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14:43, 18 JUL 2018
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.
It is all change in the garden as we head into winter
What the change in seasons brings to our gardens.
When is enough, enough when it comes to culling animals?
One of the issues with culling animals is that, once started, it becomes a permanent practice.
Praise for West Midlands MPs involved in the Species Champions Project
It is easy to forget that a lot of MPs’ time is spent dealing with constituents’ problems, and promoting many different causes, including nature conservation.
Four ways to a greener Birmingham
This Sunday, to bring home the vital importance of keeping, extending and maintaining Birmingham's green space, members of more than 30 organisations will walk or cycle along various ‘green’ routes into the city centre.
When is the best time of the year to see wildlife?
Youngsters that have survived their first few months are busy learning to cope with their world, and building their reserves ahead of winter.