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Competition opens to create bigger and better local wildlife areas

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.

Page last modified: 18 August 2011 | Press releases

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Game Set and Match to Strawberry Scientists

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.

Page last modified: 17 August 2011 | News, Press releases

Water companies must plan for a drier climate

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.

Page last modified: 18 August 2011 | News, Press releases

Infrastructure must adapt to protect economic growth from the threat of climate change

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.

Page last modified: 19 August 2011 | News, Press releases

Farming industry must act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Agriculture Minister Jim Paice has challenged farmers to live up to their commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Page last modified: 19 August 2011 | Press releases

New diets for cows could cut climate emissions

Changing the diet of cows and sheep could reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research funded by Defra.

Page last modified: 19 August 2011 | Press releases

New climate change advice to help businesses boost growth

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.

Page last modified: 19 August 2011 | News, Press releases

Environment Agency to provide practical advice to help England adapt to climate change

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.

Page last modified: 19 August 2011 | News, Press releases

10,000 people take part in Britain’s biggest ever civil emergency exercise

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.

Page last modified: 19 August 2011 | News, Press releases

Changing climate, changing infrastructure

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.

Page last modified: 19 August 2011 | News, Press releases