- BBC News – HQ chosen for South Downs National Park
A fine building. But, given the requirement for access by public transport, surely a town with a railway line would have been better? Petersfield? Lewes? Arundel?
- Kew News – One Fifth Of The World’s Plants Are At Risk Of Extinction
This is excellent research and should be a useful tool to focus minds on conservation. What is most worrying is that we are literally missing species that are not properly understood (or even discovered) before they are already at or near extinction. Potentially they could be very valuable for medicines, fibres or even for ornamental horticulture. So more knowledge is bound to help and, hopefully, this research will help to encourage action.
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