Posts for Environment

Research proves LED lights on fishing nets reduce seabird deaths by 85 per cent

By Binzy Reynolds: Illuminating fishing nets can reduce the terrible impact they have on the lives of seabirds and marine-dwellers by over 85 per cent, new research shows. An international […]

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Asian hornet nests discovered using radio-tracking

By Binzy Reynolds: Electronic radio tags could be used to track invasive Asian hornets and stop them colonising the UK and killing honeybees, new research shows. Scientists from the University […]

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Do you want a free water fountain in Bude?

Yes, of course you do, so try to support this great Refill Initiative if you can!  The Temple FB page says: ATTENTION!! We really close to having a free filtered water […]

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Government missing a trick on fishing says MCS

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS), says the Government has been far too vague on exactly how it intends to achieve world-leading sustainable fisheries in the long-awaited Government White Paper outlining […]

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Bude Community Orchard

Just wanted to say ‘great work’ and ‘thanks’ to those who have worked on the lovely Bude Community Orchard which I saw today (near Neetside Community Centre) – it’s really […]

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Active woodland management needed to help save dormice

Presented by Binzy Reynolds: Managing woodlands to a greater extent could prevent the decline of Britain’s dormice, new research suggests. Dormouse numbers are falling in Britain. Scientists say this could […]

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Public support needed to gain more coastal protected status

Eight Cornish marine sites, from ones right on the coast to others miles offshore, could get a special protected status by 2019, but only if the public gets behind them […]

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Wildfire call outs in Cornwall and tractor fire in Stratton

As fires rage on northern moors, it is hard to believe that some people seem to be starting fires deliberately here in Cornwall. The Critical Control Centre received 62 emergency […]

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Public urged to avoid wildfires

As the military is called out to tackle a huge moorland fire in Lancashire/Gtr Manchester (an area I know well), it is vital to try to avoid similar happening here. […]

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Circus on a tightrope

By Binzy Reynolds The recent circus left Bude after a stint at Bude Rugby Club. I am sure those who visited the circus had a wonderful time but sadly, this […]

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All-female crew leave on Pacific plastic pollution voyage

Compiled by Binzy Reynolds: An all-female crew is set to embark on a fact-finding mission across the Pacific to learn more about plastic pollution. Known as ‘eXXpedition North Pacific,’ the […]

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BRAG founder to become ambassador for Keep Britain Tidy

By Binzy Reynolds: Paul ‘Bicky’ Crum, the founder of Bude Rubbish Action Group, (BRAG), has been chosen to be a Keep Britain Tidy ambassador. He has been invited to attend […]

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Controversial slurry lagoon rejected

A retrospective planning application for an unauthorised earth banked slurry lagoon at Beckland Farm in Hartland has been turned down by Torridge District Council. The lagoon, which was built without […]

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Saving on food waste

From Devon Council: A keen recycler from Tavistock has won a hamper full of waste–saving goodies by pledging to throw less food away. At the Devon County Show Recycle Devon held […]

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Microbead ban in personal products starts today

Following a ban in January on the manufacture of personal products containing microbeads, including shower gels, face scrubs and toothpastes, all such items will be banned from sale in England […]

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