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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.

Jeremy Deller’s life-size inflatable Stone Henge joins Wyatt and Jack’s Inflatable Amnesty

life size inflatable stone henge

Isle of Wight's Wyatt & Jack are responsible for the Inflatable Amnesty movement, which is spanning the globe and now boasts their biggest single haul, the 5.5 tonnes of life-size inflatable Stone Henge, created by world-renowned artist, Jeremy Deller.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 10:12am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Green Party candidate shortlisted for MEP election

vix lowthion - compton in background

In case the UK takes part in a European Election on 23 May, the South East Green Party are selecting their candidates. Isle of Wight's Vix Lowthion is in the running for one of the ten places.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 9:43am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Portsmouth City Council declare Climate Emergency

Supporters in Portsmouth of declaring a Climate emergency

Our neighbours across the water, Portsmouth City Council, have just become one of 49 local authorities in the UK to declare a climate emergency.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 9:26am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

£8/day to drive a car through Portsmouth is being discussed

steering wheel

With the number of places in Portsmouth above 'safe' NO2 levels increasing, the council are looking at a range of possible ideas including introducing an £8/day charge for car use.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 5:24pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight climate campaigner’s daily protest outside County Hall: Read her story

julie hutchison outside county hall

Inspired by Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Greta Thunberg, this Isle of Wight climate campaigner shares her story about why she's been outside County Hall every day this week.

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 5:02pm

By Julie Hutchison with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council will not declare a climate emergency due to ‘other priorities’

XRIW Rally Cllr Dave - Vix

The council say it "has other priorities which it wishes to address using the council’s limited financial resources", but Vix Lowthion says the costs to the council would be ‘minimal’ and the impact huge.

Tuesday, 12th March, 2019 12:32pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

‘We need to unite and do as much as we can’, says 11-year-old

iw xr girl in square

A rally outside County Hall will take place on between 3-5pm on Friday 15th March. All are invited to join members of IWXR.

Tuesday, 12th March, 2019 9:20am

By IW Extinction Rebellion with one comment

Isle of Wight children and families invited to join Global Strike 4 Climate

xr iw outside county hall

A rally outside County Hall will take place on between 3-5pm on Friday 15th March. All are invited to join members of IWXR.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 4:18pm

By IW Extinction Rebellion

Aria Resorts counter opposition to woodland development at Priory Bay

priory bay beach by nat

Aria Resorts says 1.72 hectares of new woodland would be planted, around 145 jobs to be created with “sensitive” ecological plan and “Protection of historic site the highest priority” in re-development

Monday, 4th March, 2019 7:22pm

By Paul Charles with 3 readers' comments

Extinction Rebellion IW campaigners gather for second day of action

XRIW Rally

Organisers say around 300 people gathered in Newport for the second Extinction Rebellion day of action last weekend. They emailed all councillors this morning .. details within.

Monday, 4th March, 2019 6:56pm

By IW Extinction Rebellion

Isle of Wight MP criticised for absence from first Climate Change debate for over two years

Extinction rebellion march

Vix Lowthion says that whilst wildfires have raged across the UK in East Sussex, Edinburgh and Wales, the Isle of Wight MP's "silence is deafening" on the issue of climate change and the Government's progress on achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2020.

Friday, 1st March, 2019 7:37am

By Vix Lowthion with 2 readers' comments

Asian Hornet could decimate Island’s bee population, find out more

asian hornet on a leaf

The Asian Hornet has to potential to decimate the Island's bee population in virtually no time at all. See a real Asian Hornet, set in resin, this Saturday so you can identify and report it if you see one coming out of hibernation.

Monday, 25th February, 2019 6:59pm

By Sally Perry