Wildlife experts have warned over the possible extinction of water voles, with a dramatic decline in numbers over the past 45 years.Read the full story ›
Laing O’Rourke has been named as preferred bidder for the ~£200M contract to deliver the lagoon’s 410 metre turbine house and sluice structure block.
Developers say this part of the project will require up to 500 workers at peak construction, a substantial number of whom will be local to South Wales. Concrete, reinforcing and other materials will also be sourced locally.
Laing O’Rourke has named Arup as its lead design and engineering partner for the contract.
Announcing that Laing O’Rourke is joining the team is a major step forward for the project. As preferred bidder, their contribution over the next few months alongside General Electric and Andritz Hydro will be invaluable in preparing for delivery on site in 2016
Part of the Great Orme has been bought by the National Trust in an effort to safeguard it for the future. But how much do you know about it?Read the full story ›
The future of vast areas of the Great Orme in Llandudno has been safeguarded by the National Trust. It's thanks to a 50 year campaign.Read the full story ›
More than 150,000 disease-infected larch trees are being felled at Cwmcarn Forest Drive in the South Wales Valleys.
The move has been in the pipeline for several months, with the area shut to visitors while the work is taking place.
Natural Resources Wales says it's vital to stop the spread of the virus and that there will be at least a two-year felling period.
We have to fell it now because if we didn't, we'd end up with forests of dead trees in years to come. And those trees would be worthless. So by felling it now we're actually able to recover some of the value of the timber, and put that back into what is the public purse, in effect.
But local action group Friends of Cwmcarn Forest Drive are concerned that the attraction will never be re-opened, with NRW yet to confirm when the closure will be lifted.
There are also concerns because a goshawk - a rare bird of prey - is nesting in one of the trees with her chicks.
There's a strong feeling of frustration in the community really that something so precious has been taken away, in the way that it's been done. Everything's been taken away from up there - all the sculptures, the playgrounds, the barbecues. And it all seems so final.
Wales' beaches have seen an increase in the number of highly prestigious international Blue Flag awards, amongst others.Read the full story ›
Just a few years ago Penllergare Valley Woods was damaged and neglected.Read the full story ›
People in Wales are being urged to help stop the water vole from going extinct. New figures show the population has dramatically declined.Read the full story ›
The giant tidal energy project uses 'Deep Green' technology, using tidal currents toproduce electricity for thousands of homes.Read the full story ›
Villagers whose homes are threatened by a landlside say they're living in fear of thousands of tonnes of mud and clay which has slipped from a hillside to land just metres from their properties.
Ian Lang reports from Flintshire:
The clay like mud is still moving and the home owners fear much worse could follow.