The charity has called for better application of laws designed to protect birds, particularly in the North East.Read the full story ›
Fisheries officers will be stocking the Rivers Tees and Wear today, as part of the Environment Agency's plans to to develop and restore rivers in the region.
Thousands of Chub, Dace, Roach, Crucian Carp, Tench, Rudd and Bream will be introduced to the River Tees at Low Conniscliffe and Darlington, and to the River Wear at Maiden Castle.
Six stillwater fisheries in the region will also be stocked with 15,000 Roach, Rudd, Bream, Tench and Crucian Carp to help improve angling.
The Environment Agency releases fish into waterways annually, using data from national fish surveys to identify areas where there are problems with breeding and survival.
Cool summers on the Rivers Wear and Tees have made it more difficult for fish to survive, so the introduction of new stock will help boost dwindling populations.
The fish come from the Environment Agency's fish farm at Calverton in Nottinghamshire, where between 350,000 and 500,000 fish are bred to stock rivers each year.
The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the River Ure at Roecliffe Caravan Park, North Yorkshire. River levels are expected to peak in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Residents are advised to take 'immediate action' to protect themselves and their property.
More information is available on the Environment Agency's website.
A large sinkhole on a residential street in Newcastle has revealed old mine workings.Read the full story ›
A new refuse scheme will be introduced in parts of Newcastle’s West End this winter, after successful piloting programmes in other areas.Read the full story ›
The Campaign for National Parks says it will not mount a legal challenge against the North York Moors National Park Authority.Read the full story ›
The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the Roker area of Sunderland and the North Tyneside area from Cullercoats to Tynemouth.
Low lying areas may be at risk of flooding around the early morning high tide between 3-5am.
The Environment Agency urges people to:
- Be prepared to protect yourself, family, pets and property.
- Be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads.
- Keep an eye on local water levels and weather conditions.
- Tune into weather, news and travel bulletins on local television and radio.
- Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water.
- Check the Environment Agency website for updates
Nine people have been arrested in connection with a protest at Shotton Surface Mine near Cramlington, Northumberland.
Officers from Northumbria Police were on the scene to minimise any disruption and try and keep mine staff and protesters safe.
The protestors, who believe coal mining contributes to global warming, stopped work at the mine when they occupied areas of it earlier in the day.
A group of environmental campaigners calling themselves 'Matt Ridley's Conscience' have taken over mining equipment at Shotton Surface Mine near Cramlington in Northumberland.
The group have taken their name from the owner of the Blagdon Estate, Viscount Ridley, who's land houses part of Shotton Surface Mine.
The campaigners want coal extraction to cease as they believe burning coal contributes to climate change.
From today, you'll have to pay 5p if you want a carrier bag when you're doing your shopping in larger stores.
Might be a good time when to raid your carrier bag stash and take a few out with you next time you hit the high street.
Send us your 'carrier bag selfies' or pictures of your 'bag drawer' to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's a few to get you started...