The polar bear is at risk because its amazing habitat is literally melting as the planet warms. ‘Historically, straits and fjords should be choked with ice or totally frozen and travel should be impossible. But not of late and not this year. Instead we had nearly total freedom to roamRead More →

Our second story is dedicated to the maned three-toed sloth. It spends most of its life in the branches of trees, either hanging upside down or sitting in a fork. It is the most threatened sloth species, because it is only found in the Atlantic coastal rainforest of Brazil; aRead More →

October’s stories are inspired by Global Climate Change Week 2019, 14th-20th October. The Week originated at the University of Wollongong, Australia, and is now in its fifth year. It provides an open-ended framework for voluntary activities aimed at raising awareness, inspiring behaviour change and driving political transformation in relation toRead More →

In September 2016, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter launched the HMS Challenger collections website.   Their website brings together all the known specimens collected by HMS Challenger during its scientific expedition to explore the world’s oceans from 1872 to 1876. Funded by the John Ellerman Foundation, it is aRead More →