Campaigners request response over climate inaction
Nov17

Campaigners request response over climate inaction

More than 20 campaigners in the Torridge and West Devon constituency are accusing their MP, Geoffrey Cox, of failing to address their concerns. The group all share a belief that the Government is not doing enough to combat the climate and nature crises. And they say they have been trying to persuade Mr Cox to acknowledge their concerns since June. However, despite lobbying the MP by email, letters and telephone calls the campaigners...

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Green Issues: It’s our duty
Oct02

Green Issues: It’s our duty

My brother and I were huge Michael Jackson fans when we were young. My brother would spend hours in front of the TV, watching the music videos and trying to copy the dance moves. He got quite good in the end. But what made me think of this now is Michael Jackson’s song, Heal the World. As a young person already deeply concerned by what was happening to the earth, I was a member of WWF (World Wildlife Fund, as it was then) and used to...

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Green Issues: Is grazing threatened?
Sep18

Green Issues: Is grazing threatened?

Quite helpfully, I’ve left writing this column to the last minute. I normally have some idea of what I’m going to write about but this week was one of those ‘let’s wait and see what happens’ weeks. As it turns out, just as we are about to go to press, I have received a message from a town councillor about some potentially breaking news that could have a huge impact on the commons. Currently, this claim is unsubstantiated and I would...

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Solar panel group-buying scheme could help save money and the planet
Sep04

Solar panel group-buying scheme could help save money and the planet

Devon’s householders have the chance to help the county become net-zero by joining Devon Climate Emergency’s (DCE) solar panel group-buying scheme. DCE is made up of Devon’s principle public and private sector organisations, and they have joined forces to draw up a Carbon Plan, the county’s roadmap to carbon neutrality. The DCE’s latest project is Solar Together and, with group buying experts iChoosr Ltd, they are offering homeowners...

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What is the future of green energy?
Aug24

What is the future of green energy?

In previous editions of The Moorlander, we have been looking at the future of green energy in Britain. So far we have covered: wind, solar and tidal power. Now, in our last piece in this series, we turn our attention anaerobic digestion and the production of biogas. What is anaerobic digestion? The term anaerobic digestion (AD) refers to a special treatment applied to organic materials. It can be applied to a range of natural...

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Green Issues: Self-healing
Apr01

Green Issues: Self-healing

January Polution March Polution My favourite books are a series of three trilogies; all can be read as separate books, but they link together to tell the story of how the ‘old gods’, the Tuatha de Danaan and the Formorii, come back from the realms of myth and legend and try to re-take the earth they were banished from years ago. While this is happening, it’s a bit like Armageddon, the phones and internet crash, fuel and food runs out,...

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