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If you want to find out more about the issues that affect our environment, this is where they’ll be. Whether it’s details of the latest asphalt plant, bio-mass plant or wind turbine application, we lay out the facts and let you share your opinion.

Green Party leader to lead discussion on role of EU on the Isle of Wight

Natalie Bennett and Vix Lowthion

Leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett, will return to the Isle of Wight next week to lead a discussion on the role of the EU for Islanders, the future of businesses in East Cowes and cross-Solent transport.

Friday, 13th November, 2015 8:32am

By Vix Lowthion with 38 readers' comments

Fracking consultation ‘designed to mollify concerned backbenchers’ say Greenpeace

fracking wells

Greenpeace give their initial response to the government announcement of a new consultation on banning surface drilling from fracking in some conservation areas, including Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

Wednesday, 4th November, 2015 3:53pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Controversial vote on fracking ban which could affect the Isle of Wight

fracking map

The subject of Fracking on the Isle of Wight was raised last week in our Letters pages and returns this time with news from Greenpeace.

Tuesday, 3rd November, 2015 12:41pm

By Kate Blagojevic with 5 readers' comments

Letter: Will Isle of Wight MP fight Fracking on the Island?

iow aonb map

A Committee will be discussing whether to allow fracking to take place in National Parks, AONBs and through underground aquifers tomorrow. This resident hopes the Isle of Wight MP will be representing the Island.

Monday, 26th October, 2015 11:14am

By Barry Ecuyer with 36 readers' comments

Small Isle of Wight biodiversity project wins Big Biodiversity Challenge Award

ARC Consulting at Big Challenge awards, Kew_ picture

An Island project to sustain urban biodiversity in a small corner of Newport has won a national award! Well done to all involved.

Thursday, 22nd October, 2015 8:21am

By Claire Hector with one comment

Navitus Bay planning refusal won’t be appealed, but marine data will be shared


Navitus Bay say they will not be challenging the Government's decision to refuse the wind farm application, but do say they'll be making all marine and ecological data collected through studies and surveys available via Marine Data Exchange.

Monday, 19th October, 2015 12:52pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

David Green Award: Crowdfunding campaign aims to create Ecoisland legacy

David Green at Parliament by Jason Swain for Ecoisland

Future Solent are hoping Crowdfunding success will enable them to commission a glass award in memory of David Green, the founder of Ecoisland who died in 2013.

Monday, 5th October, 2015 9:25am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Struggling with your energy bills? Footprint Trust can help

Ray Harrington-Vail at Bestival

The Island’s energy-saving experts The Footprint Trust have been awarded funding to help people struggling with energy bills.

Friday, 25th September, 2015 9:42am

By Ray Harrington-Vail

Want to know how much Isle of Wight council invests in fossil fuels?

Oil pumps

Data released by, Platform, Community Reinvest and Friends of the Earth reveals how much the Isle of Wight council's pension fund is investing in fossil fuels.

Thursday, 24th September, 2015 11:22am

By Joe Ryle with 5 readers' comments

Last chance to have your say before Fracking Licenses could be approved

fracking - oily water

This consultation on Habitats Regulations Assessments (which closes on 29th September) could be the last opportunity to make your views known before Fracking licenses for the Isle of Wight are approved. Find out more at Wednesday's meeting.

Monday, 21st September, 2015 12:41pm

By Lisa Cant with 14 readers' comments

Cash up for grabs for ‘innovative and exciting’ sustainable transport projects


If you can come up with an innovative and exciting idea to encourage visitors to embrace sustainable transport, you could get it funded from this scheme.

Friday, 18th September, 2015 1:59pm

By Zoe Stroud with 12 readers' comments

Find out more about fracking at tonight’s meeting

frack free zone

Anyone interested in hearing the latest news on fracking is welcome to attend this gathering tonight (Wednesday) in Newport.

Wednesday, 16th September, 2015 10:02am

By Sally Perry