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Why do dolphins have to hold their breath?

This splendid infographic by Justin Stuart summarises the development of modern dolphins from earlier land mammals, and answers some great questions such as why dolphins have the genes to smell things on land, but not in the water.

 
     
 

Unemployed will have to do community work under Tories, says Cameron

All 18- to 21-year-olds who have failed to find a job or a place in training would no longer be able to claim jobseeker’s allowance under a Tory government, but would instead be forced to undertake community work, says David Cameron Every single time I’ve been working during a change of government of any party, … Continue reading Unemployed will have to do community work under Tories, says Cameron

 
     
 

A slug using an exercise wheel

Abandon your hamsters, friends. Enjoy this footage of a slug using an exercise wheel. Go, slug!

 
     
 

The benefits of peat-free compost

The UK currently uses three million cubic metres of peat per annum for horticulture.  69% of this is used by amateur gardeners and 30% by professional growers.  As peat is effectively a non-renewable resource, the extraction of peat for horticulture is unsustainable, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and damage to rare habitats and archaeology. (DEFRA source) … Continue reading The benefits of peat-free compost

     
 

The end of the Natural England website

Way back in 1995, when Naturenet began  – yes fact fans, that was nearly twenty years ago – there were very few official government websites about anything – certainly not conservation and countryside. Naturenet blazed a trail that made it one of the biggest and most popular conservation websites in the UK. This wasn’t actually … Continue reading The end of the Natural England website