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.

Ryan Taylor

Northumberland teenager wins scholarship to help studies to become a gamekeeper

Ryan Taylor from Northumberland is hoping to follow a family tradition by working as a gamekeeper

Nature reclaims an old industrial site at Blaydon Burn in Gateshead

Wilderness and its appeal explored at Newcastle University conference

Delegates arrive on Tyneside from across the world for wild event which has lured experts in landscape and the wilderness

Dame Helen Ghosh, director-general of the National Trust

NFU urges National Trust to work with tenant farmers as part of new strategy

Report, which lays out £1bn plan to protect the countryside, considers everything from threats to nature to investing in the nation's heritage

Volunteers work on the creation for a sculpture park as part of Groundwork's Teesdale project

Groundwork celebrates 30 years of environmental and social regeneration work

Groundwork's 30th anniversary sees them celebrate their environmental and social regeneration work in the North East

An oil rig in the North Sea

North offshore industry welcomes Chancellor's rescue package for oil and gas

Package of measures adding up to £1.3bn announced by Chancellor in response to crisis caused by oil price slump

Ben Hoskyns MD of CBio Cleveland Biotech

Teesside waste management specialist Cleveland Biotech combines with Welsh rival

Newcastle-based NVM Private Equity is investing £3.5m in the merged businesses, to create a leader in eco-friendly cleaning

Illustrator Daniel Weatheritt

Cramlington artist uses talents to help in fight to save North East's red squirrels

New booklet goes to 100,00 homes in region in bid to raise squirrel funds

Red squirrel watch near Wooler, Northumberland

Northumberland school stages red squirrel musical

Stannington First School will perform Squirrels: The Musical on March 26 in the village's St Mary's Church

Crawford Bridge, over the Ouseburn, in Byker

Celebration of the River Tyne's tributaries and hidden underground watercourses

New book by Ken Smith probes the subterranean streams under Newcastle upon Tyne

Simone Price

County Durham woman helped back to health by nature

Wildlife trusts in the North East have launched a drive to highlight the outdoors as a therapy

James Garratt runs an environmental crops company combining science and nature

North East scientist plays part in challenge to feed a growing world

Newcastle company chief sets up foundation fund to help region's researchers boost food production

Samantha Tranter, who led the WildWatch scheme

700 volunteers scour the North Pennines in WildWatch project

WildWatch project run by North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural amasses 20,000 sightings but has now reached end of its three years

Newcastle young offenders pay back society with environmental graft

Reparation scheme celebrating first birthday of project set up to benefit environment and themselves

Sally Hutt on Warlaw Pike

Northumberland climber ascends 50 hills to raise funds for schools charity

Sally marks 50th birthday year with same number of hill climbs after visit to Kenyan school in need

Sugata Mitra at the launch of his flagship School in the Cloud in West Benghal, India

Newcastle University professor Sugata Mitra has re-designed the future of learning

Sugata Mitra has used his TED award to build seven “schools in the cloud”, where children from across the planet can teach themselves anything

Dr Keith, Robson, director of formulation and flexible manufacturing at CPI

CPI leads European project to turn food waste to graphene

Innovation centre to trial process that could reinforce Europe's reputation for environmentally-friendly technologies

Autumn leaves at Kielder Forest

Paul Brannen: Why wood is so much more than a burning issue

North East Euro MP Paul Brannen says wood has a much bigger role to play - and the North East can lead the way

The sleeping lions winning image by Michael Nichols - the winning inage in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opens at Centre for Life in Newcastle

County Durham pair's work highlighted as top wildlife picture exhibition comes to Tyneside

The Bishop of Newcastle Rt Rev Martin Wharton

Energy Secretary Ed Davey dismisses Newcastle wind farm critics and insists we need more turbines

Energy Secretary Ed Davey tells The Journal that the number of wind farms will increase, despite criticism from the Bishop of Newcastle

Flood submerged houses in Corbridge

£400k scheme to reduce the risk of flooding in Corbridge nearing completion

A decade ago this week, 54 properties in the village were flooded when inadequate flood defences failed to hold back the River Tyne


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