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Monthly Archives: December 2014
From The Week Giraffes may not be around for much longer, warns The Times. There have been high-profile campaigns to protect the African elephant, but the decline of giraffes has gone unnoticed. New research shows numbers have fallen 40% in … Continue reading
Not! Why do mornings still get darker after the winter solstice? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30549149
Winter Steppe Wonderland After the warmth of United Arab Emirates, back to the winter cold of Kazakhstan. Since arriving in Almaty, the weather has been dreary, with regular snowfalls. The Tien Shan Mountains rise to 5,000 metres (16,404ft) within sight … Continue reading
Early morning on our last weekend in UAE saw us heading out by boat on a fishing trip into the mangroves and inshore waters north of Abu Dhabi. We used seafood and fish bait to entice small feeders and trawled … Continue reading
Is this the future for diesel cars, I wonder? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30368504 Better think twice when you buy your next vehicle.