National park heritage project lands award

7:54pm Monday 15th September 2014

A PROJECT to help conserve the heritage of a national park has won a national award and a £1,000 prize.

New man for forest role

4:01pm Friday 12th September 2014

A NEW man has been appointed to oversee the management of the region’s public forests.

Labour announces plans to give councils power over low emission zones

The Northern Echo: You Write for March 6 - concern over traffic in Tenbury and the joys of volunteering with Beanstalk

6:01am Thursday 11th September 2014

TOWNS and cities will be able to impose tough curbs on pollution-pumping vehicles – to cut the heavy death toll from fumes – under Labour plans.

Farmer furious after police kill prize £5,000 bull which was "not a danger to anyone"

The Northern Echo: BILLY BULL: Philip Marley with his bull lying where it was shot by police. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

12:02am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A FURIOUS farmer has made an official complaint to North Yorkshire police after armed officers shot his prize bull.

Making hay ....

The Northern Echo:

12:38am Saturday 30th August 2014

A FARMER loads a trailer full of hay bales near Winston Gate, County Durham in this photo by Northern Echo photographer Chris Booth.

Seabirds in the north threatened by triple whammy

The Northern Echo: SURVEY: Puffins in the Farne Islands, Northumberland. The 2013 National Trust puffin census has begun to discover whether numbers have plummeted after a year of extreme weather in which 3,500 birds were washed up dead

12:36am Thursday 28th August 2014

SEABIRDS in the North-East are among those being hit by a triple whammy of extreme weather, predators and disturbance by humans, the National Trust has said.

Labour demands tougher fracking controls

The Northern Echo: Drilling at the Balcombe fracking site in West Sussex earlier this year

6:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

LABOUR has demanded tougher regulations before ‘fracking’ is allowed to go ahead, to give people “confidence” that the technology is safe.

Summer is all about getting out and enjoying the great outdoors

7:01am Thursday 21st August 2014

THERE’S full programme of activities for nature lovers at a North-East reserve.

Endangered species is given a helping hand - by salmon and trout

The Northern Echo: HELPING HAND: Environment  Agency staff catching the fish that will help the mussels breed.

2:31pm Monday 18th August 2014

AN endangered species at risk of extinction has been given a helping hand by scientists committed to saving them.

Head for the hills

5:56pm Sunday 17th August 2014

PEOPLE are being urged to head for the hills during a festival that aims to combine the best walking and dining the North Pennines has to offer.

Protests against giant wind turbines near Redcar

The Northern Echo: PEOPLE POWER: Anti wind turbine demonstrators at Kirkleatham. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

1:41pm Sunday 17th August 2014

RESIDENTS of three villages came together to protest against a proposed wind turbine development on Saturday.

Capturing wildlife on camera

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9:01am Thursday 14th August 2014

FOUR photographers have been rewarded for their efforts in capturing wildlife on camera.

Solar industry dismayed by new subsidies

The Northern Echo: Wind farm near Sedgefield.

7:19am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE solar power industry accused the Government of undermining the development of renewable technologies, after it emerged they would have access to just £50m of annual funding.

Ocean swim to protect seas

The Northern Echo: Lewis Pugh, who is to undertake seven swims in the Seven Seas to highlight the need for protected areas in oceans around the world.

7:02am Thursday 14th August 2014

BRITISH endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh is to undertake seven swims in the Seven Seas to highlight the need for protected areas in oceans around the world.

Bee at Darlington's South Park on Saturday for Friends of the Earth Walk

The Northern Echo: Walkers are invited to dress up as bees

11:26am Thursday 7th August 2014

DARLINGTON Friends of the Earth will lead a bee walk around South Park on Saturday, August 9. Walkers, who are invited to dress up as bees, will be on the look-out for bees and other pollinators. Friends of the Earth representatives will share information about how to make the environment more bee friendly. The walk, which begins at 11am, is buggy friendly and suitable for all. Light refreshments will be provided at the end.

Man bitten three times by adder on North York Moors

The Northern Echo:

5:44pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A MAN is seriously ill in hospital after being bitten by a snake three times in North Yorkshire today.

Surfing seal catches a wave off Northumberland coast

The Northern Echo:

7:21pm Monday 4th August 2014

TWO surfers were left astounded when a seal joined in trying to catch some waves by climbing onto their boards.

Darlington squirrel is nuts for carving in his own image

The Northern Echo:

9:57pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

WOOD you believe it? This grey squirrel in South Park, Darlington is clearly a fan of this carving in his own image.

Air pollution will continue to be a killer, Government admits

The Northern Echo: Defra

2:07pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AIR pollution will continue to kill hundreds of people every year in the North-East for at least another decade, the Government has admitted.

Cash flows for River Tees project

The Northern Echo: A rural scene showing The River Tees near Stockton

6:04am Thursday 17th July 2014

“THE river is the reason why we’re here, why we’ve always been here, and it’s time to kindle a new relationship with it.”

Community project reaps the benefits of its first year

The Northern Echo: VEG OUT: Ann and Tony Barmby, who are involved with the Veg Out project in Barnard Castle. Picture: TOM BANKS

6:04am Thursday 17th July 2014

A COMMUNITY project to develop pop-up gardens in unlikely locations in a County Durham town is reaping the benefits of a successful first year.

Appeal for seal monitoring volunteers along the Tees

The Northern Echo: STANDALONE PHOTO. Seals and seal pups bask on the banks of the River Tees, on an area called the Seal Sands which is now designated as the Teesmouth National Nature Reserve.  There are up to 70 harbour seals and 30 grey seals exposed on the mudbanks, than

3:40pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

SEAL monitors are being sought along the River Tees.

Poisonous flower thought extinct found near Sunderland

The Northern Echo:

3:29pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A NATIONAL Trust warden in Sunderland has discovered a poisonous flower which was thought to be extinct in the wild.

Sorry landowner inadvertently destroyed bat roost

The Northern Echo: Bat Night

8:12pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A LANDOWNER who inadvertently destroyed a bat roost by demolishing a disused filling station appeared before magistrates today (Thursday, July 10).

Butterfly walk at Stillington

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10:56am Tuesday 8th July 2014

THERE will be a guided walk around Stillington Forest Park, Stockton on Tees, on Sunday July 20 from 1pm to 3pm.

Government needs a Cilla Black to find farming blind dates, says North Yorkshire MP

The Northern Echo: MP Anne McIntosh

1:08pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire MP has told ministers to play the role of matchmaker Cilla Black and take inspiration from Blind Date to improve farming in the UK.

If you go down to the woods today - look out for the lobster moth

The Northern Echo:

12:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

NATURE lovers are being urged to look out for lobsters in the woods - a bizarre request that will actually help conservationists monitor moth populations.

Youths work together to spruce up community nature reserve

The Northern Echo: CREATIVE BUILDING: Students from Stockton Riverside College have been working with the Prince's Trust to create a picnic area in Maidendale Nature Reserve in Darlington.  In this created area are Beth Styles, Darryl Irion, Chantara Baker, Jennifer Caw

12:31pm Sunday 29th June 2014

A TEAM of young people rolled up their sleeves to help transform a community nature reserve for the benefit of local people.

Threatened species could cope better with climate change if competition restricted, say Durham University researchers

The Northern Echo: Chamois on cliffs Pic: Tom Mason.

2:28pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

THREATENED animal species could cope better with the effects of climate change if competition from other animals for the same habitats is restricted, according to new research by Durham University.

Valuable peatland restored in North Yorkshire

12:18am Friday 20th June 2014

THE Yorkshire Peat Partnership has restored 17,000 hectares of peatland in North Yorkshire - the equivalent of about 10,000 football pitches - and is well on track to hitting its target of 35,000 hectares by 2017.

Families urged to discover what comes out after dark at RSPB Saltholme's Big Wild Sleepout

2:01pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

FAMILIES are urged to prepare for camping with a difference this month by joining an exclusive event at RSPB Saltholme, near Stockton.

Fire crews to the rescue for ducks in a drain

10:45pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

FIREFIGHTERS never duck a challenge and that was certainly the case this evening. (Tuesday)

Endangered butterflies spread their wings

The Northern Echo: TAKING FLIGHT: The small pearl-bordered fritillary

5:38pm Monday 9th June 2014

EIGHT new arrivals have set hearts aflutter among wildlife experts as a project to save an endangered butterfly takes off.

Who will follow marina in this year's eco prizes?

The Northern Echo: OUTSTANDING WINNER: The new units at Seaham Harbour Marina

5:17pm Thursday 5th June 2014

THE 25th Durham Environment Awards will be launched today to "reward great design, environmental guardianship and community spirit" in the county.

Aiming to save the world

The Northern Echo: DURHAM OFFICE NORTHERN ECO FEATURE COTSFORD JUNIOR SCHOOL HORDEN SCHOOL'S ECO TEAM 

PICTURED....Eco Team members Danny Longworth (9), Ellie Thirkell (11, front) with Courtney Moffatt (10) and Savannah Scorer (9) from Cotsford Junior School in Horden

5:16pm Thursday 5th June 2014

A SCHOOL where a green agenda forms part of all aspects of the curriculum is hoping to become an ambassador for environmentally friendly learning.

Hives create a new town buzz

The Northern Echo: (6019793)

5:14pm Thursday 5th June 2014

IN a sheltered area of a quiet Darlington park, new life is being breathed into a disused bowling green. But rather than bowling teams returning to tread the peaceful green, tens of thousands of honey bees are staking their claim to the land as part of a community beekeeping initiative.

Modern lights add a new shine to the crown of the city

The Northern Echo: (6499796)

5:13pm Thursday 5th June 2014

New energy efficient lights have slashed Durham Cathedral’s electricity bill by nearly £6,000 a year and won it third prize in an international competition to find the globe's most sustainable lighting. Mark Tallentire went in search of illumination.

Where there's muck, there's gas

The Northern Echo: SUNRISE AT BRAN SANDS: Northumbrian Water's "power from poo" plant  at Teesport

5:12pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Philippa Clark, of our sponsors Northumbrian Water, explains how the company makes power from poo, and how you can save water – and energy.

Bright idea for the future of rail

5:10pm Thursday 5th June 2014

What's thought to be Europe’s first solar-powered railway is due to open in the region next year. Chris Webber found out more

Farming the sun to tackle soaring energy bills

The Northern Echo: (6471082)

5:09pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Gavin Engelbrecht visits the farm with the largest collection of solar panels in the North-East.

Is anaerobic digestion the future of UK's food waste problem?

The Northern Echo: The Emerald Biogas plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham (6469390)

5:07pm Thursday 5th June 2014

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure but, when it comes to biogas, we could all be winners. Lizzie Anderson asks whether anaerobic digestion is the future of UK’s food waste problem?

Is fracking the answer?

The Northern Echo: RUNNING OUT: Campaigners claim Britain's coal reserves - including at Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire - will run out within five years

5:05pm Thursday 5th June 2014

With researchers claiming that Britain's existing oil, gas and coal reserves will only last five years, Joe Willis asks if fracking and the cutting-edge deep gas winning process are the answer.

Trust asks gardeners to boycott stolen moss

The Northern Echo: STOLEN MOSS: Gardeners urged to check hanging baskets for stolen moss

3:56pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

WILDLIFE experts are urging gardeners not to buy moss for hanging baskets unless they know where it came from.

Dodgy plumbing is a risk to health and the environment

The Northern Echo: WRONG PLUMBING: Sewerage support manager Alison Wilson poses in a bath in Darlington's Cocker Beck to highlight the problem of wrongly plumbed household appliances. PICTURE: Stuart Boulton. (6421738)

3:30pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

HOMES across the North-East have bathroom and kitchen appliances wrongly plumbed into the sewer network, water company bosses say.

It's a moss-tery - police probe as moss stolen from County Durham nature reserve

The Northern Echo: Stolen moss: police are investigating

6:03am Wednesday 21st May 2014

POLICE are investigating after thieves stole large quantities of moss from a remote patch of North-East countryside.

Wildlife charity urges residents not to interfere with garden birds

5:24pm Sunday 11th May 2014

ANIMAL lovers are urging people not to help baby birds which they find seemingly defenceless on the floor.

Volunteers wait for first glimpse of peregrine falcon chicks

The Northern Echo: Peregrine Falcon

3:18pm Sunday 11th May 2014

VOLUNTEERS at a viewpoint overlooking a peregrine falcon nest are eagerly awaiting the first glimpse of newborn chicks.

Deer poachers in the Consett area are being targeted by police

The Northern Echo: Police: Seeking information on poachers(6002036)

2:42pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

A NUMBER of arrests have been made following a spate of deer poaching in County Durham.

Anglers angry at fertile fish ban in River Wear

The Northern Echo: ROD BAN: Pair banned for illegal stroke hauling

3:38pm Monday 5th May 2014

A ROW has broken out between anglers and the Environment Agency over how a North-East river should be restocked.

Lakeside homes up for grabs - but only if you have feathers

The Northern Echo: The tern rafts

12:12pm Thursday 1st May 2014

HOMES with a lakeside view are up for grabs at a North-East nature reserve.



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