Natural Environment http://www.govtoday.co.uk/ Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:14:30 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) en-gb Cameron on Somerset floods: "We are doing all we can" http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/17833-cameron-on-somerset-floods-we-are-doing-all-we-can Prime Minister David Cameron said: "As we continue to face these extraordinary weather events, I have made clear again in COBRA this afternoon that every resource is available to the local communities affected.

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:24:16 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/17833-cameron-on-somerset-floods-we-are-doing-all-we-can
Fracking: The debate between fact and illusion http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/17654-pro-fracking Feelings are running high amongst anti fracking protestors at Barton Moss. Sixteen have been arrested since they set up camp there, seven weeks ago. They are angry that energy company IGas has been given permission to drill a borehole, down to 10,000 feet below ground level, in order to search for shale formations capable of producing shale gas.

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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:08:15 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/17654-pro-fracking
200 hectares of Wales' largest ancient forest to be felled due to tree disease http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/17024-200-hectares-of-wales-largest-ancient-forest-to-be-felled-due-to-tree-disease Presence of Phytophthora ramorum highlights need for resilient woodland across UK as Woodland Trust carries out felling on largest ever scale due to disease

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Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:45:46 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/17024-200-hectares-of-wales-largest-ancient-forest-to-be-felled-due-to-tree-disease
Foreign Secretary welcomes UN IPCC report on Climate Change http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/16953-foreign-secretary-welcomes-un-ipcc-report-on-climate-change The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its latest assessment of climate science.

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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:55:26 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/16953-foreign-secretary-welcomes-un-ipcc-report-on-climate-change
Scotland’s seabirds in need of ‘lifeline’ after difficult breeding season http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/16908-scotland-s-seabirds-in-need-of-lifeline-after-difficult-breeding-season RSPB Scotland is warning that some of Scotland's globally important seabird colonies could become extinct in parts of the country if the Scottish Government does not act quickly to protect them.

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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:41:36 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/16908-scotland-s-seabirds-in-need-of-lifeline-after-difficult-breeding-season
Nature’s distress call is getting louder, new report to show http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/16896-nature-s-distress-call-is-getting-louder-new-report-to-show Gland, Switzerland – Governments will gather this week in Stockholm to consider the final text for the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 report, widely expected to highlight the drivers of climate change.

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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:00:08 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/16896-nature-s-distress-call-is-getting-louder-new-report-to-show
Badger cull - piloting controls on bovine TB http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/16766-badger-cull-piloting-controls-on-bovine-tb On 27 August the National Farmers Union announced that pilot badger culls have started to help bring bovine TB under control. These culls are being carried out in Gloucestershire and Somerset, which are TB hotspot areas, by trained professionals.

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Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:18:26 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/16766-badger-cull-piloting-controls-on-bovine-tb
Wales Office Minister: Summer sunshine a boost for Brecon tourism industry http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/16701-wales-office-minister-summer-sunshine-a-boost-for-brecon-tourism-industry From its impressive rolling landscapes, to hosting stellar names from the world of jazz at its annual eclectic festival, Wales Office Minister Baroness Jenny Randerson will today (9 August) see how Wales' tourism and hospitality sector is thriving in Brecon.

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Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:59:30 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/16701-wales-office-minister-summer-sunshine-a-boost-for-brecon-tourism-industry
New granite memorial for UK's remotest war grave http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/16650-new-granite-memorial-for-uk-s-remotest-war-grave A memorial marking the crash site of an RAF aircrew has been flown onto a remote mountainside in the Highlands by an RAF Chinook helicopter.

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Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:54:49 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/16650-new-granite-memorial-for-uk-s-remotest-war-grave
Govt to introduce Pollinator Action Plan' to tackle bee decline http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/16322-govt-to-introduce-pollinator-action-plan-to-tackle-bee-decline Government plans revealed today for the introduction of a National Pollinator Strategy to tackle the rapid decline of Britain's bees and other pollinating insects have been given a cautious welcome by Friends of the Earth.

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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:53:16 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/35-natural-environment/16322-govt-to-introduce-pollinator-action-plan-to-tackle-bee-decline