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Revisiting the “eat local” Idea

Originally posted on Thought + Food:
I just came across this review of a book called “The Locavore’s Delusion”, and yes, it is a nod to that other book, in case you were wondering! The authors of the book tried to…

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Scuba rice: biotech crop on a fast track towards release

A new biotech rice variety called Scuba or Swarna-Sub1 is going through field trials in India. It’s a long-grained rice (Oryza sativa L. ssp. indica) designed to be ‘climate-ready’ or ‘climate-smart’. That is, it’s designed to grow well as climates … Continue reading

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A Global Perspective on the Recent Storms and Floods in the UK

Our United Kingdom Met Office shows us a Global Perspective on the Recent Storms and Floods that have been battering parts of our islands. ‘As yet, there is no definitive answer on the possible contribution of climate change to the … Continue reading

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Wild weather and a rubbish response

Yesterday our British Met Office announced an incredibly wet January in parts of Southern England. Before the month was over, ‘the southeast and central southern England region has already had its wettest January in records going back to 1910.’ The … 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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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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A new invader to eat rice plants?

The Non-Native Species Secretariat (NNSS) for Britain doesn’t list apple snails (Pomacea canaliculata and P. maculata) as invasive species, but perhaps it should. Apple snails are aquatic. They spread when there’s flooding, when they cling onto larger animals or onto … Continue reading

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