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Fracking 101

Fracking 101

Hydraulic fracturing — or “fracking” — is a natural gas collection method that poses danger to our environment and our public health. Take action at sc.org/beyondfracking.

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Farne Islands welcome their first seal pup of 2014

Farne Islands welcome their first seal pup of 2014

The first seal pup of the year has been born on the Farne Islands marking the start of our annual seal count on the islands. It’s the time our rangers monitor the breeding success of the seals.

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Climate Change: Science has spoken

Climate Change: Science has spoken

In this trailer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report Synthesis Report, scientists are calling on World leaders to act before it is too late.

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Ring the Leaders!

Ring the Leaders!

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) regrouped in Copenhagen in late October 2014 to release the fifth assessment report’s synthesis summary, Climate ambassadors from the 2014 European Green Capital and the Danish Cycling Federation rode their bikes to promote our common low carbon future, sustainable travel and asking for leadership. Young and old rang their bells in unison in front of the “Ice Watch” installation by artist Olafur Eliasson and professor Minik Rosing, made of 12 blocks of ice from Greenland, slowly melting in front of Copenhagen’s City Hall. Read more at http://www.sharingcopenhagen.dk/

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The Great Pumpkin Rescue – The First Oxford Pumpkin Festival

The Great Pumpkin Rescue – The First Oxford Pumpkin Festival

In the UK, 2/3 of Halloween pumpkins are thrown into the bin; that’s the equivalent of 18,000 tonnes of pumpkins, the weight of 1,500 double decker buses. The Oxford Pumpkin Festival, organised by HUBBUB, aims to highlight this in a series of events including distributing free pumpkin soup. What’s not to like.

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Offshore wind for Munich’s green energy mix

Offshore wind for Munich’s green energy mix

From 2015, DanTysk will supply up to 1.3 billion kWh of electricity – and will also help Munich achieve a more sustainable energy supply system.
A film by Willie Brandl

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Short-haired Bumblebees

Short-haired Bumblebees

Everyone loves bumblebees and everyone has heard they are in trouble. Nine of the species naturally occurring in the UK are now either extinct or very threatened. Follow the remarkable efforts of the team of dedicated individuals who are going to extraordinary lengths to bring back the short-haired bumblebee to the RSPB nature reserve at Dungeness.

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The RSPB Centre for Conservation Science – Rhys Green

The RSPB Centre for Conservation Science – Rhys Green

Principal Conservation Biologist, Rhys Green, talks about his work at the RSPB and Cambridge University and looks back at some of his career highlights in conservation.

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Birds without Borders

Birds without Borders

Cuckoos, turtle doves, nightingales and many other summer migrants are among our favourite birds. Naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham investigates the extensive research and cutting edge science techniques being used in the UK and in Africa to help explain why our summer migrants are returning in fewer numbers each year.

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The RSPB Centre for Conservation Science – Mark Bolton

The RSPB Centre for Conservation Science – Mark Bolton

Mark Bolton, the RSPB’s Principal Conservation Scientist, talks about how technology is helping to break new ground in conservation research and highlights a world-first project in the remote Shetland Islands.

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