The surfaces and shores are approximately 420 metres below sea level, making it the deepest hypersaline lake in the world!

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Monday
Nov272017

Top 5 Most Toxic Species 

Sometimes we have to face the fact that the world is a dangerous place. Although all species want to survive, some have developed dramatic defenses to scare off others. Below are the top 5 species which have a chemical toxin they use at their own advantage; they are ones to avoid at all cost if you don’t wish to be killed in the worst case scenario…

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Friday
Nov242017

QUIZ: Can You Guess The Animal From The  Close-Up?

So, you think you know your lizards from your llamas? Take today's quiz to see how well you really know the animal kingdom... you'll be surprised!

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Wednesday
Nov222017

The Urban Heat Island Effect - What Is  It?

The temperature of urban areas is becoming a concern. They experience considerably warmer temperatures than surrounding areas. This is the Urban Heat Island Effect. Have you ever wondered why the biggest metropolitan cities such as London, Paris and New York are hotter during the summer?

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Tuesday
Nov142017

Plant Profile -  Cacti

The Cactus is well known for having unique qualities which helps it to survive in extreme heat and the desert, but that’s not the only reason this plant is fascinating! From special roots and stems, to being a source of food, it’s one nifty succulent – read on to find about more about the wonderful cactus!

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Tuesday
Nov072017

5 Animals with Awesome  Camouflages

Whilst many animals at the top of the food chain do not need elaborate camouflaging mechanisms to go about their daily lives, for lots of other animals it is an essential defence mechanism in order to hide from predators. Here we explore a unique selection of animals and their unbelievable camouflages.

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Thursday
Oct122017

The World's Most Amazing  Waterfalls

Waterfall's are one of Earth's simple pleasures. A simple case of physics, combining water and gravity, resulting in this tremendous landmark. There are so many beautiful waterfall's all over the world, and here we look at the top 5.

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Thursday
Oct052017

Travelling  Patagonia

Patagonia is the name given to a region of southernmost South America that spans parts of Chile and Argentina; it includes the most southerly land on the plant other than the Antarctic. It is a sparsely populated area and therefore it is largely unspoiled by human activity and full of natural wonders for travellers to explore.

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Tuesday
Sep262017

Nature’s Greatest  Travellers

While some animals live in roughly the same area for their entire lives, other species need to move around in order to survive. This article takes a look at some of these animals that show extreme endurance and embark on journeys that put even the toughest marathon runners to shame.

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Thursday
Sep212017

The Dark Secret of Ghost  Fishing

It may sound like some kind of paranormal leisure activity but ghost fishing is actually a devastating by-product of human fishing practices.    

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Wednesday
Sep062017

5 foods affecting the  environment

Most of us are aware of many of the things having a negative effect on the environment in the modern world, but how many of us consider how the food on our plate impacts things like climate change and deforestation? In this article we talk you through 5 foods that are negatively affecting the environment.

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