Raw milk cheese deal with UK set to please foodies, but not all local producers

Raw milk cheese deal with UK set to please foodies, but not all local producers

A dozen raw milk cheeses from the United Kingdom have been approved for export to Australia in a deal likely to please cheese lovers, but not necessarily local cheesemakers.     Key points: Consumers will be able to choose from a dozen raw milk cheese varieties from the UK following a new deal Only two cheesemakers in Australia … Read more

Climate risks dwarf Europe’s energy crisis, space chief warns

Climate risks dwarf Europe’s energy crisis, space chief warns

PARIS, Aug 11 (Reuters) – The head of the European Space Agency (ESA) has warned economic damage from heatwaves and drought could dwarf Europe’s energy crisis as he called for urgent action to tackle climate change. Director General Josef Aschbacher told Reuters successive heatwaves along with wildfires, shrinking rivers and rising land temperatures as measured … Read more

Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions

Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions

PARIS, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has begun preliminary technical discussions with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launchers after the Ukraine conflict blocked Western access to Russia’s Soyuz rockets. The private American competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key contender to plug … Read more

England drought declared in parts after months of scant rainfall

England drought declared in parts after months of scant rainfall

The Environment Agency announced that England’s south, southwest and southeast are in drought, along with central and eastern regions, after convening the National Drought Group, made up of water companies, ministers and other water authorities. Parts of the capital, London, are also affected. The UK has had five consecutive months of below-average rainfall and back-to-back … Read more

Source of Britain’s River Thames driest ever as drought nears

Source of Britain’s River Thames driest ever as drought nears

Dry riverbed at Thames source extends further than before July was England’s driest since 1935, driest ever in places Experts say country’s infrastructure unprepared for drought LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The source of the River Thames has dried up further downstream than ever before, as England looks set to enter a drought that some … Read more