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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.

Bournemouth Council says revised plans for Navitus Bay wind farm plan is ‘unlawful’

Navitus Bay computer-generated simulation

The new plans would see the number of turbines considerably reduced.

Thursday, 20th November, 2014 12:04pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Wind turbine blade production to return to the Isle of Wight

MHI Vestas production area

It's unclear exactly how many jobs will be created on the Island for the new serial blade manufacturing, but this is surely great news for skilled workers.

Wednesday, 12th November, 2014 12:13pm

By Sally Perry with 36 readers' comments

More Oil and Gas licences granted off the Isle of Wight

oil and gas licenses

Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock says "Industry are scrambling over themselves to invest in the UK and explore for energy."

Monday, 10th November, 2014 4:03pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Wind too strong for eco-loo turbine

Yaverland wind turbine - dave brenchly

Whoops! Hopefully no-one was injured when the tower for the wind turbine blew over.

Saturday, 8th November, 2014 1:52pm

By Sally Perry with 74 readers' comments

Act for Nature: Calls for new law to support recovery of nature and improve people’s wellbeing

Act for Nature RSPB:

Charities are challenging political parties to ‘act for nature’ by introducing new laws to restore nature and increase everyone’s access to it, not only for nature’s sake but also for the contribution it makes to people’s health and wellbeing.

Friday, 31st October, 2014 10:57am

By Kizzie Henderson with 7 readers' comments

Countryfile showcases how Woodland Therapy can help those with mental health issues

Bouldnor woodland project

It's not just Ryde Pier that you'll see on Countryfile this coming Sunday. You'll be able to find out more about the Woodland Therapy Project too.

Thursday, 30th October, 2014 4:47pm

By Kizzie Henderson

Wildlife Trust ‘fully sympathetic’ to Undercliff residents

Undercliff resident re-opening - attempted re-closure - Island Roads and residents - St Lawrence sign

Other reports have been quite alarmist on the re-laying of Undercliff Drive. OnTheWight has spoken to the Wildlife Trust and got a far more balanced response.

Thursday, 30th October, 2014 10:05am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Help this Island degree student by sharing your views on tidal renewables

Tidal energy map

If you have views on the proposed renewable tidal energy site off the Ventnor/St Lawrence coast, Charlotte Billson would love you to complete her quick survey, which will help towards her dissertation study.

Monday, 20th October, 2014 5:16pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Council’s sustainability aims criticised by opposition councillors

Recycle Reduce Reuse graffiti

Questions were raised at last week's Scrutiny Committee about the need for an Executive member for Sustainability, with at least one of the papers being heard at tonight's meeting being criticised by councillors.

Tuesday, 7th October, 2014 4:34pm

By Sally Perry with 26 readers' comments

Green Army Awarded the Merlin Trophy 2014 by CPRE IW

Green Army - volunteer collecting award:

The award from the Campaign to Protect Rural England recognises the valuable contribution the Green Army have made to conservation on the Isle of Wight. Congratulations to all involved.

Monday, 29th September, 2014 3:51pm

By Claire Hector

Here’s how you can help protect the Red Squirrels

Wood mouse

Islanders with bird tables and feeders are being urged to take hygiene precautions and clean their feeders and tables with anti-bacterial products or warm soapy water.

Monday, 22nd September, 2014 10:39am

By Sally Perry with one comment

New electric vehicle charging point installed

Electric charging point:

A new pay-per-use electric vehicle rapid charging point will soon be available for public use in Newport.

Thursday, 11th September, 2014 10:18am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments