Tag : conservation

Where the Wild Things Aren’t – British Flora Post-Brexit

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If I close my eyes and think back to my childhood, I picture myself with my grandparents walking through the woods near to my house. I can hear the damp rustling of the leaves, and feel the cold caress of the stark spring air. The most vivid memory I possess, that … Read More

Trump Forest – Where ignorance grows trees

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Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States on the 20th of January 2017, since then he has made some rather bold statements during his time as one of the most powerful men on the planet. One of which is his scepticism towards climate change, having tweeted: The … Read More

Grand Canyon: SOLD

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the most popular national parks in the US, drawing 5 million people every year. The erosion by the Colorado river has allowed over 2 billion years of history to be seen in the geology and rock formations. The canyon also holds sacred … Read More

One sixth of species snuffed out by 2100

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There have been 5 major extinctions in Earth’s history so far; each one has eliminated a huge number of species, taking millions of years to recover. The potential repercussions of recent predictions – that a sixth of species could be extinct by 2100 – are still not fully understood scientifically, … Read More

Wetland Futures 2015

3 years ago / 0 comments

What do you get if you cross a sheep with a starfish? Sheepfish? Shish? Steep? No, a solution to water policy. The high moorlands of the UK are home to thousands of sheep, all respiring, reproducing and excreting. They graze the land and help seed dispersal, provide us with snuggly … Read More

News | Historic Clothworkers Arch to undergo refurb

4 years ago / 0 comments

The University’s historic Clothworkers Arch is to be ‘specially’ refurbished, a spokesperson has announced. Conservation experts will spend six weeks working on the gothic-style structure, which was built to mark the foundation of surrounding Clothworkers Buildings in 1879. The project includes the intricate task of re-gilding the 22-carat gold leaf … Read More