Thursday, 23 March 2017

Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides

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Bumble bees forage on chives in Manitoba, CA. PinP photo.
Exclusive: Draft regulations seen by the Guardian reveal the European commission wants to prohibit the insecticides that cause ‘acute risks to bees.’ Details here.


Warming earth threatens to release huge amounts of carbon – UN agency

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Rising temperatures could release massive amounts of carbon trapped in the Earth's soil, the United Nations agricultural agency today reported. Details here.

World Meteorological Day celebrates importance of clouds for weather, climate and water

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A "thunderhead" in Manitoba, Canada. PinP photo.
Clouds inspire art and thought, but few natural phenomena are as important to weather, climate or water, the United Nations meteorological agency today said, launching a digital cloud atlas to celebrate World Meteorological Day. Details here.