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The new blog!

To all followers, thanks very much for reading my stuff this far. I’ve managed to organise a group blog now over at http://www.forstarsandbeetles.com where all new posts will be located, along with various associates from other environmental/biological disciplines (for some … Continue reading

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A Mada who-hah

Deforestation currently seems to be an inevitable consequence of increases in human population. As the number of people goes up, so does the area of land humanity requires to live on. This is particularly true of places where people live … Continue reading

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Death from below, 2013

Bats. You know what bats are right? The little weird creatures that live in your roof, and fly around at night? Harmless beings, that just feed on mosquitoes, moths and other invertebrates that people generally (sadly) don’t like. Well, that’s … Continue reading

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The future conservation value of organic and GM agriculture

Organic food seems to have an overwhelmingly positive reputation in the west. Better for wildlife, better for those eating it, other than a slightly higher price what could you possibly find not to like? On the very face of it, … Continue reading

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Don’t feed the birds?

Fisheries discards have become a surprisingly hot topic of late. Thanks to campaigns such as Hugh’s fish fight it is now relatively commonly known that around 8% of all captured fish are thrown overboard again, where they mostly then die. This … Continue reading

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Those firey bodies

Strange beings lurk in the deep sea. Weird life, unlike anything found near the ocean’s surface, and bizarre enough to make anything lucky enough to be dwelling on land spit out its morning coffee in disgust. A pretty high proportion … Continue reading

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The fate of the Saiga

Saiga are medium-sized antelope, found in the plateaus of central Asia. During the Pleistocene (aka, from about 2.5 million years ago until just 12,000 years ago) they were found all the way from the UK; east until Northwestern Canada. In … Continue reading

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