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UK carbon emissions: where do they come from and how have they changed? 7 February 2012 [1] topic, topic

River Oich at Loch Ness - Fort Augustus - Scotland

Emissions fell in Scotland by 7% in 2009, mainly due to the impact of the recession and a reduction in economic output. Emissions are however likely to have risen in 2010, as a result of the cold temperatures at the start and end of 2010, and due to increased economic activity. 31 January [2] topic

Ringstead and White Nothe

Ramblers rejoice as first stretch of coast path becomes a reality, 26 January [3] topic, place

Avebury4

16 pubs closing every week. Government needs to do more to protect ‘community pubs’, ippr, 24 Jan 2012 [4] topic

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Climate Change Risk Assessment "compelling evidence.. of the need to increase our resilience." Government announce National Adaptation Programme, 26 January [5] topic
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References

  1. guardian.co.uk, 7 February 2012
  2. theccc.org.uk, 31 January 2012
  3. ramblers.org.uk, 26 January 2012
  4. ippr.org, 24 Jan 2012
  5. defra.gov.uk, 26 January 2012


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"Participation is ranked 3rd (out of 97) and is well supported across all organisational types. Given the prominence of this concept, turning it into meaningful initiatives and outcomes in the Rio process will be vital." Rio+20: Analysis of Zero Draft Submissions, January 2012 [1]

Henderson Waves, Singapore

The Greening of Singapore, 14 January [2]

Cheser Zoo, England

Jane Goodall Institute: Saving Trees and Chimpanzees While Improving Health, 1/11/12 [3] topic

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Rio 2012 - Zero draft of the outcome document published, January 2012 [4]

Sunset at the rowing pond

World cities say: 'Hear us!', New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg champions a major role for cities at Rio+20, Jan. 03 [5]
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References

  1. stakeholderforum.org, p.6, January 2012
  2. singaporesojourn.blogspot.com, 14 January 2012
  3. janegoodall.org, 1/11/12
  4. uncsd2012.org, January 2012
  5. charlotteobserver.com, Jan. 03, 2012


2011

Tree planters

750,000 tree seeds sown in UK's largest new native woodland, 20 Oct [1] topic, place


2010

Peterborough
Peterborough launches Smarter City Project aiming to transform the city into the leading sustainable city in the UK, 16 Mar [3] Opportunity Peterborough, Peterborough City Council, IBM (NYSE: IBM), Royal Haskoning and Green Ventures announce a new collaboration. The collaboration has outlined plans to launch a Sustainable City Visualisation project, which will initially focus on building a new online platform to monitor and analyze data on Peterborough's energy, water, transport and waste systems. This data will be used to produce a real-time, integrated view of the city's environmental performance. Residents and city officials will be able to log on to the web portal and easily access the necessary information to make more informed decisions about resource usage. For example, the city will be able to make suggestions to improve home water and energy usage, while being able to work more effectively with the utilities to plan the long term energy and water infrastructure that is needed for a sustainable future. For the first time, utilities, government agencies and local businesses will be able to share information for a more comprehensive view of the city's ecosystem. This will enable the various agencies to streamline and make more effective, ecologically-minded decisions and strategies to maximize sustainability. The system will also allow Peterborough residents to provide feedback and offer suggestions for improvement. topic, place
Station Road
Sheringham wins in appeal against superstore, 4 March [4] topic, topic



Tree planting
Over 300 locals turn up and plant over 7,000 trees between them at a community planting day on Saturday January 30th. The Heartwood Forest site has now been filled with around 40,000 trees in just two months, all planted by willing volunteers, with a further 600,000 to go in the ground in the next ten years. [6]

2009

  • Suffolk coastal sites to be assessed for possible release of white-tailed eagles, September 24 [7] topic



2008

  • Tesco's plans for Sheringham store rejected, September 9 [12] topic



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References

  1. woodlandtrust.presscentre.com, 20 Oct 2011
  2. livingwithrats, October 26, 2011
  3. IBM Press room, 16 Mar 2010
  4. Campaign to Protect Rural England, 4 March 2010
  5. Campaign for Better Transport, 15 February 2010
  6. Woodland Trust, 2 February 2010
  7. Natural England, September 24, 2009
  8. Campaign for Better Transport, April 20, 2009
  9. Campaign for Better Transport, April 20, 2009
  10. Campaign to Protect Rural England, March 18 2009
  11. Natural England, November 22
  12. Campaign to Protect Rural England, September 9
  13. Woodland Trust, July 28
  14. Friends of the Earth, October 9
  15. Greenpeace, October 9
  16. Campaign to Protect Rural England, May 12
  17. Broads Authority, April 15
  18. Broads Society, April 14

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