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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.

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

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

UKIP support an Island Vote on Fracking


Isle of Wight UKIP believe fracked oil and gas might help lower prices and help the public purse.

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 2:22pm

By Rose Lynden-Bell with 8 readers' comments

Green energy grants spark new jobs in sustainable marine energy


Grants from the Isle of Wight Council’s SOREC and Future Solent enable Island company to develop unique tidal energy platform and employ more people

Monday, 18th August, 2014 8:40am

By Christopher Barrass with 3 readers' comments

Why is the Island’s MP asking us to ‘Vote for Bob’?

Bob the Red Squirrel:

Andrew Turner, the Island’s MP is the first Member of Parliament to sign up to support the RSPB’s new campaign putting nature at the heart of the political agenda.

Monday, 11th August, 2014 3:19pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 22 readers' comments

Council wins grant to help residents travel without using petrol or diesel cars

Road to somewhere

The Executive member for Sustainability says the grant will be focused on helping residents get to school and work without using petrol or diesel cars.

Thursday, 7th August, 2014 10:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments

The whole of the Isle of Wight now open for Fracking exploration

Looking West from Blackgang carpark by Leimenide

Moves this week by the Government could lead to fracking being carried out anywhere on the Island, even in AONB areas if 'in the public interest'.

Thursday, 31st July, 2014 7:57pm

By Simon Perry with 66 readers' comments

Green Party’s ‘Open Primary’ selection of parliamentary candidate a first on the Island


It's thought the Open Primary planned for September is the first of its kind on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 11:40am

By Daniel James with 10 readers' comments

Planning Committee to consider offshore wind farm application

Navitus Bay computer-generated simulation

There's a huge number of considerations that members of the planning committee will need to take into account when debating this application on Tuesday.

Monday, 21st July, 2014 3:34pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments