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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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International Year of Biodiversity

17. May 2010

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The United Nations have chosen 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. It is inviting the world to take action in order to safeguard the variety of life on Earth and the natural living systems that provide us with food,fuel, health,wealth, and other vital services.There are events taking place all over the world which […]

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Indoor gardening

2. May 2010

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Indoor gardening

I have to admit I am a bit of a fair weather gardener – I hate gardening in the rain! Which means that my plans to get outside digging the soil today had to change  in view of the miserable weather. Time to get in a spot of  indoor gardening. My chillis, peppers and tomato […]

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Climate change despair from Lovelock

1. April 2010

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James Lovelock, now 90, is a British scientist who has inspired the green movement for many years. He developed the Gaia theory that Earth is a huge, self regulating organism and his musings on how we are ruining our planet are highly respected all over the world. He recently expressed his belief that man is not clever enough […]

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Climate Change heat arrives in Australia

28. November 2009

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Climate Change heat arrives in Australia

The weather may be turning colder in the UK, but my wonderful Callistemon is still flowering . Having weathered the torrential rain and strong winds, it is now radiating a Xmas feel over the garden with its evergreen leaves and splashes of bright red http://www.athelasplants.co.uk/bottlebrushes.html The Bottle Brush plant originates from Australia where spring is […]

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World Environment Day highlights Climate Change

5. June 2009

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World Environment Day highlights Climate Change

The theme for WED 2009 is ‘Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change’. It reflects the urgency for nations to agree on a new deal at the crucial climate convention meeting in Copenhagen some 180 days later in the year, and the links with overcoming poverty and improved management of forests. Visit http://twitter.com/unepandyou to […]

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Water – Wise Australians

11. May 2009

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Water – Wise Australians

The effects of climate change on UK gardens are nothing when you see what has been happening in Australia over the past decade.The changing climatic conditions and drought that have affected areas of this vast country have caused many people to radically rethink their gardens. Water restrictions are so much a part of everyday life […]

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Climate Change in Australia highlights need for plant preservation

21. April 2009

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Climate Change in Australia highlights need for plant preservation

Whilst the UK has experienced one of the coldest winters for many years, Australia has been enduring severe droughts, challenging the survival of many of its gardens and plant species. The exceptional heatwave particularly affected South East Australia during late Jan and early February 2009. Extreme conditions occured in North and East Tasmania, most of […]

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The price of water?

12. November 2008

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What a weird world we now live in! Whilst the UK drowns in buckets of rain, it seems that Southern Australia has recently declared its worst drought on record. For the past decade, Australia has been experiencing very dry summers and many gardeners are feeling the strain as this extremely sad story reveals: Australia’s first […]

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Guardian highlights Global Gardening

7. August 2008

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Guardian highlights Global Gardening

The Guardian ran a story today about Professor Bob Watson, Defra’s Chief Advisor, warning that we should be prepared to adapt to a global temperature rise of 4c. The most interesting piece of this article for me is that the Guardian decided to lead with a picture and caption that sums up exactly what Global […]

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