The fictional, extraordinary life of the Greenland shark- 392 years and counting

The enormous predator is one of the oldest and largest beings on planet Globe. Writer Thomas Batten imagines a sharks tale Researchers in Arctic waters have utilized new techniques to set the age of a female Greenland shark at a staggering 392 years. The enormous predator one of the worlds largest at about five meters […]

Continue reading

Let them feed bugs: US startup considers future of sustainable food in creepy crawlies

Grubbly Farms is creating black soldier flies as a substitute for wild-caught fish in food for livestock and farmed seafood The experiment started inside the laundry room of an apartment in Atlanta, Georgia, where the two college student created a nursery for 700 larvae of black soldier flies they bought on Amazon for $20. Sean […]

Continue reading

How a vampire squid inspired a Goldman prize-winning marine life champion

European winner of the Goldman environment prize switched from journalism to activism to tackle the destructive practise of deep-sea bottom trawling It was a vampire squid that inspired the European winner of this year’s Goldmanenvironmental prize to successfully challenge the devastatingly unsustainable practice of bottom-trawling. More than a decade before Blue Planet, Claire Nouvian was […]

Continue reading

This Has Got To Be One Of The Worst Route To Die — Poor Spider

Making mistakes is a part of life for people and animals alike, but some flubs have much deadlier consequences than others. Take the fishing spider, for example. Instead of catching prey in a web, it usually sits right at the leading edge of a body of water, then attacks when it detects ripplings from movement. […]

Continue reading

European winner of the Goldman environment prize switched from journalism to activism to tackle the destructive practice of deep-sea bottom trawling It was a vampire squid that inspired the European winner of this year’s Goldman environmental prize to successfully challenge the devastatingly unsustainable practice of bottom-trawling. More than a decade before Blue Planet, Claire Nouvian […]

Continue reading

The country set to cash in on climate change

Record temperatures threaten traditional ways of life in Greenland but as the sea ice retreats, new mining, fishing and tourism investments possibilities are helping communities to adapt Asked if he is fearful about the impact of climate change, Tnnes Kaka Berthelsens response is typical of many Greenlanders. We are more concerned about the Maldives, he […]

Continue reading

‘Hungry bear’ crisis leaves two people dead in Russia’s far east

Overfishing and fewer food sources constructing bears more aggressive, say officials, who have killed 83 on Sakhalin Island this year Two people have been killed by bears in Russia’s far east as increasingly large numbers of the animals are approaching humans because of the lack of food sources. Authorities on Sakhalin Island last week told […]

Continue reading

Forget’ the environment ‘: we need new words to impart life’s wonders | George Monbiot

We need better ways of talking about nature and our relationships with it, writes Guardian columnist George Monbiot If Moses had promised the Israelites a land flowing with mammary secretions and insect vomiting, would they have followed him into Canaan? Though this means milk and honey, I doubt it would have inspired them. So why […]

Continue reading