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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

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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

Corn Field in Minnesota

Go-ahead given for two new biomass stations in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, which combined will produce enough electricity to meet the needs of over a million homes. 10 August [1] topic


Meadowhall Rally 2008

Sheffield Renewables celebrates gaining planning permission for Jordan Dam hydro power scheme near Meadowhall. May 24 [2] topic

2009

  • Skipwith Common declared a National Nature Reserve, 17 December [3] / project
  • Under the Sustainable Communities Act - a law which obliges central government to listen to public proposals submitted to local authorities – Sheffield Council is calling for asylum seekers to be given the right to work in the UK. August 3 [4]
  • Give communities access to derelict land to grow their own produce, say panel of Sheffield citizens, June 4 [5] topic
  • Natural England to identify possible extensions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park boundaries, May 4 [6] topic, place



2007

  • Government propose changes to Yorkshire and Humber housing figures, and is inviting expression of interests for Eco-town schemes. September 28 [11]

2006


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References

  1. decc.gov.uk, 10 August 2011
  2. sheffieldrenewables.org.uk, May 24, 2011
  3. Natural England, 17 December 2009
  4. Sheffield City Council, August 3, 2009
  5. Sheffield City Council, June 4, 2009
  6. Natural England, May 4, 2009
  7. Campaign to Protect Rural England, March 26 2009
  8. Campaign to Protect Rural England, March 18 2009
  9. Campaign to Protect Rural England, January 7
  10. Friends of the Earth, April 7
  11. Communities and Local Government, September 28

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