Learn How To Eat Well, Live Well And Why It Matters

04/06/2016 09:01
05/06/2016 17:00

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A weekend of practiculture at the Do farm with Rohan Anderson

Rohan Anderson hunter, gatherer grower and author of ‘Whole Larder Love’ will be in the UK to launch his new book “A Year of Practiculture’.

He will be spending a few days with us at the Do Farm in Wales and sharing his stories and skills to help us all improve our relationship with food. Read more »

Sir David Attenborough highlights destruction of the natural world within a generation

Sir David Attenborough delivering his lecture at DeMontfort Hall

‘If we damage the natural world, we damage ourselves. We can only hope that the human race will slowly come to its senses and perhaps for the first time since recorded history began the human race- homo sapiens – will bury its differences and work together to try and protect the one essential powerful thing we have in common - which is the natural world.’ Sir David Attenborough speaking at the University of Leicester. Read more »

Researchers successfully breed critically endangered coral species to full sexual maturity

Elkhart coral (image via Tsuji, FlickrCC)

Researchers from the University of Amsterdam, SECORE International and the Carmabi Marine Research Station have for the first time successfully raised laboratory-bred colonies of the critically endangered Caribbean coral species elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) to sexual maturity. This event marks the first ever successful rearing of such a Caribbean coral species to its reproductive age. Read more »

Human impact has created a ‘plastic planet’, research shows

A future fossil: Keyworth plastic bottle

Planet Earth’s oceans and lands will be buried by increasing layers of plastic waste by the mid-century due to human activity, according to research led by the University of Leicester. Read more »

How two degrees of warming may turn into four

Warming in the Mediterranean region will exceed two degrees. This region – the picture shows the Pantà de Sau Reservoir in Catalonia – is already suffering from heat waves and drought. (Photograph: flickr.com/Josep Enric)

At the recent COP21 climate conference in Paris, delegates reached an agreement that plans to limit global warming to “well below” two degrees Celsius. This stems from the fact that scientists and politicians now agree: the global average temperature must rise by no more than two degrees if we are to prevent serious, irreversible damage to humans and the environment. Read more »

Mountain climbing more dangerous due to climate change

Climate change increases the danger of falling rocks in the Alps and other mountain regions, adding to existing risks for mountain climbers. This is the conclusion of a study by Arnaud Temme of Wageningen University using climbing guides written by mountaineers in the past. Read more »

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