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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.

http://littletoller.co.uk/products-page/monographs/herbaceous/

 

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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Amazon oil spill kills fish, sickens natives

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On the last day of June, Roger Mangía Vega watched an oil slick and a mass of dead fish float past a tiny Kukama Indian community and into the Marañón River, a major tributary of the Amazon.
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An ant orgy by Paul Evans author of Herbaceous published by Little Toller Books

An ant orgy by Paul Evans author of Herbaceous published by Little Toller Books | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge: Do the dutiful workers hear the swifts overhead, waiting to devour the cloud of flying lovers?

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An abandoned shopping mall in bangkok is filled with fishes

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When cook and photographer Jesse Rockwell descended the stairs of this abandoned mall, he was shocked to see the basement filled with umpteen number of fishes.…
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30 Magical Photos Of Children Playing Around The World

30 Magical Photos Of Children Playing Around The World | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
No matter their cultural background, no matter their economic situation, kids will always find imaginative ways to have fun. Their wild imaginations and magical childhood moments, when captured on camera by talented photographers, can make for truly wonderful photos. For better or worse, the children in these photos seem entirely content making their own fun.

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Weitere schöne Fotos (und Artikel) auf der Internetseite: http://www.boredpanda.com/ ;

Pamela Hills's curator insight, Today, 5:30 AM

 So magical, Children are truly amazing <3

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Study of starling flight reveals message from turning bird sweeps through flock at constant speed

Study of starling flight reveals message from turning bird sweeps through flock at constant speed | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

A team of researchers with members from several countries working together in Rome, Italy, has come up with a new explanation of how it is that starlings are able to fly in a flock in a way that makes them appear as a single organism. In their paper published in the journal Nature Physics, the team describes how they used high-speed cameras to capture and study flight movement by individual bird members and what they found as a result.

Starling flight is as mesmerizing as it is mystifying—flocks of hundreds or thousands of birds sweep across the sky as if a single organism. The birds flying over Rome in particular have captured the imagination of bird enthusiasts, tourists, film makers and scientists alike. How do individual birds know when to turn and which way? Some have suggested it's a random thing, each bird simply flies making sure not to run into a neighbor. Others have suggested that some birds initiate a turn and others follow, creating a diffusion effect. In this new study, the researchers suggest that none of the earlier theories is correct—they've come up with something brand new.


To get a better look at the birds in flight, the researchers recorded flocks flying over Rome with high speed cameras and then took the results into their lab for examination. They found that turns are almost always initiated by just a few birds, but rather than other birds trying to figure out where to turn too, they instead simply copy how sharply their neighbor turns. This allows for the turn message to propagate through the flock at a very fast constant speed—approximately 20 to 40 meters per second, the team calculated. That constant message transfer speed means that each bird in a flock can respond in as little as half a second, without causing the flock to break apart.


Perhaps even more interesting is that when the researchers applied a spin factor for the turns by the birds, they found that applying it to the flock as a whole allowed for use of the same mathematical equations as physicists use to describe superfluid helium. The researchers believe that's not a coincidence, as there are many examples of physics and math principles that apply to the natural world.


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Largest coal mine in Australia: federal government gives Carmichael go-ahead - The Guardian

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The Guardian Largest coal mine in Australia: federal government gives Carmichael go-ahead The Guardian The Australian environment minister, Greg Hunt, has approved a $16.5bn resources project that will lead to the creation of the largest coal mine...
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Simbirskiasaurus, Pervushovisaurus and their very, very strange nostrils: the ... - Scientific American (blog)

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Montenegro revives 40 year old plan to drown wild beauty

Montenegro revives 40 year old plan to drown wild beauty | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
 The government of Montenegro has revived a plan to erect four dams on the Moraca river abandoned after an international outcry and a lack of investors less than three years ago.

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Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'

Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk' | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.
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Nigeria: 'Only 100 Gorillas Left in Nigeria'

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The Country Director of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Mr. Andrew Dunn, has made a shocking revelation that there are only 100 gorillas left in the whole of Nigeria.
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New species of mayfly discovered in India - The Times of India

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Scientists have discovered a new species of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range along the west coast of India.
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New mega-map details all the ways climate change will affect our everyday lives | Carbon Brief

New mega-map details all the ways climate change will affect our everyday lives | Carbon Brief | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
RT @vickihird: Food looms large @carbonbrief: New mega-map -ways climate change will affect our lives http://t.co/T0htzRLZ4w http://t.co/m…;
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Ontario First Nations prepared to lay down their lives to protect lands: chiefs

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TORONTO - Aboriginal people in Ontario are prepared to lay down their lives to protect their traditional lands from any unwanted development, a group of First Nations chiefs said Tuesday.

Five aboriginal chiefs served notice on the Ontario and federal governments, developers and the public that they'll assert their treaty rights over their traditional territory and ancestral lands.

That includes the rights to natural resources — such as fish, trees, mines and water— deriving benefit from those resources and the conditions under which other groups may access or use them, which must be consistent with their traditional laws, said Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy.

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Pollution Reached the South Pole Even Before Explorers

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Humanity's influence on the world reached the South Pole even before the first explorers first set foot on the region's untouched ground, according to a recent study.
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IPCC climate change report's findings must be accepted, MPs say - The Guardian

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The world's most comprehensive report yet on the science of climate change has been strongly endorsed by an influential group of MPs.
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One tenth of bird species flying under the conservation radar | BirdLife

One tenth of bird species flying under the conservation radar | BirdLife | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

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87 new bird species considered threatened with extinction

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Scientists have added 361 new bird species to the IUCN Red List following a major taxonomic review of non-passerine birds, i.e. non-perching or non-songbirds. Worryingly, 87 of these new birds are threatened with extinction, a percentage nearly double the overall threatened percentage for all birds, which currently sits at 13 percent.

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The Whole Brilliant Enterprise: NASA’s First 50 Years In One Interactive Graphic

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NASA’s history, in its own words (RT @JenLucPiquant: The Whole Brilliant Enterprise: NASA’s First 50 Years In One Interactive Graphic http://t.co/5wKYAVfp8W)...
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Bee research tainted by corporate funding, MPs say - The Guardian

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The Guardian Bee research tainted by corporate funding, MPs say The Guardian UK environment ministers failed in their attempt in 2013 to block an EU-wide ban on some insecticides linked to serious harm in bees and the environmental audit select...
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Fracking: oil exploration already occurs in national parks, says energy minister - The Guardian

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The Guardian Fracking: oil exploration already occurs in national parks, says energy minister The Guardian And where it's being done in a reasonable way without an impact on the local environment, then we don't want to put a stop to something...
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Urban trees could save more than 850 American lives per year

Urban trees could save more than 850 American lives per year | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
A national study conducted by the USDA Forest Service found that trees collectively save more than 850 lives on an annual basis. Video provided by Newsy

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Drought hits China food production - Xinhua

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Severe drought has damaged over a million hectares of farmland in Henan and Inner Mongolia provinces
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Thirty new marine protected areas declared in Scotland

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This morning, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) received the welcome news that the Scottish Government has announced the designation of 30 new marine protected areas (MPAs) in its waters.
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The Science Behind the World's Greatest Athletes - Mother Jones

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At the 1964 Winter Olympics, Eero Mäntyranta won the 15 kilometer cross-country skiing competition by a whopping 40 seconds—a margin of victory that has never been equaled.
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Brazil could meet all its food demand by 2040 without cutting down another tree

Brazil could meet all its food demand by 2040 without cutting down another tree | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Better utilization of its vast areas of pasturelands could enable Brazil to dramatically boost agricultural production without the need to clear another hectare of Amazon rainforest, cerrado, or Atlantic forest, argues a new study published in the journal Global Environmental Change.

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