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The South Bristol Link Road

The South Bristol Link Road is a project that takes us back to the bad old days of the last, Thatcherite, Tory government according to George Monbiot. Personally I agree with him, and so do many in those areas which will be affected by it.

http://www.bristol247.com/2011/10/12/robin-whitlock-south-bristol-link-road-will-cut-our-community-in-half-81199/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Bristol247+%28Bristol247.com%29

Effect of earlier springs on species

http://www.rothamsted.bbsrc.ac.uk/Research/Centres/PressReleases.php?Centre=BCC&PRID=88
Will earlier springs throw nature out of step?9 February 2010 The recent trend towards earlier UK springs and summers has been accelerating, according to a study published today in the scientific journal Global Change Biology. The collaborative study, involving scientists from 12 UK research institutions, universities and conservation organisations, is the most comprehensive and rigorous assessment so far of long-term changes in the seasonal timing (phenology) of biological events across marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments in the UK.

Led by Dr Stephen Thackeray and Professor Sarah Wanless of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the research gathers together more than 25,000 long-term phenology trends for 726 species of plants and animals. More than 80% of trends between 1976 and 2005 indicate earlier seasonal events. The study considers a diverse array of organisms includ…

Interconnected European Offshore Wind Grid Will Save Billions of Euros

Offshore grids, connecting North and Baltic Sea wind farms to electricity consumers, will be substantially cheaper to build than expected, says a new report from the European Wind Energy Association:

http://www.ewea.org/index.php?id=60&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=1914&tx_ttnews[backPid]=259&cHash=829f8ee3f90677341d4e086fc2e926e0