Sunday, 8 March 2015
It now appears that a shortage of fresh water is likely to lead of conflicts in many parts of the planet (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/08/how-water-shortages-lead-food-crises-conflicts). This seems to be a direct conseqeuence of the burgeoning human population and development (water consumption per head is 10 times higher in developed compared to developing countries). There are also some ill-advised dam building in certain countries (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/india-untamed/2015/mar/06/ecologically-disastrous-dams-may-go-ahead).
Hurricane Ophelia also blew a Green lacewing ( Chrysopa 7-punctata ) into my house.
A combination of night rain and day-time sun has resulted in more Bynea blooms. The Southern marsh orchid ( Dactylorhiza praetermissa...
A study ( https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/feb/01/special-spit-is-the-secret-of-uniquely-sticky-frog-tongues-study-reveals ) has...
It is always sad to hear of problems occurring at places you have used for teaching and the outbreak of h5n8 avian influenza at Abbot...