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Climate change a factor in UK’s unusual weather – Met Office

RTCC: Climate change is just one of the factors behind recent unusual weather patterns in the UK. That was the conclusion from a Met Office summit of climate scientists convened on Tuesday to investigate the underlying causes of a series of washout summers and colder than average winters. Weather patterns in northern Europe, the UK and the North East of the US are affected by the position of the jet stream Continue reading

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Photos: 600 new species discovered in Madagascar since 1999

Mongabay: More than 600 species of plants and animals have been described in Madagascar over the past decade, reiterating the position of Indian Ocean island as one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots, says a new report issued today by WWF. Compiling data from scientific papers published between 1999 and 2010, WWF’s Treasure Island [PDF] says Madagascar’s bounty of previously undescribed species amounts to 385 plants, 42 invertebrates, 17 fish, 69 amphibians, 61 reptiles and 41 mammals Continue reading

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Photos: 600 new species discovered in Madagascar since 1999

Mongabay: More than 600 species of plants and animals have been described in Madagascar over the past decade, reiterating the position of Indian Ocean island as one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots, says a new report issued today by WWF. Compiling data from scientific papers published between 1999 and 2010, WWF’s Treasure Island [PDF] says Madagascar’s bounty of previously undescribed species amounts to 385 plants, 42 invertebrates, 17 fish, 69 amphibians, 61 reptiles and 41 mammals. The discoveries… Continue reading

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