Month: February 2012

Dance students involved in Olympics-related ‘Tree of Light’ project

Students of dance (aged 16+), or dancers at an early stage in their careers are currently being sought by the ‘Tree of Light’ project to help put together a fantastic series of performances due to take place in June and July this year.  Tree of Light is a Community Celebration set up along the River …

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IKEA, not just Yellow & Blue

IKEA invests €470 million in renewable energy projects Furniture giant IKEA has released its annual Sustainability Report which reveals an impressive list of green achievements and milestones. The 2011 IKEA Sustainability Report, released yesterday, outlines the sustainability work carried out on a global level by the IKEA Group during2011, including key performance indicators to show …

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Series of tremors and quakes rock Iceland volcano Katla

Iceland’s huge volcano Katla is stirring into life after tell-tale signs of the potential for an eruption were monitored by observers.   A harmonic tremor has been recorded for two days and small earthquakes have been confirmed at the volcano by the Icelandic Met Office this morning. Iceland’s huge volcano Katla is stirring into life …

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Giant Tortoise Reserve

First Reserva de Tortugas (Tortoise Reserve) in the Galapagos QUITO, ECUADOR, Feb. 16, 2011 –  Ecuador’s leading hospitality company for active adventure, Red Mangrove Galapagos and Ecuador Lodges http://www.redmangrove.com/, is creating the first Reserva de Tortugas (Tortoise Reserve) in the Galapagos. According to Hernan Rodas, visionary founder and owner, his company has purchased 20 acres …

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Quarantine Work in Galapagos

International Galapagos Tour Operators Association Assists Nonprofit in Cargo Inspection / Quarantine Work To Secure Healthy Biodiversity on Archipelago GALAPAGOS, ECUADOR – Feb. 9, 2012 – The International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) is providing funds to a leading nonprofit organization which assists quarantine protocols and inspections of cargo at ports of departure for the endangered …

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IZZY the Rhino

IZZY the Rhino Please take a moment to read the heartbreaking, but important, short story of Izzy the Rhino. http://wildaid.org/izzy Though it reads like a children’s fable, the underlying story is very serious and needs to be told. Last year, a reported 448 rhinos were killed in South Africa – poached for their horns. Please give 2 minutes …

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Contamination Risk

New contaminated land guidance putting public at risk, claims CIEH The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) today criticised changes to government guidance  which could see developers building on land currently considered contaminated. Under the Government’s proposals as much as 300,000 hectares of land would be covered by the new rules – an area the …

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UK Countryside at Risk

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) today launches a report with detailed new maps showing that 55 per cent of England’s countryside could be at increased risk from development as a consequence of the Government’s reforms of the planning system. This equates to an area almost three-and-a-half times the size of Wales. Download the …

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