Monthly Archives: August 2016


Ships can use wind-power to cut their carbon footprint

By | August 16th, 2016|Webwatch|

Industry claims to have less control than it might seem over its rising emissions, blaming the growth in global trade, but low-carbon alternatives such as wind power do exist.... reports The Guardian. MS Estraden a large cargo ship carrying looks normal enough - until you notice the two large cylinders rising from the deck. These are rotating [...]

Cool Seas Investigators: a community action learning initiative

By | August 15th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Jenny Griffiths, Education Officer at the Marine Conservation Society, explores the Cool Seas Investigators (CSI) project. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK charity dedicated to the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife. It campaigns for clean seas and beaches, sustainable fisheries, and improved protection of marine life and habitats. Through education, community involvement [...]

New update on the state of the climate

By | August 15th, 2016|Webwatch|

There's a new resource in the eePRO Climate Change Education, group State of the Climate in 2015 Scientists from the United States announced key findings from a peer-reviewed State of the Climate report that examines temperature, precipitation and weather events experienced around the world in 2015.

The wicked problem of driven grouse shooting

By | August 15th, 2016|Blog|

Over 100,000 people have signed a petition in support of a ban on driven grouse shooting in the UK.  Although NAEE is studiously neutral on what is a conservation issue not an educational one, we do understand that learning about the pros and cons of shooting as a conservation measure is important, and that getting a range of [...]

Sky Beauty: Perseid Meteor Shower

By | August 13th, 2016|Webwatch|

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Forthcoming events

By | August 12th, 2016|Webwatch|

Here is a range of useful dates for your diary thanks to LfS Scotland: Universities and Climate Change: the Role of Higher Education Institutions in Addressing the Mitigation and Adaptation Challenges – Manchester, 1 to 2 September The Symposium will focus on the role of higher education institutions in addressing the mitigation and adaptation challenges and [...]

Notes from the New Nature Movement from Richard Louv

By | August 12th, 2016|Blog|

Here's Richard Louv writing about nature for the Children and Nature Network He says, "What's nature? Whilst scientists and poets struggle to find the answer, each of us must capture the mystery." He goes on: "A few years ago, I worked with a council of neuroscientists, experts on childhood development. When I asked how experiences in [...]

NERC latest

By | August 11th, 2016|Webwatch|

The latest news from NERC – Planet Earth – can be found here. It's packed full of stories and features about research in the natural and environmental sciences.  You can subscribe to receive Planet Earth as a regular email newsletter that contains all the content from the magazine, as well as stories, videos and podcasts from the [...]

Remembering Luc Hoffmann

By | August 11th, 2016|Blog|

Luc Hoffmann died on July 21st, age 93. He was heir to the Hoffmann-LaRoche pharmaceutical fortune, but used his money for conservation, being heavily involved with funding WWF from its inception in 1961. His approach to conservation, "with man, not against him" influenced WWF and others, but as this appreciation from the Economist shows, "Few [...]

Recognising a International Green World Ambassador

By | August 11th, 2016|Webwatch|

NAEE trustee, Gabrielle Back, has been honoured as International Green World Ambassador.  This recognition comes as a result of the environmental success of her CREATIVE RECYCLING & CLIMATE CHANGE SURVEYANCE Project which won a 2015 Green Apple Environment Award.  As a result of that success, her winning paper is to be published in The Green Book, an annual work of [...]