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Tuesday 15:00-15:30
Richard Daniel chairs the interactive environmental programme in which he and his guests deal with listeners' questions and concerns.
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Listen to 15 January 2008
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Tuesday 15 January 2008
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Panel

This week's guests:

Professor Philip Stott
Dr Lynn Dicks
Professor Graham Underwood


TOPICS

Blue tits and milk bottles

We are asking for your help to find out whether there are any birds in the UK that still take the cream from the tops of milk bottles.
The last recorded instance of this activity was in 2000. If you have seen any bird pecked bottle tops since that date please do let us know by email, letter or phone with the words "Milk Bottle Birds" as your heading.

Useful links

General blue tit information including a link to its song.

Coal Gasification

A summary of clean coal technology from the BBC.

Information on coal gasification technology from the US Department of Energy.

Information on a number of coal technologies from the World Coal Institute.

Kingsnorth power station information from E-ON, the owners.

Opposition to Kingsnorth from Greenpeace.

Biogas Generation

An outline of biogas generation and its use throughout the world.

BBC News Report of Biogas generator in Nepal.

Biogas information from the Energy Saving Trust.

The National Farmers Union on Biogas.

Map of UK biogas projects.

Marine Conservation Areas

Seven proposed areas of conservation.

Guardian article describing some critical reactions to the proposed areas.

WWF Marine Act campaign site.

UK Marine Protected Areas Centre.

Association of Sea Fisheries Committee.

Solitary Dolphins

Information on Solitary Dolphins from the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.

Information on Solitary Dolphins from the Irish Dolphins, set up in response to swimming with Fungie, the Dingle Bay dolphin.

Solitary dolphin information from the charity Marine Connections.

Precession of the Earth

Short biography of Milankovich, the mathematician and astronomer who developed the idea of seasonal changes to the Earth dependent on the position of the Earth in space relative to the Sun.

Long article about Milankovich and climate change.

NASA page on the Astronomical theory of Climate Change.

Graphics programme illustrating the difference between precession, rotation and axial tilt of the Earth.

Short video showing how the Earth's axis has precessed over the last million years.

Explanation of the Earth's orbital variations, with animation.

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