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Mike Jefferies

Mike Jefferies

Mike Jeffries is an associate professor of ecology at Northumbria University in Newcastle., England.

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Is Santa’s sleigh zero carbon? The answer lies in reindeer poo

By: - December 22, 2021

Santa’s sleigh is famously pulled by eight reindeer, nine if you include the luminous Rudolf who pitches in when it’s foggy. The classic eight are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Vixen and Blitzen. Those last two are an easy-on-the-ear translation of Dutch, but the whole eight sound like a fun stag party. The consequences […]