It seems obvious that there should be a social good in recycling, and in avoiding fly tipping. If there is a perverse incentive to avoid bringing asbestos (and other toxins) in for proper breakdown and removal, then this perverse incentive needs to be removed. Perhaps...read more
I wonder what the Brexit voting majority thinks in Wales and the North East? Do they assume subsidies will replace those removed when we leave the EU. The conservative party are evidently tempted to take a leaf from the Greens and to put the environment higher on...read more
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Excessive use of Agrochemicals is risking all our health.. Phosphates and Nitrates in excess in farming..
Roger Harrabin reports for BBC News 10th November 2017: Scale of 'nitrate timebomb' revealed This is an international problem, but Wales, with its intensive protein/meat production is in the front line. Our water supply is polluted. Clue Green algae (Cyanamids BGA)...read more
Chris Smyth and Jeremy Starkey report 8th November 2017: Farmers reject WHO plea to stop antibiotic use in attempt to curb superbugs Which goes to show that "The profit driver trumps public health for farmers." Why would you expect it to be any different for the...read more
If the river is white, think of milk, if the river is algal and there is a dead sheep think of blue green algae and neurotoxins, if there are dead fish think of chemicals (accidental or deliberate). If there are cormorants there are usually fish. Yesterday I walked...read more
Ben Webster in The Times 1st October reports: Birds of prey are being killed with impunity, claims RSPB And don't think this is not happening near you. Apart from the gun and trap assaults on birds, the insecticides which have led to fewer windscreen cleanings are...read more
Biodegradation: do you know as much as you think, or as much as you need to know? Dog poo is nothing..
The ugly journey of our trash and litter starts in cities and towns. Cigarette butts take 8 years, chewing gum 10 years, and nylon fishing line is virtually never gone. Along with plastic, nylon simply degenerates into smaller and smaller particles, and is becoming...read more
Farmers are “gearing up” for a post Brexit world. The environment may well suffer – from even more slurry.. Alarm over decline in flying insects
As the EU money for environmental projects dries up, and the farming community pprepares for a world without subsidies, the unsuspecting public will be asked to pay more for its food. No problem here for those in work, but for those out of work and "just managing" we...read more
Londoners know that they have some lovely walkways, and the Dollis Greenway is one of them, At the North Circular the Dollis brook meets with the water coming from West Hampstead, the Mutton Brook. There is a children's playground there frequented by local residents....read more