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National Bus Strategy

National Bus Strategy

The Campaign for Better Transport has produced a report showing that once again funding for buses has decreased, with 243 services around the country having been lost or reduced in the past year. But next year could be different: with the Government promising a National Bus Strategy and new... read more »

Fish is the Dish

Fish is the Dish

The Fish is the Dish initiative by Seafish was designed as a hard-working digital campaign to show consumers why they should eat more seafood, more often. The platform (www.fishisthedish.co.uk) offers a wide variety of seafood recipes, created using the insight and expertise of... read more »

The Future of Seaside Towns Report

The Future of Seaside Towns Report

The House of Lords Select Committee has recently released its new report on the Future of Seaside Towns, which looks at the regeneration of seaside towns and communities. The report suggests that the 'one size fits all' approach should be avoided, with transport and housing being two of the... read more »

Defra Survey 2019

Defra Survey 2019

The government is consulting on mandating biodiversity net gain in development to ensure habitats are protected and enhanced for the future. The consultation opened on 2 December and will run until 10 February 2019. Follow this link to find out more about Defra's Net Gain Survey. In addition Natural England have produced... read more »

Southern Marine Plan

Southern Marine Plan

The South Marine Plan is the second English marine plan to be adopted. It covers an area of around 20,000 square kilometres of inshore and offshore waters across 1,000 kilometres of coast line from Folkestone to the river Dart. It is one of the busiest shipping channels in the... read more »

Southern Water Consultation

Southern Water Consultation

Southern Water are inviting comments on their draft Water Resources Management Plan that aims to keep our taps flowing for the next 50 years. They really want to hear from people, so please make your thoughts known by contacting them as shown in the following link: read more »

MPs Urge Supermarkets to Scrap Plastic Packaging

MPs Urge Supermarkets to Scrap Plastic Packaging

Two hundred cross-party MPs are calling on heads of the major supermarkets to eliminate plastic packaging from their products by 2023. The MPs, who are from seven political parties, have written to Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda, Waitrose, Aldi, Lidl, Budgens and Marks & Spencer urging them to scrap plastic packaging. The... read more »

CITiZAN Winter Update

CITiZAN Winter Update

CITiZAN South East's Midwinter Update provides a fascinating view of the project’s activities elsewhere in Sussex over recent months. For more information about project CITiZAN please visit www.citizan.org.uk . For upcoming events, blogs and to get involved find them on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. Email CITiZAN SE archaeologists Lara and read more »

Living Light

Living Light

Living Light is an off-grid lamp powered by photosythesis. Created by Dutch designer Ermi van Oers, the lamp uses a living plant to create light and electricity, giving users light that is off grid and from a sustainable source. The technology, known as microbial energy, may well be lighting... read more »

Giant Clams and Biofuel

Giant Clams and Biofuel

  Giant clams open up the potential of improved biofuel production   Penn researchers are collaborating to study how giant clams convert sunlight into energy(Credit: Malcolm Browne) Algae-based biofuels hold the promise of a green, sustainable energy supply and... read more »