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Farmers' tree dilemma: if we plant woodland, will we take a cash hit?

5 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Four years after a new post-Brexit payments system was promised by ministers, confusion leaves bid to improve biodiversity in limbo Farmers are putting off planting trees...
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Expanding national parks not enough to protect nature, say scientists

4 days ago   |   The Guardian

‘Urgent' coordinated action to tackle overconsumption, farming subsidies and the climate crisis also needed to halt biodiversity loss Expanding national parks and protected...
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These Are The Most Popular Nature-Inspired Baby Names

These Are The Most Popular Nature-Inspired Baby Names

10 days ago   |   Huffington Post

Have you picked out your baby names? Whether you're having a child soon, or in the near or distant future, many of us have picked out the names we adore. And now, to make it...
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Ecological trade off? Utility-scale solar energy impedes endangered florida panthers

11 days ago   |   British Ecological Society

Florida, the “Sunshine State,” is rapidly increasing installation of utility-scale solar energy facilities to combat carbon emissions and climate change. However, the expansion...
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New research shows that current national red squirrel conservation strategies likely to undermine species survival in future

New research shows that current national red squirrel conservation strategies likely to undermine species survival in future

11 days ago   |   British Ecological Society

The research, funded by the British Ecological Society, shows that native predators in native woodland, and not conifer plantations, are the key ingredients for red squirrel...
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Meet the Aberdeenshire solicitor making a difference for animals and wildlife

12 days ago   |   Press and Journal

Hannah Darnell grew up "mesmorised" by nature and has made it her mission to help in any way she can.
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A wild affair: develop a passion for photography and nature

15 days ago   |   The Guardian

Catching wildlife on film has taken our science editor from Shetland to Kazakhstan, but his photograph of a woodpecker in the garden of his London home gave him as big a thrill...
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England's farmers to be paid to rewild land

17 days ago   |   The Guardian

Nature recovery schemes are part of post-Brexit subsidies overhaul, but eco campaigners are sceptical Farmers in England will be given taxpayers' cash to rewild their land...
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Farmers who 'make space for nature' are to be handed millions

Farmers who 'make space for nature' are to be handed millions

17 days ago   |   Daily Mail

Ministers claim that plans unveiled today to overhaul agriculture subsidies would turn 741,000 acres of England into wildlife habitats over the next 20 years.
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‘I saw a big set of white teeth coming towards me': the people who survived terrifying wild animal attacks

19 days ago   |   The Guardian

How does it feel to fight off a predator in the wild? And what effect does it have on your life? Five people, who lived to tell the tale, explain Although, mercifully, still...
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Hedonism is overrated - to make the best of life there must be pain, says...

The most satisfying lives are those which involve challenge, fear and struggle, says psychologist Paul Bloom The simplest theory of human nature is hedonism- we pursue pleasure... Read more ...

Farmers' tree dilemma: if we plant woodland, will we take a cash hit?

Four years after a new post-Brexit payments system was promised by ministers, confusion leaves bid to improve biodiversity in limbo Farmers are putting off planting trees... Read more ...

The exotic plants that love life in the UK

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Nature Watch: The moon dappled inhabitants of Loch Leven

A yellow, beady eye shone-out from through the twisted tangle of branches on the far bank of the River Leven in Kinross-shire. Read more ...

Digital detox: Going cold turkey with no wifi in the Lake District

After some early dismay, one family revels in a break from the online world at a remote Lake District cottage “The question comes almost as soon as we step inside the remote... Read more ...

Dog walker covered in blood as she's battered by thieves trying to steal pet

Dog walker covered in blood as she's battered by thieves trying to steal pet

Gayle Smillie, 34, was attacked in broad daylight while walking in Greenhead Moss Nature Reserve (Picture: Google/Facebook/Paws and Claws Pet Services) A dog walker was left... Read more ...

Nature Watch: Cove Bay visit delivers reflections on cod and lichens

An icy wind swept-in from the sea and whipped across my exposed vantage point on a clifftop by Burnbanks near Cove Bay, just south of Aberdeen. Read more ...

Science mission begins for NASA's new eye on the X-ray universe

Science mission begins for NASA's new eye on the X-ray universe

Artist's concept of the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer. Credit: NASA A NASA astronomy satellite that launched Dec. 9 from Kennedy Space Center on a SpaceX rocket has... Read more ...

Study: Leidenfrost effect occurs in all three water phases: Solid, liquid...

Slow-motion video of boiling ice, a research project of the Nature-Inspired Fluids and Interfaces Lab at Virginia Tech. Dash a few drops of water onto a very hot, sizzling... Read more ...

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Can the story of a tiny Palestinian village offer an insight into wider issues regarding the importance of recording both positive and negative elements of history, and the... Read more ...