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Charles’ Green Garden Party suggests shorter showers

19. August 2010

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Charles’ Green Garden Party suggests shorter showers

                             Prince Charles is using his new green campaign to urge everyone to take shorter showers.   Start, an initiative from the Prince’s Charities Foundation, has published 20 easy ways to go green as part of his 12-day festival of imaginative ways […]

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Weather chaos and climate change

17. August 2010

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Floods in Pakistan, drought in Russia and record temperatures across the USA during summer 2010 raises the question whether these far-flung disasters are connected and if global warming is causing such weather extremes. The collective answer of the scientific community can be boiled down to a single word: probably. “The climate is changing,” said Jay Lawrimore, chief […]

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Grow your Own Tomatoes

16. August 2010

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Grow your Own Tomatoes

This is a great year for tomatoes. I am busy harvesting a bumper crop from my little space in The Village Allotment on the South Coast. Green or red – it doesn’t matter what colour – they all go to making chutneys, salsas, sauce or are eaten in delicious home grown salads. Anyone can grow […]

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Green agriculture

14. August 2010

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Sustainable Agriculture is tipped to be the next big investment potential in the USA and Canada. Venture capitalists predict that a growing awareness of conventional agriculture’s contribution to climate change and concerns over its consumption of water and energy are creating markets for technological innovation to minimize those effects. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/22/business/energy-environment/22AG.html?ref=start-ups http://www.newseedadvisors.com/ http://www.investeco.com/

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Grow your own and bake bread to make a difference

11. August 2010

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Grow your own and bake bread to make a difference

Wheat prices are rising as a result of severe drought in Russia this summer which could have an ongoing effect on the world’s food chain. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-10859883 Beat the unpredictable global weather this summer by growing your own food and baking your own bread.http://www.allotment.org.uk/allotment_foods/bread-making/index.php

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Hottest year on record?

19. July 2010

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Hottest year on record?

http://vodpod.com/watch/4018941-2010-hottest-year-so-far-on-record http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2010/07/2010717132048381555.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/7895681/Worlds-hottest-year-on-record-expected.html http://climateprogress.org/2010/07/10/nasa-hottest-year-solar-minimum/ http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100716/wl_nm/us_weather_hottest_record http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/hottest-year-on-record/story-e6frg12c-1225892772028 http://www.vancouversun.com/news/World+simmers+hottest+year+record/3290162/story.html

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Heatwave threatens America

10. July 2010

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Heatwave threatens America

The UK is not the only country feeling the heat at the moment. America is basking in record temperatures – particularly on the East Coast where it reached a staggering 38c degrees in Central Park, New York on 6th July. http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/6247737-heatwave-threatens-eastern-america These temperatures are challenging American gardeners to think about the future effects of climate […]

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Will Giles inspires Exotic Gardening

18. June 2010

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Will Giles inspires Exotic Gardening

If you are interested in growing tropical or exotic plants in your garden this summer then the man who knows everything about this subject is the guru of exotica  – Mr Will Giles. Will is a flamboyant character who combines excellent  plantsmanship with unique creativity on his stimulating blog and colourful web-site. This year he […]

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UN Video for 2010 Year of Biodiversity

6. June 2010

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UN Video for 2010 Year of Biodiversity

Biodiversity is life – Biodiversity is our life 70% of plants are threatened by extinction as a result of climate change http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1VYmpTikgw&feature=related

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Loose the Lawn?

2. June 2010

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Loose the Lawn?

“Lose the Lawn” is an American campaign that is gaining momentum as  water restrictions force gardeners, expecially in California, to re-think how they maintain their green spaces. http://www.losethelawn.com/ http://www.seabreezenurseries.com/FireYourLawnGuys.htm

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