New "brainy" bins are being introduced in Bath. They come with much more than just a plastic bag. Run by solar power they monitor how full they are and notify street cleaners when they need emptying. They also have their own wi fi system. Tanya Mercer reports on this bin revolution.
A group of sharks are being tracked by scientists at the University of Exeter
Scientists at the University of Exeter are tracking a group of sharks off the west coast of Scotland to learn more about their behaviour.
20 basking sharks have been tagged by researchers from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the university.
To track the basking sharks online go to snh.gov.uk.
A decision will made today at the Royal Courts of Justice on two proposed badger culling trials in Somerset and Gloucestershire.
The Badger Trust challenged DEFRA on the trials which are due to start later this summer. The culls are being proposed as a method of stopping the spread of TB.
A campaigner says that more than eighty old barges should be given legal protection. The hulks were stranded on the shore of the river severn at Purton in Gloucestershire more than a century ago so that silt would collect around them and strengthen the banks, protecting the nearby canal.
Now, though, they are slowly rotting away, but are also being targetted by vandals. Ken Goodwin reports.
Farmers across the West Country say their crops are being destroyed by a slug invasion. The wet and mild weather is creating the perfect conditions for the creatures.
The Royal Horticultural Society says they've doubled in number this summer. Organic farmers who say they're being worst hit.
Organic farmer Marie Welsh from Cornwall says slugs have been destroying crops in what has been one of the worst years for the problem.
The wet and mild weather is creating the perfect conditions for the pests.
Campaigners fighting plans to build an incinerator at Devonport have received a setback with their legal challenge. 'PlymWIN's' case against the development has been refused a judicial review by the Court of Appeal.
Planning permission for the plant was granted last year and building work is due to start soon. The incinerator will burn 250,000 tonnes of waste a year - some residents are worried about health risks. Campaigners plan to continue their battle.
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Farmers across the West Country say their crops are being destroyed by an invasion of slugs. The wet and mild weather is creating the perfect conditions for the pests. Organic farmers who don't use pesticides say they're being worst hit.
A report out today is expected to recommend transferring the Forest of Dean and other publicly-owned woodland into a new trust. It follows the outcry over plans to privatise the service.