Awash with plastic
Dec01

Awash with plastic

For those of you who watched last week’s Blue Planet, you would have seen the awful footage of all the plastic in our seas. At least 8 million tonnes of plastic finds its way into the Earth’s oceans every year, with some studies saying it could be as much as 12.7 million tonnes. Sea creatures are being poisoned by the chemicals as well as choked by the particles and humans are therefore ingesting this nasty stuff too – the fish we eat...

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Winter Wildlife Wonders
Nov02

Winter Wildlife Wonders

The nights are drawing in and it’s dark in the mornings when the alarm clock goes off. As a person who really struggles to drive in the dark, this is one part of winter that I hate. But to make myself feel better I have been thinking of all the things that winter brings that inspire happiness and in doing this I dredged up a wonderful memory. I grew up in Farnham, Surrey, which is a town on the train line to London but surrounded by...

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Green Issues: What a spooky time of the year!
Oct19

Green Issues: What a spooky time of the year!

It’s autumn! This time of year excites me just as much as spring with the beautiful colours, crisp mornings and cosy evenings in. One of my favourite childhood memories is of walking through the woodland, crunching through the leaves, looking for chestnuts and mushrooms. Autumn also means Hallowe’en – my favourite festival. My daughter asks me every day if it’s Hallowe’en yet and we’re counting down the days on the calendar....

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Green Issues: WIND POWER IS EVEN CHEAPER THAN NUCLEAR
Sep21

Green Issues: WIND POWER IS EVEN CHEAPER THAN NUCLEAR

The cost of wind power is at an all-time low. Offshore wind energy cost has dropped because of larger, more efficient turbines and selling the energy by auction has encouraged competitive bidding. The cost is measured by ‘levelising’ which means the production price of each MWh of power is averaged over the lifetime of the ‘plant’ that produces it. Wind generated power is now at roughly £97 per MWh, making it cheaper than nuclear...

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