Category: Environment

Wildflower meadows

Discover the wild side of meadows and how you can make your own Wildflower meadows, though vibrant and beautiful, play a vital role in maintaining pollinator populations, increasing biodiversity and providing habitats. Whether it’s...

What is a pangolin?

Find out why these scaly creatures continue to fascinate multiple cultures (Image credit: A.J.T Johnsingh) Picture a pinecone with waddling legs, or imagine a moving artichoke, and you have the general appearance of a...

Nature’s light shows

Discover the living creatures and atmospheric conditions that can create some of the most spectacular illuminations on Earth Auroras In space, charged ion and electron particles are constantly escaping from the Sun’s gravitational field...

Plant defences explained

The plant kingdom has evolved some canny ways to see off a variety of threats Leaves are vital to the survival of plants. They catch the sunlight that plants use to power food production...

Climate Change: Myths busted!

Discover the answers to some of the most common misconceptions about climate change “There’s no global warming because the weather’s been colder!” This past winters, temperatures in southern Europe have plunged to double figures...

The importance of phytoplankton

Forget whales, sharks and the giant squid: it’s the smallest living organisms in the briny blue that keep life on our planet working as it should (image credit: NEON) Phytoplankton are the definition of...

How do dogs help the police?

Despite being adorable, police dogs have some of the toughest occupations in the canine world. Dogs have been an important part of the fight against crime for centuries. There are a number of crucial...

Why can we smell rain?

Find out why precipitation creates a distinctive aroma that’s the same all over the world It’s possible to smell rain before it has even fallen. Lightning has the power to split atmospheric nitrogen and...

Diving Bell Spider

Check out the ingenious adaptations of these sub-surface arachnids Just when you thought that the depths of ponds and lakes might be safe from these eight-legged critters, the diving bell spider is here to...