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Monday 27 April 2009

Butterflies in crisis

Britains butterflies are suffering a dramatic decline. Can they be saved?

Read more at The Guardian.

Right at this moment I have a Large White butterfly crysylis attached to the frame of the back door. It should emerge in May or June.

Crysylis of the Large White (Cabbage) butterfly

Crysylis of the Large White (Cabbage) butterfly


Filed under: Wildlife — GS @ 3:20 am
Saturday 22 November 2008

The wonder of woolworths

It seems that Woolworths is in trouble and could call in the administrators within days unless it can secure a rescue deal.

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Filed under: consumer,Shopping — GS @ 12:05 pm
Saturday 15 November 2008

British insects and invertebrates in startling decline

The Independent reports that some species of insects and invertebrates have declined by more than 80% in recent decades.

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Filed under: Wildlife — GS @ 4:44 am
Thursday 8 May 2008

Britain throws away £10bn of food every year

‘Each day, according to the government-backed report, Britons throw away 4.4 million apples, 1.6 million bananas, 1.3 million yoghurt pots, 660,000 eggs, 550,000 chickens, 300,000 packs of crisps and 440,000 ready meals. And for the first time government researchers have established that most of the food waste is made up of completely untouched food products – whole chickens and chocolate gateaux that lie uneaten in cupboards and fridges before being discarded.’

The Independent


Filed under: consumer,Environment,Food & cookery,Shopping — GS @ 9:02 am
Monday 11 June 2007

Kentucky Fried Cruelty (video)

Pamela Anderson introduces this shocking video. Some chickens raised for Kentucky Fried Chicken face cruelty from birth to painful death. More info here.

Contains upsetting scenes.

The Sunday Mirror wrote this article about the hideous conditions in Britain.

A growing number of people are boycotting chains such as KFC until they improve animal welfare.


Filed under: General — GS @ 4:43 am
Friday 4 May 2007

‘Devastating global warming can be avoided’ — but it depends on your definition of ‘devastating’

The Guardian writes that devastating global warming can be avoided without excessive economic cost but only if we act now and limit the temperature increase to 2C.

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Filed under: Environment — GS @ 3:31 pm
Sunday 29 April 2007

In the news

Good manners to be taught in schools

Scientists demand inquiry over Wi-Fi

Birds and bees are hit by phone waves

Britain becoming a Big Brother society, says data watchdog

April was the hottest in 350 years

Online sales ‘will hit £78bn’

Deluge of complaints on minimum wage abuse


Filed under: General — GS @ 3:55 am
 
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