Nat King Cole sang about 'Chestnuts roasting on an open fire' an idyllic image for this time of year especially with the wintry conditions outside. And this line ties in nicely with two of this weeks stories.
After the devastation of Asian Blight, new disease resistant chestnut trees are making a come back in America, and the techniques used to breed them offers hope for many our tree species at risk here in the U.K.
And a British wood-burning power plant in North Yorkshire has started capturing carbon dioxide, a world first in technology, which it hopes could lead to carbon negative power plants in the future.
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ARTICLE Blight fight: the story of America’s chestnuts offers hope for British trees
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ARTICLE Britain's Drax becomes world's first biomass plant to capture carbon
ARTICLE Orangutan in Borneo rescued after four years locked in a wooden crate