How healthy rivers and estuaries can contribute to climate mitigation

Tyne Estuary Partnership

We know that healthy natural habitats can help soak up carbon emissions whilst contributing many additional benefits, yet recent data shows only 14% of English rivers are at a good ecological standard and almost none of our rivers are truly untouched by human influence. As well as current pollution inputs, historic activities (development of ports, […]

Why is biodiversity important for humans and wildlife?

Birds in landscape

Biodiversity is about the range of living things; plants, fungi, insects, animals and micro-organisms, living in one area as a community, each species interdependent on another. The more of these different species there are in these communities the greater the biodiversity and the healthier the environment. Places like Madagascar and the Tropical Andes are amongst […]

Tackling air pollution near schools

Coal Power Plant

According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution is the single biggest environmental risk to human health. In the UK, poor air quality equates to 40,000 + early deaths every year, with the young and old in society being the most vulnerable. Children are particularly vulnerable as their lungs are still developing.  They also breathe […]

What would you like to see around Yaxley Coop store?

Store Front

Community and environmental charity Groundwork is working with the Cooperative to enhance local community areas using funds raised from the carrier bag levy. As part of this, Groundwork will be enhancing the area around the retail store in Yaxley, but before they make any changes, they want to know how people use the space now […]

Tyne Estuary Partnership, Environment

The River Tyne is one of the most iconic and well known rivers in the UK. The Tyne Estuary provides a focal point for economic activity that continues to develop along the river; supporting thriving businesses and is often the backdrop for large events such as the Great Exhibition of the North. Over the years, […]

Better Place Project

A unique project is about involving local people to develop safer and healthier places for expectant parents and families