[NB The swimming bees were rescued]
See this BBC page. Are we doing all we can to save water? Rainwater should be captured in butts and tanks for garden use.
“It’s possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems.” Environmental film maker John D. Liu documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits for people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally.
from the Guardian The Golden State has suffered four parched years, but the land could be too dry to absorb heavy rains anticipated this winter Vast swathes of forest are so brittle and bone-dry that they burn up in an instant. A vicious wildfire, whipped up by hot, arid winds and moving faster than anything in … Continue reading
September 11th, Amritapuri: Amma has presented a cheque for the equivalent of $15 million (£9.73 million) for the construction of toilets in the poorest villages surrounding the Ganga River, as part of the Clean India and Clean Ganga projects. A second $15 million phase of the project is expected to be announced later this month.
This is a site in Portugal where proper use of water has restored an arid area to full productivity. Similar work is being done in China, Ethiopia and Rwanda. But this is a global problem; surely we can all find areas where rainfall takes away the soil and is wasted. Cp the recent floods in … Continue reading
Planting trees could help tackle incidents of flooding 5 February 2014 Last updated at 19:39 GMT As Wales continues to be battered by storms, incidents of flooding are likely to increase. For decades the authorities have managed the problem by building bigger flood barriers and drainage ditches. But now there are suggestions it could be … Continue reading
The Environment Agency has said that Britain must adapt to weather extremes, on the basis of the data for 2012, when within a four-month period rivers such as the Tyne, Ouse and Tone fell to their lowest and rose to their highest flows since records began. This makes water conservation in gardens even more important.
Garden Organic have published ten tips for drought-proofing your garden, ranging from leaving grass clippings where they lie to trenches for runner beans…