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Chris Fitch

E-rat-icating the Shiant Isles

Four-year project to reestablish safe breeding grounds for seabirds on remote Scottish islands declared a success
by Julian Sayarer • Arcadia Books • £9.99 (hardback)

Weighing trees with lasers

The latest laser scanning technology reveals new insights into the lives of trees both in the UK and overseas
by Robin Hanbury-Tenison • IB Tauris • £17.99 (hardback)
Threatened Californian owls are suffering from digesting rat poison administered to the state’s thousands of marijuana farms
War and conservation have a complicated relationship, with two studies undertaken in Africa showing significantly different responses to conflict and the impact on natural environments

Art for the Environment

This intimate east London exhibition provides a multi-sensory exploration into the natural environment
Warm and humid conditions are found to be the trigger for a mysterious die-off of saiga antelopes
Those concerned with external asylum applications to the EU might want to focus on reducing the impacts of climate change
With growing fears over the negative impacts of excessive sunscreen in marine environments, researchers are looking to nature for solutions

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