Pit lakes: a life after quarrying

With careful management the scars left by industrial gravel extraction can be transformed into thriving wildlife havens.

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For a long time farming has been a wasteful, polluting necessity. We've needed to grow crops, but the technology available has led to an unsustainable level of environmental damage. Small Robot Company aims to change this. They're developing a trio of farmbots that could revolutionise the way in which technology is used in food production. Their robots are so promising, they've already won awards. Small...

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‘Carnabee Street’ is a hive of activity

Carnaby Street has been renamed and transformed into a pollinators paradise for Defra’s third annual Bees’ Needs Week. From Monday 9 until Friday 13th July you can pay a visit to 'Carnabee Street' and discover what can and is being done...

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Reasons to be positive about the future of wind power

Renewable energy is the cleanest, safest means of powering our modern, energy-hungry world. As today is Global Wind Day, here are some reasons to be positive about the future of wind power. The amount of energy being produced by wind...

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The TreeRover is planting trees. Lots of trees.

Tree planting is hard and dirty work, labour intensive and time consuming. Just ask any of the many students who have spent their summers in the Canadian forests tromping through slash-piles in an attempt to replenish the many trees...

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PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES

Will you make the Pollinator Promise?

Children from St. Alban’s C of E Primary School in Havant have been inspiring fellow pupils, parents, teachers and members of their local community to sign up to their ‘Pollinator Promise’, asking people to put aside a one metre...

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Join the #WaveOfSupport for the UK’s oceans

The seas around the English coast contain many diverse habitats that support a range of marine life, but the impact of human industry has steadily been encroaching. With waters over-fished and plastics found throughout, to ensure these habitats continue...

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The world is your garden

A city rich in wildlife, where man and nature are better connected, with clean air, unpolluted rivers and an abundance of accessible green space, is surely every urbanites dream. The reality, unfortunately, is often very different. But if you're one for whom grey...

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Eco events in August 2018

Are you considering heading out and about, or looking for ideas and inspiration for events and projects to take part in over the next few weeks? Here's our monthly roundup of eco-themed events, large and small, local, national, and...

Discover Wildspoldsried - Germany's renewable village

With rooftops covered in solar panels, an installation of wind turbines, and many other eco-friendly projects, the Bavarian village of Wildpoldsried is leading the way in renewable energy.

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A May morning in the orchard

On a sunlit May morning last week, before starting our work for the day, my sister and I paid a visit to Cross O'Cliff Orchard in Lincoln. An historical orchard concealed behind buildings in the middle of a residential...

The wonders of home composting

Composting is the best way to get rid of your garden and kitchen waste. Not only is it environmentally friendly, it also provides you with a nutrient rich compost to use on your garden. As May 6th-12th 2018 is International...

Littleheath Woods: Croydon’s hidden green haven

It's easy to think of a town or city and to picture a grey, lifeless area, covered in concrete, and absent of trees and plants. This may be the case for some places, but not Croydon. This large town in...

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