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70: Rewilding and Reptiles, with Harvey Tweats

70: Rewilding and Reptiles, with Harvey Tweats

January 19, 2022

We’re digging in to the state of nature in the UK and how the concept of rewilding - restoring land to allow nature to recover and for biodiversity to flourish - could be the key to combating the climate and ecological crisis. In the hot seat this week and bringing a wealth of knowledge with him, is Harvey Tweats, an ecologist passionate about rewinding and one of the founders of Celtic Reptile and Amphibian, a captive breeding programme looking to support the reintroduction of species to the UK landscape.

 

Find out more about Harvey and Celtic Reptile and Amphibian: https://celticreptileamphibian.co.uk/  

 

 

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69: Conservation in Africa and life in the bush, with Rosie Miles

69: Conservation in Africa and life in the bush, with Rosie Miles

January 5, 2022
🎧 ✨  Conservation in Africa! 🐘 🐆  In the first episode of 2022, Emma travels south (virtually) to find out what it's really like to live in the African bush and work as a conservationist protecting and restoring areas of land in protected national parks.
 
What does 'rewilding' look like in Malawi? What is the issue with neocolonialism in conservation? How does the conservation sector differ in the UK from Africa? Rosie Miles has spent the last 10 years as a bush guide and conservationist, specializing in tracking and monitoring predator populations. Plus, she's just published her first book 'Girl of the Wild'!
 
 
Follow Rosie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/safari_smiles/ 

 

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68: Birds of Prey! With Tom Morath from Hawk Conservancy Trust

68: Birds of Prey! With Tom Morath from Hawk Conservancy Trust

December 22, 2021

Why are the predators of the sky one of the coolest parts of our ecosystem? How are they being impacted by climate change, habitat loss, bird flu, and persecution? And just what can we, and conservation organisations do to help?

To chat all things 'bird of prey,' we are joined by Tom Morath, bird of prey expert, Fundraising Events Manager at The Hawk Conservancy, host of Nature’s a Hoot Podcast, and all-round good egg!

Find out more about Hawk Conservancy Trust: https://www.hawk-conservancy.org/

https://www.instagram.com/hawkconservancy/ 

Listen to Nature's a Hoot: https://www.hawk-conservancy.org/2021/11/02/natures-a-hoot-one-year-on/ 

 

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67: Ho, ho, how to have a sustainable Christmas! (Again)

67: Ho, ho, how to have a sustainable Christmas! (Again)

December 8, 2021

Two years ago, in a pre-pandemic world (remember that?) we sat in the same room to record a Christmas episode and explored ways that we could all make the upcoming festive season a better one for the environment. Instead of doing another episode on the same topic this year, as a bonus pressie, we're pulling this one down from the loft with the Christmas decorations and dusting it off in the hope that it is still relevant and helpful. 

 

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66: Australia on fire: BURNING with Emmy and Oscar Award-Winning Filmmaker Eva Orner

66: Australia on fire: BURNING with Emmy and Oscar Award-Winning Filmmaker Eva Orner

December 1, 2021

What was the role of climate change in the intense ‘Black Summer’ bushfires in Australia in 2019/20, and what can Australia, do to change the increasingly-unstable direction that we’re currently heading in? 

As her award-winning climate change documentary, BURNING, is released on Prime Video, Eva Orner joins Emma for a fascinating conversation about how the climate crisis is playing out in Australia.

The documentary (and this episode) explores the stories of the people on the ground fighting these fires and the communities experiencing the devastation first hand, what the warning signs were for our increasingly intense bushfire seasons, how the climate-concerned youth of Australia are shouldering a huge burden in an attempt to change policy, how frustrating the actions of Australian policymakers and media have been in laying roadblocks for mitigating the climate crisis, and what a greener future for Australia could look like. 

Watch BURNING here:

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Burning-Eva-Orner/dp/B09M4674WT/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=eva+orner&qid=1637944658&sr=8-2

USA: https://www.amazon.com/Burning-EVA-ORNER/dp/B09M48MGYT/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=burning&qid=1637944569&s=instant-video&sr=1-9

 

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65: Cambo: Oil, Gas and Cheesy Bottom Sponges

65: Cambo: Oil, Gas and Cheesy Bottom Sponges

November 17, 2021

What's up with the proposed new oil and gas field exploration off the coast of Scotland? Here's our hot take.

 

Write to your MP:

https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-your-mp-to-stop-cambo

Friends of the Earth letter to parliament:

https://act.friendsoftheearth.uk/petition/tell-government-reject-plans-oil-extraction-cambo-field

Joe Lycett Vs the Oil Giant:

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/joe-lycett-vs-the-oil-giant 

 

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64: Bobbing for Truth: Halloween‘s Environmental Footprint

64: Bobbing for Truth: Halloween‘s Environmental Footprint

October 27, 2021

PUMPKINS! Costumes! Party decorations! Trick or treating snacks! One of the scariest things about All Hallow's Eve is how wasteful the haunting holiday is, so we're diving into some of the classic components of Halloween to try and make them a bit kinder to the planet.

 

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63: Light pollution! What’s up with bulbs, brightness and blinding nature?

63: Light pollution! What’s up with bulbs, brightness and blinding nature?

October 13, 2021

We’re turning our attention today to a kind of pollution that you can’t just pick up and pop in the bin. Light pollution can occur in many forms and can, of course, have a great many impacts on all that it touches - including our plant and animal chums. Join us to find out how our artificial illuminations are impacting moths, bats, and trees, why we’re second-guessing switching street lights to energy-efficient LEDs, and why residents in California once freaked out when they saw the Milky Way.

 

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Articles we mentioned:

Our nights are getting brighter, and Earth is paying the price

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/nights-are-getting-brighter-earth-paying-the-price-light-pollution-dark-skies

 

5 Ways To Reduce Light Pollution - Core Glow with the International Dark-Sky Association

https://www.coreglow.ca/news/5-ways-to-reduce-light-pollution-core-glow-with-the-international-darksky-association 

 

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62: Soil: Essential and… Sexy?

62: Soil: Essential and… Sexy?

September 21, 2021

Join us this week to get down and dirty in the world of SOIL, dirtiness, earthworms, and carbon being burped from our land when we don’t look after it. Soil is important for food production, for water storage and filtering, for improving both our own and our ecosystems’ resilience to climate change, AND HEALTHY SOILS STORE HEAPS OF CARBON. What can we do to a) make soil sexy and b) save our soils? Listen now to find out…

 

Documentaries/movies recommended in this episode:

 

Fantastic Fungi https://fantasticfungi.com/ 

Fantastic Fungi (Netflix) https://www.netflix.com/title/81183477 

Kiss The Ground https://kissthegroundmovie.com/ 

Kiss The Ground (Netflix) https://www.netflix.com/title/81321999?s=i&trkid=13752289%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0 

Biggest Little Farm https://www.biggestlittlefarmmovie.com

Biggest Little Farm (Amazon) https://www.amazon.com/Biggest-Little-Farm-John-Chester/dp/B07R4CFF3M 

 

 

Also, check out The Soil Association for more great information about the importance of our soil: https://www.soilassociation.org/ 

 

Great Ted Talk about soil carbon and global desertification: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTHi7O66pI 

 

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** This episode is sponsored by Animall Tea, the wonderful specialty, organic tea company which uses its profits to support conservation projects. Get, 15% off your first order of Animall Tea (which, by the way, is totally delicious) if you visit www.animalltea.com and use code EARTH at checkout. You'll also get a neat little original piece of artwork with your order. **

 

61: Eco(ish) Home Renovation & Redecoration

61: Eco(ish) Home Renovation & Redecoration

September 8, 2021

Helpful podcast about sprucing up your home while keeping the planet in mind, or therapy session for Emma and Lloyd in the middle of their own home renovation projects? You decide….

 

Some of the links that we mentioned:

https://www.savewatersavemoney.co.uk/

https://localtools.org/

https://www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/grants 

https://www.standard.co.uk/shopping/esbest/home-garden/best-eco-paints-environmentally-friendly-b75193.html 

 

 

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** This episode is sponsored by Animall Tea, the wonderful specialty, organic tea company which uses its profits to support conservation projects. Get, 15% off your first order of Animall Tea (which, by the way, is totally delicious) if you visit www.animalltea.com and use code EARTH at checkout. You'll also get a neat little original piece of artwork with your order. **

 

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