Archive | August, 2012

Artic sea ice melting faster

27. August 2012

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More sea ice has melted in the Arctic this summer than at any time since satellite records began more than 30 years ago, scientists say.It is thought a natural warming and cooling cycle could be responsible for up to 30% of the melting – but the rest is the result of human activity releasing greenhouse […]

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Wrong weather at wrong time affecting bees

14. August 2012

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Its not just humans who are finding our changing weather patterns confusing . Plants, bees and birds are increasingly challenged by unpredictable seasons and extreme weather conditions. “Weather has a huge impact on honeybee survival. What seems to be happening is that we in the U.K. are getting more extremes of weather at either end […]

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Olympic London reaches 27c

10. August 2012

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Things are really hotting up for the last days of the Olympics in London with temperatures of 27c expected today and tomorrrow for the final events. The millions of visitors to the Olympics will be able to enjoy London Parks looking  at their best with all the rain this summer followed by this welcome few […]

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House sales affected by rainwater?

5. August 2012

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If you want to make your house more attractive to buyers in the current market then try this idea: INSTALL A RAIN-WATER HARVESTING SYSTEM According to a UK survey, sponsored by Save the Rain a significant proportion of homeowners (1 in 3) would be more likely to buy a house if a rainwater harvesting system […]

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Palm trees grew in the Antartic

2. August 2012

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Scientists have discovered plants similar to palm trees growing in the Antarctic region during the early Eocene era, when the area had a near-tropical climate. They have shown the area, which is today typified by freezing temperatures, glaciers and icebergs, had almost three times the level of carbon dioxide as now, with warm weather and […]

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