Tim Melling – Weddell Seal

Tim writes: the Weddell Seal was named after a seal hunter called James Weddell (1787-1834), who also had the Weddell Sea named after him.  These Seals have the distinction of occurring further south on the planet than any other mammal.  That’s because they usually live on permanent ice that is attached to land, using holes…

RSPB on driven grouse shooting

There was an interesting bit on the Today programme yesterday (click here, between 0845 and 0850) when Beccy Speight of the RSPB talked about the State of Nature report (and see here). Beccy did well but then, rather out of the blue, she was asked about grouse shooting and the fact that some people, including…

To be fair…

Ryanair has a bit of an image problem even though its planes are packed! Just because portions of the population think that Ryanair would charge you for breathing if they could get away with it doesn’t mean that they don’t fly to places that people want to go (or just down the road from them…

Getting the message across?

Here are the quotes sent out by the organisations who are part of this joint effort. I’ve ordered them by how much I like them – most-liked at the top. Basically, the message that needs to be got across is : 1, what’s the problem? 2, why should I care? and 3, what needs to…