Bird charity warns of harm from new wind farm

The Hornsea Three development lies 75 miles off England's largest sea bird colony in Yorkshire.

bbcnews
Jan. 2, 2021 ~6 min

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UK Agriculture Bill: how farming and forestry could co-exist happily

Alternative farming models, like wood pasture grazing, would allow the UK government to maintain food production while regenerating ecosystems.

Stephen Hall, Emeritus Professor of Animal Science and Visiting Lecturer, Estonian University of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln • conversation
Dec. 2, 2020 ~6 min

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Farmers are depleting the Ogallala Aquifer because the government pays them to do it

An invisible crisis is brewing in US farm country as the overpumped Ogallala-High Plains Aquifer drains. The key drivers are federal farm subsidies and the tax code.

Jacob A. Miller, PhD Student in Sociology, Kansas State University • conversation
Nov. 9, 2020 ~10 min

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We found a way to turn urine into solid fertiliser – it could make farming more sustainable

If rolled out worldwide, our method could replace a quarter of all the synthetic nitrogen fertiliser used in agriculture.

Jenna Senecal, Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Engineering, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences • conversation
Nov. 6, 2020 ~7 min

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Could Scotland ever be 'the Saudi Arabia of renewables'?

Not for the first time, politicians highlight Scotland's potential to generate renewable energy.

bbcnews
Nov. 2, 2020 ~7 min

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Onshore wind farm restrictions continue to stifle Britain's renewable energy potential

Despite Boris Johnson's newfound enthusiasm for offshore wind farms, the UK risks going backwards on wind power capacity.

Rebecca Windemer, Postdoctoral Fellow in Planning and Energy, Cardiff University • conversation
Oct. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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Boris Johnson promises a UK offshore wind revolution – but China holds the monopoly on vital 'rare earth' metals

China has a monopoly on rare earth metals, so where will the materials for the UK's wind revolution come from?

Allan Walton, Professor of Critical and Magnetic Materials, University of Birmingham • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

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Four reasons why restoring nature is the most important endeavour of our time

We must turn pledges into immediate action and restore our ecosystems on a global level.

Jake M. Robinson, Ecologist and PhD Researcher, Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield • conversation
Oct. 6, 2020 ~8 min

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Britain needs to grow more trees – are sheep farms the answer?

New research finds forest regeneration on sheep pasture is an economically viable way to fight climate change.

Colin Osborne, Professor of Plant Biology, University of Sheffield • conversation
Sept. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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The fourth agricultural revolution is coming – but who will really benefit?

AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming – for worse as well as for better.

Charlotte-Anne Chivers, Research Assistant, Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire • conversation
Sept. 14, 2020 ~8 min

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