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Biodiversity: protecting plant and animal diversity and their natural environment

Conserving, protecting and appreciating the natural world

Related themes include (organic) gardens , sustainable, minimally polluting renewable energy and our environment.

recent Biodiversity: protecting plant and animal diversity and their natural environment posts

Yellowstone regeneration orchestrated by wolves

Wonderful wolves https://twitter.com/Alex_Verbeek/status/914947377840222211 https://twitter.com/Alex_Verbeek/status/914947377840222211 ūüĆé Wow, nature is amazing!#wildlife #biodiversity #nature #environment pic.twitter.com/e8wWgrSRtE ‚ÄĒ Alexander Verbeek ūüĆć (@Alex_Verbeek) October 2, 2017

biodiversity, video, wolves,

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 by Low 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 growing crops.  

agriculture, biodiversity, fertility, grass, organic, pasture,

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 more susceptible to a deadly

agriculture, bees, biodiversity, ecology, pesticides,

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

biodiversity, building, renewable energy, solar, wildlife,

biodiversity photograph prizes

Photographs taken in Ireland that won prizes in a recent exhibition: biodiversity Starlings bathing (1st prize) The photograph entitled ‚ÄúRiverdance‚ÄĚ 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 competition was won by Christopher Howes for his

biodiversity, birds, foxes, nature, photos, wildlife,

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 surprisingly well - by focusing on organic farming and

agriculture, biodiversity, food, landscape, organic, photos, Thailand,

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

biodiversity, conservation, DIY, environment, gardens, video, wildlife,

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 started to

biodiversity, Earth, gardens, organic, photos, soil, soul, wildlife,

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 of CO2 are already causing damage to reefs

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

Soil Association Organic September

In the UK, the Soil Association, our largest accreditor of truly organic standards of food production, is promoting http://www.soilassociation.org/organicseptember to introduce more people to organic food. Food grown in a manner that supports the health / wellbeing of both people and planet Organic sales are steadily growing by around 5% a year in the UK. While spending on food overall is

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