A scientist from Carmarthen has won the world's top prize for animal conservation for his work in saving nine species from extinction.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of people have gathered at Ffos-y-fran near Merthyr Tydfil to try and shut down the UK's largest opencast coal mine.
The 'End Coal Now' camp is being organised by climate activist network Reclaim the Power, just days before Wales goes to the polls to vote in the Assembly election.
Participants are calling for a ban on opencast coal mining across Wales and the UK and the creation of thousands of green jobs.
"The local community have battled the giant Ffos-y-fran mine polluting their homes and our planet for nearly a decade. Now we are joining them to resist coal company Miller Argent's attempts to override local democracy and force through a new mine next door. Last April, the Welsh Assembly voted for a moratorium on opencast coal mining but the government ignored them. Wales deserves a transition away from polluting energy, towards clean energy and thousands of jobs. Our camp will show the candidates running for election that the public demands a ban on opencast coal mining across Wales, and the rest of the UK."
Coal company Miller Argent though say they employ more than two hundred local people and support affordable electricity generation.
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2016 is the Year of Adventure so we're discovering some of the most exhilarating things you can see and do across Wales.Read the full story ›
Site owner CPL warns the costs of clearing and cleaning up the site would run into "tens of millions of pounds".Read the full story ›
Protesters have gathered in Caerphilly against plans to build up to thirteen thousand homes across the county borough.Read the full story ›
A major exercise took place in Cardiff on Wednesday to make sure the city is prepared in the event of future floods.Read the full story ›
Vandalism at a nature reserve has resulted in the death of thousands of bees and their young.Read the full story ›
It's all part of 'Operation Polygon' to make sure emergency services in Wales are prepared for major flooding incidents in the future.Read the full story ›
All countries within the UK saw an increase in the amount of rubbish found on the coastline - except Wales where levels dropped after a record rise the previous year.
The Marine Conservation Society says more than 8,000 plastic bottles were collected on beaches from Orkney to the Channel Islands.
This averaged 160 bottles per mile or 99 bottles per kilometre cleaned.
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