Category Archives: environment and conservation

Worming to the Centre of the Earth – Turning Your Core Healthier

Are you fond of gardening? Growing your own vegetables? You might not enjoy any of those activities, but during your childhood you probably enjoyed digging a hole in the ground searching for buried treasure or even to see how deep … Continue reading

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Why we need to ban this common pesticide

In a recent study , Valeria Rivero Osimani and her colleagues have found that the exposure of a pregnant woman to organophosphate pesticides can affect the functioning of the placenta. This research adds yet another hazard to the growing list of … Continue reading

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Caldera Me, Maybe? The Truth About Volcanic Disasters

Something’s brewing in America that could devastate mankind—and we aren’t talking about Trump. There’s no single natural disaster quite as destructive as a volcanic eruption. A single volcano can knock cities off the map. It can cause global climate change, … Continue reading

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On the prowl: tigers in distress

Its 3:30pm and dinner time for the big cats. The crowd begins to gather outside the glass and inside you can see the tigers pacing back and forth, tails twitching. The heads of the crowd move as one; mesmerized by … Continue reading

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Climate Change, 365 Sunny Days a Year

Before you see the words climate change, heave a heavy sigh and scroll onward ask yourself, aside from all the political hype and doomsday prophesies you’ve heard, what do you actually know about global warming?Well, the world’s definitely getting warmer … Continue reading

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Think a Parasite that Kills Bees Doesn’t Affect you? Think Again.

Bees are a fantastic source of delicious golden honey. That wonderful sweet syrup that brightens up your tea and livens up your oatmeal. And that’s about all they’re good for…right? Well no. Bees actually provide us with an extremely important … Continue reading

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To bee, or not to bee: What everybody needs to know about Varroa destructor.

Varroa destructor is a small creature causing big problems. But what exactly is Varroa destructor, and why should you care? What is Varroa destructor? Varroa destructor is a species of mite. They have eight legs, are 1-2mm in length and … Continue reading

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Top 4 Reasons to Conserve the Red Sea

The Red Sea is at risk from climate change, habitat destruction, construction, pollution, poor fishing practices, overexploitation, and more. This isn’t good, especially in terms of the Red Sea, which is characterised by a large amount of endemic species. 20% of … Continue reading

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Pesticides Are Slowly Killing Our Bees

You know that wild and honey bee populations across the globe are in decline, right? Commonly called colony collapse disorder, our bees are getting sick and the populations are in rapid decline. As yet there is no consensus on the cause … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Future of the Renewable Energy Sector

FACT: The top 700 metres of Oceans have warmed by 0.167 degrees Celsius since 1969 (as reported by NASA) FACT: Data from NASA‘s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment demonstrate that Greenland has lost 150 to 250 cubic kilometres of ice per year … Continue reading

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