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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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Belinda: The Forest How Red Squirrel a 3 year study of wild native red squirrels

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In Belinda: The Forest How Red Squirrel , photography and squirrel enthusiast Peter Trimming documents a small colony of wild native red squirrels from autumn 2012 to summer 2015. His research is based in the Forest How, which is situated in Eskdale, Cumbria. During his research, Peter witnesses a devastating outbreak of squirrel pox. This resulted in the loss of the entire adult population of

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Eco-Friendly Exercise

 

Looking after your body is as important as looking after the planet that supports it, but combining the two requires a bit of savvy. It means knowing how to lower cholesterol or blood pressure levels, maintain a healthy weight, and take care of your heart – all while limiting the impact your healthy diet and fitness regime has on the planet.

By now, a

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Faroe Islands sees more pilot whales slaughtered

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For the third time this year, pilot whales have been slaughtered in the Danish Faroe Islands. The ordeal began at 7am today when a pod of 40 pilot whales was reported to local authorities off Skálatoftir, on the island of Borðoy. The pod was then driven by 12 Faroese boats to Hvannasund for slaughter.

 

 

Although most of the pod was able to

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Marine Conservation Society launches registration for the ‘Great British Beach Clean 2016’

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The UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), is looking for volunteers to register for a trip to the beach!

There’s no doubt that being by the sea makes us feel better, and the Great British Beach Clean (16th- 19th September) isn’t just a good day out for people who love the coast – it benefits the beach too.

The Great British Beach

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BLT Direct on Solar Bus Shelter and their advantages

As the first solar-harvested bus shelter was unveiled last month in London’s finance capital, Canary Wharf, BLT Direct, who is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of lighting solutions and champions energy saving means, has welcomed the news, citing it as a significant leap forward.

Bus shelters are a common sight on the UK’s landscape. Not changing design much since their inception in

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KwikSweep app makes legal waste disposal more convenient and accessible

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London is plagued by fly tipping but the new KwikSweep app makes legal waste disposal more convenient and accessible meaning there is now no excuse for persistent offenders. Last year six London boroughs were in the top ten worst areas for fly tipping incidents. The new app allows homeowners to easily get quotes and book collection from their own homes at a time that is

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World’s 2nd Largest Creature The Fin Whale Has Rare Behavior Caught On Film

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Passengers on board Hyannis Whale Watcher witnessed the highly unusual sighting of a breaching finback whale.  Finback whales are a federally endangered species and the second-largest creature on earth, out-sized only by the blue whale. Full grown, fin whales reach lengths of 75 ft (22 m) long and up to 80 tons (72,575 kg).

While sightings of fin whales are not unusual in the waters

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New innovative Sprout Knockout Chilli edition plantable pencils

Sprout Pencil Habanero Chilli

The perfect pencil for chilli lovers, these plantable pencils from Sprout are certainly hot stuff!

The chilli plantable pencil is the latest launch from Danish green startup Sprout, who introduced the world to the very first sustainable pencil which can be planted after use. Where an eraser would usually sit on top of the pencil, the Sprout Pencil has a special seed capsule.

Sprout pencils

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GoEuro.co.uk reports 10 top intra-Europe routes that train options are faster than air travel

While there’s nothing faster than air travel point­to­point, it seems there’s nothing slower than airports to grind those time savings to a halt. The congested roadways, shopping mall­sized terminals, the interminable lines to check in and pass through security, and baggage claim delays upon arrival all accumulate to make what should be a quick trip a very slow affair. Now with heightened

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Wyke Farms 1st UK dairy to achieve triple Carbon Trust Standard certification

Wyke Farms, one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, today announce they have achieved triple certification to the Carbon Trust Standard for improving environmental performance in carbon emissions, water use and waste. Wyke Farms are the first dairy firm in the UK to hold all three certifications at the same time.

Already known for becoming the UK’s first dairy company to

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