February 13th, 2013 by La Société Guernesiaise
The results of the 2012 survey of Guernsey reptiles and amphibians will be presented at Frossard Theatre, Guernsey Museum, Candie Gardens, St Peter Port at 8 pm on 25 February 2013.
In 2012, a group was formed to begin the first survey of Guernsey reptiles and amphibians – frogs, newts, slow worms and the elusive green lizard. Continue reading
February 12th, 2013 by Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards
Environmentally friendly gardeners have the chance of winning £2,000 with the launch of the 2013 Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards.
The event, in its 24th year, is open to any private Bailiwick of Guernsey individual, club, company, organisation and any Guernsey educational institution.
The entry deadline for Guernsey residents is Tuesday 28 May 2013 with judging on 4 June and the presentation of awards on 13 June 2013.
January 22nd, 2013 by Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery
Guernsey Museum is privileged to be the only location in the Channel Islands scheduled to exhibit one hundred stunning, prize-winning and commended wildlife photographs from the 2012 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.
The photographic exhibition opens daily from 10 am to 4 pm from 27 January until 17 March 2013 at the Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery, Candie Gardens, St. Peter Port.
It was selected from over 40,000 images submitted by more than 4000 amateur and professional photographers from 28 Continue reading
January 20th, 2013 by Andrew McCutcheon
The Tree Warden lunches have a new format. In place of the restaurant style lunch there will be a finger buffet and an earlier start of 12 pm.
The agenda for the meeting will begin at 12.20 to 12.30pm so people will have the chance to get a plate of food and a drink before sitting down. The price is £11 per person to cover the speaker’s costs.
2013 Tree Warden lunches will take place at the Guernsey Yacht Club on the following Tuesdays:
January 16th, 2013 by European Food Safety Authority
The Authority was asked by the European Commission to assess the risks associated with the use of clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam as seed treatment or as granules, with particular regard to:
January 13th, 2013 by Stanford University
Throughout history, every great human civilization has experienced a significant crisis.
And although the outcomes of these crises have varied from total eradication (the Classic Maya) to depression and eventual recovery (China), each collapse has been regional in scale.
Now, a variety of problems have combined to move the global civilization toward a collapse.
January 10th, 2013 by Lancaster University
Large-scale cultivation of biofuels in Europe could lead to increased human mortality and crop losses according to research from the Lancaster Environment Centre.
These findings, published online in the letter ‘Impacts of biofuel cultivation on mortality and crop yields‘ in Nature Climate Change, demonstrate that the wider implications of biofuel cultivation need to be assessed alongside their potential to reduce fossil fuel carbon emissions.
Biofuels — usually derived from specialist crops such as poplar, willow or eucalyptus — constitute one of the alternative energy sources being advocated as part of the solution to society’s reliance on carbon-intensive fossil fuels.
January 2nd, 2013 by Profile Books Ltd
Jose Lopez, Executive Vice President of Operations at Nestlé said the book is a “highly readable, personal journey of discovery of nature and our reliance of it.”
Michael Clarke, Chief Executive of RSPB, said the book “explains how the welfare of the human species rests on the assets and services provided by the rest of nature, and makes the case for natural capital to be integral in a new economy fit for the future.” Continue reading
December 24th, 2012 by Seas at Risk
MEPs expressed their desire for a more sustainable European fisheries by voting to restore fish stocks to healthy levels, set fishing limits according to scientific advice, and end discards.
Dr Monica Verbeek, Seas At Risk Executive Director, said “this vote shows recognition of the fact that a prospering fisheries sector can only be based on sustainably managed fish stocks.” Continue reading
December 21st, 2012 by Zoological Society of London
A new strain of avian pox is taking its toll on garden birds in Britain.
However, the emergence of a new strain of this viral disease in great tits is causing concern amongst vets and ornithologists.