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'Extinct' Cornish butterfly is found

'Extinct' Cornish butterfly is found | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
A butterfly is discovered at two sites in Cornwall more than 20 years after it is believed to have become extinct in the county.
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Nest cameras to protect rare birds

Nest cameras to protect rare birds | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
Cameras are to be installed at the nest sites of rare birds in a bid to protect them from persecution and disturbance.
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Shaky maiden voyage for replica boat

Shaky maiden voyage for replica boat | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
A replica Bronze Age boat which was built using traditional techniques has made its maiden voyage in Falmouth, Cornwall.
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Deer culling on massive scale backed by expert

Deer culling on massive scale backed by expert | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
New research shows that only by killing 50% to 60% of deer can their numbers be kept under reasonable control
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Walrus basks in Orkney attention

Walrus basks in Orkney attention | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
A walrus turns up on a small Scottish island in what has been described as a "once in a lifetime" event.
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Green fatigue sets in: the world cools on global warming

Green fatigue sets in: the world cools on global warming | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
Public concern about environmental issues including climate change has slumped to a 20-year low since the financial crisis, a global study reveals.
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Adapt and survive: the story of a lawn weed

Adapt and survive: the story of a lawn weed | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
What's the secret to the success of the prolific weed annual meadow-grass? Andy Byfield reveals its secret
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Moor gorse fires investigated

Moor gorse fires investigated | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
Fire crews investigate two gorse fires which took place on Dartmoor in Devon.
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Farm virus 'can infect wild animals'

Farm virus 'can infect wild animals' | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
A livestock virus sweeping through British sheep flocks and cattle herds has been passed to wild deer, say scientists.
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Treasures revealed in ancient cist

Treasures revealed in ancient cist | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
A rare and "amazing" discovery dating back to the bronze age is described as the most significant find on Dartmoor.
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When the view outweighs common sense: Naresh Giangrande on the Totnes Community Wind Farm » Transition Culture

When the view outweighs common sense: Naresh Giangrande on the Totnes Community Wind Farm » Transition Culture | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
An Evolving Exploration into the Head, Heart and Hands of Energy Descent
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Tourism fights to reverse decline as industry hits at 'tipping point'

Tourism fights to reverse decline as industry hits at 'tipping point' | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
The Westcountry's vital tourism industry is at "tipping point", it has been warned, after new figures showed the sector had declined by 3.5% in the last decade.More than 90,000 people are...
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Growing sand dunes concern locals

Growing sand dunes concern locals | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
Sand dunes in a Cornish village need urgent management to protect properties from sand blown in by high winds, residents warn.
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Aircraft 'causing herons to leave'

Aircraft 'causing herons to leave' | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
Low-flying helicopters cause protected birds to leave their nests at a nature reserve in Cornwall, the RSPB says.
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Going green reduced our energy bills and sparked an eco-revolution

Going green reduced our energy bills and sparked an eco-revolution | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
From solar panels to a wind turbine and biomass generator, physics teacher turned full time eco warrior, Keith Webber, has turned his school in Devon into a world green champion
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National Trust warns of planning 'war' in the British countryside

National Trust warns of planning 'war' in the British countryside | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
Conservation charity says planning rules are pitting local communities against town planners
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Bracken spray on moors gets temporary reprieve

Bracken spray on moors gets temporary reprieve | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
Landowners and farmers win another season to make their case for keeping the lovely but invasive plant within limits on our northern hills
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RAMM receives donation of a scientifically valuable insect collection

RAMM receives donation of a scientifically valuable insect collection | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
Devon charity, the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, has donated a large collection of butterflies, moths and other insects to the Royal Albert...
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Hydro progress - there is a lot on the go!

Hydro progress - there is a lot on the go! | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
Synopsis of hydro progress across Wales 1. The 15kw Gorsen hydro is ready to go. TGV over in a couple of weeks and three months later we should be the proud owner of a new micro hydro at our farm. ...
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Habitat project angers residents

Habitat project angers residents | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
Plans to flood fields near Exeter to create a new habitat for wading birds are criticised by people living in the area.
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Colder weather to affect the UK - Met Office

Colder weather to affect the UK - Met Office | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
After a milder and sunnier few days, forecasters at the Met Office are predicting colder and cloudier weather towards the end of the week.
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Census 2011 Characteristics of National Parks

Census 2011 Characteristics of National Parks | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
Database of all news from the SWO Environment Module and other SWO Modules.
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Night patrols to target marine crime

Night patrols to target marine crime | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
Night patrols off Devon's coast take place to tackle illegal netting and marine crime.
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Barbican and Plymouth waterfront to get £670,000 bike-friendly revamp

Barbican and Plymouth waterfront to get £670,000 bike-friendly revamp | Environmental matters | Scoop.it
THE city waterfront is to get a £670,000 boost to turn it into a bike friendly attraction.The aim is to breathe new life into key locations along the shore including Commercial Wharf on the...
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