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Land Tenure Issues
Attention! Military land mountain bikers!Guardian Unlimited | 24 Jan 2011
Continued reluctance to discuss the issue of biking on military land could leave responsible cyclists excluded from the debate. South-east England may not be blessed with the type of angular geography enjoyed by mountain bikers in Wales, Scotland and northern England, but with acres of army land as...
Prince Charles to challenge ban on farmland housingGuardian Unlimited | 19 Jan 2011
Prince of Wales to combat Bath council decision stopping Duchy of Cornwall from building 2,000 homes over green fields. He claims to be "the defender of nature", but Prince Charles was accused of hypocrisy after it emerged that he will challenge a decision preventing his Duchy of Cornwall property...
Forest of Dean selloff angers localsGuardian Unlimited | 04 Jan 2011
In pictures: More than 3,000 people at rally pledge to defend 'the people's' trees in the area between the rivers Severn and Wye from what they fear will be corporate land grab.
Largest postwar prefab estate to be demolishedGuardian Unlimited | 02 Jan 2011
Campaigners say key piece of history will be lost after only six of 187 houses built by German and Italian PoWs listed. The UK's largest surviving estate of postwar prefab houses, described by conservationists as a unique slice of 20th-century social history, is set to be bulldozed and replaced by...
Elders to sue UK government for injusticesDaily Nation | 23 Nov 2010
The Taita Council of Elders is pondering filing a case in The Hague over historical injustices against the community. The council, also known as Waghosi wa Isanga, has called Taita lawyers for a brainstorming meeting on the matter. The councils treasurer Gabriel Nyambu said on Tuesday that they would discuss the possibility of suing the British government for taking away more than 17,000 square kilometres of their land to establish a national park.
Selling England's woodlands will not be easyGuardian Unlimited | 05 Nov 2010
The government and the Forestry Commission must answer some tough questions if they want to successfully privatise England's woodlands. The proposed privatisation of England's woods sounds easy enough. You put an ad in the papers, invite offers and wait for the money to come in, right? No. As both...
Letters: Forest policyGuardian Unlimited | 27 Oct 2010
The Forestry Commission (FC) owns a substantial amount of land which is of high value for wildlife - a tremendous national asset. Transfer of such land should not take place before a clear policy has been established (Forests sell-off plan is 'asset-stripping our natural heritage', 25 October)....
Culling is necessary to sustain the herdGuardian Unlimited | 25 Oct 2010
We must maintain the balance between deer numbers and the environment, says David Kenyon. Culling is essential for the health of the national herd. It maintains the balance between deer numbers and the environment they live in. If there are too many deer, they eat out the understorey of the woods,...
Forests sell-off plan by government is 'asset-stripping our natural heritage'Guardian Unlimited | 24 Oct 2010
'If this means vast swathes of valuable forest being sold to developers, it will be an unforgiveable act', says Caroline Lucas. Many of England's best-loved forests and woodlands may be sold to large landowners, housing developers and international power companies in what could be the UK's greatest...
Population growth demographics spur climate changeReuters | 11 Oct 2010
The world is probably going to be a more crowded place by 2100 and demographic changes in this growing population -- how many more people there are, how old they are and where they live -- will affect climate-warming emissions, researchers reported on Monday.
Why landfill mining could be the next big thingGuardian Unlimited | 11 Oct 2010
A new project that will reuse 16.5m tonnes of rubbish from a Belgian landfill site could help solve a host of environmental problems. It might sound like a load of old rubbish, but landfill mining could be the next resources idea to sweep Britain and the rest of Europe. UK company Advanced Plasma...
Friends of the Earth urges end to 'land grab' for biofuelsGuardian Unlimited | 29 Aug 2010
Charity predicts more food shortages in Africa because of EU target to produce 10% of all transport fuels from biofuels by 2020European Union countries must drop their biofuels targets or else risk plunging more Africans into hunger and raising carbon emissions, according to Friends of the Earth...
Councils failing to meet local waste targetsEpolitix.com | 26 Jul 2006
Local authorities look set to miss targets on reducing the amount of biodegradable waste sent to landfill disposal sites, according to a report from parliament's spending watchdog.
Lax landfill traders will be fined - BradshawEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 19 Jul 2006
Local authorities that fail to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill using the Government's new trading scheme will be fined, waste management minister Ben Bradshaw has said.
Hands sells UK landfill giant to Spanish for £1.4bnThe Independent | 18 Jul 2006
Guy Hands' private-equity group has made about £1bn profit from investing in the waste disposal market after selling the UK's biggest landfill site operator for £1.4bn yesterday.
Prices remain low in landfill allowance trading schemeLetsRecycle.com | 29 Jun 2006
Prices for landfill allowances remain low in the second year of the Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme in England. Council finance officers are being urged by their waste officers to provide funding early, to purchase landfill allowances before prices rise.