Quick Links 15th March 2016

No quick links last week, so here’s an almost double dose for the last two weeks:

Each week I’ll try and post quick links to things that I’ve seen, read or just sparked my interest in the previous week. Mostly gardening, cooking and environmental stuff but not always.

Runner Bean Chutney [Home Grown Kate Blog]

UK’s wildlife crime unit wins late reprieve from closure [The Guardian]

Florida drops bill to open fracking in the Everglades after public outcry [The Guardian]

The Week In Wildlife – In Pictures (4th March) [The Guardian]

Decision to end funding of local environmental record centres attacked [The Guardian]

Hollowed-out Defra leaves in doubt key functions, MPs say [The Guardian]

MIT researchers turn waste gas into liquid fuel [The Guardian]

Hinkley investment decision soon, says EDF chief after finance director resigns [The Guardian]

No legally binding contract in £18bn Hinkley Point nuclear project [The Guardian]

Solar storage tiles and paint: how to make old homes more energy efficient [The Guardian]

Record fines for UK property developer who destroyed bat roost [The Guardian]

Give support to Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project, government told [The Guardian]

Hinkley Point branded potentially risky for EDF by French auditor [The Guardian]

What Should You Plant if You’ve Never Gardened Before? [Grist Blog]

The Week In Wildlife – In Pictures (11th March) [The Guardian]

If Hinkley Point doesn’t go ahead, it could be lights out for one big political career [The Guardian]

February breaks global temperature records by ‘shocking’ amount [The Guardian]

Eric & Petty – Mutual Rescue

Gennaro Contaldo – Vegetable & Pancetta Penne

Auyán-tepui’s Death Star trench – Steve Backshall’s Extreme Mountain Challenge – BBC Two