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

Thousands of crocodiles rescued from smugglers in China - CNN.com | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
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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Press Release: Field Notes From The Edge by Paul Evans due to be published by Rider Books 4 June 2015 #NewBook @DrPaulEvans #News

Press Release: Field Notes From The Edge by Paul Evans due to be published by Rider Books 4 June 2015 #NewBook  @DrPaulEvans #News | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journeys Through Britain’s Secret Wilderness

Published by Rider June 4th 2015 Pre orders       

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Field-Notes-Edge-Paul-Evans/dp/1846044561/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&q

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For review copies, author interviews or more  information please contact Sarah Bennie: sbennie@randomhouse.co.uk |0207 840 8755  

 

‘The best account I know of how it goes with our wilds’                                 Tim Dee author of Four Fields                         

 

‘The best of the best writers on nature’                                                

John Vidal The Guardian Environment Editor  

 

In ‘Field Notes From The Edge’, one of Britain’s foremost nature writers takes us on a journey through Britain’s hidden wilderness. Here, celebrated naturalist Paul Evans explores the gaps between one place, one state of mind, one truth and another.  This beautifully written book is a work of dark wonder, capturing our changing world and treading the narrow way between our love of Nature and fear of it.  From Shropshire’s Wenlock Edge, which he knows so well, Paul Evans looks at other kinds of ‘edge’ and the wild lives that inhabit them in ruins, strandlines, caves, heaths, islands, marshes, swarms, even bodies. From ice-age caves to ancient hedgerows, this is a celebration of things lost, overlooked or hiding in plain sight. 

 

 ‘...the first indisputable classic of twenty-first century nature-writing…’       Jim Perrin Nature writer & biographer author of West 

 

Best known as an author of The Guardian’s Country Diary column, Paul Evans is a naturalist, university lecturer, broadcaster of natural-history documentaries and award-winning dramas for Radio 4, and performance poet. He’s already acclaimed as one of Britain’s leading nature writers – the ‘John Clare of his generation’.  

 

'wonderfully original book...Evans has a superb eye, a fine ear for all kinds of speech, a love of droll reality and a lyrical sense of all life.

It is a Joy'  

Richard Kerridge Ecocritic and author of Cold Blood  

 

He writes for publications including BBC Wildlife, Geographical, The National Trust Magazine andCountry Living; and his work appears in many anthologies. In his time he has also been a grave digger, managed gardens for the National Trust,worked for Percy Thrower, been commissioned by a billionaire to collect samples of all the plants in eastern North America, fronted a Punk band and looked after botanical gardens in New York.  He has had his poetry set to music by an American folk group and even been the subject of an MA at a Belgian university. He lives with his family in Much Wenlock, Shropshire where he was born.      

 

'He made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end with his mastery of other unseen moments of life on earth, making 'the ginger streak' of a dormouse flash into focus or pulling me back into prehistory to dream with cave people'. 

Maggie Gee author of The White Family 

 

Fields  ‘Stunning, thoughtful and closely observed…the sort of writing that compels you to go outdoors and re-experience the world’                                          

Gerard Woodward author of I’ll Go to Bed at Noon  

 

For review copies, author interviews or more  information please contact Sarah Bennie: sbennie@randomhouse.co.uk |0207 840 8755  

 

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Fossils help identify marine life at high risk of extinction today

Fossils help identify marine life at high risk of extinction today | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
A detailed study of marine animals that died out over the past 23 million years can help identify which animals and ocean ecosystems may be most at risk of extinction today, according to an international team of paleontologists and ecologists.

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GIS study reveals preferred habitat of Asian elephant

GIS study reveals preferred habitat of Asian elephant | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Asian elephant is now an endangered species. Today, there are only 40,000 elephants left in Asia's mainland and about 1,200-1,700 in peninsular Malaysia. Habitat loss and forest fragmentation are considered the biggest threats to their ...
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Tapping into evolutionary responses to guard crops against elephants

Tapping into evolutionary responses to guard crops against elephants | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The search for effective measures to reduce human-elephant conflict is a top priority for wildlife managers and a significant challenge. Ongoing conflict incidents exacerbate anti-wildlife sentiments among rural populations, as conflict events can lead to the deaths of both people and elephants. The continued expansion of development and agriculture into traditional wildlife grazing lands pushes elephants into more frequent contact with people and crop fields.
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Coffee catastrophe beckons as climate change threatens arabica plant

Coffee catastrophe beckons as climate change threatens arabica plant | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Study warns that rising temperatures pose serious threat to global coffee market, potentially affecting livelihoods of small farmers and pushing up prices
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Human-Shaped Species Of Mushroom Discovered In UK

Human-Shaped Species Of Mushroom Discovered In UK | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
It's amazing what is right under our noses without being noticed.

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CHUA JIA EN's curator insight, May 1, 4:26 AM

Human-shaped mushrooms..Hmm.. Interesting..

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An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak - U.S. News & World Report

An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak - U.S. News & World Report | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States, with the virus confirmed in the animals in 10 states.
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Three in every four extremely hot days linked to climate change

Three in every four extremely hot days linked to climate change | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Global warming seems to be causing 75 per cent of extreme high-temperature events and 18 per cent of extreme rainfall
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Namibia: Indigenous Knowledge Is Imperative

Namibia: Indigenous Knowledge Is Imperative | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
There is a great need to protect traditional knowledge in order to curb the exploitation of holders of indigenous knowledge, particularly the elderly.
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Desert Dust Feeds Amazon Forests - NASA Science

Desert Dust Feeds Amazon Forests - NASA Science | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The Amazon rainforest and the Sahara desert seem utterly different. Yet NASA satellites have discovered a surprising connection that intimately links these two disparate parts of our planet.
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Siberian woolly mammoth genomes tell poignant story of extinction

Siberian woolly mammoth genomes tell poignant story of extinction | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Siberian woolly mammoth genomes tell poignant story of extinction - Science Recorder http://t.co/ZK94pwQZeS #gadgetifo
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Study: Long-term exposure to air pollution can damage brain structures, impair cognitive function

Study: Long-term exposure to air pollution can damage brain structures, impair cognitive function | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Air pollution, even at moderate levels, has long been recognized as a factor in raising the risk of stroke. A new study led by scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine suggests that long-term exposure can cause damage to brain structures and impair cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults.
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The oil and gas boom has devastated ecosystems across the US

Drilling for oil and gas has caused long-lasting damage to ecosystems across Canada and the US, according to a study published today. The findings lend new weight to longstanding concerns over the...
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Green spirits awakening in May

Green spirits awakening in May | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Country Diary Wenlock Edge, Shropshire: Green alkanet is in flower and inside the woods a wet emerald glows from earth to treetop
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Republic of Congo Signals a Turn in Poaching Fight

Republic of Congo Signals a Turn in Poaching Fight | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
A conference hosted by the Republic of Congo’s government, which drew heads of states from several African nations, aimed to address a resurgence in international demand for elephant tusks.
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Where Chocolate Meets Carbon: One Peruvian Project Finds the Sweet Spot

Where Chocolate Meets Carbon: One Peruvian Project Finds the Sweet Spot | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Last November, a group of Dutch businessmen found themselves far from their desks, standing damp but happy in the Peruvian rainforest, where they'd come to visit the forest they were paying to save....
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Extinction looms large over one in six of Earth’s species

Extinction looms large over one in six of Earth’s species | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Greatest risk in areas of shrinking habitats and difficulty migrating – especially tropics
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Vivienne Westwood holds demonstration in London for anti-fracking

Vivienne Westwood holds demonstration in London for anti-fracking | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Vivienne Westwood turned out to lend her profile to the anti-fracking demonstrations in London. As the UK prepares to vote for its new leader Westwood shines light on some fundamental environmental issues...

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Sixty Languages at Risk of Extinction in Mexico—Can They Be Kept Alive?

Sixty Languages at Risk of Extinction in Mexico—Can They Be Kept Alive? | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Sixty of Mexico's native languages are at risk of being silenced forever—but many people are working to keep them alive, experts say.

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If a language dies, an entire culture dies. Every year more and more languages and threatened and it gets worse as more people try to keep up with the demand of globalization. "Mexico isn't the only country losing its voices: If nothing is done, about half of the 6,000-plus languages spoken today will disappear by the end of this century."  Endangered Languages are going to be all the more common.  


TagsMexico, language, folk cultures, culture, globalization.

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Solar panels for trees? Kenya barters to rebuild its forests

NYERI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In an effort to reverse tree losses in the Nyeri Forest, an environmental initiative has turned to an unusual barter system, offering chickens, goats or solar
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Fight to save 'invisible' UK spider highlights plight of lesser-known species

Fight to save 'invisible' UK spider highlights plight of lesser-known species | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
In Plymouth, an extremely rare spider has inspired a passionate campaign to save its last habitat from a housing development. Many uncommon species are living on the edge, unseen but likewise worth fighting for
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National Bat Monitoring Programme - Bat Conservation Trust

National Bat Monitoring Programme - Bat Conservation Trust | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The Bat Conservation Trust was formed in 1990 as an umbrella organisation for the rapidly growing network of bat groups, providing support, training and advice. BCT now acts as the national voice for bat conservation.
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Ursula Sola de Hinestrosa's curator insight, April 24, 4:55 PM

Tecnología al servicio de la humanidad

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Kermit the Frog Look-Alike Found in Costa Rica : DNews

Kermit the Frog Look-Alike Found in Costa Rica : DNews | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Already dubbed a real-life Kermit, a new species of frog has been identified in the rainforests of Costa Rica.
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Dear Wellcome Trust: the best of your letters on fossil fuel divestment

Dear Wellcome Trust: the best of your letters on fossil fuel divestment | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger asked Keep it in the Ground supporters to join him in writing letters to the Wellcome Trust’s board, asking them to divest from fossil fuels. Here are the best of those letters
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