Some who rely on irrigation to survive are selling up, while others cut herds and take big financial hits. When the dairy farmer Shane Hickey calculated his hourly rate of pay at just $2.46 last year it prompted a wave of outrage and sympathy. Consumers vowed to change their purchasing habits … read more
Everglades in Crisis: Can This Wetland Avert an Environmental Tragedy?
Climate change and human development have pushed Florida to the brink. Now conservations are finding fresh hope in an unlikely form. At first pass, there seems little amiss in the idyll of Florida Bay. A wedge-shaped expanse of water between the Everglades and the Florida Keys, it is a clean, sun-dappled … read more
First Truly ‘Fine to Flush’ Wet Wipes that Break Down in Sewer Systems Will Soon be Released
Bristol-based organic care company claim they are the first firm in Europe to release ‘fine to flush’ wet wipes as part of a worldwide effort to tackle fatbergs, a congealed mass of solid waste … read more
Fat Rat Stuck in Manhole Rescued by Firefighters in Germany
Overweight rodent found itself in trouble after it tried to squeeze through a small gap in a sewer cover. A multi-agency rescue operation has taken place in the town of Bensheim in Germany after a tubby rat became stuck in a manhole cover.The rat, still plump with winterspeck – which translates … read more