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.
Saturday 22 November 2008
It seems that Woolworths is in trouble and could call in the administrators within days unless it can secure a rescue deal.
Saturday 15 November 2008
The Independent reports that some species of insects and invertebrates have declined by more than 80% in recent decades.
‘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 […]
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.
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.
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