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Monday 23 October 2017
23 October 2017 - NEWS UPDATE
Renewable Energy

Green Investment Bank to launch £1 billion offshore wind fund

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) has announced plans to launch a £1 billion fund to invest in offshore wind projects in UK waters.

Renewable Energy

First for Good Energy as new Dorset solar farm goes live

Good Energy’s new solar farm at Tout Hill, near Wool, has started generating electricity for the first time.

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Green Living

Budleigh Salterton needs pollution action to meet new bathing water standards

Bathing water at Budleigh Salterton is at risk of failing tough new standards for water quality, the Environment Agency has warned.

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Green Living

South west schools’ environmental project starts with raingardens

A city-wide scheme to create raingardens in Gloucester schools has been launched to help improve the local environment and tackle the risk of flooding.

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Research

Pesticides pose global threat to biodiversity and are key factor in bee decline

The conclusions of a new four-year study of the systemic pesticides neonicotinoids and fipronil (neonics) confirm that they are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial invertebrate species and are a key factor in the decline of bees.

Research

Arctic warming linked to fewer European and US cold weather extremes, new study shows

Climate change is unlikely to lead to more days of extreme cold, similar to those that gripped the USA in a deep freeze last winter, new research has shown.

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Green Living

Allotments yield healthier soil, study finds

The soils under Britain's allotments are significantly healthier than intensively farmed soils, researchers have found.

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Green Living

Study links farm pesticides, pregnancy and two-thirds increased risk of autism

Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delay, according to a new study