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Richard Daniel chairs the interactive environmental programme in which he and his guests deal with listeners' questions and concerns.
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Tuesday 5 February 2008
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Panel

This week's guests:

Professor Philip Stott
Dr Lynn Dicks
Professor Andrew Watkinson


TOPICS

Blue tits and milk bottles

We are still 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.

Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Met Office information on Climate Change.

Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia.

DEFRA site detailing some of the latest research.

The Real Climate website.

Research paper Canadell (2007) paper.

Daddy Long Legs Spider

Photograph courtesy of Chris Romer.

Daddy Long Legs Spider.

Biofuels from algae

Article about Shell's pursuit of algae biofuels.

Three commercial companies working to produce biofuel from algae.

- Aquaflow.

- Petro Sun.

- Solazyme.

Site containing lots of information about producing oil from algae.

Sustainable Forests

Forest Stewardship Council UK.

Forest Stewardship Council international site

Salt Marshes

Introduction to salt marsh ecology from English Nature.

The UK Government's Salt Marsh Management Manual.

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology research on Salt Marshes.

Plastics in the ocean

Article on plastics in the ocean from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

Article on microscopic plastic particles in the ocean.

BBC article on plastics in the oceans.

Information on sea turtles and the threat to them from ocean plastic.

Greenpeace article on plastic in Pacific including animation of the North Pacific Gyre.

BBC story on ocean going rubber ducks.

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