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weather and climate

Crops in a changing climate

Which crops hold the key for climate change adaptation? Bioversity International asks our opinions in this global survey. You have until the end of January 2014 to give your opinion there.

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UK Weather: How stormy has it been and why?

Originally posted on Official blog of the Met Office news team:
Since the start of December the UK has seen a prolonged period of particularly unsettled weather, with a series of storms tracking in off the Atlantic bringing strong winds…

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Non-GM success stories

Our world is in crisis! Only genetic modification (GM, genetic engineering, GE) can save us! Yeah, right. Want examples? I do. GM Freeze is a Scottish website proudly against GM crops and foods. Here’s what it says about non-GM success … Continue reading

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Wind and rainfall data 29 to 30 December 2013

Originally posted on Official blog of the Met Office news team:
As forecast gales and heavy rain are again affecting the UK. Below you can see the highest gusts of wind and rainfal totals recorded at Met Office observing sites…

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The climate change scorecard

argylesock says… The time for denial has gone.

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Our change in the weather and how the jet stream is driving it

Originally posted on Official blog of the Met Office news team:
After a quiet spell of weather courtesy of a slow moving area of high pressure, we are now entering an unsettled period as a series of Atlantic depressions are…

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Who’s the most hated company? Monsanto!

The chemical and biotechnology giant, Monsanto, calls itself ‘a sustainable agriculture company.’ If you want to know more of its viewpoint you can read its blog, Beyond the Rows. Not everybody thinks that Monsanto is all about sustainable agriculture. Do … Continue reading

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Agricultural biodiversity and climate change

Smallholders around the world favour diversity as they face changing, unpredictable climates. Bioversity International tells us how smallholders use biodiversity to adapt. ‘Given the prevalence and effectiveness of planting new crops and varieties as a coping mechanism, ensuring access to … Continue reading

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Serious about climate change? Talk about agriculture

argylesock says… Here’s opinion about how as climates change, agriculture has to change.

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Update on rice after Haiyan

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) have published a report about the damage Typoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) did to farming. Here it is. Filipino farmers grow rice (Oryza sativa) twice each year: … Continue reading

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