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100 days of May: how have green issues fared with the new PM ?

2016 has proven to be one of the most politically tumultuous years in recent memory, with a history-making referendum, a change of government, leadership elections in several of the opposition parties and Ed Balls dazzling the nation on live Saturday night TV. 697 more words

Political Leadership

“Groundwater is more than resource, it is an important feature of the natural environment.”
Freeze and Cherry


The aesthetics of trees

Throughout the seasons, trees are like works of art in the landscape. Reason enough to value trees, not to mention they provide wood; clean and stabilise soil; produce oxygen and hold carbon dioxide; slow the flow of water; give shade and act as windbreaks; muffle noise; accommodate and feed animals, birds, client plants and fungi; and are living remnants of history. 158 more words

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Travelling - Car Hire Advice - Be Prepared to Complain

“Car hire firms abroad have more catches than a corset” – Martin Lewis, MoneySavingExpert.com

It took only fifty-five minutes to fly the short distance and land at Kahlrsrue-Baden Airpark at nine-thirty in the evening and after quickly clearing immigration and customs we were soon at the Sixt Car Hire desk to pick up our hire car. 931 more words


Natural markets: an idea whose time has come?

It’s heretical for a think tank to admit this, but our latest big idea is not really that big. It is in fact medium sized and achievable step from where we are now.   904 more words

Natural Environment

Hard Brexit may have unpalatable consequences for UK agriculture

This post is by Patrick Begg, rural enterprise director at the National Trust.

At last week’s Conservative conference we saw and heard yet more evidence of Theresa May’s innate pragmatism. 503 more words


Travelling - Car Hire Advice - Insurance and Punctures

Unfortunately hiring a car on line is as big a financial minefield as booking a low cost flight because there is an inevitable range of confusing add-on charges and exclusions all designed to generate additional revenue. 997 more words