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

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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


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

  1., 7 February 2012
  2., 31 January 2012
  3., 26 January 2012
  4., 24 Jan 2012
  5., 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


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

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

  1., p.6, January 2012
  2., 14 January 2012
  3., 1/11/12
  4., January 2012
  5., Jan. 03, 2012


Wast Water in the evening
CPRE celebrate shelving of plans for two nuclear power stations in the Lake District, 18 October [1] topic
  • Carlisle: this Sat part of the city centre will be turned into a park for the day. July 22 [2]
Tidal Basin Visit Spring 2010
Largest cherry tree in the country found in Cumbria, 11/05 [3] topic


  • Liverpool, Knowsley, St Helens, Wirral, Sefton, Halton councils pldege to create a low carbon economy, September 15 [4] "The low carbon pledge - sees councils setting goals to become energy self sufficient and a net energy exporter by 2030 with the aim of becoming the biggest low carbon goods and services city-region economy in UK. As part of this partners aim to increase the current 9,000 people directly employed in the environmental technologies sector to 15,000 by 2015. The Smarter Choices programme will support the Low Carbon Economy through a transport network that reduces carbon dioxide emissions and tackles climate change." topic
  • Climate Friendly Food, St Helens: will develop a carbon accreditation scheme for local primary food producers.
  • South Manchester Carbon Co-Operative: helping local households buy carbon reduction measures such as insulation.
  • Government to announce plans for the first big electrification of the rail network since the late 1980s, involving the London to Swansea and Liverpool to Manchester lines. July 23 [6] Work will start immediately and for Liverpool-Manchester will be completed within four years and for London-Swansea within eight years, although stages in between will be completed earlier. topic, place
  • Natural England to identify possible extensions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park boundaries, May 4 [7] topic, place
  • National Park saved from a damaging road, February 26 [8] Longdendale Bypass W


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  1., 18 October 2010
  2. twitter, July 22, 2010
  3., 11/05/2010
  4. Communities and Local Government, September 15, 2009
  5. Department of Energy and Climate Change, July 17, 2009
  6. Department for Transport, July 23, 2009
  7. Natural England, May 4, 2009
  8. Campaign for Better Transport, February 26
  9. Campaign to Protect Rural England, March 18 2009
  10. Department for Transport, June 9
  11. Campaign for Better Transport, June 9

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