Browsing All posts tagged under »environmental«

Monkey signals when she wants to be left alone.

August 5, 2011

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When I’m in a bad mood I like to be left alone. I find solitude quite therapeutic. Thankfully I can just pick myself and find a quiet spot, but when you’re a captive monkey the options are limited. Keepers at Colchester Zoo have found that a mandrill, named Milly, has┬álearnt to place her hand over […]

Oil exploration suspended in DRC, but for how long?

April 5, 2011

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They’ve may have won the first round, but conservationists say they are stepping up the pressure on the Congolese government to say ‘no’ for good to two British oil firms drilling in Africa’s oldest park. Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a UNESCO world heritage site, permission had been granted […]

Modern Art

March 18, 2011

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Isn’t it incredible how modern art has the ability to polarise opinion? I recently visited Tate Modern on the Southbank with my friend, single-mum, who wanted to see the latest exhibition by the Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco (pronounced or-ross-co). I’m always interested in artwork that challenges me to think about the meaning behind it; or […]