Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Wildlife Extra News - Terrible year for white storks in Czech Republic as cold weather kills a generation
Very few storks fledged in 2013 - If any
July 2013. White storks suffered their worst breeding year on record in the Czech Republic, as the cold weather put paid to nearly a whole generation. Almost all of the chicks that did hatch didn't survive the severe weather which prevailed in Bohemia just as the birds were nesting.
World cereal production to hit record in 2013; Asia awash with rice
World cereal production is forecast to hit a record high in 2013 while Asia is awash with rice as a result of both favourable weather and public supports for rice farmers.
Record rice harvest likely this kharif season: Govt
India’s rice production is likely to hit an all-time high in the ongoing kharif season on the back of a good monsoon, which has given a boost to the sowing area, minister of state for agriculture Tariq Anwar said on Tuesday.
German Solar Subsidy to Drop to Third of Japan’s on Installs - Bloomberg
Germany, the biggest solar market by installed capacity, will this year reduce subsidy payments to power-plant developers to a third of Japan’s support level as installations continue to outpace government targets.
Chilling future — Harding study suggests decline of ice field, peninsula’s glaciers | The Mouth of The Kenai
Surveys on the top of the ice field show snow from a previous winter lasts until the next year’s winter — a good indication that new mass is being added.

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