Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has launched a campaign to crackdown on litter louts litter louts, fly tippers and dirty dog owners.Read the full story ›
The charity Butterfly Conservation says this year's Big Butterfly Count has seen an increase in brown coloured species.
The Meadow Brown was the most commonly seen species and the butterfly saw a 51% surge in numbers compared to last year’s Count.
The Gatekeeper remained stable in numbers and although the butterfly topped the 2014 Count, this time it was pushed into second place by the Meadow Brown. The Ringlet saw a 100% increase to secure third place.
The average number of individual butterflies seen per Count was 12, down 18% compared to last year.
The white butterflies all suffered big decreases, as did the Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock, both of which were only half as abundant in Wales this summer as in the previous one.
Top ten species ranking in Wales:
- Meadow Brown 4,808 seen
- Gatekeeper 3,777
- Ringlet 1,755
- Large White 1,646
- Small White 1,310
- Small Tortoiseshell 1,296
- Peacock 1,044
- Red Admiral 974
- Six-spot Burnet 965
- Speckled Wood 731
More than half a million Welsh households could save £200 or more by switching gas and electricity suppliers, new government figures suggest.
But a recent poll found that only 6% of people in Wales realised they could save that amount by switching, with around one quarter estimating they would save £50 or less.
"With winter almost upon us, many consumers will be dreading higher energy bills... I'd urge consumers to take control of their energy bills before the cold weather starts to bite."
A 'duck lane' has been put in place beside a canal in Brecon to encourage people to be more considerate when walking the towpath.Read the full story ›
As England introduces a 5p charge on plastic bags, we take a light-hearted look beyond the headlines at how it has affected Wales.Read the full story ›
There is one flood warning and seven flood alerts in force for parts of South and West Wales ahead of what are expected to be so-called supertides.
The high tides coincide with the Moon orbiting the Earth at its closest approach (or Perigee). That has led to this week's supermoon.
They will also lead to a strong Severn Bore.
The Marine Conservation Society is concerned at the lack of volunteers who have signed up for the 'Great British Beach Clean' this year.Read the full story ›
Trees from across the country have been shortlisted for this year's Tree of the Year competition.Read the full story ›
Snowdonia is one of four protected landscapes which are to be transformed by removing the electricity pylons and overhead lines that scar the view, under plans unveiled by National Grid.
Funding of £500 million will go to reducing the visual impact of stretches of high-voltage transmission lines in the national park and three other areas of England by replacing them with underground cables.
But the Brecon Beacons National Park was not prioritised for a share of the cash.
Reducing the visual impact of pylons and power lines in our most precious landscapes is highly desirable, but it is also very expensive and technically complex so we have had to make some difficult decisions.
Although four schemes have been prioritised, none of the locations on our original short list have been dropped and they will remain under consideration for future work to reduce the impact of National Grid's transmission lines under the vision impact provision project.
Parts of north and mid Wales are share a part of £1.2m lottery cash to preserve the native red squirrel across the UK.
Funding will go to support a four-year programme to secure the future of the native red, immortalised as "Squirrel Nutkin" by Beatrix Potter which has been driven out by the grey squirrel.
The project will involve culling grey squirrels to preserve existing areas which are free of the non-native species, for example on the island of Anglesey and in Kielder Forest, and protect conifer woodland habitat where red squirrels thrive and greys do not. It will extend existing red squirrel "protection zones" in mid-Wales and Merseyside and take a whole country approach to preserving the native reds in Northern Ireland.