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 COMMENT: Explainer: what is solar thermal electricity?

Nov 25, 2015 12:31 GMT Northumbria University, Newcastle Nicola Pearsall, Professor of Renewable Energy at Northumbria University, explains solar thermal electricity for The Conversation.

‘Green’ gardeners and children receive their prizes

Nov 20, 2015 11:58 GMT Bury Council Winners of the 2015 Greening Grey Britain gardening competition and ‘design a poster’ competition have been announced.

Bury wins top regional ‘bloom’ award for 12th year running

Nov 11, 2015 17:15 GMT Bury Council Bury has won ‘gold’ at the 2015 RHS North West in Bloom finals for the 12th year in a row.

Kate Thornton urges Spitalfields shoppers to squash hunger in Bangladesh

Nov 02, 2015 17:30 GMT Practical Action Kate Thornton teams up with Practical Action to launch Pumpkins Against Poverty appeal to combat malnutrition in Bangldesh

Bury wins gold and best in category at 2015 Britain in Bloom awards

Oct 20, 2015 11:21 BST Bury Council Bury scooped gold and was announced as the overall winner of the Small City category at this year’s national RHS Britain in Bloom finals held in Sunderland on Friday 15 October.

Great start for the Port of Gothenburg’s environmental discounts

Sep 29, 2015 16:25 BST Port of Gothenburg January 1 this year saw the introduction of environmental discounts in the Port of Gothenburg, the aim being to incentivise vessels with high environmental performance. Edvard Molitor, Senior Manager Environment at the Port of Gothenburg Authority, reveals that the concept has got off to a great start.

Hitachi Rail Europe wins award for environmental innovation

Aug 14, 2015 12:28 BST Hitachi Rail Europe ​Hitachi Rail Europe’s flagship Ashford Train Maintenance Centre, home of the iconic Class 395 fleet, has won a prestigious environmental award from Japan-based Hitachi Limited.

Ancient frozen carbon stores may cause vicious cycle of climate change

Jul 31, 2015 11:39 BST Northumbria University, Newcastle ​Ancient carbon stores from more than 50,000 years ago are being released into the atmosphere, which may fuel further global climate change.

​In Bloom judging day – what will be the verdict?

Jul 27, 2015 15:16 BST Bury Council Gardeners, volunteers, and council staff face an anxious wait after the judges from RHS North West in Bloom came to the borough.

Jul 27, 2015 10:24 BST Bury Council All 12 of Bury’s main parks have won the prestigious Green Flag Award for the sixth year running.