Rainham Marshes – Allsorts.

I had the chance to pop in to the RSPB nature reserve at Rainham Marshes on Friday – so I took it! Just off the M25 on the north bank of the Thames, a rural idyll this isn’t.  And that’s part of the attraction. I made my way, by car, past Purfleet station where I…

Our vanishing flora – new Plantlife report

    Our Vanishing Flora is a new report from Plantlife. This report tells the awful story of how local losses of plants from our counties add up to a national disgrace. Over the reign of HM The Queen 10 plant species have become nationally extinct – hardly a subject for a jubilee celebration.  Those…

EDM 603

Early Day Motion 603, which calls on the Home Office to stump up its share of the cost of the National Wildlife Crime Unit has attracted six new signatures from MPs in the last week and has now reached 114 signatures.  It is now the 8th-most-signed EDM of this session of Parliament (and has risen…

Severn Barrage

  The Severn Estuary has the second largest tidal reach in the world.  The gravitational pull of the moon causes huge amounts of water to flow in and out of the estuary twice a day.  If only we could tap that power in some way… Tidal power is infinitely renewable.  It’s a bit like wind…