Planting wildflower strips across crop fields could slash pesticide use

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Could wildflowers help us cut our use of pesticides? The Guardian reported on 15 big arable fields in England, colorful strips of the flowers were planted running through fields – instead of just around them – as part of a Center of Ecology and Hydrology trial. The wildflowers could boost natural pest predators, helping us reduce our reliance on environmentally damaging pesticides.

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rsted’s massive new offshore wind farm will generate power for 1 million homes

Offshore wind farms keep getting bigger and bigger. ├śrsted, formerly DONG Energy, started construction on Hornsea Project One, the latest offshore wind project poised to claim the trophy. They installed the first of 174 monopiles at the wind farm off the coast of Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. When Hornsea Project One is operational, it could produce power for more than one million homes.

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