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The Future of Rice

The Future of Rice

Over half of the world’s population consumes rice. It is the staple food for an estimated three billion people, with some strains found to date back 10,000 years. The intense nature of its cultivation is putting increasing pressure on natural resources, especially water in regions of the world that can ill afford to waste a single drop

The Land of Lakes and Adventure

The Land of Lakes and Adventure

One of the most evocative and beautiful areas of the UK, famous for its pristine lakes, dramatic fells, lush valleys, and rich cultural heritage is nestled in the Northwestern English county of Cumbria.

Christmas Around World

Christmas Around World

This is the time of year when bells start to jingle, tinsel start to sparkle and Santa dusts down his sledge (or surfboard) for another hectic night of deliveries. For many of us, as the weather becomes colder, we start to wonder if we will see a festive dusting of snow.

The Bright Future for Solar with the new 15-minute Solar Irradiance from OpenWeather

The Bright Future for Solar with the new 15-minute Solar Irradiance from OpenWeather

With the exciting release of an update to our Solar Irradiance and Energy Prediction service, we look into the state of the UK energy market, how it is developing, and actually how bright its future will be.

Understanding The Four Seasons

Understanding The Four Seasons

As we approach the winter solstice, a time of year surrounded in myths and legends, many people around the world start to prepare for a unique time where the sun appears to stand still. The very word ‘solstice’ means just that, the moment the sun stands still, and changes its apparent journey.

The Price of Liquid Sunshine

The Price of Liquid Sunshine

George Bernard Shaw once described Whisky as ‘Liquid Sunshine’, an opinion that few aficionados of the golden liquid would disagree with.

The weather at zero degrees

The weather at zero degrees

When temperatures drop to zero degrees, water takes on a seemingly mystical transition from its liquid to solid state. This solid has shaped and molded our planet and our lives, has created devastation, wrecked ships, inspired explorers and preserved our food. Understanding this transition, and importantly predicting when it may happen is one of the most fundamental elements of our modern society.

The Era of Environmental Bottlenecks

The Era of Environmental Bottlenecks

We now take a look at some of the issues surrounding the permissioning of new green energy installations, and how different global regions are addressing these.

How Wildlife is Adapting to Climate Change

How Wildlife is Adapting to Climate Change

Changing climate patterns that include increasing temperatures, changing precipitation levels and an increase in the variability of the weather cause animals to modify their key life stages, and force them to make adaptations in a short period of time that would normally have taken centuries.

City Giants

City Giants

While OpenWeather products reach around the globe, we are physically located in one of the most iconic and recognizable of London’s buildings, namely 30 St Mary’s Axe. The building was completed in December 2003, spans 41 floors, and is 180 meters tall. The skyscraper that was designed by Norman Foster has a distinctive elliptical shape which has given it the nickname "The Gherkin".

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