Environment

Environment

Thousands of tree problems reported each year to council

Northumberland County Council does not have the resources to tackle all of the thousands of tree complaints it receives each year, a meeting heard.

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Some warmer days are on the way!

North East set for sunshine as week-ahead forecast reveals warm temperatures

Ditch the big coat and grab your sunglasses - the North East is about to get a dose of sunshine.

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North East warned to prepare for snowfall over Easter bank holiday as temperatures set to drop

We're all familiar with the age-old joke about damp and dreary British bank holidays.
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Druridge Bay beach

Suspected palm oil found on Northumberland beaches

Suspected palm oil has been found on two Northumberland beaches.

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Town starts plastic free status process

Newbiggin by the Sea has taken the first step in the process to get plastic free coastline status from a marine conservation charity.

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One of the world's longest offshore wind turbine blades has arrived at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult's testing facilities in Blyth. Picture by Chris Henderson.

Huge turbine blade arrives in Blyth

One of the world’s longest offshore wind turbine blades has arrived at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s testing facilities in Blyth.

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The sorting station for the beach clean at Cambois.

Record turn-out at Cambois beach clean

A beach clean in Cambois had a record attendance of volunteers who felt the need to do their bit for the marine environment.

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Yesterday's tidal swell at Seaton Point, near Boulmer.

New flood alerts for Northumberland coast

The Environment Agency has issued a new flood alert for the Northumberland coast today (Saturday, March 3).
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Map of the proposed site boundary for the Highthorn surface mine.

Decision on controversial Northumberland surface mine is DELAYED

The announcement of the decision on a proposed surface mine near Druridge Bay in Northumberland has been postponed.
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The Blyth: 2187AD picture by Lauren Darn is one of her SubmergedUK campaign photographs.

Eye-catching way to highlight issue

A striking image warning what could happen to coastal towns in Northumberland in the next century as a result of climate change is among a set that have been produced by a photographer and activist.

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Snow showers set to hit North East as Met Office predicts freezing week

Spring may be on the way according to our calendars - but the weather doesn't quite agree with the North East set for a freezing start next week.

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Bottlenose dolphins. Picture by Peter Evans/Sea Watch Foundation

Northumberland sightings in National Whale and Dolphin Watch

The results of the 2017 National Whale and Dolphin Watch are in - as viewers of BBC Countryfile will have seen last night.
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Some of the dead fish on the surface of the lake.

Thousands of dead fish found in Northumberland lake

An investigation has been launched after thousands of dead fish were found in a Northumberland lake.

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Humford Dam on the River Blyth in Bedlington. Picture by Tony Rugman-Jones.

Dam removal no longer an option

Campaigners have spoken of their delight after it was announced that an option to remove a key structure at Humford Country Park in Bedlington is now off the table.

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Agency’s boost for fish stocks in region

Thousands of young fish have been released into North East rivers, including the River Blyth, to help boost stocks.

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Polar Krush sales director Michael Reid with Hudson the Bear.

Polar Krush helps the environment

Iced drinks manufacturer, Polar Krush, has announced plans to help freeze the increasing levels of plastic around the world.

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Blogger James Common.

Fingers crossed for blogger James

People power has put Bedlington-based blogger James Common through to the finals of a national competition.

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Coastline manager Debbie Walker, front of house Jamie Lee and fryer Cheryl Dodd with some of the biodegradable packaging.

Restaurant does its bit for the coastline

A beach-front fish and chip restaurant in Blyth is waging war on the scourge of plastics.

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Plastic on the beach.

WI joins fight to End Plastic Soup

Women’s Institute members in Seaton Valley have joined a national fight to tackle the growing problem of marine pollution.

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A new bird screen in Ridley Park, Blyth.

Ridley Park bird hide to be unveiled

Friends of Ridley Park are inviting local residents to two free events taking place in the park during the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on Saturday, January 27.

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