Posts for Environment

Virtual safe space to help bumblebees

The many threats facing bumblebees can be tested using a “virtual safe space” created by scientists at the University of Exeter. Bumble-BEEHAVE provides a computer simulation of how colonies will […]

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No changes to balloon/lantern legislation

Recently there was a petition started to ban balloons and sky/Chinese lantern releases. It achieved nearly 27 thousand signatures. The government has responded with a big fat no. DEFRA says: […]

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Blue flag Devon at Westward Ho!

This year environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is presenting 190 awards to England’s very best beaches, including 65 international Blue Flags and 125 Seaside Awards (eight more than last year), […]

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Mining at Perranporth event

The public can discover more about local history and the work ongoing to highlight the importance of the little-known mining heritage of a popular Cornish beach at a free event […]

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Cornwall’s anti-plastic campaigners raise awareness in Parliament

A Cornish campaign group which organises beach cleans and works to tackle plastic pollution has held a Plastics Awareness event in Parliament. Taking place on Monday, 14th May, Rob and Emily […]

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Torridge residents urged to look for the red envelope

On 4th June Torridge District Council are introducing changes to their waste and recycling collections and over the coming weeks residents will receive a red bordered envelope in their post which […]

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First environmental opera at Eden Project

THE UNSUNG HEROES OF THE PLANET is a hilarious and energetic environmental performance that brings the magical story of tree communication to life. Did you know that trees can communicate through an […]

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Seaside Scavenge to be serenaded by Bude’s James Dixon

Beach market will use trash not cash to purchase pre-loved items at Watergate Bay A Cornish beach will become a trading station where beach cleaners will be able to swap […]

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One year on – natural burial of Mum’s ashes near Bude

  A year has passed since my mother died, so I’m revisiting the article I wrote some months after.   At the tender age of 58, I organised my first […]

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Man found guilty of wild bird offences in Devon

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A man has been found guilty of nine offences relating to the taking of wild bird eggs and the disturbance of several breeding bird sites […]

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#2minutebeachclean campaigner’s new book

Massive congrats to Bude’s local environmental campaigner and author, Martin Dorey, on his new book published by Penguin, No More Plastic. For a massive publisher like Penguin to take this […]

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Summer dog restriction at Westward Ho!

From the 1st of May to the 30th of September Torridge District Council will be introducing a restriction for Dogs on Westward Ho! beach and promenade. The restrictions relate to the Public […]

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Exeter Uni student to kayak coast of Wales to raise plastic awareness

Brogan Coates, a second-year marine biology student studying at the University of Exeter, is to join a team of women kayaking the length of Wales collecting plastic as part of […]

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Morrisons make announcement on plastics

Morrisons is today announcing a number of measures to reduce plastic pollution as well as committing that by 2025 all of its own-brand plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable. […]

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Cornish firm Bloomtown achieves palm-oil free status

Cornwall-based beauty company, Bloomtown Ltd, has received Orangutan Alliance palm oil-free certification for its full range body & skincare, becoming the first company in the UK to do so. Recent news […]

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