A seal has died after becoming entangled in a large amount of plastic pollution off the Cornwall coast.Read the full story ›
Tesco teams up with Recycling Technologies in a new trial allowing shoppers to recycle packaging which previously could not be recycled.Read the full story ›
Car drivers will not have to pay to enter Bath’s Clean Air Zone after the plans were thrown out by councillors.Read the full story ›
The red squirrel population has grown from 20 animals to around 100 in just six years.Read the full story ›
Engineers at Gloucestershire Airport will build the plane, which is set for take-off in 2020.Read the full story ›
Piles of plastic waste, needles and even a knife have been cleared from underneath one of the region's most iconic landmarks.Read the full story ›
It is estimated that 14,000 bodyboards are left on beaches across the Westcountry each year, as a new campaign hopes highlight the problem.Read the full story ›
Scientists and Environmentalists say they are concerned that current EU laws regulating the health of our coastline will disappear in 2019.Read the full story ›
Comedian Bill Bailey was back in his native Somerset to present the Avalon Marshes with a special award for environmental work.Read the full story ›
The Green MEP for the South West has criticised the government announcement to guarantee £2 billion to underwrite the proposed nuclear electricity generation plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset, which is due to be built partly with Chinese money.
Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for the South West, whose constituency Hinkley would be built in and long term critic of Hinkley says it is astonishing the government is "begging for Chinese money".
Wheeling out the Tory spin machine shows the government’s desperation. This is not new money at all. Numerous deadlines for signing this flawed deal have now been missed with French companies facing technological delays and Chinese companies facing financial difficulties.
It is astonishing that the government will go begging the Chinese for money in the middle of a stock market crisis while neglecting our incredible renewable resources in the South West. The Navitus off-shore wind development in Dorset alone would have secured enough energy to power 700,000 homes. There is clearly an ideological pro nuclear, anti-renewables obsession at the heart of government. While this government sees fit to subsidise foreign companies to support an old industry it is deliberately destroying UK companies and undermining investment opportunities for small-scale investors building the energy of the future.
The Tories are snubbing British citizens who have shown their willingness to invest in community renewables and support the clean, green energy of the future with which our country, and particularly the South West, is so richly endowed.