A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Slugging it out.....

The new all action Series of the critical environmental programme, 'Home Planet', continues again on BBC Radio 4 today.

This seventh week's topics include, inter alia, slugs, nematodes and hedgehogs (gruesome stuff); mites and slugs (yet more gruesone stuff); Scottish midges (even more gruesome stuff); and (at last) pretty moths and night-scented flowers. As ever, great fun! Don't miss Stotty enthusing about romantic Scotland for a midge!

If you are in the UK, the programme is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 every Tuesday afternoon at 15.02 BST, directly after the news summary; if you are outside the UK, you may still listen to it, online, via the BBC 'Home Planet' Web Page:

(a) on the day in question at 15.02 BST, choose the 'Listen Live' button; or, (b) for one week after the first broadcast, choose the 'Listen Again' button; or, (c) after one whole week, select the relevant date under 'Previous Programmes'.

Philip, reminding everybody, over coffee, that bacteria carried by nematodes dissolve slugs! Nematodes can also kill hedgehogs by consolidating their lungs. Isn't Nature sweet? Let's all put on smocks and hug a few trees.

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