Quashing the climate sceptics…with an iPhone app

Skeptical Science - an awesome iPhone app!I’ve blogged it before and I’ll blog it again: I love a good environmental iPhone app , so I was interested to read Adam Vaughan’s Top 10 list on the Guardian site last week.

There are several wildlife-identifying ones which might have come in handy on my Big Garden Birdwatch a few weeks back. There’s one called Pollution which tells you how badly the air around you right now is polluted. Adam also recommends GoodGuide – a buyer’s… Continue reading

Hotel Rafayel – London’s first eco-conscious luxury hotel?

Battersea is not well-known for its hotels, and certainly not eco-hotels. In fact, you’re much more likely to associate it with power stations. So opening an ‘environmentally conscious’ luxury hotel here is a rather brave move.

Hotel Rafayel is not an eco-hotel in the log-cabin/treehouse sense of the word. It’s a five star hotel with all the trappings – a spa, a gym, a steam room. Even its own patisserie, MyChelle’s Baketique, with a tantalising display of freshly-frosted cupcakes… Continue reading

Big Garden Bird Watch: the results

I’ve finally submitted my results online for last weekend’s Big Garden Birdwatch.
I decided to borrow a friend’s garden in the end, as I’ve never seen a single bird in our courtyard. She also supplied me with tea and chocolate digestives which was nice.

I made a little spread of seeds and over-ripe fruit out on her wall but the birds didn’t exactly flock to it. They need more than 20 minutes notice that the food is out, I… Continue reading