• TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 5 hours ago
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57499125
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  • This time of year often brings with it a rise in deer vehicle collisions. The following advice is what to do if you are involved in one, or become aware of a situation in which you might need to know what to do next. STAY SAFE AND REPORT THE INCIDENT If you see an injured deer on the roadside? - Pull over at a safe place - Call the Police. - Giving as precise a location as you can (eg What3Words) - They will deal with the situation and have access to specialists. - Do not try to assist or move the deer as this can put you in danger. If you hit a deer while driving, your priorities, in this order, are: - Keep yourself and anyone with you as safe as you can - Park your car in the safest place with hazard lights on. - Call an ambulance if human injuries warrant it - Call the Police If the deer is alive and still visible at roadside: - It is best not to approach it. Doing so may cause it to run across traffic causing another accident. - Do not move or handle live deer, this needs a trained specialist. Do not attempt to place it in your car. - Call the Police. - Giving as precise a location as you can (eg What3Words) - They will deal with the situation and have access to specialists. For full advice, please visit - https://www.bds.org.uk/information-advice/issues-with-deer/advice-for-drivers/ Yours faithfully The Countrywatch Team 14753 Message Sent By Anna Preswell (Police, Police Staff Investigator, Hampshire Countrywatch )
  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 2 days ago
    This time of year often brings with it a rise in deer vehicle collisions. The following advice is what to do if you are involved in one, or become aware of a situation in which you might need to know what to do next. STAY SAFE AND REPORT THE INCIDENT If you see an injured deer on the roadside? - Pull over at a safe place - Call the Police. - Giving as precise a location as you can (eg What3Words) - They will deal with the situation and have access to specialists. - Do not try to assist or move the deer as this can put you in danger. If you hit a deer while driving, your priorities, in this order, are: - Keep yourself and anyone with you as safe as you can - Park your car in the safest place with hazard lights on. - Call an ambulance if human injuries warrant it - Call the Police If the deer is alive and still visible at roadside: - It is best not to approach it. Doing so may cause it to run across traffic causing another accident. - Do not move or handle live deer, this needs a trained specialist. Do not attempt to place it in your car. - Call the Police. - Giving as precise a location as you can (eg What3Words) - They will deal with the situation and have access to specialists. For full advice, please visit - https://www.bds.org.uk/information-advice/issues-with-deer/advice-for-drivers/ Yours faithfully The Countrywatch Team 14753 Message Sent By Anna Preswell (Police, Police Staff Investigator, Hampshire Countrywatch )
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 18 days ago
    'Monstrous' warehouse and distribution centre planned for farmland in West Yorkshire would 'dominate' Spen Valley landscape https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/politics/monstrous-warehouse-and-distribution-centre-planned-for-farmland-in-west-yorkshire-would-dominate-spen-valley-landscape-3253504
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 23 days ago
    "... our economic model depends on us buying junk we don’t need with money we don’t have." How true. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/26/britain-net-zero-targets-environmental-issues
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 22 days ago
    Managing verges for nature would create combined area the size of London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and Edinburgh for wildflowers https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/26/end-mowing-of-road-verges-to-create-huge-wildlife-habitat-says-uk-study
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 22 days ago
    "... our economic model depends on us buying junk we don’t need with money we don’t have." How true. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/26/britain-net-zero-targets-environmental-issues
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 26 days ago
    https://winteroak.org.uk/2021/05/17/sombre-truths-behind-bright-green-lies/
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 28 days ago
    G7 countries reaffirm commitment to limit global heating to 1.5C after nearly two days of wrangling https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/21/richest-nations-agree-to-end-support-for-coal-production-overseas
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 29 days ago
    The case reported sounds like fraud. The article also states the UK imports sewage sludge for fertiliser from other countries. Don't we have enough of our own that already causes problems in terms of microplastics and chemical/heavy metal residues? Are there sufficient controls? https://www.endsreport.com/article/1716786/shocking-hazardous-waste-fertiliser-linked-catastrophic-loss-dairy-herd
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 1 month ago
    I have posted this for information rather than appealing for money. https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/stop-the-wensum-link
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 1 month ago
    Amid all the doom and gloom, a glimmer of hope. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/16/im-seen-as-the-fool-the-farmers-putting-trees-back-into-the-uks-fields?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other
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  • https://inews.co.uk/news/wildcats-and-beavers-could-return-to-english-countryside-en-masse-in-government-push-to-revive-nature-1005894
  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 1 month ago
    Move comes after campaign by New Forest national park authority in wake of fire in Wareham Forest last May https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/may/13/disposable-barbecue-banned-hampshire-dorset-countryside-new-forest-national-park-authority-campaign Widespread fires have been started with disposable barbecues in other parts of the country. It's time for a complete ban. It won't stop stupid people starting fires where they shouldn't, discarding cigarettes or glass bottles, but it will help. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/581929
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 1 month ago
    Health impact is unknown but scientists say particles may cause long-term damage to foetuses https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/22/microplastics-revealed-in-placentas-unborn-babies
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 1 month ago
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/14/third-of-global-food-production-at-risk-from-climate-crisis
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  • Thinning indicates profound impact of humans and could affect satellites and GPS https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/12/emissions-shrinking-the-stratosphere-scientists-find
  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 1 month ago
    Brazil’s government is at it again. They’re introducing a new law that could let private companies take over huge swathes of the Amazon rainforest and use the land to grow agricultural products like soy. The result could be deforestation and environmental devastation on a massive scale. UK companies are speaking out and doing the right thing - threatening to boycott Brazilian produce if their government presses ahead with these disastrous plans. As members of the public we usually use our consumer power to call out companies for doing the wrong thing. Today, we want to celebrate you for doing the right thing - and to make sure that, if necessary, you follow through on your threat to boycott. Signed 38 Degrees members https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/open-letter-amazon-soy-brazil-may21?utm_campaign=yqgfV9XEBX&utm_content=&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 1 month ago
    We are appealing for anyone who has seen these two rings to contact us after they were stolen in a burglary in Swanwick on Wednesday, 5 May. The rings belong to a couple in their 90s, whose house was broken into while they were sleeping between 9pm and 10pm. After gaining entry by smashing a patio door window, the offender entered their bedroom where they were asleep and stole a small jewellery box containing two rings from their dresser drawer. The first ring has five large diamonds set with small diamonds in two outer gold bands, and the second has three diamonds set with two sapphires on a gold band. Neither have hallmarks due to being made abroad. PSI Catherine Cole said: “This distressing incident is the third time the couple have been burgled in the last four years. “We want to know if anyone has seen these rings, or been offered them for sale. If you have, please get in touch with us.” Anyone with information that can assist us with our enquiries can call us on 101, quoting reference number 44210172797. Message Sent By James Butler (Police, Corporate Communications Officer, Hampshire and Isle of Wight)
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  • A man has been sentenced to four years and six months in prison for robbery and conspiracy to burgle in a number of incidents across Portsmouth, Fareham and Waterlooville. Luke MacDonald, 19, of High Down Lane, Surrey, was sentenced on Friday (7 May) for one count of conspiracy to burgle in connection with eight incidents and two counts of attempted robbery. His co-defendants in the conspiracy to burgle charge, Harlie Frampton, 19, of Wymering Lane, Cosham; and Rhys Conner, 19, of Bevis Road, Portsmouth, were also sentenced to three years and four months and three years and ten months in prison respectively. The conspiracy to burgle charge relates to the following incidents: -Between 10.30pm on 17th February and 6.45am on 18th February 2019, entry was gained to an address on Colville Road, Portsmouth, and a number of electricals, a wallet and a handbag were stolen. Two sets of car keys were also taken from the house and two cars were also subsequently taken. -On 30th April 2019, entry was gained to a property on Hawthorn Crescent, Portsmouth, between midnight and 3.40am and two sets of car keys were taken. Two vehicles parked outside the address were subsequently stolen. -On 19th August 2019, entry was gained to a property on Central Road, Portsmouth, between 2am and 7am and car keys taken. A vehicle was subsequently stolen from a driveway. -On 28th August 2019, entry was gained to an address on Neville Avenue, Fareham, between 12.30am and 4.30am and keys for two vehicles were taken and used to steal two cars parked on a driveway. -On 31st August 2019 at approximately 3am, a mobile phone and car keys were taken from an address on Childe Square, Portsmouth, and a car was taken from outside the address. -Between midnight and 5.30am on 16th September 2019, car keys were taken from an address on Finch Road, Portsmouth and used to steal a car parked outside the address. -Between 9.30pm on 22nd September and 2.35am on 23rd September 2019, entry was gained to an address on Campion Close, Waterlooville, and electricals, a mobile phone, car keys and a handbag were stolen. The keys were then used to steal two vehicles from outside of the address. -In the early hours of 23rd September 2019, a handbag, purse, wallet and car key were taken from an address on Central Road, Portsmouth. MacDonald was also sentenced for a further attempted dwelling burglary which took place at an address on Campbell Road, Portsmouth, on 20th September 2020. No-one was injured in either of the incidents. In addition, MacDonald was also sentenced for attempted robbery and causing actual bodily harm in connection with an incident that took place on August 26th 2020. The court heard how MacDonald had attacked a cyclist, a man in his 40s, causing him minor injuries which required hospital treatment. He then attempted to steal his bike. Residential burglaries such as these are despicable crimes and the distress caused to victims is immeasurable. We hope that this sentence reassures our communities that we take these offences very seriously and investigate all available lines of enquiry to identify those responsible and bring them to justice. Message Sent By Danielle Butler (Police, Communications Officer, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight)
  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 1 month ago
    The tougher target for carbon reduction could dramatically reshape the fortunes of several industries – for better or worse. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/24/green-or-envious-the-winners-and-losers-in-britains-climate-change-plan
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 1 month ago
    Report finds ‘apparent systemic bias’ in award of lucrative PPE deals favouring firms connected to Tories Nothing we didn't already suspect, but this is an independent report. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/22/fifth-of-uk-covid-contracts-raised-red-flags-for-possible-corruption?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other
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  • http://stophs2.org/news/19660-landowners-feel-brunt-hs2-incompetence-again-cpo-extension-refused
  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 1 month ago
    This is fairly long, but stick with it; it explains a lot. http://stophs2.org/news/19612-hs2-ancient-woodlands-biomass-power-stations
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 1 month ago
    Radical new climate change commitments will set the UK on course to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, the UK government has announced. (Based on 1990 CO2 emissions.) Does anyone think the new target will be met? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56807520
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 1 month ago
    The original Guardian article has been taken down. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/environment-protest-being-criminalised-around-world-say-experts/ar-BB1fOMSv
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 2 months ago
    High street chain’s farm project could put pressure on wild pollinators, warn conservationists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/16/marks-spencer-honeybee-project-threat-biodiversity-conservationists-aoe
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 2 months ago
    Something more positive. New paint reflects 98% of sunlight as well as radiating infrared heat into space, reducing need for air conditioning https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/15/whitest-ever-paint-could-help-cool-heating-earth-study-shows
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 2 months ago
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-56762131.amp?fbclid=IwAR23E7GqdUKd7Q6oAXXBFVW4sJXmhxnaNXGOrW9C_G8ZDWwuJXRbK-lzgsU
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 2 months ago
    Drive to plant more trees will count for little if existing woods are lost, says Woodland Trust https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/14/trees-uk-native-woodlands-reaching-crisis-point
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  • Pristine areas in the Amazon and Siberia may expand with animal reintroductions, scientists say https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/15/just-3-of-worlds-ecosystems-remain-intact-study-suggests
  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 1 month ago
    A Havant man has been issued with a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice for fly tipping his domestic waste at Broadmarsh, Havant. Havant Borough Councils Neighbourhood Quality team took up the investigation to track down the man who admitted the offence after an officer from the councils waste contractor, Norse South East, discovered the fly tip. Natalie Meagher, Head Neighbourhood Support at Havant Borough Council, said: "Fly tipping is a blight on our neighbourhoods and it is hoped that the action taken by our teams sends a clear message that it will not be tolerated." People are reminded that they have a duty of care to ensure that their waste is disposed of properly and must only use licensed trade carriers. Residents can book an appointment online to use their local Household Waste Recycling Centre. For further guidance on how to dispose of your waste correctly please visit www.havant.gov.uk/flytip
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  • Havant borough’s high street businesses, and the residents who use them, are urged to complete a brief questionnaire about their views on the future of the high street. To complete the questionnaire, visit: www.havant.gov.uk/town-centres-recovery-plan-havant-borough Havant Borough Council has commissioned expert advisors, Heartflood, to produce a Covid-19 Recovery Plan to cover the seven main towns within the borough as part of measures to support their recovery from the coronavirus crisis. Work on the plans will begin immediately, focusing on Cowplain, Emsworth, Havant, Leigh Park, Mengham, Waterlooville and West Town and will involve both businesses and customers being asked to help to shape the priority actions which will then be considered by the council. Heartflood will make assessments and recommendations based on their specialist knowledge and will investigate the immediate recovery and long-term sustainability of each place. Simon Jenkins, Director of Regeneration and Place at Havant Borough Council, said: “The coronavirus pandemic is likely to have a profound effect on the borough’s high streets and residents’ shopping habits. “This research will help us to understand how the attitudes of consumers and high street businesses have changed, and what we can do as a local authority to support those businesses over the coming years. “I encourage as many residents and businesses as possible to complete the survey so we can get a really clear idea of what you think.” Chris Gregory, from Heartflood, added: “While we are able to make a range of suggestions for the borough, it is critically important that we gain the views of as many local businesses and customers to allow us to best shape the proposed key improvements for the area.” Find out more and complete the survey by visiting: www.havant.gov.uk/town-centres-recovery-plan-havant-borough NOTES TO EDITORS This project is being co-ordinated by Heartflood on behalf of Havant Borough Council with funding from the European Regional Development Fund and the Government. For further information regarding the survey questionnaires, please contact Chris Gregory at Heartflood Ltd on 07854 027080 or email chris@heartflood.co.uk
  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 2 months ago
    https://markavery.info/2021/04/07/guest-blog-hs2-limited-and-natural-england-partners-in-crime-by-dominic-woodfield/
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 2 months ago
    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2273040-global-tree-loss-is-undermining-tactics-to-address-the-climate-crisis/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=echobox&utm_medium=social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1617232094
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 2 months ago
    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2272406-some-rabbits-walk-on-their-front-feet-with-their-back-legs-in-the-air/#ixzz6qM9hRhBk
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 1 month ago
    Now we are into spring, some of you may be thinking about gardening. If you buy compost, don’t forget to check it is peat-free. Our peatlands store more carbon than the forests of the UK, France and Germany combined, they provide clean drinking water and are habitats for some of our rarest species. It takes ten years to create one centimetre of peat which is being consumed 200 times faster than it forms. As a result, we have lost 94% of our lowland bogs in the UK and there are just 6,000 hectares left in good condition. Yet, every month gardeners in the UK use enough peat to fill 69 Olympic swimming pools. This video shows just how many brands of compost contain peat. You may be buying peat without being aware of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saPh5-Z5VNM Take the peat-free pledge. https://seedball.co.uk/conservation/peat-free-pledge/ Call on the Government to ban the use of peat in horticulture and all growing media by 2023. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/562054
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 1 month ago
    Now we are into spring, some of you may be thinking about gardening. If you buy compost, don’t forget to check it is peat-free. Our peatlands store more carbon than the forests of the UK, France and Germany combined, they provide clean drinking water and are habitats for some of our rarest species. It takes ten years to create one centimetre of peat which is being consumed 200 times faster than it forms. As a result, we have lost 94% of our lowland bogs in the UK and there are just 6,000 hectares left in good condition. Yet, every month gardeners in the UK use enough peat to fill 69 Olympic swimming pools. This video shows just how many brands of compost contain peat. You may be buying peat without being aware of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saPh5-Z5VNM Take the peat-free pledge. https://seedball.co.uk/conservation/peat-free-pledge/ Call on the Government to ban the use of peat in horticulture and all growing media by 2023. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/562054
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  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-56536679
  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 2 months ago
    https://theecologist.org/2021/mar/24/boris-loses-his-bottle-recycling
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 2 months ago
    More microplastics are contaminating agricultural lands than oceans, impacting plant development and ending up in produce and people. https://civileats.com/2021/01/27/there-is-an-alarming-amount-of-microplastics-in-farm-soil-and-our-food-supply/
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 1 month ago
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-56254309
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 2 months ago
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-56254309
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 3 months ago
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-water-day-indonesia-trees/once-called-crazy-indonesian-eco-warrior-turns-arid-hills-green-idUSKBN2BB0IO
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  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 3 months ago
    https://www.ailuna.com/world-rewilding-day/
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  • https://www.cpre.org.uk/news/cpre-welcomes-news-that-oxcam-expressway-scrapped/
  • TerryS @TerryS Purbrook updated 2 months ago
    Bottom trawling releases as much carbon as air travel, landmark study finds. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/17/trawling-for-fish-releases-as-much-carbon-as-air-travel-report-finds-climate-crisis
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