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weekly compilation 10.02.2012
Friday, 10 February 2012 18:30
Here's a summary of what's been in the news across our main campaign areas over the last week:

Biodiversity
Bees Butterflies & Blooms on iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0152fty/Bees_Butterflies_and_Blooms_Villages_Farms_and_Countryside/ great programme explaining why we want to get Britain Buzzing!
The Badger Trust prepares legal challenge on #Badger cull. http://www.badgertrust.org.uk/_Attachments/Resources/638_S4.pdf #Wildlife #Science
Are tuna + mackerel stocks close to collapse? http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120208103226.htm #fish #marine #biodiversity #business #EcosystemServices @ProBiodiversity

"If, God forbid, there were no pollinators it would cost economy £400m pa to substitute for that." #bees #Rioplus20 http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/uk-to-press-for-global-green-accounting-system-6699781.html
George #Osborne is wrong in saying protecting our environment is a burden. #Wildlife and #Countryside Link shows why: http://www.wcl.org.uk/docs/Link_response_to_Nature_Directives_060212.pdf

Energy & Climate Change
Well, that's nice of them! Only1/3: RT @IVSolarUK: DECC predicts a third of UK solar workers will lose their jobs: http://bit.ly/xcJBgi
Response by @wwwfoecouk to Government announcement on plans to reform solar subsidies: http://bit.ly/xLZXiC
World's biggest wind farm opens, but it's just a drop in the ocean: http://bit.ly/wHrpmV
RT @powellds: DECC proposal is that tariff rates will fall by ANOTHER 25% - from 21p - as soon as July 2012 http://bit.ly/zUi0UE
RT @wwwfoecouk: Ed Davey speech on energy efficiency - Friends of the Earth reaction: New Energy Secretary… http://goo.gl/fb/IMR4n
RT @Good_Energy: BBC #Panorama accepts it should have been clearer that it's gas prices that are pushing up fuel bills http://bbc.in/yVf8BK
RT @FOE_Scotland: Every windfarm mapped - and the MPs who hate them | News | http://guardian.co.uk http://bit.ly/z21Fvx
Oil man is new chairman of Carbon Trust - really? How does that work to build trust? http://bit.ly/wRMicK
RT @Martin_Abrams: Why Tory MPs opposition to wind power will put your energy bill up: http://gu.com/p/359ft/tw #Wind #Energy #Climate

Planning
RT @getgood: Set of pics of Island House covered in plastic today #saveislandhouse http://bit.ly/y2YCSA
RT @BCCNewsRoom: Consultation on #green guidance for development in Birmingham: http://bit.ly/wHkXwt #brum #localgov #planning
RT @LocaliseWM: Birmingham City Council - a poor landlord for the Wholesale Markets http://s.coop/7yyf #supportourmarkets
RT @jonwalker121: Mayoral hopeful Sion Simon on his campaign to protect Birmingham's wholesale markets http://bit.ly/x1xJmh >His campaign?
£1 million Government funding announced for 'Portas Pilots': http://bit.ly/wYbOkf our article on Portas review: http://bit.ly/wyFVGq

Transport
RT @AirportWatch: Planes & pollution: Trouble in the air, double on the ground | The Economist http://econ.st/w4L7fc
RT @AirportWatch: UK carbon emissions up 3.1% in 2010 compared to 2009. Aviation 6.4% of UK total in 2010. http://bit.ly/xadSRi
RT @BBCPolitics: The Times cycling campaign in Commons debate in fortnight. Peers have already debated safety options: http://bbc.in/A2LfSg
Don't agree with this at all - re-open stations: RT @the_ecologist: Why closure of lines is vastly preferable to #HS2: http://bit.ly/wACgre
Airport is "morbidly obese gourmand giving up a weekly tube of Smarties & pretending this will help him lose weight." http://bit.ly/zfxZl3
Rebel Tory alliance to mount legal challenge to £34bn high-speed rail scheme: http://bit.ly/zPh5PX
RT @ModeRange: I just asked my councillor to take action on icy, slippery streets via @livingstreets http://bit.ly/uBzKcQ

Waste & Resource Use
Designing out waste is not only at the core of a circular economy but crucial in society's transition towards it: http://bit.ly/yzxeuI
Terrapins thrown in rubbish are rescued from waste plant: http://bbc.in/xyeswK - good job it wasn't an incinerator - would've had no chance!
RT @James_BG: So has Pickles u-turned on bin collections or was it always going to be more progressive than it sounded? http://bit.ly/xc4ffO

Others
For people who want to be kept informed about our "City of the Future" public debate, sign up on facebook: http://on.fb.me/A7W9Qt
MT @LocaliseWM: Call for up to £70bn Green Quantitative Easing to stabilise flagging UK economy: http://wp.me/p1ckC8-Ul Agree
MT @escapethecheese: Escape Valentine’s day & raise money to help @northfieldeco plant trees at @urbancoffeeco on 14th. http://bit.ly/ztsaZC
Are we going to get a bill for a supermarket adjudicator as recommended by the competition commission? http://bit.ly/xUUdPs
Good work Roger. Thanks for backing our ask RT @RogerGodsiff I call for supermarket watchdog in the next Queen's Speech bit.ly/wK1bz
Read about our exciting public debate coming up in March: Cities of the Future: http://bit.ly/zydJXh
RT @jrf_uk: 'Why economic inequality leads to collapse' http://j.mp/AatSXn via @guardian
New blog post about the West Midlands regional gathering on Saturday: http://bit.ly/xAkTYU #foegath

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