While on a recent break away and looking for places to visit I had a request from my daughter to visit a place she had learnt about in GCSE Geography. Always keen to encourage continued learning, I agreed and we set of for a place called Malham Cove, but it is not a cove on the coast, this cove is in the middle of the country some distance from any coastline! Continue reading A cove inland?
The hare is easy to distinguish from a rabbit; the hare is larger than a rabbit with proportionally longer back legs than a rabbit. Its ears are noticeably longer and have a black tip.
Companies state that UCG is not fracking, is this an atempt to make it sound safe and promote it as a method of energy extraction?
Don’t let the smoke and mirrors cloud the true perception, don’t believe the myths. Extracting gas by means of Underground Coal Gasiﬁcation (UCG) is a highly polluting extraction process which around the world has been largely unsuccessful with disastrous consequences. Continue reading Smoke and mirrors of extreme energy extraction
What more could demonstrate the un-stability of the nuclear industry than the events that took place this week at Hanford, Washington USA. News sources reported how a tunnel in the nuclear finishing plant collapsed.
The tunnel, part of a plutonium and uranium extraction facility (PUREX) reportedly contained highly contaminated materials including nuclear waste trains that are used to transport radioactive fuel rods. As radioactive material is difficult to dispose of, it is common practice to burry it under the ground. Continue reading Nuclear power threat continues
Update from BANNG Meeting 25.04.2017 – Bradwell/Nuclear Power.
By 2030 the UK wants have 16GW capacity from nuclear power – double what we have now to provide 40% of required output. Of the new sites identified as suitable the first is Hinckley point C which it was estimated could cost £25BILLION although some reports put this closer to £37BILLION.
Once again this year I have taken a stand and opted out of the office sweepstake. However, over the next few days whether it be in a workplace sweepstake, a group syndicate or just a trip to the bookies many people (most of whom do not normally watch horse racing) will be placing a bet, part of the £500M place annually on the Grand National. Sadly, while this occasion are hugely popular with the general public, most are not aware of the consequences and of the level of injuries and fatalities, not just in the Grand National but at races courses up and down the country. Continue reading You bet, they die
Take a look at the above picture, soon, all that might be left is pictures such as these. As our children, grandchildren and generations to come may learn about the Rhinoceros in a similar way to previous generations learnt about dinosaurs. With the exception of causation of the end of the species being entirely different. While the dinosaurs extinction has been attributed to astrological, geographical or weather changes the decline and extinction of the Rhinoceros can only be blamed on humankind. Continue reading Rhino crisis
Plastic is now part of most peoples everyday lives. While it is clearly evident that plastics bring many societal benefits there is also a darker side to this convenient substance. There are growing concerns about the volume of usage, methods of disposal and the side effects of chemical transfer to wildlife and humans Continue reading Perils of plastic
Right now the whole world faces environmental crises of quite staggering scale; yet so many will deny or demonstrate complacent acceptance with out due consideration of implication for future generations. Continue reading Things will get worse if we do nothing