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Green Alliance report suggests nature and green jobs will benefit regions most affected by unemployment

A new study by the think tank Green Alliance suggests that more than 16,000 nature and green industry jobs could be created as part of the UK’s wider recovery plans, with regions facing the greatest employment challenges due to benefit the most. According to the new report ‘jobs for a green recovery: levelling up through […]

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Generation Green project to deliver new jobs and volunteer roles for the generation

Thousands of young people will have the opportunity to establish connections with the environment through a new project dedicated to generating new jobs, training, volunteering and outdoor learning opportunities.  The Green Recovery Challenge Fund grant will support several not-for-profit environmental and outdoor education organisations and the Generation Green Project, a plan that focuses on young […]

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The Earthshot Prize – a decade of action to repair our Earth

Prince William and Sir David Attenborough have joined forces and announced the launch of one of the most prestigious global environmental awards in history. Prince William believes the world is at a tipping point and explains that the Earthshot prize is his and Sir David Attenborough’s effort to ensure we can pass our planet onto […]

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The Conservation Trust highlights the positive implications of farming on UK biodiversity

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is urging policymakers to ensure working conservationists are at the core of conservation and green plans in the UK. A new platform called Working for Wildlife developed by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) refers to farmers and land managers as working conservationists. The GWCT believes this group […]

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A Day in the Life of an Assistant Ecologist

Among the many areas within the environmental sector is the role of an assistant ecologist. In the case of Thomson EC, the duties of the employee who takes this position can involve a variety of tasks to help determine whether or not development can take place on specific areas of land. Assistant Ecologist Byron Humphries […]

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China Announces Ivory Trade Ban

World’s Biggest Consumer of Elephant Tusks Calls a Halt to Poaching China has announced a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017. This is a very important decision as China is the biggest market in the world, and some estimates suggest that 70% of the world’s trade ends up […]

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The New Buzz

You can be a bee scientist, thanks to a new app There’s a new app for your android or iPhone – Bee-friend. It will enable you to become a “citizen scientist” in order to study bees, and help us understand their decline in order to improve the situation. Numbers and types of insects, including bees, […]

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National Trust Goes Green

Heritage organisation to invest £3.5 million in clean energy  The National Trust has come up with an ambitious plan to provide clean energy to forty-three historic properties in partnership with green electricity supplier Good Energy. The 2013/14 pilot project sees five heritage sites receive £3.5 million to install various green improvements including hydropower, biomass and […]

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Bees Need Pods – Bee Refuelling Stations

You notice a bee lying on the ground. At first you think it is dead, but then it moves a little? As bees are in decline in many places, you want to help, but what do you do? Bees are dying all over the world in a terrible phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder. According to […]