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Weekly compilation 27.01.2012
Friday, 27 January 2012 17:46
Here are the news stories we've gathered through twitter over this week:

Biodiversity
@PlanBee1: Help Bumblebee Conservation Trust + bumble #bees by filling in a survey about bees visiting your garden: http://svy.mk/xOSkS8"
RT @mwarhurst: "almost everything that is happening on the environment is now happening because of #EU level decisions" http://bit.ly/zQ78sF
RT @pauldezylva: "Bee decline should concern us all, because their wellbeing affects us." #bees http://bit.ly/A0XWji

Energy & Climate Change
Just been sent this poster which will be going up around Birmingham to help people stay warm: http://yfrog.com/klo69zp
Tomorrow we're launching our Close the Door campaign in Kings Heath to get retailers to save energy and money: http://bit.ly/ywvSwg
Read more about our Close the Door campaign here: http://bit.ly/fF3Zcw
RT @dpcarrington: by me: Leaked data: Palm #biodiesel dirtier than fuel from #tarsands http://gu.com/p/353ne/tw #biofuel #oilsands

RT @WoodbrookeUK: Did you know that Woodbrooke now has solar PV panels? Read details in this week's Good Lives blog: http://bit.ly/zrC7Bz
Hydro-power in Wiltshire, Yorkshire, Somerset, Devon – and now Hall Green, Birmingham? http://bit.ly/zxeIhe
RT @BirminghamPress: the realities of a 'low carbon' economy: "What's in it for me?" http://bit.ly/zVDMcw - agree communities need benefits
RT @guardianeco: Climate change: threats and opportunities to the UK - graphic http://gu.com/p/3527e/tf
RT @guardianeco: Climate change set to hit the UK hard and the poorest hardest | Damian Carrington http://gu.com/p/3529y/tf
It would be brilliant if this attempt to reveal where GWPF's funding comes from were successful: http://bit.ly/wvw6b7 via @leohickman
RT @wwwfoecouk: Blog: George has got it wrong on Feed-in Tariffs: What Alan Simpson (former MP) thinks: http://goo.gl/fb/GCmHd
Ask David Cameron for a Bright Solar Future: http://bit.ly/w76Erc
RT @WarwicKnowledge: Climate Change: Going Beyond Dangerous http://bit.ly/w7cVro

Quite impressive nonsense: RT @wwwfoecouk: Blog: Nonsense on stilts: Policy Exchange's numbers don't add up, again: http://goo.gl/fb/XJVxE
RT @olliehayes: Friends of the Earth: Government Loses Appeal Over 'Unlawful' Solar Cuts http://bit.ly/z1lWtN @wwwfoecouk
“Burning crops and breaking rocks: Biofuels, shale gas fracking and other ways NOT to save the planet” http://bit.ly/zsySwY
Excellent blog post for @wwwfoecouk on "What Lord Lawson didn't tell you about shale gas" by @powellds: http://bit.ly/wqZ4lb
Lawson spouting his usual rubbish on climate change in debate with @Tonyjupiter on shale gas 2 hrs 42: bbc.in/wmLPBS via @dpcarrington

Planning
RT @digbeth: New DiG blog post, Statement from Quintain Estates regarding Island House - http://tinyurl.com/87bg2qe #saveislandhouse Friends of the Earth: Don't let Oliver Letwin bin green regulations http://bit.ly/wuDePs @wwwfoecouk
"Unfortunately, planning process is highly permissive & designed to encourage development" @neilelkes: http://bit.ly/z6JtEQ #saveislandhouse
RT @ReStirredForum: Follow & join the ongoing discussion on Island House on Restirred Form See: http://tinyurl.com/7c8ttdz #saveislandhouse
So, should we organise a 100th birthday party for Island House? It'll be something to celebrate if it reaches it in 2013 #saveislandhouse
RT @birminghampost: Legal contract could save 100-year-old Island House from demolition: http://tinyurl.com/893jbdl #saveislandhouse
RT @digbeth: New DiG blog post, The fight to Save Island House is far from over! - http://tinyurl.com/76ncuw6 #saveislandhouse
MT @paulmdale: Legal conundrum for Brum planners over Island House demolition row. My blog post: http://tinyurl.com/6lub7gp #saveislandhouse
We need to get everyone to object to application 2012/00182/PA to change sec106 planning conditions and allow demolition: #saveislandhouse
Joe's take on what happened in the Planning committee meeting today to #saveislandhouse - confusion reigns: http://bit.ly/AtB6tp
New post on our blog about planning in Birmingham and why it's important to #saveislandhouse not carry on demolishing: http://bit.ly/xpxnhf
A common agenda for retail and wholesale markets: http://bit.ly/yvE4Y7 - good post on the need to work together and promote benefits.
This rubbish about supermarkets helping regeneration: http://bit.ly/ArvUYS Their practices are v damaging 4 suppliers: http://bit.ly/z7uVvY

Transport
RT @AirportWatch: WWF report “Moving on. Why flying less means more for business”: http://bit.ly/yJVPM9 to fly less = saving time & cash.
RT @AirportWatch: Proportion of business passengers fell between 2005 and 2010 at 5 main UK airports. http://bit.ly/w385vT #tourismdeficit
How about a bit of enforcement of parking rules, then? RT @bournvillenews: Police blast lazy parents http://goo.gl/fb/bjwNz
The cost of #HS2 today versus the cost of building the Trent Valley Railway in 1847: http://bit.ly/xYWLuN
RT @RichardHebditch: Government to repeat M6 Toll failure? http://bit.ly/y2Bp7I (blog post from @Roads2Nowhere)
RT @Channel4News: #Fuel supply fears as #oil refinery stops deliveries: http://bit.ly/yc8RHh #Coryton #c4news

Waste & Resource Use
RT @BhamCityCouncil: Green waste collections restart from 06.2.12. You can still recycle your green waste. Here’s how: http://bit.ly/tb47Ge RT @EBRI_UK: A power plant that is carbon negative? Find out how EBRI are making this a reality in our short video at http://bit.ly/AmBrIg
Parliament calls for urgent measures to halve food wastage in the EU: http://bit.ly/wRouJW
RT @agaqueen: Making AD plants more attractive to small-scale farms | Features | Farmers Guardian: http://bit.ly/wkhrRR
Health Protection Agency confirms new incinerator study into affects on human health: http://bit.ly/xShXnv

Others
Only risks? RT @guardianeco: David Cameron's eco-friendly image risks 'retoxification', warns WWF chief http://bit.ly/zOYS66
.@DowChemical should NOT be 2012 Olympics sponsors until they take responsibility for #Bhopal. Tell @sebcoe to drop Dow http://chn.ge/dowbhopal
We think there needs to be a serious re-think of economics, otherwise @katecooper will be right about mass unemployment http://bit.ly/AwVwe8
RT @pauldezylva: "Capitalism in its current form no longer fits the world around us." World Economic Forum debate Davos http://bbc.in/yBniIO
RT @pauldezylva: Govts may be ambivalent on #sustainability but power behind thrones (World Econonic Forum) seems keen http://ow.ly/8CCBc
We need a supermarket watchdog - urgently: http://bit.ly/z7uVvY

Read more: http://birminghamfoe.blogspot.com/2012/01/weekly-compilation-27012012.html

 
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