Category: Environment

Plastic bottles

How are plastic bottles recycled?

What happens when you put your plastic bottle in the recycling bin? The average UK household throws away an estimated 500 plastic bottles every year, and a large percentage of them end up at...

How do solar panels work?

How sunlight is transformed into electrical energy? Solar panels – also known as photovoltaic (PV) cells – convert the Sun’s energy into electricity, which is a great alternative to costly, less environmentally friendly methods...

5 Animals you never knew could sing

We hear beautiful birdsong on a daily basis, but birds aren’t the only animals to have musical talents. The following creative creatures might just surprise you 1. Whalesong is still a complete mystery Decades...

Record-Breaking Weather

Discover where and when the elements have been at their most extreme 🌧Most rainfall Imagine having to mop up after getting almost two metres of rain in one day. That’s what the citizens of...

Creating Gorilla Nests

How these great apes create their leafy lodgings As the king of the apes, gorillas spend their days rambling through the lush tropical rainforests of Africa feasting on the available fruit. Troops of gorillas...

All about pigs

Often maligned in popular culture and language, hogs are much smarter and cleaner than you might at first think… It seems unfair that the English language has amassed so many derogatory sayings about pigs...

The Red Panda

Red Pandas share part of their range with giant pandas, but they are only distantly related The red panda is a shy, gentle animal, well adapted to living in the forests of the Eastern...

9 Reasons we’re nutty about squirrels

From furry gliding parachutes to cunning fake food burials, squirrels are charismatic and intelligent rodents that are highly adapted to survive in the forest 1. Squirrels are found on every continent except Antarctica and...