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There are 27 posts tagged: "environment"

Elections: the outcome is all a matter of perspective
22 May 2022

Anthony Albanese will head Australia's first Labor government in almost a decade, as voters jumped ship from Scott Morrison's Liberal-National Coalition. Although all the votes have yet to be counted, Morrison has conceded defeat, and world leaders, as well as BoJo, have acknowledged the Labor Party's victory.*

A grave matter
5 May 2022

The National Trust, which manages Freshwater West beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales, has commissioned a survey to decide whether a grave paying tribute to Dobby, the house elf who died in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, should be moved from the beach where his death was filmed.

Dietary habits of the twig children
3 May 2022

BBC Future does science. Except, it doesn't really.

Moving goalposts
24 March 2022

Just Stop Oil is a youth activist organisation mobilised against the exploitation of all fossil fuels, not just oil, in the UK. Another one.

17 March 2022

So, you're the world's most trusted international news broadcaster™, and you have a ground-breaking story on the rejuvenation of the UK's electricity distribution network. At least in terms of the design of that part keeping the cables off the ground.

Old king coal
15 March 2022

The UK's Office of National Statistics has revealed changes to the list of consumer items—the shopping basket—used to monitor the cost of living in BoJo's playpit. In come meat-free sausages and pet collars, out go men's suits and domestic coal…w-w-w-WHAT? (shock)

Whatever grits you through the night
7 January 2022

Traffic Scotland hosts the Trunk Road Gritter Tracker, a handy-dandy, at-a-glance overview of where its gritter and de-icing trucks are working. Each truck is colour-coded, depending on whether it's currently deployed or in depot. This is the sort of information that the public needs!

Green sky thinking
2 January 2022

Following COP26, now is the time for politicians to make bold pledges; irrespective of achievability. Because grand, but empty, gestures are just what the world needs. Forget the implementation and actual impact, we'll fix that in post. Or not. (rolleyes)

5G or 0G(enes)
18 December 2021

Necklaces and accessories that are claimed to protect against 5G, which isn't harmful to health, have been found to be radioactive, which is. Hmmm. (thinking)

3 November 2021

Because we've all been there, haven't we?

1 November 2021

The pekapeka, or long-tailed bat (Chalinolobus tuberculatus (North Island)), has won the title of New Zealand's bird of the year. The victory has upset some people, who unironically took to Twitter—hohoho!—to complain. Nevertheless, the organisers of the poll, Forest & Bird, remain unrepentant.

Take me home, racist roads
10 August 2021

During a period from the '50s through to the '70s, many US highways were driven through poor neighbourhoods, dividing and polluting communities. These, predominantly non-white, neighbourhoods were chosen because the land and homes were cheaper to buy out.

5 August 2021

Seventeen people from a Bangladeshi wedding party have been killed, and another fourteen injured, as several bolts of lightning hit the group while they were disembarking from a boat.

When lightning strikes
12 July 2021

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, deaths from lightning strikes during the monsoon period have doubled since the 1960s. One of the reasons to which they attribute this is the climate crisis.

E or H2?
11 June 2021

The BBC's chief environment correspondent, Justin Rowlatt, tells us Why it's the end of the road for petrol stations.

The great divide
7 June 2021

Writing for BBC Travel, Richard Collett explores the Tamar River's divide, separating Cornwall from the rest of Britain. It's a fairly trite piece, but a couple of points got me thinking, which is always at best uncomfortable, if not outright dangerous.

At one with nature
31 May 2021

Children in Blackpool don't have enough access to nature, at least according to teachers at Westminster Primary Academy. They have cited a nine-year-old who had never seen the sea, despite living in a seaside town, and a ten-year-old who didn't know what a duck was.

Flight to nowhere
23 April 2021

Writing for BBC Worklife, Mark Johanson examines The creative experiences indulging our nostalgia for planes. It seems that there are people who actually enjoy spending their time in airport departures. Weirdos!

My statistics are better than yours
2 April 2021

How prophetic. Within a couple of days of Greenpeace and Possible mithering over frequent flyers, comes news that India has ridiculed long-term targets for net zero greenhouse gas emissions as pie in the sky.

Come fly with me
31 March 2021

From the Bonkers Institute comes an analysis which concludes that A small minority of frequent flyers dominate air travel. No shit! I guess that must be why they're called frequent flyers then. At least that little question's cleared up.

You are what you eat
25 October 2020

BBC Food asks: How can changing your food shop help biodiversity?

The times they are a'changin'
19 July 2020

David Shukman, the BBC's science editor, asks whether climate change could mean that Summers could become too hot for humans. Except that he doesn't, really.

It's a gas
16 July 2020

We all recognise the dangers of global warming and climate change. Or, at least, those of us who're not Donald Trump.

24 September 2012

For those who've wanted a supercar but were concerned about the environmental impact, fret no more! Ferrari have reduced their cars' CO2 emissions over the 2007-2012 period by 30%. The Ferrari California's emissions are now only threefold higher than the average family car.

Snow leopards love squirrels
3 August 2012

A snow leopard catches and eats a squirrel in front of a little boy, while daddy cries oh no over and over. Mind you, daddy did describe the leopard as a tiger, so he's clearly an idiot.

18 August 2011

England, I love you! Otters are now present in every English county, which is splendid! (otter) (heart)

Plant a tree, save a child
15 June 2010

Okay, not quite, but I liked this story nonetheless.