The world loses nearly 1 million square kilometers of healthy and productive land every year – some 4.2 million square kilometers between 2015-2019 Sand and dust storms are now “dramatically” more frequent […]
Aberdeen University’s School of Biological Sciences and Lighthouse Field Station have found that bottlenose dolphins off the east coast of Scotland are more sociable during months when food is more abundant. Their […]
African led research into a a climate resilient bean could make a vital contribution to food security in drought-prone regions
VisitScotland is launching a series of new online resources to help tourism businesses in Orkney consider how they can tackle climate change and meet consumer needs.
‘the old folk had never seen it like this time, with the location of the disk of the Moon not visible, just as if it had disappeared during the eclipse… It was truly something to fear.’ Fujiwara no Teika, 2 December 1229
It’s not the first time butterflies have been affected by drought in the UK. The difference in 2022’s drought compared to 1976 is that nowadays most UK butterfly species are already in decline.
The funding of local action hubs is to be extended after the success of the ones covering the North East (Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire) and the Highlands, Orkney and Shetland.
On 19th of February 1600 the Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina exploded in the most violent eruption in South American recorded history
“Precession of the axis of a spinning top and that of the Earth. At present the northern end of Earth’s axis points to what we now call the Pole Star. Around 11.5 ka from now it will point to the star Vega”
“Bumblebees are mostly threatened by loss and degradation of nesting and feeding habitat.” Richard Comont, Science Manager at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust