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Government Consults on National Park GovernanceEnvironmental Protection UK | 16 Nov 2010
Defra is reviewing the governance arrangements of National Park Authorities (NPAs) via a consultation aimed at increasing local accountability. The stated purpose of the review is to explore ways in which governance of the NPAs can be made more effective and more responsive to local concerns and to consider the extent to which it is appropriate for different NPAs to have different organisational arrangements in place.
Climate Change in Spotlight at London 'I Count' EventFriends of the Earth- England, Wales and N.Ireland. | 03 Aug 2006
The Stop Climate Chaos coalition today announced it is to stage `I Count', a huge event in London's Trafalgar Square, on Saturday 4th November, 2006 at 1pm.
WI goes to war on wasteEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 27 Jun 2006
Once seen as nothing more than a social club for ageing ladies, the Women's Institute is becoming an increasingly political force for environmental change - and has now gone to war on waste.
Aid doubled to £1bn for African schoolsThe Independent | 27 Jun 2006
British aid to promote education in Africa will be doubled to £1bn a year, Tony Blair announced as he urged the world's richest nations to deliver on the promises made at last year's G8 summit. Mr Blair used a speech at King's College, London, to call on campaigners to maintain the pressure generated in the run-up to the Gleneagles summit.
Ontario urges U.S. co-operation on air pollutionReuters | 27 Jun 2006
Canadians and Americans are harming each other with air pollution and must work closely to mitigate climate change and reduce environmental damage, politicians from both sides of the border said on Monday.
Blagging in the blogosphereBBC | 23 Jun 2006
This week's Green Room asks whether blogs are helping raise environmental awareness or just confusing matters.
First teal ducklings on Campbell IslandBirdlife International | 20 Jun 2006
The reintroduction of the flightless Campbell Island Teal Anas nesiotis to its sub-Antarctic home in 2004, after more than a century of exile, was carried out successfully.
Green groups call for battle against whaling bloctoday.reuters.co.uk | 19 Jun 2006
Conservation groups on Monday called on governments to redouble their efforts to save endangered whales after pro-whaling nations led by Japan won a majority at an international whaling meeting for the first time in more than 20 years.
CDM to reduce emissions by 1 billion tonnesEnvironmental Finance | 16 Jun 2006
Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects are set to generate the equivalent of 1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emission reductions by 2012, says the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat. This figure is equivalent to the combined emissions of the UK and Spain
Government welcomes report on affordable rural housingDEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 18 May 2006
A new report which highlights the need for more homes to help families in rural areas has been welcomed by Housing Minister, Yvette Cooper and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs David Miliband.
Call for crop regulation changesBBC | 17 Mar 2006
All new farming techniques in the UK should be assessed for their environmental impact before they are introduced, leading scientists say.