On the Southwood task today I’ve been sharpening chainsaws ready for clearing up more storm-blown trees next week. My improvised work bench certainly has a pretty view. 67 more words
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The Indian government’s efforts to bring down pollution in River Ganga bears fruit as the Gangetic dolphin is back from the verge of extinction.
The dwindling population of the Gangetic dolphin, one of the four fresh-water dolphins in the world, is slowly making a revival as the efforts of a number of government officials to bring down the pollution of the India’s largest river sees some success. 208 more words
Explosive growth in oil palm plantations in tropical regions is a real problem. It’s not particularly new. Short-term economic policies pursued by Southeast Asian governments in the 1970s began the trend, and massive demand increases since then have reaped an environmental whirlwind. 1,033 more words
The Charles Darwin Research Centre is a biological research station that was created in 1960 and is operated by the Charles Darwin Foundation. It is the centre of the great restorative efforts taking place in the Galápagos Islands. 12 more words
Above: Traditional dhow asail on Lamu seafront. Courtesy Dipesh Pabari
A chance meeting of two high school friends puts in motion something the world has never seen – a life-size plastic dhow to sail Lamu to Cape Town with a message – stop dumping plastic in the ocean. 1,140 more words