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August 2019

  • Cuadrilla breaks earthquake safety regulations

Cuadrilla breaks earthquake safety regulations within 6 days

By |2019-08-22T09:44:42+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Fracking|

Friends of the Earth says clearly time for climate-wrecking industry to be banned. On Wednesday 21st August 2019 an earthquake measuring 1.6 on the Richter scale by the British Geological Survey has led to Cuadrilla halting fracking operations in Lancashire. Earthquake regulations are in place to protect the safety of local communities. Cuadrilla have compared [...]

July 2019

June 2019

  • Breakwater documentary

Breakwater Documentary

By |2019-06-24T13:15:45+01:00June 24th, 2019|Education, Plastic, Pollution|

A new documentary, ‘Breakwater’, celebrates the South West’s efforts in leading a local-to-national scale reduction in marine litter, produced by Emma Askew I am a young environmental researcher, film-maker and South West rep for the national charity Surfers Against Sewage. My drive to produce my first documentary was cemented after I wrote to David Attenborough two [...]

May 2019

  • Children learn about Devon's Wildlife as part of the Kingfisher Award Scheme

Devon’s wildlife, farming and food production brought to life for Westcountry children

By |2019-05-28T11:08:00+01:00May 28th, 2019|Education|

“Milk, Muck and Minibeasts” – Vital link between Devon's wildlife, farming and food production brought to life for Westcountry school children The link between earthworms and milk production, what makes farms organic, and the role moths play in pollination are among the many insights gained by 240 East Devon primary school children taking part in [...]

  • Climate Emergency Debate at University of Exeter

Climate emergency debated at University of Exeter

By |2019-05-24T15:01:30+01:00May 24th, 2019|Climate Change|

Hundreds of people gathered to discuss climate and environmental issues at the University of Exeter last night (Thursday). Following the university’s declaration of an environment and climate emergency this week, researchers, activists, local politicians and the public debated what actions should be taken. A packed auditorium at the university’s Streatham Campus in Exeter – connected [...]

  • Plastic pollution makes new stage at Glastonbury

Plastic pollution given new life on stage at Glastonbury

By |2019-05-23T11:20:37+01:00May 9th, 2019|Events, Plastic|

Plastic journey from South-West beaches to Shangri-La Glastonbury Festival starts this weekend Plastic that could have ended up polluting our oceans will instead be used to build Shangri-La’s 360-degree Audio-Visual Arena - The Gas Tower - at Glastonbury Festival next month. Thanks to a ground-breaking collaboration between Orca Sound Project, Shangri-La and environmental charity Keep [...]

  • Banana leaf disease

Banana disease boosted by climate change

By |2019-05-17T15:22:44+01:00May 8th, 2019|Climate Change|

Climate change has raised the risk of a fungal disease that ravages banana crops, new research shows. Black Sigatoka disease emerged from Asia in the late 20th Century and has recently completed its invasion of banana-growing areas in Latin America and the Caribbean. The new study, by the University of Exeter, says changes to moisture [...]