When we blame a beautiful, unusual creature that is the badger - the minding-its-own-business protected animal, oft-quoted in literature and held up as a symbol of England – for a farming issue that is complex, but are willing for the slaughter to go ahead…. Then we do, I believe, need to consider where we stand regarding our relationship with [...]
Badger Trust to make high court challenge to planned cull, and argue that NFU had ‘undue influence’ on government’s decision. The Guardian reports Read the full story at Environmentaleducationblog . Comments for and against to Henricus Peters’ LearnFromNature on facebook
A bumblebee which vanished from the English countryside almost a quarter of a century ago has been reintroduced. Around 100 short-haired bumblebees (Bombus subterraneus) were brought across from Sweden to repopulate areas where it previously thrived in the UK, and around 50 of the healthiest were released at the RSPB’s Dungeness reserve in Kent. The [...]
On Tuesday, crop scientists at one of Britain’s leading agricultural centres pleaded with anti-GM campaigners to call off plans to trash a field trial of GM wheat. They invited the protesters to discuss the work instead. In response, the campaigners proposed an open debate where both sides could air their views in public. Read the full blog post http://environmentaleducationuk.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/the-genetically-modified-food-debate-moves-on/
The Government is to reconsider its refusal to ban neonicotinoid pesticides, the nerve-agent chemicals blamed for the collapse of bee colonies worldwide, the chief scientist at the Department of the Environment, Sir Robert Watson, told The Independent. Read the full blog at my other blog Learn From Nature .