Posts for Environment

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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North Devon: World Class By Nature – a talk by Andy Bell

North Devon is one of just 6 UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserves in the UK. What exactly does that mean? What makes our region so important on a global scale? Join Andy […]

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Westward Ho! gets Blue again!

Keep Britain Tidy has today announced the winners of 71 Blue Flags and 137 Seaside Awards. Visitors to award-winning beaches can be sure of a clean, safe beach with great […]

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Torridge householders to be penalised if their waste is fly-tipped

Torridge District Council have approved the adoption of powers to issue fixed penalty notices for homeowners who breach their “duty of care”. This means that householders need to take reasonable […]

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Exeter Uni climate change experts on TV

World-leading climate change experts from the University of Exeter will give a fascinating insight into the impacts of global warming when they appear on a hard-hitting BBC documentary. Professors Catherine […]

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