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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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SLM Partners reveals why ecological farming is an investment

Ecological farming in Australia

SLM Partners, an investment firm, has released a white paper that explains why ecological and regenerative farming provides an attractive investment opportunity.

The paper reveals the hidden risks of industrial agriculture and presents case studies of ecological alternatives that are profitable and sustainable. Drawing on the latest science and market data, the paper contains important insights for investors, policymakers and landowners.

Farmland has emerged as

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Discover 50 years of disaster response around the world

worldanimalprotection.org has launched a new interactive archive, with photos, videos and statistics from our 50 years of disaster response work

 

This year, we are reflecting on our 50 years of disaster work and celebrating how protecting animals helps communities to re-build.

To mark the occasion, we have launched an interactive archive, pulling together photos, videos and statistics from our 50 years of disaster work.

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Ideas for recycling your Christmas trees

Now that Christmas is over the question that begs to be asked is where do the six million Christmas trees purchased in the UK end up? Some trees are recycled, but others end up in landfills and that creates a large environmental issue. Most Christmas trees are Nordmann firs, a type of ‘non-drop’ fir that takes about ten years to grow to the full size

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Have we really seen the back of Rinderpest?

The OIE, or World Organisation for Animal Health, has sent out an urgent message to all its member countries regarding the Rinderpest virus which affects cattle as well as many other animals. They are asking those who have it stored to consider destroying stocks to prevent the accidental, or even deliberate, release of this highly infectious viral disease that apart from cattle affects domestic buffaloes

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Popular insecticide revealed to be detrimental to dragonflies and water based insects

A new Dutch study suggests that one of the most popular insecticides used globally is having a devastating effect on water based species and dragonflies. On Monday the European Union banned the use of the insecticide along with two others on some of its crops in order to help reduce the risk that it poses to pollinators such as bees which food crops need in

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New environmental super agency launches in Wales

A new super agency will begin their environmental reign today after they replaced three former Welsh public bodies that were in charge of environmental procedures. Starting this week, the Forestry Commission in Wales, Environment Agency Wales, and The Countryside Council for Wales have all been merged into one organisation that will be named the NRW (Natural Resources Wales).

Responsibilities of the agency will include issuing

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New report states neonicotinoid pesticide harmful to bees

The European Food Safety Authority has concluded that the popular pesticide neonicotinoid is harmful to bees. The pesticide’s danger is considered as unacceptable per their Wednesday report.

A representative from the company, Bayer, which makes the pesticide, has issued a statement that there is no need to overreact to this report. The UK has previously dismissed the dangers of using this pesticide, so a ban

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Cheap LED makes a big difference to the horticultural industry

The introduction of cheaper LED modules that are adjusted to particular wavelengths is revolutionising the horticulture sector. Researchers have found out that plants are likely to respond more favourably to given light wavelengths specifically to blue spectra, which range from 400 to 500 nm and to red spectra which range from 600 to 700 nm.

Field testing of predetermined spectrum LED lighting designs used in

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How to reduce your own carbon footprint

You have probably read, or heard at some point, that it is important to consider lowering ‘your carbon footprint,’ but chances are outside of knowing that this the green thing to do you probably have no idea how to even begin lowering your carbon footprint.

You also likely probably think that it is going to be too expensive to become more ’green’ and that you

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