Blue Flag awards have been given to seven of our regions beaches placing them among the best in the world.Read the full story ›
.. the puffins return to the Farne Islands.
The popular characters have started to arrive on Inner Farne for their breeding season.
But they weren't the only exciting guests off the east coast today:
An elusive pine marten has been caught on video in Northumberland for the first time.Read the full story ›
The futuristic looking structure, which is rectangular and covered in foliage, is said to have the ability to filter pollutants.Read the full story ›
Scores of people have marched through North Derbyshire to protest against fracking. Community groups from Yorkshire, Derbyshire and beyond joined forces to raise awareness of their campaign and call for an end to all plans to drill for shale gas anywhere in the country. Lisa Adlam reports.
Communities across County Durham and Darlington are being urged to take part in the ‘Big Spring Clean’ litter-picking campaign.Read the full story ›
Helen Skelton investigates for 'Tonight' whether it’s possible to live without plastic entirely...Read the full story ›
Plastic packaging weighing more than the equivalent of 3.3 million emperor penguins will be thrown away this Christmas, campaigners warn.Read the full story ›
Teams of environmental officers are patrolling fly-tipping hotspots in Newcastle to try and reduce a growing problem.Read the full story ›
Salmon has returned to a formerly polluted river in County Durham, for the first time in living memory.Read the full story ›