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Thousands of crocodiles rescued from smugglers in China - CNN.com

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Chinese police intercepted more than 3,600 crocodiles last week that were destined for dinner plates in the country's Guangdong province.
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Herbaceous first of a new series of books celebrating the very best in contemporary nature writing

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Herbaceous is the fist of a new series of books celebrating the very best in contemporary nature writing. A cross between New Naturalist and King Penguin, the series invites a wide range of authors and artists to choose a particular building, plant, animal, person or landscape, and through this object of their fascination tell us wider stories about the British Isles.

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Herbaceous  

 

Climate change is eroding the familiar pattern of the seasons, so we turn instinctively to the life cycle of herbaceous plants to guide us through the year. The growing, flowering, seeding and dying back to earth of wild flowers, weeds, herbs and garden perennials sustain and enrich our everyday lives with food, metaphor, joy, anxiety, medicine, stories, beauty and enchantment. Above all, by enabling us to read the changing seasons, plants help us navigate our way in the world.

 

Herbaceous is a journey which follows the colour pulse of plants throughout the year, searching for new rhythms in a changing world. It begins with yellow: the pulse of early insects and the symbol of the returning sun. It is followed by spring’s vernal whites and the hedonist, spirited pinks of summer. Gradually, the strange and melancholy blues of early autumn are replaced by the ripple of seed-setting and a return to the browns of our subterranean winter dreams.

 

Herbaceous is gardening with words. It is a book of audacious botany and poetic vision which asks us to look anew at our relationship with plants and celebrates their power to nourish the human spirit.

 

PAUL EVANS spent many years as a gardener working in rose nurseries, graveyards, historic gardens in Wales and a botanical garden in New York. He is a writer, broadcaster and award-winning playwright, best known for his ‘Country Diary’ in The Guardian and various natural history programmes and drama- documentaries for BBC Radio 4. Paul has also been a performance poet, a nature conservationist, holds a PhD in philosophy, and is currently a lecturer at Bath Spa University. He lives in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, with his family.

 

Published by Little Toller Books on May 12th 2014

210 x 156mm, hardback Price: £12 isbn 978-1-908213-16-7

Jacket over foiled boards,112 pages on 90gsm

Munken paper Jacket and internal illustration by Kurt Jackson


 

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13 Incredible Images of Climate Change Marches Around The World, Happening All At Once

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This is what a movement looks like.(This just warms my heart❤️
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BUSINESS WORLD - World carbon emissions at record high

Business World live business news, business databases and marketing lists from Ireland plus Irish companies information
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Interactive Map: The world's most remarkable solar farms

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In light of the growing number new solar projects across the world, edie has mapped out 14 of the largest and most interesting installations from every continent in the world. - edie news centre
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The Archaeology News Network: First eyewitness accounts of 1809 mystery volcanic eruption

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Why Tiny Microbes Mean Big Things for Farming

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Humble soil bacteria may help farmers grow more crops to feed the world.
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Leading climate scientists call on religious leaders to help save the environment - The Independent

Leading climate scientists call on religious leaders to help save the environment - The Independent | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The Independent Leading climate scientists call on religious leaders to help save the environment The Independent Arguing that human's relationship with natural resources is “at a crossroads”, they say: “Unsustainable consumption, population...
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Preserve Biodiversity, Preserve the Planet - YouTube

What biodiversity is, what does it have to do with our daily food, and what can we do to preserve it? (Preserve Biodiversity, Preserve the Planet. Very interesting watch.
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Protecting Antarctic Marine Ecosystems: From Anemones to Whales

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Over the past few years, I’ve written a lot about efforts to create marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean. For someone like me, who works on these issues and studies the Antarctic env...
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Sweden backs new global fund to secure community land rights

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sweden plans to announce at the U.N. climate summit next week funding of around $14 million for a new body that will provide grants and expertise to help indigenous
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Wind turbines would destroy hen harrier habitat, court hears

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High Court hears legal objections to turbines in Co Tipperary (It will be interesting to see how this pans out for the Hen Harrier http://t.co/r7K7pDVoI9 via @IrishTimes)...
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Map: Here's how climate change could put hundreds of bird species at risk - Vox

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Map: Here's how climate change could put hundreds of bird species at risk
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It also, crucially, doesn't look at the effects of climate change in Central and South America — where many birds spend the winter.
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Tropical forests illegally destroyed for commercial agriculture

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Forest Trends warns that demand for palm oil, beef, soy and wood has fuelled rapid deforestation, especially in Indonesia
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Simon King Wildlife

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Whether it's from far flung places or the intimacy of your back garden, Simon King helps you make the most out of your encounters with the natural world.
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Chimps and humans 'both natural born killers' - Telegraph

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It was thought that chimps only fought when humans interfered, but scientists find they have a natural tendency toward violence and slaughter
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UK to face more extreme weather as climate change pushes temperatures up in the Arctic

UK to face more extreme weather as climate change pushes temperatures up in the Arctic | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The UK can expect to see increasingly extreme weather as climate change pushes temperatures up in the Arctic at twice the global average, according to new research.
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Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel prize

Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel prize | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Researchers who measured the slipperiness of banana peel and the reactions of reindeer to people in polar bear suits were among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.
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Rewilding Britain: bringing wolves, bears and beavers back to the land

Rewilding Britain: bringing wolves, bears and beavers back to the land | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Introducing extinct species to the landscape is called rewilding and advocates enthuse about the benefits. But opponents fear the impact could be devastating
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Tropical fish a threat to Mediterranean Sea ecosystems

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The tropical rabbitfish which have devastated algal forests in the eastern Mediterranean Sea pose a major threat to the entire Mediterranean basin if their distribution continues to expand as the climate warms, a new study warns.
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Stanford Biologist Warns: Early Signs of Earth’s 6th Mass Extinction in Progress

Stanford Biologist Warns: Early Signs of Earth’s 6th Mass Extinction in Progress | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Those who keep taking our biodiversity for granted: dumping corporate waste, spraying copious amounts of herbicides and pesticides, contaminating our… (Those who keep taking our biodiversity for granted: dumping corporate waste, spraying copious...
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High air pollution levels hit south-east England - The Guardian

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The Guardian High air pollution levels hit south-east England The Guardian The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said in a statement: “Moderate levels of air pollution are forecast for central and southern England as well as...
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Top Ten Facts About Wildlife Trade

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Last week I had the pleasure of meeting and listening to Dr. Susan Lieberman speak at North Carolina State University. She is the Vice President of International Policy of the Wildlife Conservation...
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Badger cull fail - government throws science on the scrapheap

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England's 2014 trial badger cull starts today - with no independent oversight, and no gathering of essential scientific data.
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Shark cull rejected by Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority - The Guardian

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The Guardian Shark cull rejected by Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority The Guardian Western Australia's Environmental Protection Authority has recommended that the state's controversial shark culling program not be extended,...
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This dragonfly is both messenger and missile

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Country diary: Wenlock Edge: Insects use their bodies in ways that seem mysterious and bear marks that are cryptic, as if their original meaning has been lost
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Fukushima nuclear disaster: three years on 120,000 evacuees remain uprooted

Fukushima nuclear disaster: three years on 120,000 evacuees remain uprooted | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Japan's 2011 plant meltdown has torn apart close families, leaving elderly relatives isolated and villages uninhabited (RT @Andrewdavid70: Fukushima nuclear disaster: three years on 120,000 villagers remain uprooted
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