Archive for 'climate change'
Local communities are being urged to speak up for their favourite nature areas or suggest where new ones could be created in return for a share of £7.5 million to help improve them.
Come rain or shine British strawberries will continue to star at Wimbledon thanks to a Defra-funded project to develop a climate change resistant variety.
This Spring’s intense dry spell is a sign of things to come and water companies need to be prepared to avoid water shortages, Environment Minister Lord Henley warned today.
Urgent action is required to protect the infrastructure which the national economy relies upon from the effects of climate change, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman warned today.
Agriculture Minister Jim Paice has challenged farmers to live up to their commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Changing the diet of cows and sheep could reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research funded by Defra.
Climate change will bring opportunities for economic growth if British businesses think now about how climate change will affect them. A new online tool designed by Defra and CIMA can help them prepare.
Additional funding for the Environment Agency to provide practical advice to help businesses, organisations and communities prepare for climate change has been announced by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman today.
10,000 people will take part in Exercise Watermark this week, Britain’s biggest ever civil emergency exercise which will test the country’s response to catastrophic floods. £820,000 is also being awarded to emergency services and voluntary groups to help communities prepare for emergencies.
The first batch in a series of reports by organisations which maintain key infrastructure have been published by Defra outling how they think climate change will affect them.