The Return

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As billions of people isolated around the world in 2020, villagers from Sarayaku, a Kichwa community in the Ecuadorian Amazon, headed deeper into the forest to escape the coronavirus pandemic, after floods due to deforestation destroyed their houses. The journey, … Continued

Eclipses

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How and why do eclipses occur, and how come we can observe them from Earth? According to Sun, Moon, & Earth, “The Sun is four hundred times larger than the Moon, yet four hundred times farther away…” Thus when we … Continued

Bee friendly

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The Welsh Government has published the Bee Friendly Action Guide aimed at communities and community organizations. The aim is to promote and protect all kinds of pollinators, using four main themes:- Food Five Star accommodation (i.e. habitat) Freedom from pesticides … Continued

COVID and tree planting

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-56944931 NHS workers at Wales’ largest hospital are creating a woodland to offset the carbon emissions and waste that came from the machines needed to treat patients with Covid-19. Staff on the critical care unit at the University Hospital of … Continued

The Compass: Under The Canopy

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This is the title of three programmes on the World Service about forests; the first programme was first broadcast on Wednesday March 3rd. See https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct2cb1. In the first programme:- “Jessica unpicks the profound role that forests play in our imaginative … Continued

A Forest in Your Street

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A mini forest can be created anywhere. It can be by the side of a main road, as in Witney; it can be in your own garden; or it can occupy a neglected area in your locality. It has the … Continued