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Decline of the British Oak

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Oak trees have long had a reputation for supporting a range of biodiversity – but research published this week has uncovered just how many species depend on the British oak to survive.... Read full article

#OneforOne

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Today (15 April), Plastic Patrol is launching #oneforone – a campaign asking people to ‘snap and map’ pollution using the Plastic Patrol app. The goal is to log one million pieces of plastic waste – one for every marine creature killed each year... Read full article

28 Ways in 28 Days

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Biophilic design expert Oliver Heath and the team at Oliver Heath Design believe everyone should be doing their bit for the planet, no matter how tiny the action may seem. They’ve put together 28 small, simple ways to live a more sustainable...... Read full article

Returning Land to Forests

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New research from Harvard University demonstrates that the UK would be able to sustain itself and help meet the Paris Agreement by returning a portion of land used for animal agriculture back to forest.... Read full article

Pole to Pole

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Yesterday (11 April), Greenpeace launched one of its biggest ever expeditions – an almost year-long pole-to-pole voyage from the Arctic to the Antarctic. The goal is to highlight the threats facing the oceans & to campaign for a Global Ocean Treaty.... Read full article

Toys in Landfill

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A new survey shows thousands of parents are regularly binning toys that are still in perfect condition – and that 66% of the nation’s toys are plastic. From Buzz Lightyear to Mr Potato Head, the British Heart Foundation’s survey found...... Read full article

A Blueprint for Ocean Protection

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As governments meet at the UN to negotiate towards a historic Global Ocean Treaty, a groundbreaking study by leading marine biologists has mapped out how to protect over a third of the world’s oceans by 2030, a target that scientists say is crucial... Read full article

UNESCO at the Science Museum

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On the last Wednesday of every month, the Science Museum hosts an adults-only, after-hours themed night. Tonight (27 March) it will showcase and explore the work of UNESCO, from the UK-based experts who help to preserve historic sites.... Read full article

Space for New Homes

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A new analysis of councils’ Brownfield Land Registers, published today (25 March) by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), demonstrates the huge potential that building on derelict and vacant land has for the regeneration of towns and cities... Read full article

Scrap Yards and Communities

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The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA), the trade association representing metals recycling and scrap yards, has launched a new campaign to encourage members of the public to support their local scrap yard, while raising funds...... Read full article

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