Seabed pollution

Are you finished with plastic bottles yet?

Seabed pollution is a massive problem now facing the world. That everyday item, the plastic bottle, is a short lived disposable that takes hundreds of years to decompose, affecting animals and plants in its final resting place in our landfills…
Leonardo di Caprio stars alongside Kate Winslet in Titanic

Today Kate Winslet would have been floating on a piece of plastic!

Climate change has been brought to the front of people’s minds recently thanks to the fantastic Leonardo Di Caprio. I admire him so much for not only his amazing acting skills, ( I have been a fan since Titantic and I still say there was room…
Courtesy of The Ocean Clean Up

Are we finally starting to clean up the giant ocean garbage patches?

Two years ago, a Dutch teenager, Boyan Slat, came up with an idea to help clean up the massive patches of plastic rubbish that are killing marine life and ruining the oceans.  I have to admit to being a little sceptical because any mechanical…
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Natural Insect Repellent Part 2

Natural mosquito and midge repellents A while back I posted about the wild leek being a great natural mosquito repellent. It can be a little tricky to find though so here are some other natural ways to keep the bites away. While Summer is…
saving water

Using seawater to end droughts.

With climate change really starting to bite we are beginning to hear a lot more about water shortages and severe droughts in the developed world as well as across Africa and less well off parts of Asia. California is in the grip of a drought…
chives flowering

Natural Insect Repellent

Someone was telling me about US educational programme "The Walking Dead" the other day from, which they gleaned this great little tidbit for walkers (hill walkers, not zombies): wild leek is a great natural mosquito repellent. We're not quite…
Barge entering lock

Canal Walks in Ireland

As the canals of Ireland gradually open up, we're getting to see a side of the country that was hidden for most of the twentieth century. In the 1970s a campaign was fought and won to stop the Grand Canal from being paved over and turned…

Two ways to decrease greenhouse gases and save the oceans too!

It can often feel like we have lost the battle with climate change. In trying to get politicians and industrialists to take climate change seriously, environmentalists can state things in such a bleak way that it can seem like the fight is…