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Monday 11 November 2013
'Mushroom alcohol' can damage the nerve cells of the brain, say scientists
Tuesday 01 October 2013
The air is crisp and the colours are sharp, making this the perfect time of year to explore the UK’s most spectacular vistas
Wednesday 04 September 2013
‘Not much evidence’ for long-term problems over the past 50 years, Norwegian researchers conclude
Monday 02 September 2013
Britain should expect “many hundreds” more pests and pathogens to invade the country in the coming years, endangering vast volumes of food production, the author of a new report has warned.
California: Prisoners at Avenal and Pleasant Valley prisons demand move as valley fever death toll rises
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Thousands of inmates at two California prisons may be transferred to other facilities, to avoid the threat of a condition known as valley fever.
Sunday 16 June 2013
The battle against the deadly ash dieback disease has received an important boost after scientists unscrambled the genetic blueprint of a tree with an extremely rare resistance to the killer fungus.
Saturday 23 March 2013
Friday 01 February 2013
Shares in Tate & Lyle sank to the bottom of the FTSE 100 index today after the sweeteners group admitted that high corn prices would eat into its profits this year.
Sunday 30 December 2012
Learn how to make paint, then use it to depict images of the landscape on a holiday in Almeria, Spain.
Friday 21 December 2012
Imports of woodchip from foreign ash trees should be banned in an attempt to avoid the spread of the devastating ash dieback disease, a member of the Environment Select Committee has said.
Monday 19 November 2012
The deadly Chalara fungus threatens ash trees, but the dead wood will provide a cornucopia of invertebrates for birds to feed on
Wednesday 14 November 2012
A beautiful book could change attitudes to Britain's great variety of mushrooms
Urgent action is needed to up UK's defences against plant diseases like fungus killing ash trees, says Environment Secretary Owen Paterson
Friday 09 November 2012
Britain needs a radical rethink of its defences against emerging plant diseases brought in from abroad, such as the chalara fungus now threatening ash trees, the Environment Secretary, Owen Patterson, said.
Friday 02 November 2012
Britain has already had twice as many tree plagues in this century as it did in the whole of the last
Monday 29 October 2012
A ban on the import of ash trees has been imposed in a bid to stop the spread of a “devastating disease”, the Government said today.
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign
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