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Author: Linda Seward

Climate changed?

The International Panel on Climate Change has just released a report on the risks to lives and jobs from climate change. The IPCC is a group of world respected climate scientists from many difference fields of study and so when they speak we should listen. Are you doing your bit to help?

Last chance to enter!

The deadline for entries to the Ecover Young Green Champions Award is fast approaching, but there is still time to get your nomination in! Part of the Observer Ethical Awards, the award recognises the work of schools and youth groups in the UK that come up with innovative ways to benefit the environment. For instance, last year’s winners […]

TASIS England

Every term we like to highlight the work of one particular school. We hope that you can feel inspired by their work and feel encouraged to share your work with us – you never know, you may become the school of the term! This term, we’re concentrating on TASIS England, an international school based near […]

The cool Arctic

It’s February 2014 and the winter Olympics are finally with us. Unfortunately many of the wrong kind of animal stories have been making the news, and we’re sure you’ve seen the same news articles as we have and are just as upset as we are. So we thought that we’d have a look at some […]

Going Batty

The European Environment Agency have released a report saying that bat populations have increased by over 40% between 1993 and 2011. Bats are important to our ecosystem as they pollinate plants (500 species rely on bats for pollination) and eat insects. By eating insects, bats are also incredibly important to farms, as they provide an eco friendly and chemical free insecticide service.

Stopping the illegal ivory trade

Happy new year bloggers! I hope you all feel refreshed after the break and that you all kept your eye on the science and eco news 😉 (what’s that? You didn’t? You surprise me)- not to fear because we’re on it! One thing that you may have missed is that China has started destroying ivory […]

How the zebra got his stripes (science version)

Ever wondered why some animals don’t seem to be camouflaged at all? Camouflage (think the khaki that soldiers wear, but on an animal) is nature’s way of protecting those at the bottom of the food chain by making them less easy to spot for other animals that would like to eat them. So for example, […]

Save the worm!

Tiny bits of plastic that are swallowed by worms in the sea may be causing massive ecological damage. But hold on, lugworms aren’t cute, and they’re just a gross worm, why should I care? An estimated 150 million tonnes of plastic gets lost from the “waste stream” per year, i.e. somewhere between your bin and […]

Map yourself clever

Some less than cheerful news for you today blogfans, although there is some fabulous technology.  I’m guessing that you’re familiar with Google Earth – Google’s satellite imagery programme that lets you look at (almost) anywhere on Earth from above. Well, the University of Maryland has used the technology to put together a series of Landsat […]

Seeing the wood for the trees

If you have ever been to a dense forest, or have been lucky enough to go to a rainforest (I have! Not that I’m bragging…) you may have looked down by your feet and wondered how the plants that grow very low to the ground survive. We all know that plants need sunlight to grow, […]