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How will Brexit affect bees in the UK? Interview with Marcus Cordingley

20th of June, 2016 Following Brexit a lot of environmentalists have been questioning the effects of leaving the EU. Bees are threaten all over the world by different things such as pesticides and climate change. The EU with its policy against some pesticides for example, has been a protection for bees and bee keepers all over the Union. It is …

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Going for a swim in the warm weather? Make sure to check the water quality first!

With temperatures hitting +30° in parts of the country today, people across the country are heading to bathing locations in droves. If you want to check the quality of the water before diving in, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have developed an online platform where they post up-to-date information regarding bathing quality, the presence of lifeguards and other important information about beaches, lakes and rivers.

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UK NGOs concerned as Theresa May Abolishes Department of Energy and Climate Change

Public figures and NGOs in the U.K. have expressed concern over new Prime Minister, Theresa May’s decision to abolish the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

It was announced this week, following her cabinet reshuffle that the DECC would be dismantled and that its functions would now be carried out by the newly formed Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under Secretary of State Greg Clark, M.P.

This is seen by many as a downgrading of the priority status given to Climate Change, given that the department does not have the words Climate Change in its title.

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Show Your Support for Peatland and get Involved for International Bog Day !

Bogs are one of the most ancient habitats in Ireland and are home to birds, frogs and countless insects and small creatures. They are also home to many rare plants. Covering 1,200,000 hectares (1/6th) of the island, Ireland contains more bog, relatively speaking, than any country in Europe except Finland. Across Europe, as well as in Ireland, bogs have been exploited in recent centuries as a source of fuel. Considering that many of the bogs in the rest of Europe already gone, Ireland’s now have an increased importance to the scientific community, as well as the tourist industry.