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Wildlife

To the Spice Islands of Wallacea

To the Spice Islands of Wallacea

Approaching Ternate from the air, I see a volcano rising from tropical blue sea, with green…

Southwest Yunnan birding inc Gaoligongshan and Hornbill Valley

Southwest Yunnan birding inc Gaoligongshan and Hornbill Valley

Southwest Yunnan Birding Holiday Martin, Maya and David Williams This was a family holiday, with strong…

Conservation

World’s Birds Akin to Canaries in Coalmine as Human Impacts Continue Apace

World’s Birds Akin to Canaries in Coalmine as Human Impacts Continue Apace

On 4 May 2022, the Annual Review of Environment and Resources published an advance version of a paper…

Fightback Needed as Science and Life Support System Under Attack

Fightback Needed as Science and Life Support System Under Attack

Growing up in the 1970s, I loved the outdoors and wildlife, and was highly impressed by…

Science

Keep Your Underpants Duck Taped and Air Clean as Covid Wild Ride Continues

Keep Your Underpants Duck Taped and Air Clean as Covid Wild Ride Continues

On 1 February 2020, as the coronavirus yet to be named Covid was starting to spread,…

Covid is airborne so ventilation and air filtration are important

Covid is airborne so ventilation and air filtration are important

Since early in the pandemic, I’ve been seeing scientists arguing Covid is airborne, even with hashtag…

Travel

Exploring Shanxi: temples, natural beauty and Pingyao, the Banking Centre that Died with a Dynasty

Exploring Shanxi: temples, natural beauty and Pingyao, the Banking Centre that Died with a Dynasty

Though its setting is unusual – nestled in a forested ravine, deep within Shanxi province, Sheng Shou…

Wailingding – Zhuhai island south of Cheung Chau

Wailingding – Zhuhai island south of Cheung Chau

Though physically similar to Po Toi, and little more than 10km south of Cheung Chau, Wailingding…