The Liberal Democrat MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, who is a consistent campaigner for a more radical approach to the meeting of affordable housing need in rural areas, congratulated the Princess Royal on her comments about housing and planning at the weekend. Mr George said: […]
This is Lake Superior. It's the largest lake in North America. This is Isle Royale. It's the largest island in Lake Superior. Native Americans once mined it for copper. Benjamin Franklin, one of the American negotiators of the 1783 Treaty of Paris knew this, so he pressed the British to let it fall within American territory. Show More Summary
Dubai now has its very own debutante ball, thanks to the London Season Academy. Last week, the group hosted 150 guests (from Europe and the Middle East) at a celebration of high-society coming-of-age on the privately owned Royal Island off the coast of Dubai. How to justify launching a new debutante event... More »
One of the my most important outdoor experiences was spending a week backpacking on Isle Royale National Park, in Lake Superior, as a teenager. Early one morning, as I sat on the shores of a pond on the island I spotted a gray wolf on the other side of the pond. Show More Summary
Want to live like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge? The Royal couple's farmhouse in North Wales is reportedly for rent. Close to Prince William's RAF base, the four bedroom home on the remote Isles of Anglesey has stunning views of Snowdonia national park. Show More Summary
From Shakespeare’s Richard II, lines spoken by John of Gaunt. This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise,… Continue reading The post Is England too good for the English? Shakespeare’s John of Gaunt seems to think so appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
In this post we return to take a further look at more lighthouses that I have visited on my trips round the British Isles. On this occasion we visit two on the “Royal Island” – Anglesey, one each in South Devon and the Isle of Wight and one in the Scottish Highlands. We’ll start off [...]Show More Summary
The population of Isle Royale wolves has shrunk, so much so that now there’s only one signature Y chromosome in all the island’s wolves.
The absence of pups could signal the end for the iconic wolf population.
Researchers thought they knew why wolves on Michigan's Isle Royale were in decline. It was predator-prey dynamics. Or was it climate change? Or genetic inbreeding? And should steps be taken to save them?
[Image: Photo: The "cemetery and church at Teampull Eion, Isle of Lewis," courtesy of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland]. One of many things I was excited to discover while working on the British...Show More Summary
The number of wolves at Isle Royale National Park has dropped to its lowest ever. Should the wolves be let go locally extinct? Reintroduced? Wildlife ecologists and environmental ethicists weigh in.
Rizzoli & Isles, Franklin & Bash, and Royal Pains are all vying for the summer audience. They all have potential but if any show is going to sink it will be Franklin & Bash.
The royals not your cup of tea? TNT brings back 'Rizzoli & Isles' and 'Franklin & Bash.' Oxygen breathes life into 'Glee Project.'
His Royal Highness The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, Prince and Great Steward of Scotland, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Royal Knight Companion of the Most [...]
One of the most stark and dramatic national parks in North America is Isle Royale, which lies in the northern state of Michigan. This diverse parcel of land is just over 570,000 acres in size and was established back in April of 1940. Show More Summary
On Facebook, CruiseDeals.com gives their fans alerts about huge upcoming cruise price drops that only last for a day or two. An example of these short-lived price drops is the 10-night Royal Caribbean Summer Greek Isle Cruise dropping $1244 per person down to $645. This will only last a few days and is a 68% price drop. [...]
As the emergence of snow fleas signals the end of winter, the scientists gather up their findings and prepare to leave Isle Royale.
After enjoying a relatively mild winter so far, the moose of Isle Royale National Park struggle to plow through 10 inches of new snow in search of food.
The scientists follow two wolves around Isle Royale, finding their mating behaviors promising for the future of the island's wolf population.