Posts for Environment

Water quality alert for Westward Ho!

  From Surfers Against Sewage: Pollution Alert: Storm sewage has been discharged from a sewer overflow in this location within the past 48 hours. Westward Ho! is a long, sandy […]

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Endangered species macaque skulls found by police in Devon

From Devon & Cornwall Police: On Tuesday 13 August officers from Devon and Cornwall Police, supported by partner agencies, searched a property in South Devon. Local officers searched a number […]

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Meet the council at Holsworthy & Stratton Show

From Torridge Council: Officers and Councillors from Torridge District Council  will once again be attending the Holsworthy & Stratton Agricultural Show to meet with the public, with a focus on […]

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SW Water in pollution pay out

South West Water has offered to pay £350,000 to the Westcountry Rivers Trust to help a Devon river recover from serious pollution that wiped out the local fish population. The […]

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Devon Council asks for extra care on the roads this weekend

Devon County Council is asking road users to travel with care this weekend, as strong winds and heavy rain are forecast. Rain on Thursday night, leading to thundery showers in […]

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Owners must take responsibility for Ash Dieback

A new campaign has been launched to encourage landowners with ash trees on their property to inspect them for Ash dieback. Devon County Council’s “My tree, my responsibility” campaign, supported […]

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Cutting edge bio-tech system to clean A38 water run-off in Devon

Wouldn’t it be amazing if this system had a wider application where water run-off from farmland can impact water quality? In the Dean Burn and the surrounding area, including Potters […]

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Fascinating Exeter Uni research on magpies and songbirds

Researchers from the University of Exeter and the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) placed 460 artificial nests on typical farmland in Warwickshire to study predator behaviour. They found magpies […]

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Good news as puffins make comeback on Lundy

The Landmark Trust has announced seabird success on Lundy Island after eradicating rats on the island, which were predators of eggs and chicks. The rats would come in unwittingly from […]

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Inside Hartland’s remarkable new Resurgence Centre

Following the first event at the new Resurgence Centre last week, an interesting talk on the North Devon biosphere by Andy Bell, I was invited to tour the new building. […]

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