Deer oh deer! BBC admits climate change mistake

The BBC has retracted its claim reindeers are in “steep decline” because of climate change. Climate change sceptic Lord Lawson wrote to the BBC, citing a 2016 study suggesting 17 out of 19 sub-populations of Eurasian Reindeer were now either increasing in number or had a stable population. The BBC accepted it had made a […]

UV light from power cables “puts off animals”

Humans can’t see them – but flashing UV lights may put animals off approaching high voltage power cables. Scientists believe power cables are behind the animal behaviour which has puzzled many for years. A team of researchers from London and Norway found power lines give off ultraviolet as irregular flashes at insulators (usually porcelain or […]