Entries in ecology (7)

Friday
Jul072017

Top 5 Awesome  Volcanoes

The geological processes which dictate volcanic activity go largely unnoticed in every-day life, and it’s only when they erupt do they demonstrate the true power of the Earth. Here are 5 of the most impressive volcanoes: 

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Monday
Nov072016

Top 5 Fungi Species

It's the height of autumn! The time of glorious colour bursting from the trees and now from beneath the ground, but not from flowers, from fungi. Autumn is already a fleeting season at the best of times, and the time for fruiting mushrooms even more so, so let's delve into the weird and beautiful world of fungi before the first frost comes.

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Thursday
Oct272016

Bioluminescence: Tropical Forest Species And How They Can Shed Light On New Medicines

The natural world has been creating light for over 400 million years through chemical reactions. In the ocean, more than 90% of species use bioluminescence to light up their lives, however, did you know bioluminescence has evolved in some land species too. Fireflies, fungi and even snails use light to survive. The amazing skills these species possess can even aid in medical research! 

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Tuesday
Aug182015

A Palm Oil Plea – Help Lower The Demand 

Humans are consumers of natural resources, some of which are vital for own survival whilst others seem unnecessary.It is important when taking these resources we do so sustainably.

 

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Thursday
Dec112014

A Palm Oil Plea- Help lower the demand!

Humans are consumers of natural resources, some of which are vital for own survival whilst others seem unnecessary. It is important when taking these resources we do so sustainably, thereby giving back to the environment i.e. loggers replanting trees. Such sustainable practices are needed now more than ever in the face of climate change and wildlife threatened by extinction.  We are not talking about just a loss of habitat but an ecosystem that acts as our lifeline.

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Wednesday
May222013

International Biodiversity Day 2013

May 22nd is International Biodiversity Day, first established by the UN in 1993.

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Thursday
May092013

Project of the week: Peru Amazon Rainforest Conservation

Based in the Peruvian Amazon, this project is spearheading the conservation of a unique region of the rainforest. The Amazon Rainforest is facing deforestation at an increasing rate, and if this trend continues then it could be destroyed by the end of this century.

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