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Global temperatures to soar, and good news for chocolate lovers: Reading in the news - 7 July

Release Date 07 July 2017

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Mild climate change hopes dashed: New research shows temperature rises measured over recent decades don’t fully reflect global warming already in the pipeline and that the ultimate heating of the planet could be even worse than feared. The original Guardian article featuring comment from Prof Bill Collins (Met) on the impact of the new research was published on Yahoo News UK and Canada, and in Tech Times.

Mushrooms: Further coverage of new research which suggests that ancient underground fungi could be helping trees in Canada spread north, to avoid the effects of climate change, in Terra Daily. Dr Brian Pickles (Ecology) was a collaborator.

Chocolate funding boost: The Reading Science Centre based at the Whiteknights Campus is mentioned in several reports about increased funding from Mondelez International for chocolate manufacturing in the UK, in Food Manufacturer and the Express and Star.

New Frome College head: Somerset live has interviewed Institute of Education PGCE graduate Emma Reynolds, who will be taking up her role as head teacher at Frome College in September.

Champagne: Prof Jeremy Spencer’s (Food) study on phenolic compounds found in champagne, and the possible benefits to fight dementia, is covered in Harper’s Bazaar.


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