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Biodiversity: protecting plant and animal diversity and their natural environment

Conserving, protecting and appreciating the natural world


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bees, biodiversity and pollination v pesticides

 Research published now proves what awake people with functional eyesight have known for decades: Profit-making pesticides kill wildlife indiscriminately. A chemical that is thought to be safe and is, therefore, widely used on crops — such as almonds, wine grapes and tree fruits — to boost the performance of pesticides, makes honey bee larvae significantly … Continue reading bees, biodiversity and pollination v pesticides The post bees, biodiversity and pollination v pesticides appeared first on pjf.

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organic grassland deficiency symptoms

Nitrogen   Light green colour with yellowing of leaf base, reduced growth and sparse ground cover due to lack of nitrogen. Made worse byLow or high pH soils. Sandy or light soils (leaching.) Low organic matter. Drought conditions. High rainfall (leaching) or heavy irrigation. Addition or high levels of non-decomposed organic matter/manure (eg straw). Fast … Continue reading organic grassland deficiency symptoms The post organic grassland deficiency symptoms appeared first on pjf.

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Bees: Zika insecticide threat, harvesting mason bees cocoons & pollinator garden plans

Bees: Zika insecticide threat, harvesting mason bees cocoons & pollinator garden plans 1. A recent aerial spraying of mosquito repellent, meant to keep the Zika virus at bay, has left millions of bees dead in South Carolina — and many professional bee keepers in devastation. zika insecticide threatens bees 2. On October 8 at 10 … Continue reading Bees: Zika insecticide threat, harvesting mason bees cocoons & pollinator garden plans The post Bees: Zika insecticide threat, harvesting mason bees cocoons & pollinator garden plans appeared first on pjf.

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solar renewable energy, biodiversity and wildlife combine

full title: solar renewable energy, biodiversity and wildlife combine in green roof venture Today I discovered a very fine video from a ‘green roofing’ company that goes way beyond the analytical limitations of specialism to achieve many goals at once.  Nathalie Baumann and Dusty Gedge have collaborated to produce this report:  watch-greenroofs-walls-world-virtual-summit-2015-video Green roofs – … Continue reading solar renewable energy, biodiversity and wildlife combine The post solar renewable energy, biodiversity and wildlife combine appeared first on pjf.

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biodiversity photograph prizes

Photographs taken in Ireland that won prizes in a recent exhibition: biodiversity Starlings bathing (1st prize) The photograph entitled “Riverdance” shows a group of starlings at the edge of the Corrib, outside Claddagh Hall in Galway on one of the hottest days in May. biodiversity – Fox with reflection in water Second prize in the … Continue reading biodiversity photograph prizes The post biodiversity photograph prizes appeared first on pjf.

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biodiversity and organic farming combats drought in Thailand

A joined-up-thinking (and feeling) approach to food production has produced signs of hope in Thailand. Rather than leaving food production and the survival of life on Earth to mutants with calculators and profit and loss obsessions, a small group that turned its back on industrial farming and monocultures has been able to weather the storm … Continue reading biodiversity and organic farming combats drought in Thailand The post biodiversity and organic farming combats drought in Thailand appeared first on pjf.

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Build a bird box for native bird conservation

How to make a birdbox An experienced woodworker shows how to build your own smart bird box. birdbox design to benefit wildlife Sussex (UK) Wildlife Trust member, Laura Brook, explains the pros and cons of different bird box designs and materials for several wild bird species. tags: biodiversity, conservation, DIY, environment, gardens, video, wildlife The post Build a bird box for native bird conservation appeared first on pjf.

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organics, soul and planet

On (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8174482.stm) the news  there is a report that organic foods show no benefit to the consumers compared what they call ‘normal’ foods. By “normal”, they mean artificially fertilised, pest controlled etc. It seems typical of this fragmented age that the report doesn’t even mention the planet or the human psyche and soul. The organic movement … Continue reading organics, soul and planet The post organics, soul and planet appeared first on pjf.

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coral reef destruction, sand lizard revival

Climate change and coral reef destruction Current climate targets are not enough to save the world’s coral reefs – and policymakers urgently need to consider the economic benefits they bring. Those are two of the conclusions from a UN-backed project aiming to quantify the financial costs of damaging nature. “ There’s evidence that current levels … Continue reading coral reef destruction, sand lizard revival The post coral reef destruction, sand lizard revival appeared first on pjf.

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biodiversity, climate change, conservation, coral reefs, environment, gardens, lizards, popular science, wildlife,
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Globe skimmer dragonflies

A biologist in the Maldives claims to have discovered the longest migration of any insect: the dragonfly.  Biologist Charles Anderson has recorded dragonflies travelling between India and Africa.  Most of the dragonflies recorded by the biologists are Globe skimmers (Pantala flavescens). the full report was published in the Journal of Tropical Ecology. It is pleasing … Continue reading Globe skimmer dragonflies The post Globe skimmer dragonflies appeared first on pjf.

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