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More from the USA

Following our recent focus on what’s happening in the USA, there are 5 more stories from across the water: Ecowatch – kids in court Postalmuseum – trailblazing ideas EPA  – eight new climate change and health fact sheets NEEF – Citizen Science Website Ecowatch – rewilding national parks

Gloomy news in the Guardian?

Click here to view a gloomy set of stories about wildlife and the human condition that the Gurdian featured last week. Whether it’s Indonesian birds facing extinction because of the pet trade (right), or yet more elephant poaching (below), or a viagra drug class – kamagra 100mg – how to become a registered pharmacy technician…

Dirt’s June Update

Here are some forthcoming events in London c/o Project Dirt: Thursday 16th June Edible Ecosystem Design Course – Outside UK… (8:37am – 9:37am) Learn How to Grow Food & Flowers: Training & Development – Brixton, Lambeth (10am – 1pm) Friday 17th June Economic Exchange Event -Unpacking Social Impact Bonds – Meet the Investors – Shoreditch…

Citizen science update

Citizen science monitoring projects Thanks to LEEF for alerting us to this article on the utility of citizen science reporting in monitoring the spread of invasive species.  It warns that an absence of evidence does not equate to evidence of absence. Here’s a LEEF’s forthcoming event Wetland habitats: id skills training, Monday 20 June, 10am-4pm, WWT London…

How Shanghai does it

Here’s a link to a feature about a new World Bank report on how Shanghai manages to be so high (1st!) in the global educational attainment tables.  The key findings are: Shanghai’s performance on international tests is linked to a strong education system with efficient public financing. Shanghai’s policies and investments have created a great…

Wildlife and Brexit

The UK Wildlife Trusts think that staying in the EU is good for wildlife, and by implication, good for the rest of us as well. For an extensive coverage of their views, click here. Their comments begin: “The risks faced by wildlife are growing every day. Our wildlife is under real pressure from insensitive built…

Is botany at bay?

The Economist has a feature article on the pressures that plants are under across the world.  It is based on Kew’s new report: The State of the World’s Plants 2016 which was recently published. You can see the Economist feature here, and the report (with its great pictures and graphics) is here.