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19.12.14 Ginkgo

“This is my daughter, ginkgo tree” “Daughter, this is ginkgo tree”. Tomorrow there will be trains and travel and movement. Now there is still.


UK's biggest solar farm connects to national grid

Landmead in Oxfordshire is capable of powering 14,000 homes a year from panels on land used for grazing, says company running facility

The biggest solar farm in the UK, capable of powering 14,000 homes a year, has been connected to the national grid in Oxfordshire. 49 more words


Hainan gibbon ‘clinging on’ with 25 left in China

Scientists say a disease outbreak or typhoon could push world’s rarest ape species towards extinction

Scientists are racing to save a critically endangered ape species that lives only in the rainforests of southern China’s Hainan island. 94 more words


Snailfish sets depth record at more than 8,000 metres below surface of Pacific

Scientists capture footage of world’s deepest-dwelling fish as well as rare supergiant amphipods in Mariana Trench

Scientists have discovered the world’s deepest-dwelling fish during research in the depths of the Pacific. 53 more words


British wave power hit by uncertainty over funding, says report

Both public and private sector are unwilling to invest in wave power, frustrating the development of what could be a huge clean energy source for the UK… 101 more words


Major coral bleaching in Pacific may become worst die-off in 20 years, say experts

Warm sea temperatures are causing massive coral reef die-off across the Northern Pacific in what could be the start of an historic bleaching event around the world… 80 more words



Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 112.6 degrees Fahrenheit (44.8 degrees Celsius) at Oodnadatta, South Australia.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 62.5 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 52.5 degrees Celsius) at Russia’s Siberian outpost of Toko. 32 more words