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Weekly Compilation
Written by Joe Peacock   
Friday, 30 March 2012 00:00

Here is our weekly round up of what's been in the news that is relevant to our campaigns:

Biodiversity
Save the last orangutan refuge http://bit.ly/Hyu2yQ via @AddThis

RT @foeeurope: Hilarious spoof video @ActionAidUK: DriveAid: feed the cars not the people! http://bit.ly/driveaidvideo#biofuel - love it!

RT @wwwfoecouk: Blog: Worried about disappearing bees? Get busy with us.: Launch of campaign just 2 weeks awayhttp://goo.gl/fb/w55iI

RT @vickihird: Friends of the Earth: Tell the Government to pull its socks up for planet friendly farminghttp://bit.ly/HsaCLY @wwwfoecouk

The world's #rhinos are being hunted to extinction—and the #EU can save them. Sign the urgent @Avaaz petition:http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_rhinos/?wIExnbb

Does anyone else think GIANT badgers is a bit of an exaggeration here? http://bit.ly/GSzQT7 - big holes, yes, but the badgers?

Energy & Climate Change

Coventry-based E.ON shelves plans to build nuclear power plants: http://bit.ly/H2LQEp "Game over for nuclear" says Chris Crean.

RT @guardianeco: Nuclear giants RWE and E.ON drop plans to build new UK reactors http://gu.com/p/36ge2/tf

The nuclear stations shelved today would have taken 10yrs to build for 6GW of capacity In contrast, Germany installed 7.5GW of solar in 2011

RT @guardianeco: Nuclear and gas blow outs show where the dumb money is | Damian Carringtonhttp://gu.com/p/36h7g/tf

RT @wwwfoecouk: Blog: Full steam ahead for oil and gas: More money for old technology: we've been here beforehttp://goo.gl/fb/xASwY

RT @Juliaslay: Great climate infographic http://bit.ly/H0qKdE

RT @carbonbrief: UK emissions are down seven per cent - but DECC is missing something big - blog - http://ow.ly/9YnCr

Balsall Heath Church Centre and its Pioneering Solar Panels Impress: http://bit.ly/HswZSM

RT @wwwfoecouk: Safety fears grow over North Sea #gas leak - need to switch to safe clean #energy from wind, sea & sun http://bit.ly/GVzSKT

RT @wwwfoecouk: Tens of thousands call for public inquiry into #BigSix energy companies: Your Final Demand…http://goo.gl/fb/Wt9gP

Planning
New article on our website: "Is the #NPPF really a Sustainable Planning Policy Framework?" http://bit.ly/HpCXmX

"Redeveloped street layouts are a hazard for the blind": http://bit.ly/Hp0jMY - Surely, this can be overcome? Lots of experience already.

RT @sustrans: Although some positive guidance in the document, #NPPF could lead to an increased reliance on the car.http://bit.ly/HaLkTh

RT @AndrewLainton: 'definition' of SD says nothing about environmental limits, ecosystem services or CO2 emissions - not sustainable #NPPF

Court issues warning over planning rules shake-up as new system is set to given the green light: http://bit.ly/H7lhB6

Developers to Ignore City for Greenbelt? http://bit.ly/GUrLUF

RT @CPRE: CPRE set out Six key questions hanging over the final #NPPF http://bit.ly/H68GJY

Transport
RT @BikeFoundry: The @toptubemap is here! Come get one from our shop, it's really cool! http://bit.ly/H3BpUu

RT @GetActiveTravel: Want to volunteer to help people walk and cycle more often? Find out more athttps://champions.sustrans.org.uk/

RT @jossgarman: Very good post on @leftfootfwd by the legendary John Stewart @HACAN1 on the possible #Heathrowu-turn http://bit.ly/GTMNAj

RT @birminghammail: Special report: Crackdown on illegal parking outside Birmingham schools http://bit.ly/GSEEHy - About time! Other places?

Why Heathrow does not need to be expanded & the UK does not need a new hub airport. http://www.airportwatch.org.uk/?p=1626 Wise & sensible comment from GACC

Others

Nominate a local project to receive funding from @Good_Energy for renewable heat projects: http://bit.ly/HrFoJE

Don't wrap our Olympics in Dow's shame. Justice for Bhopal. http://chn.ge/dowbhopal #dropDow #Bhopal

If you're in Birmingham join @UnlockDemocracy for a talk with Mark Harper MP to help open up lobbyinghttp://bit.ly/lobby-birm #lobbyingbrum

Building the Manifesto for the City of the Future - report of last week: http://bit.ly/HdQtJj #brumcotf @powellds@juliaslay @oliverbettis

Shaz Rahman (@ShazRahman30) shares his thoughts on the City of the Future event on our blog: http://bit.ly/H8HT21

RT @loafonline: Sarehole Community Bakery??? http://bit.ly/GQIKqr - Yes please!

‘Chancellor’s priorities are not with the environment’ | @powellds reaction to #Budget2012 here: http://yhoo.it/H52W4q

 
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