Environment

All the latest environment news from across the North East. Read the latest environment stories, features and campaigns from Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham.

Coquet hide

Northumberland island curio goes on show in London

Festival will showcase Coquet Island wardens' 6ft by 6ft eccentric hide creation

NFU President Peter Kendall

Farmers' leader Peter Kendall at heart of climate change summit

Former NFU chief highlights role of the agriculture sector in tackling environmental harm

An oil rig in the North Sea

After Scotland's decision the future looks brighter for the North East

Friday's Journal features our latest supplement - the North of England Energy and Offshore Report - focusing on one of the region's most important industries. Peter McCusker looks ahead to this publication

Liz Reid has created a 'tropical' garden at her home in Springwell Village. She wants to open her garden up for the public to visit to raise money for charity

Touch of the tropics brought to Springwell village by green fingered gardener

Tropical garden creator Liz Reid, who planted yuccas and bamboo in Springwell village, in charity appeal for cancer

Formal decision on major development The Sill at Hadrian's Wall is delayed

Plans for The Sill visitor centre were approved but the application has been referred by a third party to the Planning Casework Unit

Boulby's Wood car park

Bulby's Wood visitor facilities in Northumberland National Park set for £150,000 upgrade

Visitor facilities at Bulby's Wood near Ingram in Northumberland National Park are set for a £150,000 upgrade

Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve

Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve celebrates 50th anniversary

Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve - a "coastal hotel" for VIP wildlife has celebrated its 50th birthday

Oliver Maurice

One man's mission to protect natural and built heritage

Ex-North National Trust boss in pilgrim walk to rase conservation funds.

John Stirling

Thousands band together to fight for cheaper power

Families in North Tyneside have come together to lobby energy firms for more affordable energy prices

A dam being built on the river Wansbeck at Mitford to stop future flooding in nearby Morpeth

Wansbeck returns to original course after flooding prevention work

The River Wansbeck is been reinstated to its original route by the Environment Agency after the building of a flood storage dam

Go North East's Cobalt Clipper bus

North East councils win cash for for 'greener' buses on Tyneside streets

Newcastle and Sunderland City Councils have received £472,000 after putting together a successful bid to The Clean Vehicle Technology Fund on behalf of the North East Combined Authority

A red squirrel, with a nut in it's mouth at Kielder Forest

Survey gives hope as red squirrels hold their own

North East's red squirrels hang on to their territory in face of grey advance, a new study suggests

Etal Horticultural Show

Etal Flower Show still thriving in Northumberland after 78 years

Etal Horticultural Show on Sunday is one of the smallest village shows still thriving in Northumberland

A shag resting taken in Northumberland by Steven Fairbrother, which won the Animals Portraits category in the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2014

Picture of Northumberland seabird wins at British Wildlife Photography Awards

Photographer Steven Fairbrother a winner in British Wildlife Photography Awards with his picture of a shag nesting on the Farne Islands

Remember When: The Farmer's Rest pub in Newcastle - then and now

Newcastle-registered Proton Power trial hydrogen fuel cell technology in Austrian buses

The fuell cell innovators Proton Power Systems will work with the Austrian government on a project worth €130,000

The Bridled Tern on the Farne Islands

Farne Islands seabird population rising Northumberland breeding figures show

Numbers of breeding pairs of shags, kittiwakes, eider ducks, terns, and puffins on the rise on Northumberland coast

Wildlife film maker and photographer Cain Scrimgeour

Whitley Bay wildlife photographer aims to make neglected space a nature reserve

Wildlife photographer Cain Scrimgeour filmed the wildlife on a neglected green space behind Sainsburys in Whitley Bay

James Alder, painted by his artist friend John Gilroy

Ponteland wildlife artist James Alder has book published after 60 years

A book on shipyard kestrels by James Alder is finally finished after 60 years and many visits to a Tyneside shipyard

Wingates in Northumberland where a wind farm community fund has not been set up as agreed with wind farm developers.

As the tide turns on wind farms in Northumberland, we look at what is causing the wind of change

A growing number of wind farm proposals in Northumberland are being refused amid an apparent turning of the tide

A wind farm

Berwick wind turbine plan looks set to get the green light

Plans for two wind turbines at Berwick which have split opinion are being recommended for approval by Northumberland County Council

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