Mammals in decline

What is a mammal? Mammals, which includes us (and your furry pets), are vertebrate animals (with backbones) characterised by: Young nourished with milk from their mothers. Having hair (in whales, this only occurs in the foetal stage). A lower jaw hinged directly to the skull. The inclusion of 3 bones in their ears for transmitting …

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Rewilding

What is rewilding? Rewilding is the restoration of ecosystems by implementing interventions to the point at which nature can take care of itself. Richard Bunting presents a comprehensive picture of rewilding in his podcast episode. What is the difference between conservation and rewilding? Conservation is the protection and preservation of natural landscapes, ecosystems and species.  …

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Community energy

What is community energy? Community energy refers to energy generated, owned and managed by a community for the community, or when local people group together to reduce energy consumption.  Energy generation projects focus on renewable energy, most commonly solar.  These installations are predominantly rooftop solar PV, although some organisations are developing larger ground-mounted solar farms.  …

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Equality, diversity and inclusion within the environmental sector

It was so illuminating having Helena Craig on the podcast to chat about the lack of equality, diversity and inclusion in the environment sector, and hear her ideas on what can be done about it. The evidence indicates that we have some way to go in living within a society where everyone is valued equally. Why equal …

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Food waste

What do we mean by food waste? Food waste refers to food discarded at the retail or consumer level of the food system, such as produce failing to meet size/shape standards required by retailers. Food loss occurs before the retail system, for example arising from inadequate storage or poor handling processes. When it comes to …

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