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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.

Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green party, coming to the Isle of Wight

Natalie Bennett and Green Party MEP Keith Taylor with Bob Keats

Natalie Bennett will be appearing at a meeting in Newport on 9th September. Islanders are being encouraged to pop along if they want to hear more about Green Party policies.

Tuesday, 1st September, 2015 5:05pm

By Vix Lowthion with 10 readers' comments

Council has solution for ugly rubbish on roads on bin day. Hurrah!

Rubbish bags

Here are details on what the Isle of Wight council is planning as a solution to stop the rubbish that ends up on many roads on bin collection day.

Tuesday, 25th August, 2015 1:26pm

By Simon Perry with 31 readers' comments

Government slammed by environmental groups over scrapped green policies

Green to grey

Within the first three months of the new government, ten different environmental policies have been watered down or scrapped, according to analysis by a group of leading UK environment organisations.

Monday, 3rd August, 2015 10:24am

By Lianne de Mello with 4 readers' comments

Government u-turn on Fracking in protected wildlife areas

iow aonb map

Despite the protection promised prior to the election, the Government plan to redefine the rules on Fracking in AONB and SSSI areas.

Thursday, 23rd July, 2015 1:26pm

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments

Find out how you can help reverse the decline of the UK’s butterflies

Comma butterfly

Three-quarters of the UK's butterflies are in decline and one-third in danger of extinction. You can help by planting nectar sources in your gardens or in pots on your window ledges.

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015 9:07am

By Katie Bartlett with 16 readers' comments

ORCA OceanWatch launched in Portsmouth today

orca girl

A new UK wide whale, dolphin and porpoise conservation initiative has just been launched at Portsmouth International Port. ORCA say they've had reports of three different dolphin species from the Isle of Wight over the last six weeks.

Monday, 20th July, 2015 5:00pm

By Julie Blackwell

Isle of Wight NHS Trust wins Healthcare Recycler of the Year Award

IW NHS Trust recycler of the year

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has won the prestigious Healthcare Recycler of the Year title at the National Recycling Award 2015 which took place on 1st July in London.

Wednesday, 15th July, 2015 9:18am

By Andy Hollebon with 2 readers' comments

Beware what lies beneath TTIP warns IW Green party


The Isle of Wight Green party say the introduction of TTIP could remove protection that Islanders currently take for granted, like a universal public health system, clean drinking water or basic food standards.

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015 11:08am

By Daniel James with 16 readers' comments

Specially grafted apple trees planted on site of former Victorian orchard

Specially grafted apple trees returns to banks of the Lukely

Cuttings from four different types of apples were grafted together to create the seven trees that have been planted on the site of a former Victorian orchard.

Friday, 12th June, 2015 12:09pm

By Sally Perry

Navitus Bay: 5,000 jobs would be lost say Bournemouth council

From the Needles:

Bournemouth council claim 5,000 jobs would be lost in Dorset if the Navitus Bay wind farm project goes ahead.

Friday, 22nd May, 2015 10:23am

By Sally Perry with 31 readers' comments

New Vestas production company named preferred bidder for Navitus Bay wind farm

MHI Vestas production area

Good news for blade manufacturing on the Isle of Wight as MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is named as preferred bidder for the proposed Navitus Bay wind farm.

Thursday, 21st May, 2015 10:10am

By IW Council Press Office with 37 readers' comments

Budding gardeners learn importance of food production at Eco Club

Ryde Academy eco club Megan Irwin

Food production is an important aspect of learning at the Ryde Academy Eco Club and something that will put these pupils in good stead in the future.

Friday, 8th May, 2015 12:41pm

By Sally Perry