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Name that tuna

Posted by Willie — 30 April 2014 at 1:51pm - Comments
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Tuna are fish, and they are wild animals. But to many people, they are simply understood as food. It can be a bit confusing when the short hand of ‘tuna’ is used, as it covers a whole family of species, from the relatively-tiddly and widespread skipjack, right up to the majestic but beleaguered bluefins.

In pictures: flappy feet for World Penguin Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 25 April 2014 at 12:22am - Comments
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A penguin stands in front of a camera during Greenpeace's tour in the Southern Ocean

Today is World Penguin Day, what a good excuse to dig out all those cute, funny and sometimes thought-provoking photos of my favourite bird! The awareness day promotes the conservation of these amazing creatures and coincides with the northward migration of adelie penguins and their return to Antarctica after months spent at sea.<--break->

Waddle you do to celebrate World Penguin Day?

Posted by Willie — 25 April 2014 at 12:10am - Comments
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'Give us a kiss, it's World Penguin Day!'

It’s World Penguin Day today, April 25th, and I simply can’t imagine a world that didn’t have penguins in it. So in order to celebrate our funny fine-flippered friends I thought it would be good to pull together some fun facts about penguins. Some are fun, some are facts, and some are both at once. 

Years of Living Dangerously: on a screen near you now!

Posted by Andrew Davies — 23 April 2014 at 3:39pm - Comments
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If they don’t already, then this might just be the thing that finally inspires and motivates your friends and family to care about climate change.

This isn’t just another Al Gore documentary, but admittedly, there are big names in it, and it is about climate change!

Japan to defy UN court and continue whaling

Posted by Junichi Sato — 18 April 2014 at 10:13pm - Comments
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"Scientific research"

There has been disappointing and worrying news today. The government of Japan has announced that it intends to return to the Southern Ocean to hunt whales in 2015. It has also officially announced that it will again send its factory whaling ship to hunt whales in the North Pacific, although it plans to target fewer whales.

Democracy in direct action

Posted by Graham Thompson — 18 April 2014 at 8:44pm - Comments
Caroline Lucas winning her seat in Parliament
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Winning in Brighton & Hove

Here is the news. Caroline Lucas has been acquitted of all charges relating to participating in a peaceful protest against fracking in Balcombe. I am happy.

The cure for syphilis is… malaria

Posted by Graham Thompson — 16 April 2014 at 1:13pm - Comments
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Do NOT google image search for 'syphilis'

The main headlines from the newly reformed and repentant Telegraph and Mail on the latest IPCC report (AR5 working group 3, on mitigation) were –

Fracking can be part of the solution to global warming, say UN climate change experts

Fracking can help to slow global warming admit UN scientists... and so can nuclear power

So what exactly did the new report (IPCC AR5 WG3 SPM) say about fracking? You’ll never guess.

Transforming Europe’s fishing policy – the end and the beginning

Posted by Willie — 16 April 2014 at 10:27am - Comments
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Every ten years the European Union’s set of laws on fishing, the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), gets an overhaul. Today sees that process get its final approval and rubber-stamping from Members of the European Parliament, as they formally approve the last piece of legislation. So it’s a good time to pause and take stock on what CFP reform means, and why this time round has been a game-changer.

Ten dolphin facts for National Dolphin Day

Posted by Willie — 14 April 2014 at 3:04pm - Comments
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So, today is National Dolphin Day. Of course dolphins seem happy every day – but here are ten special things you might not know about the ocean's biggest grinners:

Over by Christmas?

Posted by Graham Thompson — 11 April 2014 at 1:03pm - Comments

The very civil war in the Spectator continues.

The sudden about-face at the Spectator has left a few of their staff a bit dizzy and unsure about which direction they should be pointing in.

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