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The village that took on the frackers | Environment

Documenting fracking protests in Kirby Misperton, photographer Gary Calton found a surprising mix of people uniting to protect Britain’s countryside Kirby Misperton fracking protester Eddie Thornton. Photograph: Gary CaltonIt’s early February and the mood at the anti-fracking camp in the embattled village of Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire,

Agro-forestry as a huge opportunity for UK | Letters | Environment

Paul Brannen says Britain needs more trees not least because wood is a raw material that can be used by the emerging bioeconomy; whilePeter Price defends Sheffield city council’s tree-planting policy Logs in the Scottish Borders. ‘We can now make from wood most of the items we

EDF UK profits hit by fall in sterling and nuclear prices | Business

Pound’s decline against euro costs French firm €608m as home energy usage also drops EDF Energy is a French state-owned company. Photograph: Alamy Stock PhotoFrench state-owned energy firm EDF reported falling profits, including a downturn in the UK due to falling prices for nuclear power, improved energy

Balearics launch pioneering plan to phase out emissions | Environment

Green manifesto for 2050 includes measures for transport and clean energy but could put islands on a path to confrontation with Madrid The green manifesto covers Ibiza (pictured), Majorca, Menorca and Formentera. Photograph: Alamy Stock PhotoThe Balearic islands’ government has launched a pioneering plan to phase out