Entries in natural world (16)

Monday
Jun132016

World Oceans Day, Swedish Coal Sales, Light Pollution and a Climate Change Breakthrough: 7th – 13th June 2016

Well that’s another week that has been and gone and along with it came a whole host of environment news. This week we are looking at World Oceans Day, Swedish coal sales, a study related to the world’s light pollution and a climate change breakthrough in Iceland. Here’s your weekly Frontier environment news roundup:

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Friday
Mar112016

Rhino Poaching Has Repuslive Record Year

As one of the poster children for world animal conservation, the Rhino gets plenty of attention and plenty of column inches. But how much real help? How much real progress to protect it? Well, new figures published recently by the IUCN tell a chilling story.

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Monday
Mar072016

The Stunning Genetic Defect

There’s no doubt at all that nature can come up with some awesome looking stuff. All over the world, various animals and plants use colour and visuals to attract mates, ward off predators and even disappear into their surroundings. One of the more interesting and stunning things to come out of the natural world is, scientifically speaking, a defect.

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Friday
Mar042016

True Traveller Trivia

How worldly are you? Today's newest Traveller quiz will put your globe-trotting knowledge to the test!

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Thursday
Mar032016

How Whale Beaching & Ship Collisions Are Effecting Whale Populations 

Already some of the most endangered species, whales have, in recent years, seemed to come up against two more frequent threats which are slowly but surely wreaking havoc on their populations globally.

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Monday
Feb292016

Wakey Wakey! 5 Animals to be Stirring from Hibernation

Wakey Wakey! In December Frontier published a blog going into some of the science of what hibernation is and which animals go through it. Ring any bells? Well, now we’re in March and spring is knocking on the door, it’s a good time to revisit the subject and see who’s soon to be stirring from their winter slumber.

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Thursday
Feb182016

The Effect Of Climate Change On Native People

In the endless debate over climate change, conservation and environment, we pay a lot of attention to endangered animals and to the effect on our cities and established western culture. Something that does fly under the radar, however, is the effect it is having on indigenous peoples around the world who still live in their traditional way.

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Wednesday
Feb172016

QUIZ: Which Animal Family Do You Belong To?

If you're taking this quiz, chances are that you're a human being and a mammal. But are you a mammal at heart too? Whizz through this quiz and discover who your real animal family are!

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Thursday
Feb042016

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2015/16

An annual affair for the most innovative photographers across the world, this competition not only showcases individual skills, it also brings important global issues to the forefront and sheds a light on species and landscapes that are under attack.

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Monday
Feb012016

Reintroducing New Species: Yes Or No?

It’s a tricky call to make, whether or not the introduction or even reintroduction of a species is a good move or not. Despite all the scientific data and research that are available to us, it always throws up surprises and problems that no amount of planning revealed...

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Tuesday
Jan262016

How To Get Over Your Travel Worries

For first-time and inexperienced travelers, the idea of packing up and leaving for a foreign land can be daunting. Of course, there’s plenty to worry about, but none of those niggles are worth giving up the chance to see the world. Take a look at a few tips that should help you get your foot out the door.

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Monday
Jan252016

Our Closest Relatives

Surely by now, everyone knows that humans are an animal. Furthering that, surely everyone knows we’re an ape too? Good, now that’s out of the way we’ll take a look at our closest animal relatives.

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Thursday
Jan142016

The Best Viewing Platforms In The World

The world is beautiful – and even more beautiful from above. There some amazing places to get breathtaking views; some are manmade, some in the middle of nature.

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Wednesday
Jan132016

How Effective Are Conservation Strategies?

Wildlife conservation is receiving extensive attention, with more organizations and coalitions being created with the aim to preserve wildlife.

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Monday
Jan112016

Five Ways Animals Are Better Than Humans

From Blue Whales and Elephants to hummingbirds and Thailand 2 gram bumblebee bats – its all possible in the animal kingdom. Humans are supposed to be at the top of the food chain; we have built cities, explored the world… Our list of accomplishments is long, and yet, animals still surpass us in many ways!

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