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The Great Wind Debate

4 wind farms proposed on the East coast of Scotland

In Scotland over the last few weeks there has been a fair amount of controversy over four wind farms due to be constructed on the East coast of Scotland. These wind farms were initially approved, then were put on hold after the RSPB appealed, but have now been cleared to proceed once again after a recent court ruling.

Shooting seals on the seashore

It is currently rather miserable weather and not the time that many humans will take to the beach. Happily this coincides with the grey seal “pupping” season where they haul out onto beaches and give birth to fuzzy little 14 kilogram pups. Most seal… Continue Reading “Shooting seals on the seashore”

Mink and water voles

Many years ago I saw a mink. It was scurrying up the opposite riverbank and I got a quick look at it. All terribly exciting at the time but fortunately not something that I have seen again. Mink are very much the enemy nowadays… Continue Reading “Mink and water voles”

Wind farms threaten gannets

A new study from researchers at the universities of Exeter, Glasgow and Leeds has revealed that marine wind farms are doing more damage to gannets than previously thought. The study focused on solely gannets and based its conclusions upon the flying height of the… Continue Reading “Wind farms threaten gannets”

Badger cull to begin in Dorset

Following pilot studies in Gloucestershire and Somerset, the UK government has decided to continue the badger culls in Dorset in attempt to eradicate bovine TB. The government voted against badger culling in 2013 along with the largest public petition every submitted calling for an… Continue Reading “Badger cull to begin in Dorset”

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