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11:06, 13 SEP 2018
The effects of the gall wasp on our oak trees
If there are any oak trees in your neighbourhood, or your favourite woodland or park, you may have noticed that their acorns don’t look right.
Severn Trent expands green arm with £120m buyout
West Midlands utility has acquired Agrivert which specialises in generating energy from food waste
A clash of lifestyles between us and the Wasp
At this time of the year everyone’s pet hate is wasps, which is a shame because wasps are very valuable insects.
Protection for local wildlife sites
The Wildlife Trusts launched their ‘Act Swiftly Campaign’ and 25,000 people signed their petition.
Birmingham city centre
The city needs a green heart
The campaign for a new 21st Century park in the centre of Birmingham is gaining momentum.
Wild flowers on the verge
When we contemplate our dried up gardens it is easy to think that nature is being destroyed by the heat, but it is of course very resilient.
Birmingham Post Business Awards
Liberty Industries Group promoting sustainability
Industrial and engineering group is backing a new category at the Birmingham Post Business Awards 2018
High Speed 2
High Speed rail and the environment
As High Speed Rail continues with its low speed development there has been a recycling of news about its ecological mitigation programme.
Say no (again) to the Western Orbital road
Plans have been revived to build the so-called Western Orbital road, needed, some say, to cut traffic congestion in Birmingham and the Black Country.
Action is needed to help swift colonies
According to the RSPB swifts are in trouble, with numbers having halved in the last 20 years.
Local wildlife is under threat
Wherever you live in Birmingham and the Black Country you will not be far away from a Local Wildlife Sites.
Success for pesticide campaigners
After years of campaigning by conservationists and following a ban on their use on flowering crops in 2013, the European Union outlawed their use on all outdoor crops.
Charity encouraging people to go out and hunt wild flowers
Compared to previous generations children today are no longer encouraged to pick and play with wild flowers.
What birds are in your garden?
Did you take part in this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch? Top spot went once again to the house sparrow.
The bird with the golden slippers
A beautiful cousin of the grey heron, the little egret, is now colonising our marshes and wetlands.
What’s in your local ponds?
The Wildlife Trust are asking people to let them know when spawn appears in garden and other ponds.
Wildlife is thriving in some surprising places
Amongst all the doom and gloom about our declining wildlife, it’s nice to have some good news.
Last chance saloon
A petition calling for Birmingham to create a major new park has achieved 5,000 signatures, and people are continuing to sign.
Can Spring be far away?
As we move from January into February nature stirs from its sleepy winter torpor.
Aspiration and ambition for our wildlife
With 70% of it being farmed, it sometimes seems that our countryside is a battleground between food and flora and fauna.
Local authorities urged to think big for nature conservation in 2018
One of the key aspects of nature conservation in towns and cities is access to nature for all the people living there.
Lights in the Sky
Light pollution deprives people of one of the great and timeless wonders of nature, the night sky.
Where has nature gone?
To go by the average tabloid newspaper, and many other media outlets, and despite much evidence to the contrary, you would think though that there is no nature in towns
Gove promises to incorporate environmental protection into post-Brexit rules
Since his appointment in June this year Michael Gove has been saying the right things and announcing promising initiatives. Three in particular should please the green lobby.