Friday, 15 July 2016

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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Top 10 depictions of British rain

"If April showers are keeping you indoors, English literature from Shakespeare to Hilary Mantel provides a vivid idea of what you’re missing – with no need to get wet

For the last decade or so I’ve been devouring writing old and new about the British countryside – but recently it struck me how few of the books I love feature good old-fashioned rain. Given the fact that precipitation is something of a national obsession, it seemed remiss that the country we see through the eyes of our psychogeographers and botanists, our naturalists, travel writers and landscape historians, is largely a fair-weather one…"

Complete article: "Top 10 depictions of British rain" at The Guardian.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

The Rainmakers

"With rain still in scarce supply in Southern California, the LA County Department of Public Works is taking advantage of the latest in cloud seeding technology to harvest every precious drop possible. Those drops add up--the department estimates it will be able to capture 1.5 billion gallons a year to boost local water supplies."