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Help Save Hedgehogs from a Prickly Fate

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Save Hedgehogs Today In the 1950s there were 50 million hedgehogs in Britain. Now, in 2018, the population stands at just 1 million. Did you know that DEFRA, the UK government department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has just approved the sale of A24 traps that can ensnare and kill hedgehogs? But how can…

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Who Cares About the Great Barrier Reef?

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Image credit: Flickr, Kyle Taylor. Who Cares about the Great Barrier Reef? Just in case the title wasn’t obviously rhetorical, we at Save the Earth do! As the news reports that the Great Barrier Reef has experienced the biggest coral death to date, two thirds of a 700km (435m) stretch in just nine months according…

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Why are Spiders Important?

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Why are Spiders Important? Most people have an inbuilt fear of spiders but, however, this is simply not justified. We should respect spiders, not fear them, as we should the rest of the animal kingdom. Spiders are an extremely important part of the ecosystem. And they are paramount to any ecosystem by controlling the numbers…

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How to Get Spiders Out Of Your Home Without Killing Them

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Get Spiders Out Without Killing Them Spiders Rarely Bite But Be Careful   Some species of arachnids can cause anaphylactic shock in certain humans if bitten, but most spiders almost never bite humans unless provoked, molested or handled incorrectly. All spiders are venomous to a certain degree, but most will never bite humans apart from…

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Planet Earth II – The Much Awaited Sequel

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Planet Earth II After ten years in the making, the BBC have finally released Planet Earth II. The first week’s theme is islands – featuring a lonely sloth, fighting komodo dragons, and deadly snakes to name just a few. When Planet Earth first started, it was unbelievably ground-breaking because of its high quality camera work and…

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Problems with Soy

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Image Amy Wilson, CSIRO Creative Commons 3.0 License Problems with Soy It has come to light that soy production decimates vast swathes of rainforest. Of course, we are talking about industrial production and not smallholder farming and more ethical organic providers. According to the WWF, global soy production has risen sharply from 130 million tonnes…

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How to Find a UK Ethical Bank

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How to Find an Ethical Bank – The UK  Scandal and Wrong Use of Resources We’ve witnessed banking scandals for many years now. The 2008 monetary situation resulted in an “overhaul” of the banking system, but has anything really changed?   Large banks have been found out out for mis-selling items, breaking regulations, and also…

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Holistic Management for Self Sustainability

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Holistic Management  – The often-overlooked framework for regenerative farming   Much promotion and publication has been given to Permaculture and forest gardening in recent years. Forest gardening is of course a very important concept, but we are still experimenting with the practical applications. I have implemented a few forest gardens and an important component is the…

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Fact: We are Facing the Greatest Mass Extinction since the Dinosaurs

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Images from WWF Report 2016 on Living Planet  Mass Extinction No this isn’t fear-mongering. And this isn’t click-bait. We humans are driving this planet to mass extinction. Fact. The Anthropocene era is here and we are standing on the precipice of complete and utter obliteration of the natural world. According to the latest WWF Living Planet…

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