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Showing posts from March, 2014

Greater London National Park

A campaign is launched today which suggests an obvious move forward for our capital city: a designation as the country's newest National Park. We see no reason why London shouldn't join the Peak District, Snowdonia and the Norfolk Broads as having a designation as a National Park. The city has a breadth of habitats, and a diversity of wildlife that rival some of the existing parks. Check out the new WEBSITE to find out more. From the press release... The Greater London National Park* was launched today, celebrating the importance and diversity of London’s urban habitat. It may sound like an April fools joke, but it is not. It is only a “notional park” for now, but geographer Daniel Raven-Ellison is calling for the public to back the idea.“There is this idea that a National Park has to be remote and rural, but cities are incredibly important habitats too. An amazing 13,000 species of wildlife can be found in London’s open spaces which together make up 60% of t

Zadie Smith on changing England

From the April 2014 issue of the New York Review of Books, an Elegy for a country's Changing Seasons, written by Zadie Smith Wonderful writing on the impact of climate change.... Image: Sunset, Sporle, Norfolk - Alan Parkinson

Cleaning up Everest...

Nepal says Mount Everest climbers must bring back 8kg of rubbish on descent, following concern — BBC News Asia (@BBCNewsAsia) March 4, 2014 An interesting point for discussion...  Good for units on Mountain landscapes...