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  • UK government invites developers to show government how to get the future public data site right - how to find and use public sector information, September 30 [1] topic
  • Near trebling of towns who have attained the walk-friendly accreditation status over the past year, (date not found) [3] topic
  • Government announces extra funding to improve facilities for cyclists at rail stations, September 28 [4] topic
  • Suffolk coastal sites to be assessed for possible release of white-tailed eagles, September 24 [5] topic, place
  • In the past year only 3 to 4 per cent had been involved in an actual decision affecting their community and less than a third (32 per cent) were aware of how to go about getting involved, September 23 [6] topic
  • Quality of rivers in England and Wales best for over a century, September 22 [7] topic
  • World’s biggest wind turbine blades to be made in Britain, September 16 [8] topic
  • Wiltshire Council overwhelmingly rejects motion to withdraw the local authority from a national initiative to tackle climate change, September 16 [9] Result of the vote: 85 councillors reiterated support for action on climate change, compared to only 6 who wanted the council to withdraw. The councillors were calling for Wiltshire Council to remove itself from the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change arguing against "a widely disputed theory that industrial mankind causes global warming." Over 300 councils have so far signed the Declaration which commits councils and their partners to systematically address the causes of climate change and to prepare their community for its impacts. The motion was proposed by nine councillors. topic, place
  • Liverpool, Knowsley, St Helens, Wirral, Sefton, Halton councils pldege to create a low carbon economy, September 15 [10] "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, place
  • Three quarters of the public would pay more for fish caught without damaging the environment, September 10 [11] topic, topic
  • 400 rare lizards released into wild as part of ‘rescue operation’ for UK’s reptiles and amphibians, September 3 [12] topic

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2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005


  1., Digital Engagement Blog, September 30, 2009
  2. Woodland Trust Scotland, September 30, 2009
  3. Ramblers, (date not found)
  4. Department for Transport, September 28, 2009
  5. Natural England, September 24, 2009
  6. Communities and Local Government, September 23, 2009
  7. Environment Agency, September 22, 2009
  8. Department of Energy and Climate Change, September 16, 2009
  9. Friends of the Earth, September 16, 2009
  10. Communities and Local Government, September 15, 2009
  11. Natural England, September 10, 2009
  12. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, September 3, 2009

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