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Volunteers clear up after vandals at beauty spot

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10:32am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HAMPSHIRE conservationists are battling vandals who are repeatedly desecrating a beauty spot.

Motorists urged to 'bag it and bin it'

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10:28am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HIGHWAYS bosses are urging Hampshire’s motorists to help them tackle litter problems on the county’s busiest roads.

Wildlife gardening workshops

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10:21am Wednesday 16th April 2014

GARDENS are extremely important for wildlife, giving nature a home. They provide food, shelter and the safe passage from one area to another. The value of gardens for Hampshire’s wildlife should not be underestimated and even a small urban garden can provide vital resources for wildlife.

Council switches off to reduce carbon emissions

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10:24am Wednesday 16th April 2014

COUNCIL chiefs are on target to save money thanks to the introduction of a new “green” programme.

Oceans researcher wins prestigious prize

Daily Echo: RECOGNITION: Dr Elizabeth Kent

10:40am Monday 14th April 2014

A RESEARCHER from Southampton has been awarded a prestigious prize.

Zoom in on the goshawks' family plans

Daily Echo: The four goshawks chicks that were the stars of last year's project.

11:10am Tuesday 8th April 2014

IT’S the incredible insight into nature that’s had Hampshire bird lovers glued to their screens.

£63m bill for floods clean-up

Daily Echo: Guy Blundall and Issac Whitcombe during the flooding in Winchester.

10:50am Monday 7th April 2014

THE final bill for the dealing with the worst winter storms in Hampshire for centuries is more than £63m, according to an official report.

Spring birds on show tomorrow

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5:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

SPRING birds can be seen in their blossoming natural habitat on a special walk in Hampshire this Sunday (April 6).

Campaigners accuse council bosses of 'poisoning' residents through air pollution

Daily Echo: Green campaigners march through Winchester to protest against air pollution

4:54pm Friday 4th April 2014

GREEN campaigners have accused Hampshire council bosses of “poisoning” residents with air pollution.

Storm damage to cost taxpayer £400,000

Daily Echo: Storms of February 2014 - Milford on Sea

5:00am Friday 4th April 2014

A FEROCIOUS storm that battered the Hampshire coastline is set to cost taxpayers more than £400,000, it has been revealed.

Police investigate badger sett fire

Daily Echo: Stop the badger cull

11:58am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

POLICE are investigating after a badger sett was set on fire.

Worst air pollution in 60 years to hit this week

Daily Echo: North Africa's vast Sahara

11:26am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE worst air pollution in 60 years is set to sweep through southern England today (WED) threatening the health of the sick and vulnerable.

Health boss says city is 'awful place' for air pollution

Daily Echo: Councillor Dave Shields

11:02am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON health boss has admitted the city is “an awful place” for air pollution – just weeks after closing an air-monitoring station in one of our worst-affected areas.

Volunteers play vital role in eradicating invasive plants

Daily Echo: Volunteers from 3rd Romsey Cubs

10:55am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Sixty people gathered recently at Brockenhurst Village Hall to learn about the vital role played by volunteers in the battle against invasive non-native species.

Nominate environment heroes for awards

11:11am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

IT IS time to recognise the achievements of Hampshire’s environment heroes.

Children have fun in Climate Week

Daily Echo: Children from the Co-operative Childcare nursery, Warren Crescent

11:07am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

CHILDREN at a Southampton nursery have been creatively celebrating Climate Week.

Giant electricity substation against villagers' wishes - MP

Daily Echo: MP Caroline Nokes.

12:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

A GIANT electricity substation will be built on a wildlife haven against the wishes of villagers, a Southampton MP has protested.

Scientists discover seasons are changing

Daily Echo: A good year for strawberries

1:20pm Friday 28th March 2014

SOUTHAMPTON scientists have discovered a shift in the seasons, with spring arriving early and autumn being delayed.

Nature walk on Southampton Common

Daily Echo: Southampton Common

10:50am Friday 28th March 2014

A WILDLIFE and butterfly walk takes place from 2pm on Sunday, April 6, in Southampton Common.

What's the most popular bird in your garden?

Daily Echo: The house sparrow

7:45am Thursday 27th March 2014

THERE’S a new winner in the battle for sky supremacy.

£10k of solar panels stolen

Daily Echo: Solar panels (2868174)

4:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

SOLAR panels worth around £10,000 have been stolen from a Hampshire farm.

Chemical leak fears at recycling plant

Daily Echo: CAUTION: The Hazmat team clear the area

10:49am Monday 24th March 2014

POLICE evacuated and cordoned off a recycling centre in Segensworth amid fears of a hazardous chemical leak.

Flood cash 'a drop in the ocean' compared to what is needed

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5:00am Friday 21st March 2014

IT’S just a drop in the ocean. That was a council boss’s reaction after the Government revealed how much money it is handing out to fix roads and other infrastructure devastated by the winter floods.

Air-monitoring station to be axed as cost-cutting measure

Daily Echo: Steve Galton by the air-monitoring station at Millbrook Road, Southampton.

10:40am Wednesday 19th March 2014

AN air-monitoring station based close to two of Southampton's most congested roads will be axed by city chiefs to cut costs.

Mathematician Adam presents his climate change work to Parliament

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10:17am Wednesday 19th March 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON mathematician has presented his work to Parliament in an exhibition for young researchers.

Minister cancels flood meeting to discuss help for residents

Daily Echo: Floods of February 2014 - Romsey

3:34pm Monday 17th March 2014

A MEETING to discuss funding for flood-hit areas has been cancelled.

Plans to insulate homes left hanging after Government U-turn

Daily Echo: Image for Energy Smart (martha dealing)

10:28am Monday 17th March 2014

PLANS to insulate 1,500 draughty homes in Southampton and cut energy bills are hanging by a thread after a Government U-turn.

Poachers shoot dead huge stag in New Forest

Daily Echo: Poachers shoot dead huge stag in New Forest

11:30am Friday 14th March 2014

One of the biggest and well-known stags in Britain has been shot dead by poachers desperate to get their hands on its prized antlers.

Millions to be made in greener growth

Daily Echo: Millions to be made in greener growth

12:36pm Friday 14th March 2014

SUSTAINABILITY, and the opportunities it provides for Hampshire businesses, was the topic of discussion at a special event.

Plans for over 200 homes thrown out

Daily Echo: Residents at last night’s public meeting to consider housing at Netley.

9:49am Friday 14th March 2014

CIVIC leaders last night unanimously refused controversial plans for up to 225 homes and a 60-bed care home.

Park remains part-closed to public

Daily Echo: Romsey's War Memorial Park under water (Picture by Mark Cooper)

11:14am Friday 14th March 2014

THERE is still limited public access to Romsey War Memorial Park following the winter floods.

Greener driving can save you thousands

Daily Echo: ECO DRIVE: Rebecca Pearson picks up some green driving tips from David Watkins of the Blue Lamp Trust.

10:42am Wednesday 12th March 2014

Changing your driving habits can save you hundreds of pounds a year – and be better for the environment.

£36m cost of flooding to Hampshire's roads

Daily Echo: HOLE LOT OF TROUBLE: Pothole

4:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

REPAIRING Hampshire’s flood-damaged roads after the wettest winter on record could cost up to £36 million.

Councils urged to save open spaces

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11:06am Wednesday 12th March 2014

THE Open Spaces Society, the pressure group for the protection of green spaces, is urging local council clerks to be more active in rescuing such land.

Wildlife trusts call for end to badger culls

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10:58am Wednesday 12th March 2014

In light of reports that the pilot badger culls were “ineffective and failed the humaneness test”, The Wildlife Trusts are strongly urging the Government to abandon plans to roll out its culling policy and find a better solution to tackling the devastating disease, bovine Tuberculosis (bTB).

New Forest creature named one of country's most endangered species

Daily Echo: The New Forest cicada

10:49am Tuesday 11th March 2014

The elusive New Forest cicada has been named as one of the most endangered animals in the entire country.

City pollution sparks health alert: The list of Southampton blackspots

Daily Echo: Heavy traffic jams have continued late into the afternoon on West Quay Road.

4:00am Wednesday 5th March 2014

SOUTHAMPTON is today at the centre of a traffic pollution health alert, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Scientists’ hopes for coral reefs

Daily Echo: Scientists’ hopes for coral reefs

10:37am Wednesday 5th March 2014

RESEARCHERS from the University of Southampton have released a new publication looking at nutrients that could save some of the world’s coral reefs.

Join gardening project

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10:34am Wednesday 5th March 2014

GET active this spring at a community gardening project in Southampton.

Residents urged to sign up for eco insulation deal

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10:29am Wednesday 5th March 2014

RESIDENTS have been offered a deal to make their homes more eco-friendly.

Invitation to join light pollution survey

Daily Echo: Night sky at Kielder

11:10am Wednesday 26th February 2014

PEOPLE across Hampshire are being urged to study the sky at night as part of a project to find out whether light pollution is getting worse.

Army called in again to fight flooding

Daily Echo: The Army sandbagging flood defences at Fishlake Meadows in Romsey

12:54pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

THE army have once again joined the fight to save a Hampshire town.

VIDEO: Bizarre wobbly mud in the Forest

Daily Echo: Wobbly mud in the Forest

2:04pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

IT is a bizarre phenomenon that makes the ground become more like jelly.

Flooded road could be closed less than 24 hours after reopening

Daily Echo: Flooding in Romsey today

11:59am Wednesday 19th February 2014

A HAMPSHIRE road could close less than 24 hours after it was reopened following severe flooding.

Alert after palm oil found washed up on beach

Daily Echo: Weston Shore

6:12pm Monday 17th February 2014

A warning has been issued tonight after palm oil was found washed up on a Hampshire beach.

Residents and businesses evacuated as flood becomes 'a risk to life'

Daily Echo: Fire crews in Lymington

5:29pm Friday 14th February 2014

FLOODS are presenting a risk to life - meaning businesses and residents are being evacuated tonight.

Severe flood warning issued with 'risk to life'

Daily Echo: Pictures from the floods in January 2014 - Lymington

3:44pm Friday 14th February 2014

A SEVERE flood warning has been issued for a Hampshire community today.

Health warnings for flood victims

Daily Echo: Floods of February 2014 - Romsey

4:41pm Friday 14th February 2014

HEALTH warnings have been iossued to people affected by flooding.

Main road closed for public safety due to flooding

Daily Echo: Concrete blocks laid across Greatbridge Road tonight.

5:47pm Thursday 13th February 2014

POLICE have decided to close a Hampshire road over concern for public safety due to flooding.

Anger as floods turn to violence

Daily Echo: Floods of February 2014 -Bramdean

3:05pm Thursday 13th February 2014

Violence broke out in the floods when tempers flared on a waterlogged Hampshire road.

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