Category Archives: carbon storage

Congratulations to Heathfield Show and The Railway Land Festival!

Weald Meadows Nectar Networks (WMNN) has just completed two consecutive Saturday events talking to well over 100 landowners and members of the public. Heathfield Agricultural Show took place on the 26th May WMNN with partners and agents Agrifactors had a … Continue reading

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Catering for all

Once again, I’m pondering how to avoid conflicts between scrub clearance to expand the grasslands and the needs of the species that live in and around that scrub. When we plan management work it is vital to understand which species … Continue reading

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Carbon Capture and Storage – Grasslands are the answer Dave

Today, David Cameron was supposed to have given his first green speech since becoming prime minister – nearly two years after announcing that this would be the Greenest Government Ever. Damian Carrington in the Guardian lambasted Cameron for abandoning his … Continue reading

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Getting around the cow-burp problem

Yesterday evening, we dined on free, ethical and carbon friendly meat, when a wood pigeon flew straight at one of our windows and with a loud bang crashed into our garden, with a broken neck. Last Autumn, the first one … Continue reading

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Grasslands as carbon sinks finally recognised by EU

An recent post on Accuweather.com‘s excellent global warming blog reports research from the Australian science agency CSIRO, that global CO2 levels are higher now than in the past 800,000 years. The Co2 level reached 390 parts per million last year … Continue reading

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Nature Improvement Areas need to resolve land use conflicts

The 12 successful Nature Improvement Areas were, with some fanfare, announced yesterday. In case you haven’t seen the list of winners they are: Birmingham and the Black Country Living Landscape Dark Peak: Dearne Valley Green Heart: Greater Thames Marshes Humberhead … Continue reading

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Shock Horror gardening has an environmental impact

There’s a rather silly article in yesteday’s Independent on Sunday reporting on a report about the ecological impact of gardening. But actually there are some quite interesting statistics quoted – and I’m keen to track down the report which looks … Continue reading

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