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Dancing on Paterson's political grave: Badgers' Revenge. Via worldduh.com.

Failure upon failure - the collapse of the badger culls

Lesley Docksey

18th December 2013

England's 2013 badger culls collapsed in chaos - a severe blow to Owen Paterson and his Department, Defra. Now Lesley Docksey lifts the lid on the disgraceful fiasco to expose Paterson's fantasy world of 'science' ...
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Badgers By Numbers

October 18th, 2013

Lesley Docksey

In her third and final analysis of the ongoing UK badger cull Lesley Docksey examines the official figures and finds their validity questionable...... more...

How your fuel bills are subsidising deforestation

March 6th, 2013

by Helen Buckland

One government department raises awareness about endangered species whilst another uses our fuel bills to contribute to their demise. Helen Buckland, Director of the Sumatran Orangutan Society, explains... more...
Pesticide spraying

UK fights EU attempts to bring in stricter rules on pesticide and crop spraying

Alistair Driver

28th March, 2012

UK opposition to restricting the use of pesticides in the 1990s and 00s has at times even seen the intervention of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown to lobby the case for the farming industry more...
Marine Protected Areas

TAKE ACTION: Don't let the government back-track on UK marine protected areas

Ben Hudson

16th November, 2011

Show the government you support the creation of a marine conservation network to protect the UK's threatened sea life more...
Esthethica

The Ecologist guide to Estethica

Ruth Styles

15th September, 2011

London’s environmental fashion initiative celebrates its fifth birthday this year and this season looks set to be the best yet. Ruth Styles takes a closer look
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Sustainable food production and healthy eating strategies under threat

Nick Hughes

10th June, 2011

The Sustainable Development Commission has been axed, the Food Standards Agency has had its powers stripped and DEFRA appears to be stalling. Where then does this leave planning for a national sustainable food strategy - and healthy eating plan - asks Nick Hughes? more...
Chat Moss Peat site

'Britain's rainforests' in danger as gardeners love affair with peat continues

Sam Campbell

3rd June, 2011

While the proposed sell off of UK forests attracted a chorus of criticism, the destruction of peat bogs continues almost unnoticed. Sam Campbell reports from current flashpoint Chat Moss, near Manchester
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DEFRA's forest sell off plans met with caution and hostility

The Ecologist

28th January,2011

Environmental groups react to controversial Government consultation on the future of England's forests as £250 million sale proposed more...
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UK says it will ignore medical advice on pesticide-spraying

Tom Levitt

15th December, 2010

Public will not have to be notified when crops, fields or parks are being sprayed with pesticides potentially harmful to their health, despite warnings from the British Medical Association more...
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Written charter for land use vital for 'Big Society' management of natural resources

Kara Moses

23rd November,2010

A written charter for land use must be adopted to best manage England’s land resources as part of the 'Big Society', according to academics from the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme more...

COALITION GREEN WATCH: Will the Tory Lib-Dem government deliver on its environmental promises?

Bibi van der Zee

4th November, 2010

In the first of an exclusive new series Bibi van der Zee sets out how we'll put to the test David Cameron's pledge to head the 'greenest government in history' - and why we need YOUR help more...

Defra: 1/25 of 25

A butterfly

Spending review: 'Greenest government ever' reserves worst cuts for Defra

Juliette Jowit, Observer environment editor

21st October, 2010

Environment department has budget cut by 30 per cent compared to government average of 19 per cent more...
Tractor spraying pesticide

Independent testing of pesticides in food in doubt after quango cull

Tom Levitt

14th October, 2010

Campaigners fear 'backward' step in pesticide regulation in UK after testing body scrapped as Government also confirms major budget cuts to Natural England and the Environment Agency more...
Stiperstones scene

'Futurescapes': how a Shropshire land manager rewrote the conservation rulebook

Dan Box

14th September 2010

With a new coalition government the opportunities for fresh thinking about managing the UK countryside are vast, reports Dan Box. And the Stiperstones nature reserve is providing plenty of inspiration... more...
Low emission zone sign in London

UK Government 'misleading' public on air pollution

Ecologist

2nd September, 2009

UK ranked amongst the worst polluters in Europe for airborne particles and nitrogen dioxide more...
What if... Government bought green?

Can Defra deliver its 2030 food vision?

Ecologist

11th August, 2009

Pressure groups question whether Defra has the power to drive reforms in the food sector more...
Spraying pesticides by tractor

'Whitewash' at court of appeal for pesticides campaigner

Ecologist

9th July, 2009

Pesticides campaigner Georgina Downs has seen her high court victory against the Government overturned by a court of appeal, but vows to take her campaign to the House of Lords more...
A ploughed field

Change farming to cut CO2 emissions by 25 per cent

Eifion Rees

3rd July, 2009

A new report has revealed that a change in the way we manage agricultural land could help sequester a quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions every year more...
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Saving our seas

Dr Haris Livas-Dawes

7th August, 2008

The Government says it realises our oceans are at risk from pollution and overfishing, says Dr Haris Livas-Dawes, so why won't it produce a marine bill with more teeth? more...
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I love incinerators

Mark Anslow

15th May, 2008

When it comes to selling incinerators, only the best PR will do. Mark Anslow reports more...
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Amalgam fillings classified as 'hazardous waste'

Nick Kettles

1st May, 2008

Mercury is the second most toxic metal in the world, and yet it's still being used to make fillings. Nick Kettles wonders if the dental establishment is away with the tooth fairies. more...

Government cuts DEFRA funding - climate change departments at risk

News

6th February, 2008

Environment department ministers will meet today to discuss funding cuts of almost £1bn over three years. more...
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Carbon emissions continue to soar

News

30th March, 2007

Britain’s carbon dioxide emissions are soaring - contrary to government rhetoric - and coal is to blame, new figures have revealed. more...
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Carbon off-setting feels the rod

News

18th January, 2007

The government will announce voluntary standards today to regulate carbon off-setting programmes - the schemes by which environmentally friendly projects such as planting trees are undertaken to 'off-set' the effects of carbon dioxide emissions.
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