Blackberry makes $1bn loss!

  Blackberries are quite late in ripening this year.           But with a little effort, you can still pick an ice-cream container full in half an hour.             And they still taste yummy in blackberry and apple pie.   What’s all the fuss about?    …

Four questions on extinction

    Blue Whale: “Mike” Michael L. Baird CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) via Wikimedia Commons           Smallpox Virus: PhD Dre at en.wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)  (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)] via Wikimedia Commons             Parachute Spider:  Zoological Survey of India CC-BY- SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses /by-sa/3.0) via Wikimedia Commons     This is just for…

National Trust – looking good!

The National Trust has just issued a press release on its plans for the High Peak Moors. This has been a subject of concern and hope on this blog for quite some time (see here, here, here, here, and here). The text of the press release is reproduced below (with some good bits highlighted by…