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Mystery 19th Century botanist tracked down following appeal

Mystery 19th Century botanist tracked down following appeal

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RHSA mystery 19th-Century botanist has been found, thanks to sleuthing work by the public.Isabella Anne Allen had been known only by the secrets she left behind, tucked between the pages of an old book.But following an appeal for information, on the BBC News website, she has now been traced to the village of Madresfield, Worcestershire.Her story came to light when clues such as pressed flowers, poems and doodles were found inside The English Flora.Donated to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) decades ago, the botanical text was rediscovered by staff sorting through boxes ahead of a move to a new library.And libraries and exhibitions head Fiona Davison said the clues within revealed its original owner "would have been a figure in the local society and in public". "She is a gardener as we...
Protect our ocean ‘to solve challenges of century’

Protect our ocean ‘to solve challenges of century’

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Getty ImagesProtecting the ocean has a triple whammy effect, safeguarding climate, food and biodiversity, according to new research.A global map compiled by international scientists pinpoints priority places for action to maximise benefits for people and nature.Currently, only 7% of the ocean is protected.A pledge to protect at least 30% by 2030 is gathering momentum ahead of this year's key UN biodiversity summit.The study, published in the scientific journal Nature, sets a framework for prioritising areas of the ocean for protection.Polar seafloor exposed after 50 years of ice coverWhale threats from fishing gear 'underestimated''Forever plant' faces uncertain futureThe ocean covers 70% of the Earth, yet its importance for solving the challenges of our time has been overlooked, said stud...
England v Pakistan: Tourists follow on despite Azhar Ali century

England v Pakistan: Tourists follow on despite Azhar Ali century

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Third Test, Ageas Bowl, Southampton (day three of five)England 583-8 dec (154.4 overs): Crawley 267, Buttler 152Pakistan 273 all out (93 overs): Azhar 141*, Anderson 5-56ScorecardEngland forced Pakistan to follow on on day three of the final Test at the Ageas Bowl despite a defiant century by visiting captain Azhar Ali.Azhar's controlled 141 not out dragged his side from 75-5 and the point of implosion in reply to England 583-8 declared. He shared a sixth-wicket partnership of 138 with wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan, who battled to 53. After Rizwan was removed by Chris Woakes, England could have run through the tail had it not been for an incredible passage of play that saw three catches dropped in the space of 10 James Anderson deliveries. Anderson eventually had last man Naseem Shah caught...
Army culture, strategy need to transform for 21st century, Gen. James McConville says

Army culture, strategy need to transform for 21st century, Gen. James McConville says

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The Army is fighting institutionalized racism and needs to see troops as individuals with distinct experiences instead of as a homogeneous unit, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said Friday. The Army doesn't have a problem with diversity, but inclusion, McConville said at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event. Advertisement The service branch is already relatively diverse -- the Army is 39% minority, while only 24% of the country is minority. But diversity drops off in higher ranks; 71% of officers are white. In addition to the Army's overt efforts to combat racism, such as effectively banning Confederate flags, promotion boards no longer see photos of candidates to prevent implicit bias, he said. The Air Force has also been discussing race and diversity this su...
Climate change: UK could hit 40C ‘regularly’ by end of this century

Climate change: UK could hit 40C ‘regularly’ by end of this century

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Sweltering temperatures of up to 40C could be a regular occurrence in the UK by 2100 if carbon emissions stay very high says the Met Office.The current record stands at 38.7C, set in Cambridge last July.This new study says there is an "increasing likelihood" of going beyond this figure, because of the human influence on the climate. Under the worst emissions scenario, the 40C mark could occur every three and a half years by the end of this century.The past two summers have seen periods of significant and uncomfortable heat across much of the UK and Europe. Met Office researchers are clear that these hot summers occurred partly as a result of warming gases originating fro...