Norway set to cull two thirds of its wolf population

In a controversial plan, Norway is set to cull more than two-thirds of its remaining wolves due to apparent harm inflicted on sheep flocks by the predators. The wolf population in Norway is estimated to be around 68 individuals. Plans approved on Friday would allow for 47 wolves to be culled. There is a lot of…

The Blob: Chaos In The Pacific

What happens when a warm waters invade the Pacific? Chaos. An expanse of unusually warm water in the northern Pacific Ocean had a profound effect upon marine animals from Mexico to Alaska. Nicknamed ‘the blob’ by Nicholas Bond, a University of Washinton meteorologist, the warm water was first observed in 2013 and stayed until 2015….

Science and Music -Ludovico Einaudi – “Elegy for the Arctic”

Ludovico Einaudi performed a breathtakingly haunting piece, ‘Elegy for the Arctic’ to highlight the destruction of ice on the pole due to climate change. With a grand piano on a floating platform in front of a glacier, Einaudi played an original piece composed for the cause. The acclaimed composer has turned into music the voices of…

The Great Animal Migrations

Migration is the usually seasonal movement of animals in pursuit of food, suitable breeding sites or to escape bad weather or other environmental conditions. Migrations can be long or short, covering just a few miles to covering half the earth. Massive animal migrations are arguably one of nature’s most inspiring events. The distance that some…

Walruses Stranded in the Arctic

Walruses have become stranded in the Arctic. Due to the Arctic sea ice this year being in the ‘top 10’ of the small extents recorded, the walruses have been forced to come to shore on a remote island in Alaska. The extreme loss of the Arctic sea ice is the result of climate change. The…

Hunting Down Minke Whales – Japan To Slaughter More Whales

Despite the International Court of Justice ruling in March that prohibited Japan from carrying out it’s so called ‘scientific research’ on whales, the country has revealed its intentions to hunt only minke whales for a new scientific programme. Japanese officials have prepared a new programme to submit to the International Whaling Commission in November. The…