“I regard this as a once in a generation opportunity, a transformational project that would deliver a major boost for our local economy – creating jobs and business opportunities throughout our islands.” James Stockan, Leader OIC
Survival of Apex Predator Harpy Eagle Threatened
These magnificent birds are struggling to feed offspring in heavily deforested areas of the Amazon.
Plant Focus: Ragged Robin
The flowers are an important source of nectar for butterflies and long-tongued bees.
‘Green’ metal mining?
“If China alone fulfils its planned production of all-electric transportation, the demand for copper will be over 2 billion tonnes requiring 119 years production at the current extraction rate of 20 Mt per year. “
The Scientific Landscape – A Landscape Of Power
“Science must become less unequal, more cooperative and more open.”
Climate Change Contributed to the Uttarakhand Disaster
On February 7 2021, the Chamoli district in the Uttarakhand region of India experienced a humanitarian tragedy when a wall of rock and ice collapsed and formed a debris flow that barreled down the Ronti Gad, Rishiganga, and Dhauliganga river valleys.
Farming Matters: “The industry’s very survival is being jeopardised by the proposed trade deal with Australia”
The disastrous impact the looming Australia Trade Deal will have on farming was debated in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 8th of June.
Keeping Orkney Beautiful
Greener Orkney will be out and about this weekend at Scapa picking up litter and they could do with some extra helpers.
Earth Overshoot Day – Let’s #Movethedate
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.
Poetry Corner: Cusbay
“The silence/sweeps and folds/around me” Wendy Alford