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Butterflies In The UK On The Decline Due To Wet Weather
2012-07-16 07:32:56

Derek Walter for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It isn´t just the Olympics that may suffer from the wet weather that UK residents are experiencing. The damp weather may impact the country´s Big Butterfly Count, an annual event run by charity Butterfly Conservation. It began on July 14th and runs through Aug. 5th. Butterfly Conversation President Sir David Attenborough urged more public participation, especially given the negative impact that damp weather has on...

Trackers Reveal Secrets of Cuckoo Migratory Patterns
2012-05-07 03:40:11

The first pair of five male cuckoos that were fitted with tracking devices by UK scientists last spring returned to England over the weekend, bringing with them new data about their annual migratory patterns. According to Roya Nikkhah of the Telegraph, the five birds were captured by British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) scientists in Norfolk last May, fitted with satellite-tagged units, and then released back into the wild. Their journey was then monitored as they travelled to Africa last...

2010-01-19 09:56:00

DETROIT, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cass Community Social Services (Cass) will further its commitment to the Detroit community and the environment on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 9:00 am when it opens the doors to its Green Gym. The Green Gym is the nation's first workout facility created specifically for homeless men, women and children. The grand opening of the Green Gym will mark a revolutionary step by Cass to improve its carbon footprint, reduce its energy costs and improve the...

2008-11-19 13:41:05

Efforts are under way to try to save a plot of land described as one of Britain's top three habitats for insects from becoming a truck park and warehouse. A lawyer for Buglife -- the Invertebrate Conservation Trust -- has asked three judges to protect the more than 1,300 species of creepy-crawlies found in grassland at the West Thurnrock Marshes in Essex, the Times of London reported Wednesday. Attorney Michael Fordham said planners did not consider protecting rare wildlife when the...

2008-09-28 00:00:17

Bats, hares, badgers and birds have helped a farm win a national wildlife award. Dorrington Hall Farm, near Woore, has won the biodiversity prize at the Bayer CropScience and Farming and Countryside Education Awards. Around 600 visitors a year, mostly schoolchildren, come to the farm to learn about agriculture and how it promotes biodiversity. Species found on the farm include brown hares, badgers, several varieties of bats and a wide range of farmland birds. Steve Ellsmoor, pictured,...

2008-09-18 00:00:16

By LAURA DALE Pupils across Teignbridge are encouraging residents to hand over their old Yellow Pages directory for recycling. The youngsters are participating in the Yellow Woods Challenge, a simple, educational and fun environmental campaign run by Yellow Pages, working with the Woodland Trust and Teignbridge District Council. Over the next five weeks, 18 schools will be collecting old directories to help them win the local recycling competition. Schools that collect the highest...

2008-07-29 18:00:30

England's largest new native forest is to be created with the planting of 600,000 trees. The pounds 8.5 million project covering 850 acres in Hertfordshire will be bigger than Sherwood Forest. The Woodland Trust said the scheme would be open to the public and provide health, education and leisure benefits, as well as habitat for wildlife, within 20 miles of London. The trust aims to create the largest continuous new broadleaf woodland on land it is planning to buy near the village of...

2006-04-04 08:00:00

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's fledgling offshore wind power industry, offering itself as a key player in fighting global warming, appealed on Tuesday for more government money. In a report to its annual meeting, the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) said that with extra cash, offshore wind could be producing enough electricity to power five million homes by 2015 -- more than eight times current output. "There is a cost gap of 300 pounds per kilowatt that is stopping us...


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