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Monday, January 18, 2021
British rivers are under attack. In fact, they have been under attack for a number of years, and from multiple directions. As a result, all English rivers failed to meet quality tests for pollution under the EU’s water framework directive in results published this month. Entire ecosystems are disappearing,...
For those conscious of the growing climate crisis and the perilous economic situation, the path out of the coronavirus recession looks like a tightrope. On one side, the urgent need to revive the economy and head off unemployment. On the other, the demand that post-COVID growth is green and...
  The European Court of Human Rights finally has the opportunity to take on climate change. And it is taking it seriously, thanks to a group of 8 to 21-year-olds. In September 2020, four children and two young adults from Portugal – all witness to the extreme heat and wildfires that...
The coronavirus has changed the way everyone goes about their daily lives. This unforeseen scenario has forced everyone inside for weeks but there has been a positive side effect. While people take shelter, the environment has been thriving. Less people on the streets worldwide might be bad for businesses...
Why should you care, and how can you help? Today marks our World Environment Day, a time to reflect on our personal, and collective, treatment of the Earth. This is a day which seems particularly relevant given Brighton's sole Green Party seat. And, to mark the occasion, Caroline Lucas, Brighton Pavilion's MP,...
Nestled in Stanmer Park on the outskirts of Brighton and surrounded by trees lies ‘Common Ground’, a secluded, nature-filled plot of land with an organic food growing space, a wildlife pond, and a small orchard of apple and pear trees. Common Ground is a social enterprise project offering a...
Brighton Pride is looking for 'Glitterbug' volunteers to help with recycling and correct waste disposal at this year's Pride in the Park. If you want to take part in this year's celebration whilst helping the planet this is the perfect opportunity for you: you will gain free access to the...
We live in a world where it is hard to avoid environmental damage. When the food and drink we consume are wrapped in non-biodegradable packaging, and the transport we are told to take pollutes the atmosphere, we are sometimes left with few choices. One such commonplace thing which people never...
By Sarah Fischel, 30th November 2020 A vast forest once stretched 40km along the Sussex coastline, from Selsey to Brighton. This forest, now almost completely vanished, was unlike any other we see in Sussex today. This is because it grew underwater, made up of a group of seaweeds called kelp.  A...
Corinne Taylor, 28 from Chester moved to Manchester to study when she was 19 and stayed there for 8 years. Recently relocated to Brighton with her partner Dan, she is now living in the village of Ovingdean, just on the edge of the South Downs. "It is perfect for...