Wales this Week goes on the trail of illegal waste tippers, who cost Wales millions of pounds a year.
Two chicks which successfully hatched at Cors Dyfi nature reserve near Machynlleth are now four weeks old.
Ash dieback disease has reached Wales for the first time.The fungal disease is threatening to wipe out the majority of Britain's ash trees.
Voting has opened for the European Tree of the Year competition and Wales has high hopes for its entrant.
The Oak at the Gate of the Dead sits right in the gateway to the Ceiriog Valley at Castle Mill right on Offas Dyke.
The tree, which is reporter to be between 750 and 1200 years old witnessed a the legendary battle of Crogen in 1165, where an invading English Army was ambushed by Welsh forces in the area.
People are able to vote for the tree, or any others, throughout the whole of February, on the website www.treeoftheyear.org
If you're looking for a way of getting rid of leftovers from Christmas - and would like to do your bit for the environment - this could be for you.
We're being urged to mark the New Year with a new effort to reuse things - and to recycle rubbish.
It's all part of a drive to get us to recycle 58% of our waste by next year.
Tom Sheldrick reports.
Source: Waste Awareness Wales
- Household recycling in Wales rose from 7% in 2001 to 52% in 2012/13
- A single drink can could be recycled as many as eight times in a year, saving enough energy to manufacture 160 new cans.
- 56% of card still ends up in landfill. 60% of card thrown in a Welsh black bag is made up of thin card packing like cereal boxes.
- In Wales, we produce enough household food waste to fill 10,587 double decker buses...
- Although they can be recycled, aerosols and foil are the two materials that the greatest proportion of people throw-away.
- Only 50% of plastic bottles in Wales get recycled. We use around 725,000 a day.
- Around 600 million UK household batteries (22,000 tonnes) – the equivalent weight of 110 Jumbo Jets – are sent to landfill each year. Most could be recycled instead.
Recycling organisation 'Waste Awareness Wales' says 2013 was a year of recycling success.
It comes as the target to recycle 52 per cent of waste was achieved. But the organisation says more needs to be done, with a target of 58% set for 2015-16.
On the map it just looks blank - but between the Conwy Valley and Snowdonia is one of the world's most remarkable eco-systems - a blanket bog.
They've spent hundreds of thousands of pounds building dams and destroying ditches to take the landscape back to how it was for centuries.
Rob Shelley reports.
A group of enthusiasts are hoping that a Wales tree could win the European Tree of the Year competition.
They think that one great oak that lies in the picturesque Ceiriog Valley near Chirk has a history that gives it one of the best stories to be found between Cardiff and Kiev... Rob Shelley has been to discover more.
The Caeryder Oak, in Llanhennock, near Newport, is believed to be 1,000 years old. This photograph was sent to us by a local resident who thinks it could rival the the Oak at the Gate of the Dead in the Ceiriog Valley, which has just been nominated in the European Tree of the Year competition.
If you know a tree that can rival the Ceiriog Valley Oak, send us a picture via email to email@example.com
An oak tree that witnessed a legendary battle in 1165 has been entered into the European Tree of the Year Award.
The Oak at the Gate of the Dead lives in the Ceiriog Valley.
It's believed to have existed during the time of the battle of Crogen, where an invading English Army was ambushed by Welsh forces in the area.
People will be able to vote for the tree, or any others, from February next year on the websiteL www.treeoftheyear.org
Seven months after one of Wales' most iconic oak trees, the Pontfadog Oak was blown down in a storm, one of its neighbours, the Oak at the Gate of the Dead, in the Ceiriog Valley has been entered into the European Tree of the Year Award.
It's the first time a Welsh tree has been nominated in the competition which aims to find the most beautiful and rarest of trees, with a story that can bring a community together.
The tree is believed to be around 1,000 years old and it stands at Castle Mill near Chirk.
More needs to be done to protect wildlife in Wales according to a leading charity. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds says action is vital as habitats and species are declining.
The Welsh Government has just begun a consultation on plans to streamline the way the
environment is managed in Wales. Natural Resources Wales came into being earlier this year and was formed from a merger of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and the Forestry Commission Wales. The Welsh Government says it wants more co-operation between bodies and for the
management of the environment to be streamlined. RSPB Cymru says it is pleased that the state of the environment in Wales is in the spotlight but says concrete action is needed as the situation for a number of species is becoming critical.
– Katie-Jo Luxton, RSPB Cymru
We tend to think of Wales as clean and green, but in fact we're losing that diversity of life, right here, right now."