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Is your life environmentally friendly? If not, maybe it could be with some help from Green Pepper, the environmental and eco-living blog. This is an environmental blog that covers all bases, from news on communities and companies across the world, and what they are doing to reduce their carbon footprints, to how businesses and households could improve their environmental health.

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TV conservationist Iolo Williams backing #TurtleTuesday

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is among 1,300 charities and businesses across the UK supporting #GivingTuesday – the global day of giving following Black Friday and Cyber Saturday.

MCS is taking #GivingTuesday a step further, turning it into #TurtleTuesday to help raise the profile of marine turtles as well as raising funds.

Head of Marketing at MCS, Nicola Greaves, says the charity hopes #TurtleTuesday will

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National Botanic Garden Oak Tree is Tree of the Year

An oak tree which now stands proudly at the National Botanic Garden has been chosen by the public as Wales Tree of the Year for 2015. The tree, christened ‘Survival at the cutting edge’, received 28% of the votes cast in closely fought contest with six other trees across the country, organised by the Woodland Trust (Coed Cadw) and supported by players of People’s Postcode

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UK identified as Western Europe’s least green


Research conducted by insurance firm Staveley Head has identified the UK as the least green country in Western Europe, with a Climate Influence Index of 150.02 – that’s 750,000% higher than Switzerland who placed at the top of the pack as the greenest country. Findings also highlighted that Britons are paying the highest fuel duty in the region.

Staveley Head’s ‘Climate Influence Index’ score provides

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Routledge publishes guide to EU’s climate policies

Set against the backdrop of the 2015 UN Climate Change conference in Paris, this book will be of great relevance to students, scholars and policy makers alike. 

This newly published book, edited by Jos Delbeke and Peter Vis, was written to explain the EU’s climate policies in an accessible way. The book demonstrates the step-by-step approach that has been used to develop these policies

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Guatemala Central America’s Top Birding Travel Destination

Wine Throated Hummingbird

Tourism is hitting an all-time high in the beautiful country of Guatemala, which is fast becoming one of the best birding and nature destinations in Central America for groups and independent travelers.

Guatemala is considered a megadiverse country; which implies that it presents high levels of species richness and endemism as well as a cultural diversity.

Benedicto Grijalva, Marketing Director of Birding Expeditions, a Guatemalan

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Scything of Ryedale Folk Museum’s wildflowers for conservation project

Preparing for harvest at Ryedale Folk Musem - Roy Hampson

Scything of Ryedale Folk Museum’s wildflower cornfield is now underway, harvesting the seeds of rare British wildflowers as part of a conservation project which is now in its 16thyear.

A common sight in our countryside a hundred years ago, many British wildflowers are now endangered or have been lost altogether, as they have been ‘weeded out’ of our commercial crops.  As wildflowers support an unimaginable

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FOUR PAWS highlights threat extinction of orangutans

Indonesia, Borneo | 2015 08 | Orang Utan Signe with her baby Saragih.

To mark International Orangutan Day, international animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS drew attention to the plight of orangutans, a species threatened with extinction.

While some countries are now discussing whether to extend basic human rights to great apes – since they are psychologically so close to humans – orangutans are being relentlessly exterminated in their home countries. The last four decades have seen Borneo’s rainforest

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Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust project for conservation of Dartmoor ponies

The iconic Dartmoor pony

In a demonstration of commitment and cooperation to help safeguard the future of all ponies on Dartmoor, the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) has brought together Natural England, Dartmoor Zoo and students from Plymouth University to undertake a research project that will study the benefits of ponies as conservation grazers on Dartmoor.

At a recent Pony Action Group meeting (a gathering of all major pony

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Snow leopard as face of renewable plastic credit card chosen by WWF-UK supporters

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of MBNA’s partnership with WWF-UK (formerly World Wide Fund for Nature), which has generated contributions of over £13 million for the benefit of nature, a new ‘first to market’ renewable credit card featuring the endangered snow leopard has been launched.

The new credit card is the only contactless card in the UK made from renewable plastic. This will be a

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Pressure on Australia on promise to restore the Great Barrier Reef

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee has voted to maintain pressure on Australia to deliver on its promise to restore the health of the Great Barrier Reef.

Today’s reef decision requires Australia to deliver “effective and sustained protection” of the reef from threats including reckless industrialization and pollution. Australia is required to provide a first report on progress in

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