Felled trees call for help

I was interested to read this story that trees in the Amazon rainforest were being fitted with mobile phones .  If the tree is illegally felled, and reaches somewhere with mobile phone reception it starts making calls to the authorities; ‘Come and get me! I’m on the truck of an illegal logger!’. It’s an interesting…

Just a last word on EDM 603

It’s often like this – it’s difficult to know what made the difference. But it’s great that the Home Office really did come up with their share of the money for the National Wildlife Crime Unit for next year. So – take 10 months off and then we’ll no doubt be doing the same thing…

Wood and trees

The next three days should see the Government response to the report of the Independent Panel on Forestry – a nation holds its breath. Government has hardly rushed into print having had nearly seven months to read a 72-page report. I am still of the opinion that there is a real need for government to…

The playing fields of Eton – infinitely level

Have you noticed that Britain’s future in the EU has been in the news recently? David Cameron’s speech on the subject says that if he is Prime Minister after the next General Election then he’s going to ask us all whether we want to stay in the EU.  I can tell him my answer now …